Seven Seas Licenses True Tenchi Muyo! Light Novels

posted on by Karen Ressler
1997-1999 trilogy explores various characters from Tenchi Muyo! franchise

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Masaki Kajishima and Yousuke Kuroda's True Tenchi Muyo! light novel trilogy. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on June 19, 2018.

The company will reveal new licenses every day this week. The Bride & the Exorcist Knight is the third of three license announcements for Thursday, after Soraho Ina's Fairy Tale Battle Royale and Keiko Ishihara's The Bride & the Exorcist Knight manga.

Seven Seas describes True Tenchi Muyo!:

Based on the hit Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA series, this trilogy of canonical light novels explores the lore that shapes the past, present, and future of the sprawling Tenchi Muyo! universe. In the first novel, delve deep into the backstory of Emperor Azusa (Ayeka and Sasami's father) while learning what happened immediately following the conclusion of the second OVA series. In the second novel, witness the mysterious past of Tenchi's grandfather Yosho, and how he came to find himself on Earth in the aftermath of Ryoko's attack on Jurai. And in the third and final novel, learn the origin of the super genius Washu and the previously untold life she led as a goddess over 20,000 years before the events of the Tenchi Muyo!: Ryo-Ohki series!

Fujimi Shobo published the novels in 1997, 1998, and 1999

The franchise launched with the first Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki project in 1992. Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-2-Ki (Second Season) OVA followed in 1994, and the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-3-Ki (Third Season) OVA launched in 2003. The first episode of the fourth OVA, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-yon-ki, shipped in November 2016 and the fourth episode debuted in September.

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