Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
Release date: 2006-09-12
Suggested retail price: $8.95
Age rating: 13+
You can call Tenchi Masaski a lot of things, but you can't call him lonely. After all, the befuddled teenager shares close quarters with space pirate Ryoko, alien princesses Ayeka and Sasami, mad genius Wash, ditzy galactic cop Mihoshi, and a houseful of other friends, enemies, and hangers-on. But there's one person who hasn't been a part of Tenchi's hectic life: his mother, who died when he was a little boy... or so he's always thought.
Imagine Tenchi's shock when, one ordinary afternoon, his mother comes walking up the road to the Masaki shrine! Tenchi is thrilled to have her back after so many years, and she's eager to make up for lost time by spoiling him rotten. But when Ryoko and Ayeka try to learn the full story behind this miraculous family reunion, they run into deadly trouble. With Ayeka shut up in Washu's lab and Ryoko drifting hopelessly through space, who can save Tenchi from a dose of not-quite-motherly love?
Story and art by Hitoshi Okuda.
(added on 2006-03-10, modified on 2006-03-10)