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'Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei' Sequel Novel 'Yojouhan Time Machine Blues' Gets Anime

by Vindstot
Aug 11, 8:45 PM | 59 Comments
An anime adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi's Yojouhan Time Machine Blues (The Tatami Time Machine Blues) novel, sequel to Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy), was announced by Kadokawa on Thursday. Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block posted an announcement promo on its YouTube channel, revealing the main staff.

Director: Shingo Natsume (Sonny Boy, ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)
Script: Makoto Ueda (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei)
Original Character Design: Yusuke Nakamura (Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome)
Studio: Science SARU (Devilman: Crybaby, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!)

Yojouhan Time Machine Blues takes place 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. (Source: Crunchyroll, edited)

Morimi published the sequel novel on July 29 last year, 16 years after the original novel shipped in December 2004. The sequel novel was inspired by Makoto Ueda's 2001 stage play Summer Time Machine Blues. The stage play was adapted into a live-action film in September 2005.

Madhouse produced an 11-episode television anime adaptation of the original Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei novel in Spring 2010, with Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong the Animation, Kaiba) at the helm.


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Yojouhan Time Machine Blues on MAL

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It seems Yuasa is still busy with Inu-Oh, but Shingo Natsume is one of the finest contemporary anime directors, and has had experience working with Yuasa before, so I have no doubt he'll be able to make this work.

Science Saru is so GOATED rn holy shit

Sep 12, 12:35 AM by minhhuy525

wow that's great news

Aug 13, 8:48 AM by Tellatez

Not gonna be directed by Yuasa but hey at least it's still Science Saru. I'm really looking forward to this. Morimi doesn't miss and the Yojouhan universe vibes are awesome. Time to finally start chipping away at the Yojouhan novel - I haven't bought the novel for this one yet though, not sure if I'll be able to find it where I am.

Aug 12, 10:07 PM by selenuntius

Didn't expect to this. Lets goo

Aug 12, 7:24 PM by removed-user

Interesting that Shingo Natsume is directing it.

Tomihiko Morimi has had alot of success in getting his novels animated at 6 currently. I hope Uchouten Kazoku gets a third season whenever he finishes writing it.

Aug 12, 7:17 PM by VanishingKira

For things like this it's worth being alive

Aug 12, 7:06 PM by mane1910

haven't been able to read the novel yet, but considering all the nice people things are saying about it, i'm pretty hopeful this will be as good as the original

Aug 12, 4:34 PM by WiredThanatos

LETS GOOOOOOO!!! The is probably one of the last anime i expected to get a sequel.

Aug 12, 2:54 PM by kenjir0

cant wait to watch it

Aug 12, 12:31 PM by Adampk

Nice, this one has been a long time coming.

Aug 12, 12:18 PM by Nidhoeggr

The novel is great. The author manages to make believable characters and mindblowing plottwists that would put Anno and Nasu Kinoko to shame. I can't wait to see it in animated form.

Aug 12, 12:14 PM by Nick-Knight

Since the announcement of the sequel book I hoped that Science Saru would adapt this, now it's true. Now, only Asian Kung-Fu Generation is missing to do the OP. I hope we can see the anime already in 2022.

Aug 12, 11:23 AM by Sven_28

Wait is this gonna be a sequel to Tatami Galaxy? Unexpected....

Aug 12, 10:38 AM by Ronninn

LETS GOOOO!, i hope it will be good like the first one, cuz the studio and the director are different

Aug 12, 10:28 AM by metabd

wow! I just finished Tatami Galaxy recently, this is exciting!

Aug 12, 7:54 AM by LaceyKuroki

z00nex said:
I loved the first season but didn’t think there was more of it lol. Great news

And the best part is that the sequel novel it is based on is just fantastic. Morimi has become a lot better author since writing Tatami Galaxy, and I'm a 100% sure Sience SARU will do it justice.

Aug 12, 7:45 AM by oryouohagi

Unexpected in a good way. I definitely watch this sequel :D

Aug 12, 7:42 AM by Xnovazero

I wasn't ready for this. Tatami Galaxy was a masterclass anime 100%. This gets me hyped up. The crew's so promising too. Even if it isn't Yuasa, Natsume's perfect for this anime. He himself proved it with Space Dandy.

I'm so happy right now.

Aug 12, 7:25 AM by theDEMYSTIFier

holy shit. such a beautiful and eccentric anime. it was like the anime i finished 2019 with and ugh so good.

only thing im thinking of is whether i should to watch it weekly or binge it.

Aug 12, 6:43 AM by gintokisbicep

This was unexpected but good news. I was at first scared since the director changed, but I'm relieved since he worked on the first season and aruke otome with Yuasa

Aug 12, 6:31 AM by jenkk

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