The Tenchi Muyo OVA series also known as Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki is a 20 episode anime series that was first released in Japan in 1992 based off the manga. All three series were produced by AIC in Japan. While for the US versions, the first two series were licensed and distributed by Pioneer Animation (Now Geneon Entertainment) and the third series was licensed and distributed by FUNimation Entertainment. // A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (ã¢ãã¡) is a style of cartoon animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background stylings that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... Manga (æ¼«ç») is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons; outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... Geneon, formerly known as Pioneer Entertainment(or Pioneer LDC) and also a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, is a home entertainment production and distribution company. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ...
The distribution of the first OVA series was originally started in September 1992 and released six episodes that lasted until 1993. The first series was so sucessful that a seventh special episode was released in January 1994, followed by a Second OVA series with six additional episodes that begun distribution in September 1994 and lasted for one year until September 1995. However the Second OVA series ended on a cliffhanger and it wasn't until nearly eight years later in 2003 that a third OVA series was distributed in Japan. The third OVA series ended the Tenchi Muyo OVA storyline with six episodes followed by a special episode released in September 2005 that concluded the storyline.
The three OVA series, as well as the spinoff, Tenchi Muyo! GXP, are considered to be the official canon series. Tenchi Muyo! GXP is an anime spinoff of Tenchi Muyo!. Tenchi Muyo! GXP, released in Japan in 2001, goes back to the original Tenchi Muyo! OVA timeline. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...
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