The staff for the television anime of Tomihiko Morimi’s Tatami Time Machine Blues (Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) novel has announced the anime’s main cast and release details.
Most of the cast members are returning for the sequel anime to The Tatami Galaxy, including Shintarō Asanuma as the protagonist “I” (Watashi), Maaya Sakamoto as Akashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ozu, Junichi Suwabe as Jōgasaki, and Yuko Kaida as Hanuki. Kazuya Nakai will voice Higuchi, replacing the character’s original voice actor, the late Keiji Fujiwara.
The staff also announced that the anime will exclusively stream on the Disney+ service in Japan in 2022, and that the anime will then have a theatrical compilation film version after streaming. The Disney+ version will also have an original episode that will not be shown in theaters.
Shingo Natsume is directing the anime at Science SARU, and Makoto Ueda returns as scriptwriter from The Tatami Galaxy. Yūsuke Nakamura also returns as character designer.
In Tatami Time Machine Blues, The Tatami Galaxy protagonist’s trouble-making friend Ozu gets the student apartments’ only air conditioner remote control wet, breaking it on a certain midsummer day. The students wonder what to do about the situation for the remainder of the summer and make a plan with Akashi. An unstylish male student from 25 years in the future arrives in a time machine. The protagonist travels back in time to try to retrieve the remote control before it is broken.