During the Walt Disney Companies Asia-Pacific showcase event in Japan, Disney announced they are creating a brand new animated series called “Yojohan Time Machine Blues”.
This anime series is a sequel to “The Tatami Galaxy” and is being created by award-winning writer Tomihiko Morimi and Science SARU, a production studio that has won numerous international awards.
This new anime series is a mystery and a romantic comedy, set on a sweltering midsummer day where you get to travel back in time.
The cast includes Shintarō Asanuma as “Watashi” (“Me”), Maaya Sakamoto as Akashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Ozu, Kazuya Nakai as Master Higuchi, Junichi Suwabe as Masaki Jōgasaki, and Yūko Kaida as Hanuki-san.
Here’s a sneak peek at the new series:
This new series will be released exclusively on Disney+ in Japan in 2022 and we should expect a release outside Japan as during the APAC event, Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC Head of Content & Development said:
“Our production strategy is centred on working with the best local storytellers in the region, leveraging our brand power, scale and dedication to creative excellence. We look forward to collaborating with award-winning and emerging creative talent in Asia Pacific and sharing authentic stories that reflect the unique cultural and social dynamics from this region to global audiences.”
The series will also be edited together as a movie, which will get a theatrical release in Japan and on Disney+. Both versions will be released in 2022.
What do you think of “Yojohan Time Machine Blues” coming soon to Disney+?