Translator Emily Balistrieri introduced on Twitter on Wednesday that HarperCollins’ HarperVia imprint will publish Tomihiko Morimi‘s 2004 The Tatami Galaxy (Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei) novel in English in fall of 2022. The discharge will likely be adopted with the sequel novel Tatami Time Machine Blues (Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) in summer time of 2023. Balistrieri is translating each novels.
Ohta Publishing launched Morimi’s authentic novel in 2005, with artist Yūsuke Nakamura illustrating the duvet. The novel impressed an 11-episode anime by Masaaki Yuasa in April 2010. Funimation describes the story:
Faculty is filled with alternatives to go away one’s consolation zone. One third yr pupil is continually fantasizing about how his life would possibly differ had he joined varied campus circles—chasing, with combined outcomes, an idealistic rose-colored campus life the place romance, friendships, and function fuse into an ideal college expertise… a minimum of till dangerous luck, questionable selections, and doubtful relationships enter the combination!
Funimation streamed the sequence because it aired and launched it on dwelling video. Crunchyroll later additionally streamed the anime, however eliminated the sequence from its platform in November 2018.
The sequel novel Tatami Time Machine Blues shipped in July 2020, 16 years after the unique novel. The novel is impressed by Makoto Ueda‘s Summer season Time Machine Blues stage play. Morimi wrote the novel, and Ueda, Morimi’s pal, is credited with the unique idea. The sequel novel combines components of the stage play’s story with the characters from Morimi’s novel. Nakamura returned as an example the duvet.
Balistrieri beforehand translated Morimi’s The Evening is Younger, Stroll on Woman novel, which impressed a 2017 anime movie additionally directed by Yuasa off a screenplay by Ueda.
Supply: Emily Balistrieri‘s Twitter account