Ai Tenchi Muyo! (愛・天地無用！) is a Japanese anime series produced by AIC. The series is the 6th installment of the Tenchi Muyo! franchise and is sponsored by the city of Takahashi, Okayama in order to promote tourism for the city, and several new characters are based upon the legend of Momotarō and his companions. It was also created to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary and a revival project. The anime series aired on Tokyo MX beginning in October 2014, and consisted of 60 four-minute episodes. The series was directed by Hiroshi Negishi, who previously directed Tenchi Universe and its two sequel films (Tenchi Muyo in Love and Tenchi Forever!), with Suzuhito Yasuda providing the new, updated character designs. Many of the voice actors from the original franchise returned, with the exception of Ayeka, who is now played by Haruhi Nanao. Negishi has stated that the plot is adapted from an unproduced sequel to Tenchi Forever!, though the absence of the character Kiyone Makibi makes continuity with Tenchi Universe dubious.