The Yojohan Time Machine Blues anime’s Twitter account has released the show’s Japanese Disney+ streaming schedule, revealing a premiere date of September 14.
Yojohan Time Machine Blues‘s episodes will be released at 4 PM at a weekly pace until October 12, which will see the release of both the fifth and sixth episodes. Episode 6, which is also the final episode, is a streaming-exclusive and features original content.
The anime is based on the 2020 novel written by Tomihiko Morimi with a concept from Makoto Ueda, which is a sequel to 2005’s The Tatami Galaxy. A three-week theatrical run will begin in Japan on September 30.
The premise involves the remote of the only air conditioner in the Shimogamoyuusui residence damaged after being submerged in water by Ozu, the friend of the protagonist, “Me.” As “Me” attempts to come up with a response to this turn of events with Akashi, the cool beauty of the Misogi movie circle, a student named Tamura, who claims to have travelled from 25 years in the future via a time machine, appears. “Me” comes up with the idea of going back in time to resolve the air conditioner predicament, but Ozu and other parties end up altering the previous day and rewriting the past with the time machine.
Yojohan Time Machine Blues‘s staff includes Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man, Sonny Boy) as director, Ueda (The Tatami Galaxy series composer) as scriptwriter, Yuusuke Nakamura (The Tatami Galaxy) as original character designer, and Michiru Ooshima (The Tatami Galaxy) as music composer. Science SARU is the animation production studio.
Science SARU previously produced the 2010 11-episode anime series adaptation of The Tatami Galaxy and the 2017 anime film adaptation of its spiritual successor, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. Those adaptations were directed by Masaaki Yuasa, with Natsume contributing some of the show’s storyboards and serving as episode director for The Tatami Galaxy‘s sixth episode.