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Prepare to Tolerate Ozu’s Lunacy in New ‘Tatami Time Machine Blues’ Anime

The Tatami Galaxy is one of the most surreal anime you’ll ever watch. Reality and fantasy blend seamlessly in every episode, which is only connected by the unnamed protagonist and his troublemaker friend, Ozu.


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Time traveling is injected into every vein of the plot, and how does the MC use it? To relive his college life by trying out different student clubs. Yet, with Ozu, the bane of his existence, it seems like even infinite timelines will never be prosperous.

Tatami Time Machine Blues, the sequel novel to the original Tatami Galaxy, will receive an anime adaptation. The Disney+ service will stream the upcoming anime globally as well as in Japan in 2022.

The sequel anime offers no less surrealism, so check out the latest trailer for the series where you will get a glimpse of a new character who will join in the absolute madness:

『四畳半タイムマシンブルース』主題歌入り特報
“Four and a half time machine blues” special news with theme song
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Ozu starts the story by spilling drinks on an air conditioner’s remote, thus breaking it. It’s an unnaturally hot day and the protagonist is so flabbergasted at this act that he is on the verge of fighting Ozu.

On top of this mayhem, a time traveler arrives from 25 years in the future. The protagonist uses the machine to travel back in time and save the remote. (I guess that’s the best use of a time machine he could muster.)

The trailer also previews the theme song of Tatami Time Machine Blues by the Asian Kung-Fu Generation, “Demachiyanagi Parallel Universe.”

Most of the cast and staff members will reprise their roles from the original anime. Disney+ has even announced that it will stream the compiled film version of the series for three weeks starting September 30. It will also include an original episode.

Prepare to Tolerate Ozu’s Lunacy in New ‘Tatami Time Machine Blues’ Anime
Tatami Time Machine Blues | Source: Offcial Website

The Tatami Galaxy is a perfect series if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. As much as Ozu will get you angry with his almost calculated blunders, the wonderful art style and the plot will give you goosebumps.

So, brush up on the previous installments of the anime, and don’t forget to tune in to the new series.

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About The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy is a 2004 Japanese campus novel written by Tomihiko Morimi and published by Ohta Publishing.\

The novel was adapted into an 11-episode anime television series by Madhouse directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

The story follows an unnamed third-year university student in Kyoto, and what he views as his wasted time in a particular club at his university.

He meets Ozu, another student, whose encouragement sets him on a mission of dubious morality. He contemplates his affection for a second year engineering student, Akashi. The culmination of his dubious missions often conflict with his interest in her in some way.

The story is one of a number that draw on the author’s experience in Kyoto University.

Source: Official Website

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