5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artist, Winter 2020 Debut
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The official Twitter account for the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series revealed a new cast member, the ending theme song artist, and the anime's winter 2020 Blu-ray Disc release on Tuesday. Kaori Oda will perform the anime's ending theme song
Ryoka Yuzuki has joined the cast as the new character Jovia Jovis (romanization not official, character seen left in visual below) Jovis is a sorcerer that dubs herself as "eternally 17 years old." Her beauty belies her perverted nature, and she treats Kenshi and Ryo-Ohki as playthings.
The official website for the anime also revealed more staff members. Mitsuo Miyamoto (Studio RUFUS) is in charge of art setting and is also the art director. Takuya Kawami is the color key artist. Pony Canyon Enterprise is credited for sound production.
Keitaro Motonaga (Katanagatari, Digimon Adventure tri., Date A Live) is directing the anime at AIC. A-Line is credited for collaborating on animation production. Sayuri Sakimoto (Grisaia, Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei animation director) is the animation character designer and chief animation director. Sakimoto drew the below illustration to celebrate the anime. Masaki Kajishima is again credited as the original creator, original character designer, and as chief director. Hideki Shirane is both writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Yasunori Honda is returning as the sound director.
Previously announced cast members include:
- 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
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Nobuyuki Masaki
- Rio Natsuki as Reia Masaki
- Emi Shinohara as Tennyo Masaki
- Yumi Touma as Tokimi
- Kumi Sakuma as Kiriko Masaki
- Shiho Kawaragi as Karen
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 recently inspired a stage play that ran in Tokyo from July 17-21.
Sources: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki anime's Twitter account and website, Comic Natalie