English Title: True Tenchi Muyo!
Japanese Title: 真・天地無用! 魎皇鬼 — “Shin Tenchi Muyo! Ryououki”
Author: Masaki Kajishima — 梶島正樹, Yousuke Kuroda — 黒田洋介
Illustrator: Masaki Kajishima — 梶島正樹
Translator: Lillian Olsen
Genre: Sci-fi, Harem, Action
Original Run: August 1997 – May 1999
English Run: June 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Fujimi Shobo)
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 3 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 3 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $15 — Kindle $8 — Nook $9
Synopsis: 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!
MAL Entry — 12 volumes — Published November 1993 – 2000
If you liked True Tenchi Muyo!, you might also want to try…
- A Certain Magical Index — modern sci-fi harem series
- Oh My Goddess! First End — similar premise to original series
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