A new visual was also unveiled for the adaptation of Tomihiko and Makoto Ueda's novel
As the saying goes, "time stops for no one," and yet when one needs their remote for the aircon, time is nothing more than an obstacle to overcome. The adventures of the protagonist that began in The Tatami Galaxy continue in the sequel anime, Tatami Time Machine Blues, which got a new trailer and visual today in celebration of the announcement of a pre-screening for the film version on August 12 ahead of its theatrical run starting September 30.
The pre-screening event for Tatami Time Machine Blues film will be held on August 12 at the Shinjuku Wald 9. Voice actors Shintaro Asanuma (the Protagonist) and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Ozu) will be in attendance and hold a special stage before the screening alongside director Shingo Natsume.
The story of Tatami Time Machine Blues is set during a sweltering midsummer day when Ozu, the protagonist's "terrible friend," accidentally drowns the only remote control for the air conditioning unit in their apartment. While they discuss their predicament with Akashi, the protagonist's raven-haired love interest, a sloppily-dressed time-traveling student arrives from 25 years in the future, prompting the protagonist to borrow his time machine in an effort to snatch the remote control from the past before it breaks.
Tatami Time Machine Blues is set over six episodes released weekly on Disney+ starting September 14, with the fifth and sixth episodes released together on October 12. The series is also being compiled into a film, which releases in Japan on September 30 in Japan for a limited-three-week span. The sixth episode is an exclusive story that will only be released on Disney+.
Sonny Boy director Shingo Natsume is directing Tatami Time Machine Blues at Science SARU, taking over from Masaaki Yuasa who directed The Tatami Galaxy and spin-off anime film The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. Disney+ will be releasing the series internationally, though no date is confirmed at this time.
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.