Thanks to the gang at Useless Tenchi, we have a snapshot of the afterward written by Kajishima-sensei in Tenchi Ban 13.08. Without further ado, here goes.
Until now, there hasn’t been a full explanation about Kenshi’s time on earth, why Kenshi’s mother Rea came to Earth, or why Neizai bears a grudge against Rea. The latter half of this will come in the winter, but I’m hoping it will at least get to when Kenshi meets Lashara.
Now then, as for my main work, I’m currently doing checks on Paradise War Vol. 2 and doing work on Tenchi Muyo GXP Vol. 10. Paradise War Vol. 2 will probably come out sometime this year, while Tenchi is scheduled for the start of next year, as per usual. I definitely don’t want to run into any weird trouble this time around…… I can’t do that anymore. Never again…… As for the anime, as is typical for an original series, getting it greenlighted is proving tough. So, unfortunately, there’s nothing really to say about it for now. I guess all we can do is hope that the sales of Paradise will increase a little more…..
Interesting. That backstory is just what I want to know when it comes to War on Geminar.
Nice to see GXP novels still on schedule and the 2nd Paradise War novel hitting the shelves before year’s end.
Adaptations of novels/manga are usually what get made into anime titles, mainly because they are less risky. One can gauge the popularity of an anime adaptation based on how popular the light novel or manga was. So although Kajishima-sensei wanted to continue to do original anime titles, this time, he’s going to have to go for the adaptation route, assuming it gets adapted at all. The fact that he got permission to do a second novel is a good sign that the novels aren’t doing badly, but as he points out, more sales will make the job of getting an anime easier.
Thanks to Clyde “Tomato” Mandelin for graciously translating this text.