Tenchi and co. find their existence unsettled by a time-travelling entity called Kain. Desiring revenge upon the Juraian emperor, Tenchi, Kain travels back in time to kill Tenchi's mother. ... See full summary »
Matt K. Miller,
This film takes a more serious turn from the Tenchi TV series and movies. One day, Tenchi disappears in the forest near his house. Six months later, Ayeka and Ryoko locate Tenchi living in ... See full summary »
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Tenchi Masaki is a normal high school student in Japan, who spends the summers doing chores around his grandfather's family shrine. One day, Tenchi manages to steal the key to a mysterious cave where an oni (Japanese demon) is said to have been sealed away by his ancester Yoshou, whose sword still stands guard over it. When he enters this cave, he finds that, much to his surprise, the legend is indeed true when the oni's dessicated skeletal form ("mira"--Japanese mummy) comes to life and attacks him. Tenchi flees the cave in a panic, and later returns to high school, taking the hilt--seemingly all that remains of the ancestral sword--with him. At school, Tenchi is again attacked by the oni, whose name is Ryouko, who has now completely revived herself. Tenchi manages to defeat her with the sword's help, but this is only the beginning of a hilarious Japanese romantic comedy OAV (Original Animation Video, the Japanese equivalent of American made-for-video movies) series which has spawned...Written by
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This series is not considered canon to the other Tenchi Muyo OVAs, the Tenchi Universe and Tenchi Muyo GXP TV series, or to any of the three films. See more »
In Tenchi Muyo OVA 3 (which it was made around 2000) the sound effects, when you set your DVD language to Japanese, doesn't match the motions of the character at all. In the English one it does match. See more »
Hello, Masaki home. Oh, that sounds like if I were married to the family. How embarrassing. What do you think? Do you think it sounds that way?
Get a grip! And listen up detective!
[Ryoko makes deep breathes, than she makes her voice deep]
This is oyur very nasty superior at the Galaxy Police, Mihoshi.
Oh my! Hello. How did you know I was here?
Ah, unimportant detail. Now come on back and make your report.
Yes! Detective Mihoshi is on her way! You can count on me, sir!
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The bathhouse episode (featuring the previously mentioned Ayeka-without-a-swimsuit scene) was aired on Cartoon Network in the 'clean' form, with pasted-on swimsuits, none of the slapfighting between Ayeka and Ryoko (along with a brief moment where Ryoko lifts her hair, revealing her breasts, sans nipples, followed immediately Ayeka clobbering her), and redubbed dialogue. This redub mangles the captioning track--garbage appears all throughout it. However, it is still legible enough to pick up the original dialogue (Ryoko's line about "seeing you in your birthday suit", for instance), leaving anyone relying on captions likely confused. See more »
"Tenchi Muyo" is one of the best anime OAVs-original animated videos-to debut in the 90s, and like any successful show, has spawned a legion of copycats. The show deals with young Tenchi Misaki, a high school boy who does chores and trains under his grandfather, a Shinto priest. Against his Grandfather's will, young Tenchi opens a sacred shrine. This sets of a chain reaction of events that make Tenchi the host to a group of alien women-Ryoko, feisty space pirate; Ayeka and Sasami, princesses from the planet Jurai; Mihohshi, a ditzy space cop, Washu, a genius and Ryoko's mother; and also Ry-Oh-oki, a cat/rabbit creature which can transform into a spaceship or a young girl. Of course, there's a reason why all these girls arrive, and this forms an interesting subplot. The animation and sound is top-notch-the last being obvious, since this series is partially funded by Pioneer.
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