A Tomohiko Morimi creation Tatami Time Machine Blues novel, the sequel to Morimi’s earlier The Tatami Galaxy is confirmed today to get an anime adaptation by Studio Science SARU. The official YouTube channel of Fuji TV’s Noitamina anime programming block posted a video confirming the news.
Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, Space Dandy, Sonny Boy) is directing the anime at Science SARU, and Makoto Ueda returns as the scriptwriter from The Tatami Galaxy. Yūsuke Nakamura also returns as character designer.
The novel was published by KADOKAWA in July 2020 as a collaboration work between Morimi’s The Tatami Galaxy novel and Makoto Ueda’s Summertime Machine Blues stage play. It is a story about the characters of The Tatami Galaxy going left and right in the world of Summertime Machine Blues.
Crunchyroll describes the story as:
On August 12, it is a scorching hot day in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. The only air conditioner in “Shimogamo Yusuisou” has stopped working. My bad friend Ozu submerged its remote control last night. While I was discussing with Akashi-san, a cool beauty from the film club “Misogi,” about how to fix the problem, a strange male student with a mopey appearance, appeared. He says he has come from 25 years in the future on a time machine. At the moment, I was struck by a flash of genius. Why don’t I take this time machine back to yesterday and bring back the remote controller before it breaks! However, Ozu and his team altered yesterday and rewrote the past at will. Sensing the danger of the world’s annihilation, “I” rushes to stop them, but it’s already too late! Will we can bring back the remote controller and our daily lives? And what will happen to the love between “I” and Akashi-san? Yesterday and today, the world’s most inadvertent waste of a time machine begins!