After a series of shorts named Ai: Tenchi Muyo! was aired last year, a new Tenchi Muyo! anime has been announced. This new anime will be a “4th Season” to the Tenchi Muyo! OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki, and it will be called Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki. This will be the first Ryo Ohki anime in a decade. with the last OAV being released back in 2005.
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An official website, as well as an official twitter page, have recently been launched for this new anime, both of which have confirmed that three cast members from the Ai: Tenchi Muyo! anime shorts (as well as the original 90’s anime series) will be returning to reprise their roles, and they are:
- Masami Kikuchi (Captain Tsubasa’s Shingo Aoi and Ah! My Goddes’s Keiichi Morisato) as Tenchi Masaki
- Ai Orikasa (Gundam Wing’s Quatre Raberba Winner and Sakura Wars’ Ayame Fujieda) as Ryouko
- Haruhi Nanao (Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Mai Kujaku) as Aeka
Both the website and the twitter page have revealed that there will be a Tenchi Muyo! event in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, the “Holy Land” for the series, as well as the city which funded Ai: Tenchi Muyo!. All three revealed cast members will make an appearance in the event. More announcements for this newest addition to the Tenchi Muyo! franchise will be announced in the days to come.