New Canon "Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki" Novel Coming

Hey gang! The good folks at Useless Tenchi have alerted me that the Kamidake Onsen 12.12 from C83 Comiket now has Kajishima-sensei’s note translated.  So, without further ado, here goes.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done the Tenchi characters.As far as it goes, I felt a little lost in creating the illustrations for the preceding story. Of course, more and more I think that part of it is because the Seikishi illustrations are so ingrained in me.

Of course, an animator draws different characters, that they have a growing influence on him is like destiny.

This time I drew a Tenchi story because it was Tenchi’s 20th Anniversary. For my next doujin I’ll be going towards Seikishi because I felt it would be easier. With a new Tenchi novel coming out, there is a lot of material that I just can’t use.

If you said “Well, drawing, creating and completing those slice of life scenarios is difficult…” then you’d be right.

Now while I think I will be drawing more Tenchi material next summer, the plan is that it will be about the training and preparation for sending Kenshi Masaki, Tenchi’s younger brother, to the other world. So it’s like half Seikishi.

Now, let’s talk business, the GXP novel is on time, so it will be coming out next January as usual. This time, as it’s the 20th anniversary of the anime, and it’s the novel’s 10 year anniversary, I included a few surprises.

I was going to mention, I’ve gotten the OK to publish a new novel. Those who came by the booth at the Summer Comi probably saw the characters on the sign that we had up. The novel is about them.

Anyhow, after I get the new project’s novel published somehow, I sincerely, earnestly hope I can proceed on an anime.

I’m guessing that in that last sentence, he’s referring to Paradise War, which of course the novel did get published.

Anyway, I’m glad to see that the next doujinshi will basically be a bridge between the canon Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki and War on Geminar. Granted, just seeing Kenshi training won’t be much of a bridge, but maybe it will have some tidbit that helps explain why Kenshi was sent to Geminar at all.

Of course, the big new for me is the new TM!R novel. Prior to OVA 3 getting a green light, it was rumored that the fourth Shin Tenchi Muyo! novel would be entitled Mihoshi. As of this posting, research is going on into determining what characters Kajishima-sensei is referring to from C82.

Well, regardless of what the novel covers, I’ll be picking it up.

By the way, here’s the cover of 12.12 for those wondering.

Special thanks to Bishopcruz for the translation. ^_^

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13 Responses to “New Canon "Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki" Novel Coming”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Most thrilling news indeed, but is it certain this is not a misinterpretation of him using Tenchi in his ongoing novel series? Tenchi was supposed to appear in the GXP novel corresponding to Seina’s Earth visit, wasn’t he? I hope I’m wrong, but if there’s a proper Tenchi novel coming, it’s surprising that there haven’t been more rumors about that between December Comiket and now. Fingers crossed.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      *lol* You have put your finger on one of the flaws with Kajishima-sensei’s writing — he’s too vague at times, purposefully so. ^_^;

      In this case, I do believe we are talking a new Tenchi novel since this is the 20th anniversary of the original OVA (September of 1992 being the actual date for the first episode being released on VHS through March of 1993). So, before the year is out, I’d expect to see a new novel. However, I could be wrong and it could be the GXP/TM!R crossover you mention.

      If we knew which characters Kajishima-sensei was talking about from C82, then we’d have a clearer picture.

  2. Shadow_s_Writer says:


    There are a lot of question that can be answered in the in as short doujinshi, inculding my favourity about who is the mother of Tenchi son. Also there is the old chestnut of who Tenchi ‘marries’. And we may even learn if Tenchi has left for Juria by this time. This along the WoG question and wheither these is room for a sequeal.

    Has any one made noise about getting a copy of Paradise War?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I bet Kajishima-sensei never answers the question of who the mother(s) of Tenchi’s children are.

      As to Paradise War, I do plan to get this eventually.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No offense to anyone involved, but I have to call bullshit on this new novel announcement. This kind of major news would have been reported on way ahead of Paradise War if it were true.

    • Lan says:

      here here. I f***ing hate the tenchi series for ruining itself. Kajishima’s anime are the best example of turning a good thing sour.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      It WAS reported before Paradise War. ^_^; This came from Comiket, which was BEFORE the GXP novel’s publication and its announcement. I only received the information late.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bzzzt, wrong. We know Paradise War was mentioned in this doujinshi, it’s the new novel. It’s also been officially confirmed, but there’s been no talk of a new Tenchi novel anywhere until you posted this. I’ve never heard of this guy Bishopcruz, so why should I take his word on this if there’s been no other indication anywhere? I think if there really was a new Tenchi novel coming, it would have been reported all over and not just here. Am I really the only one who thinks this secret seems a little too well kept considering how well-known Tenchi is? Even after you posted this, I haven’t seen anyone confirm it, so I’m still calling bullshit on this news. Nothing personal.

  4. Shadow_s_Writer says:

    I think K-sensei would give away the mother of Tenchi children, because he already had told us Tenko’s mother is Ryoko. And what would you say if you saw a Doujinshi with Tenchi play with a blue, blond, green, or red hair baby? The only real reason we don’t know who Tenchi son mother is we don’t have a good translation of the doujinshi story in which he is introduce.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Ah, but with “Tenko”, he doesn’t say whom the father is. We fans presume it to be Tenchi since she looks like Tenchi.

      As to Tenchi’s son, I have a good translation of the story where he’s introduced and I promise you, Kajishima-sensei makes ZERO mention of a mother. You see, like most harem writers, Kajishima-sensei has to hedge things. That’s because we have rabid fans of this girl or that who’d riot if their girl wasn’t the chosen one. Heck, in that one hentai doujinshi that Kajishima-sensei did for TM!R, I know he was purposefully sticking it to some fans by now only showing Tenchi with Noike, but having an accepting Aeka around as well to shoo off the spying Sasami-chan.

  5. Anonymous says:

    And we have the OVA4 in this year ?

    • evgenidb says:

      I think this is unlikely. At least not in 2013. He might start working seriosly on it in the middle of this year, but I doubt it’ll be completed this year.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      The next anime will be Paradise War, if Kajishima-sensei has anything to say about it.

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