It has been announced that the anime series Tenchi Muyo! GXP: Paradise Begins will be adapted into an OVA. The key visual and main staff and cast have also been revealed.
The Tenchi Muyo! series, which has its roots in the 1992 OVA Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki produced by AIC, has been portrayed in various media formats including TV anime, theatrical films, novels, and manga.
The latest installment, Tenchi Muyo! GXP: Paradise Begins will serve as a new addition to the 2002 TV anime Tenchi Muyo! GXP and will follow the story of the protagonist, high school student Seinan Yamada, who has incredible bad luck.
The series was developed by Masaki Kajishima, with Hiroki Negishi serving as general director.
Whereas, Takashi Asami was director, Nana Hidaka as animation character designer, and Hideki Shirane as series composition and scriptwriter.
The voice cast includes Yûko Miyamura as Tsunami, Rie Tanaka as Misaki Kuramitsu, and Megumi Toyoguchi as Kiriko Masaki.
Furthermore, the general director, director, and character designer also released comments about the OVA adaptation.
Hiroki Negishi (General Director) comments:
After it was decided that we would be producing Paradise Begins as an OVA, a plot came from Mr. Kajishima, but I didn’t understand the setting at all.
In the end, the first thing we did was create a timeline and correlation chart for the Tenchi world. As I dive into the bottomless swamp, I feel like I understand the true world of Tenchi and why deep fans are chasing it.
Takashi Asami (Director) comments:
It has been 23 years since I was involved in the Tenchi Muyo! series with “in LOVE2,” so it feels like returning to a nostalgic home. During this time, Tenchi Muyo! has been portrayed in various media, so we will do our best as a staff to meet the expectations of fans who have been supporting it all this time.
Nana Hidaka (Animation Character Designer) comments:
The Tenchi world is grand, but every time I see the scenario and the rough designs from Mr. Kajishima, I get excited! I love the world view that incorporates SF elements while keeping the Japanese-style base. I am worried if I can understand the nuances and Mr. Kajishima’s intention without breaking it, but please take care of Seinan Yamada and the others!
Source: Comic Natalie