Turn the clock back to 2010, because more than 10 years after the cult classic The Tatami Galaxy anime, there’s going to be an anime adaptation of the original novel’s sequel, Tatami Time Machine Blues!
A short teaser trailer was released along with initial staff details.
The Tatami Galaxy was directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) at studio MADHOUSE; the sequel is being produced at the studio Yuasa founded in 2013, Science SARU, but will be directed by Shingo Natsume (Sonny Boy), who was an episode director for The Tatami Galaxy.
Joining him is Makoto Ueda (The Night is Short, Walk On Girl) on the script and Yusuke Nakamura, who did the original character designs (previewed in the novel’s cover below).
Additional details about the anime adaptation, like release date and cast, are yet to be revealed, though a special promotional video released at the time of the novel’s publication starred Shintaro Asanuma in his role as “Watashi” from the Tatami Galaxy anime.
Tomihiko Morimi’s The Tatami Galaxy novel was first published in 2004, followed by Tatami Time Machine Blues years later in 2020. Makoto Ueda is credited on the novel for the original concept, as Morimi was inspired by Makoto Ueda’s Summer Time Machine Blues stage play.
Morimi is also known for writing The Eccentric Family, which was adapted into two anime seasons by P.A.Works in 2013 and 2017.
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Source: Comic Natalie