Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition—both print and digital—of the True Tenchi Muyo! light novel trilogy, which has never been released in English, and contains key backstory to the cult classic Tenchi Muyo! franchise. The True Tenchi Muyo! light novel series is written by Masaki Kajishima and Yousuke Kuroda.
Based on the hit Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OVA series, this trilogy of canonical light novels explores the lore that shapes the past, present, and future of the sprawling Tenchi Muyo universe. In the first novel, delve deep into the backstory of Emperor Azusa (Ayeka and Sasami’s father) while learning what happened immediately following the conclusion of the second OVA series. In the second novel, witness the mysterious past of Tenchi’s grandfather Yosho, and how he came to find himself on Earth in the aftermath of Ryoko’s attack on Jurai. And in the third and final novel, learn the origin of the super genius Washu and the previously untold life she led as a goddess over 20,000 years before the events of the Tenchi Muyo: Ryo-Ohki series!
Seven Seas will publish the True Tenchi Muyo! light novel series for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on June 19, 2018 for $14.99 USA / $17.99 CAN.