After Kamikazecon, FUNimation
representative Lance Heiskell
said that only one voice actor
from the original Tenchi Muyo!
ensemble would not be returning for the third OVA
, but didn't mention who.
One of our forum members was able to confirm from an e-mail to Petrea Burchard
(Ryoko) that she would not be returning. Below is the letter she sent, reproduced with her permission:
"I appreciate your taking the time to write.
Indeed, it's no secret that I won't be returning as Ryoko.
I feel it would be unprofessional to reveal the details of
why and why not. We just weren't able to work it out.
I loved playing the part and have enjoyed correspondence
with many fans over the years.
In my experience, most actors will give their all and do
their best, and I'm sure whoever plays Ryoko in the new OVA
will be no exception. I hope the fans will give her a
Thanks so much for writing!
Thanks to Kazuki-san for the information!