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US Comic Issue-1

Front cover of the first issue of the comic series.

An English-language Tenchi Muyo! comic series was created by Pioneer Entertainment under the label "Panime Comics", with the story written by J.D. Calderon and art drawn by Matt Lunsford. The comic, which was subtitled as Ryo-Ohki's Day, ran for six issues from March to November 1997 in North America. Due to it being out of print and difficult to acquire, this comic remains obscure among Tenchi Muyo! media, though scans of the series can be found and read online.

Calderon stated in an interview[1] that there were plans for the series to continue for eighteen additional issues and would involve a story that would take place 30,000 years in the future. However, this never came to fruition because Pioneer's budget for the comic series, in addition to several other projects including El-Hazard and Moldiver—totaling between $40,000-$50,000—was stolen by an unnamed freelance worker who came to work for Pioneer from Central Park Media and had possibly suffered a mental breakdown. Thus, the comic was never continued.

Issue List

Issue #1: "The Postman Always 'Shoots' Twice" (March 1, 1997)
Issue #2: "Criminal Minds" (May 1, 1997)
Issue #3: "Making the Switch" (June 1, 1997)
Issue #4: "Time for Inferno!" (August 1, 1997)
Issue #5: "Quenching Inferno!" (September 1, 1997)
Issue #6: "And When the Hunter Fell" (November 1, 1997)

References

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