Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA Series Gets 5th Season
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Animation studio AIC launched a website on Friday to announce that it is producing a fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA series. The studio also revealed the staff, cast, and a visual.
Masaki Kajishima is again credited as the original creator, original character designer, and as chief director at AIC. Hideki Shirane is both writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Yasunori Honda is returning as the sound director.
The anime will star:
- Masami Kikuchi as Tenchi Masaki
- Ai Orikasa as Ryōko
- Haruhi Nanao as Aeka Masaki Jurai
- Chisa Yokoyama as Sasami Masaki Jurai
- Michie Tomizawa as Mihoshi Kuramitsui
- Yūko Kobayashi as Washū Hakubi
- Naomi Shindoh as Noike Kamiki Jurai
- Etsuko Kozakura as Ryo-Ohki
- Yukiko Morishita as Kenshi Masaki
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki is the title of the original 1992 OVA series that started a long-running cross-media franchise, with numerous sequels and spinoffs. The original OVA received the Tenchi Muyo! Omatsuri Zenjitsu no Yoru! (Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before The Carnival), Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-2-Ki (Second Season), and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-3-Ki (Third Season) sequels.
Most recently, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki (Fourth Season), the fourth OAV, debuted in 2016 as the first entry in the OVA series in 11 years since the last episode of the third OAV debuted in 2005. The fourth and final episode of the fourth season debuted in September 2017.
Ai: Tenchi Muyo!, the latest anime spinoff, premiered in October 2014 and ran for 60 five-minute episodes. Funimation released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in July 2018.
The franchise is inspiring a stage play that will run in Tokyo from July 17-21.
Sources: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie