Yojouhan Time Machine Blues

The Tatami Time Machine Blues

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Japanese: 四畳半タイムマシンブルース
English: The Tatami Time Machine Blues
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 14, 2022 to Oct 12, 2022
Producers: Fuji TV, Kadokawa
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PsychologicalPsychological, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 1211712,117 users)
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Ranked: #4062
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Popularity: #3424
Members: 42,988
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On a hot summer day in Kyoto, a young man walks toward his apartment, dreaming of turning on the air conditioner and cooling down. But before he can turn his dream into reality, disaster naturally strikes in the form of Ozu, who spills soda all over the remote. With the air conditioner rendered completely unusable, the man and his friends are left to suffer in the terrible August heat.

Just when all hope seems lost, the group finds a true-to-life time machine in their storage room. Not knowing the dire consequences of doing so, they decide to travel back to the past and grab the remote before Ozu even has a chance to destroy it. What awaits them on the other side is a staggering adventure none of them are prepared for.

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Yojouhan Time Machine Blues premiered in Japanese theaters for a limited three-week run starting on September 30, 2022. The sixth episode—which features original content—is not included in the compiled film version. For the first two weeks of the film's release, attendees were gifted one of two short stories written by Tomihiko Morimi.

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanuki, Ryouko

Kaida, Yuuko

Jougasaki, Masaki

Suwabe, Junichi


Satou, Setsuji


Honda, Chikara


Sakita, Kouhei
Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Demachiyanagi Parallel Universe (出町柳パラレルユニバース)" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

Ending Theme

"Time Machine Blues" by Chloe Yhun and Phil Matthews


Apr 22, 2024
I had a really good time with this one.

I was more continuously invested than with Tatami Galaxy, though this series doesn't wrap up as expertly as that did. The time machine itself is quite the vehicle for telling the story, leaving me grasping for hints from previous episodes - I think this might work even better upon repeat watch. It's more the ride than the destination on this one, though it's also nice to see some closure on some of the central plots of the series as a whole. Much to its credit, this also improved on the amount of attention various side characters ...
Oct 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Story 6
It wastes a lot of time on its main point and it doesn't get very far away from it. Everything happens twice, the second time to explain itself. Entire episodes are dedicated to explanations of things you already saw happen. It's not like they're very easy to figure out, but the process of explaining is still boring (yea it's in the nature of this type of story for it to be this way, ). It guarantees the story stays within some tight boundaries. And all the explanations ever reveal to you is something about how things were able to stay internally consistent, instead of ...
Mar 25, 2024
Operation nostalgia that does nothing of value, playing with the watcher's feelings about the 2010 masterpiece.

The problem with this sequel? Potential future? Whatever it is, is that it's lazy. Extremely lazy. It backloads the entire character development, background, and nuances to the 2010 main series while giving us a glimpse of a different path.
But let's go in order.

When dealing with this kind of anime, which is abundantly quoting and taking inspiration from the original, it's impossible to not consider parallels with the former series. The screenwriters impose it on us, anyway, since the series forces you to know all the characters beforehand. This ...

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The story is the same as Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
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