New Series — Ai: Tenchi Muyo!
Well, it seems that Kajishima-sensei is getting the anime series he was wanting. That series is tentatively being titled Ai: Tenchi Muyo! The series is apparently being set in Takahashi, Japan in the prefecture of Okayama and is being funded by the city to help promote tourism, specifically otaku tourism. Of course, the Okayama prefecture is where Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki takes place.
Ai: Tenchi Muyo! is only going to be a collection of five minute shorts, specifically fifty of them. So, what is the series going to be about? I think we can look to Kajishima-sensei’s words from the last Comiket. As mentioned in Omatsu Zenjitsu no Yoru – Tenchi Ban 13.12.
Now then, I am going to talk about the upcoming projects. Now even though this is talking about what is being made, let me share with you in the most unprofessional way, a heart to heart. At the winter Comiket “Tenchi Muyo If” was released. The book was released in the style of a story board; however, the explanation for its content was not included. Because the doujin is tied to an anime project I didn’t want to reveal much. The contents of Tenchi Muyo “If” will be the future installment. When you pitch a new Tenchi project, it’s a good idea to try and entice them with pictures. I’ve been trying to avoid images that would be considered finalized.
So, I think we are going to see the contents of -If- in anime form. I look forward to that as we’ll get little glimpses of life in the Tenchi household, with Tenchi’s (and Seina’s) kids growing up.
I would like to interject a note of caution though. Even though these are five minute episodes, roughly two minutes will be dedicated to credits, based on my experiences with other series with five minute shorts.
Regardless, I’m looking forward to this. ^_^
Thanks to everyone who alerted me about this. ^_^