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5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season Casts Kikuko Inoue, Aya Hisakawa, Nana Mizuki, Mariko Suzuki

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2nd episode in 6-episode OVA ships on May 29

The staff of the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series revealed four new cast members for the anime on Monday. The new cast members include:

Kikuko Inoue as Quis Panta


Aya Hisakawa as Ryoko Balta


Nana Mizuki as Neju Na Melmas


Mariko Suzuki as Amane Kaunaq

Hisakawa, Mizuki, and Suzuki are reprising their roles from Tenchi Muyo! GXP.

Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode in the season earlier this month.

The season will have six total home video releases. The first release shipped on February 28. The rest of the releases are slated for May 29; August 28; November 27; February 26, 2021; and May 28, 2021. Those who purchase all six releases will receive a novel featuring the drafted plot of the season.

The anime stars:

  • 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
  • Ryoka Yuzuki as Jovia Jovis
  • Hirofumi Nojima as Minamida
  • Rie Tanaka as Miki Steinbeck
  • Megumi Toyoguchi as Kirche
  • Chie Nakamura as Fuku

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. 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. Kaori Oda is performing the anime's ending theme song.

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.

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.

Sources: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki anime's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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