The official Twitter account of Tatami Time Machine Blues revealed on July 26, 2022, that the anime will be exclusively distributed on Disney+ starting Sep 14, 2022.
The staff also released an episode schedule. The schedule reveals that the anime is set to air six episodes, with episode 5 and 6 to release simultaneously on the same day, Oct 12, 2022. The sixth episode will be an anime only original and will only be streamed on Disney+.
Additionally, Tatami Time Machine Blues compilation film will be screened in the Japanese Theatres from Sep 30, 2022. The film will only run for a period of 3 weeks.
The cast members includes:
- Shintarō Asanuma: “I”
- Chikara Honda: Tamura-kun
- Hiroyuki Yoshino: Ozu
- Junichi Suwabe: Jōgasaki
- Kazuya Nakai: Higuchi
- Maaya Sakamoto: Akashi
- Setsuji Satoh: Aijima Senpai
- Yuko Kaida: Hanuki
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 Tatami Time Machine Blues, sequel to The Tatami Galaxy, 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 back and forth in the world of Summertime Machine Blues.