Get ready, love will leave you cryin~! Wait… wrong series!
Earlier today, a new website and Twitter account opened to unveil a new Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA series, which is tentatively titled Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki 4th Season).
The project will reunite several key cast members, including the following:
- Tenchi Masaki: Masami Kikuchi
- Ryōko Hakubi: Ai Orikasa
- Aeka Jurai: Haruhi Nanao
On November 28, an event that focuses on Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki and Ai Tenchi Muyo! will be held in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture. Kikuchi, Orikasa, and Nanao will attend the event, along with Ai Tenchi Muyo! stars Rui Tanabe (Rui Aoi) and Azusa Satou (Yuki Fuka).
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki first entered the anime world in 1992. The 20-episode OVA spanned three distinct series, and several specials:
- Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki: Episodes 1 – 6, (1992 – 1993)
- Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki: The Night Before The Carnival: Episode 7 (1994)
- Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special: Standalone (1994)
- Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA 2: Episodes 7 – 13.5 (1994 – 1995)
- Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA 3: Episodes 14 – 20 (2003 – 2006)
The new series will be the first entry into the main franchise in ten years.
Since its début, Tenchi Muyo has spawned numerous spinoffs, retellings, and adaptations, including the No Need For Tenchi! manga series, the Tenchi Universe TV series, and a trilogy of feature-length films.
Source: Anime News Network
Editor’s note: North American residents who want to check the series out can watch episodes from the series in English and subtitled formats via FUNimation’s YouTube channel.