Voice actor Shintaro Asanuma reprises his role as the protagonist from the 2010 TV anime in book promotional video
It's a blast from the past (or possibly the future), because Kadokawa has released a special preview video promoting Yojohan Time Machine Blues ("The Tatami Time Machine Blues"), a sequel novel to The Tatami Galaxy written by Tomihiko Morimi and Makoto Ueda and featuring a cover illustration by Yusuke Nakamura, and the video features voice actor Shintarō Asanuma reprising his role as the fast-talking protagonist from the 2010 TV anime adaptation of The Tatami Galaxy.
The story of Yojohan 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-travelling 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.
Yojohan Time Machine Blues is published in Japan by Kadokawa. It retails for 1500 yen ($14.03 US) plus tax. The Tatami Galaxy was first published in Japan in 2004, and the series was also adapted into a TV anime in 2010 with direction by Masaaki Yuasa and animation production by MADHOUSE.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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