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Masami Kikuchi ...
Yûko Kobayashi ...
Yûko Mizutani ...
 Mihoshi / ...
Ai Orikasa ...
 Ryoko / ...
Yumi Takada ...
 Ayeka Masaki Jurai
Chisa Yokoyama ...
 Sasami Masaki Jurai / ...
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 Ryoko / ... (voice) (as Celeste Burch)
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 Galaxy Police Officer (voice)
Zita Campisi ...
 Innkeeper - OVA 1 (voice)
Lara Cody ...
 Mashisu Makibi / ... (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
 Ayeka Masaki Jurai / ... (voice)
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 Ryo-Ohki (voice) (as Marie Cabbit)
Mari Devon ...
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 D3 - OVA 2 (voice)
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 Mihoshi Kuramitsu - OVA 3 (voice) (as Becky Olkowski)
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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 Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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25 September 1992 (Japan)  »

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-oh-ki  »

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Trivia

Katsuhito Masaki and Nobuyuki Masaki are named after AIC directors Katsuhito Akiyama, and Nobuyuki Kitajima, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Kari Wahlgren was originally credited as as Kari Walhgreen in the first Dvd volume of OVA 3 that was released by Funimation. This was corrected in the second volume. See more »

Quotes

Mihoshi: 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?
Ryoko: Get a grip! And listen up detective!
[Ryoko makes deep breathes, than she makes her voice deep]
Ryoko: This is oyur very nasty superior at the Galaxy Police, Mihoshi.
Mihoshi: Oh my! Hello. How did you know I was here?
Ryoko: Ah, unimportant detail. Now come on back and make your report.
Mihoshi: Yes! Detective Mihoshi is on her way! You can count on me, sir!
Ryoko: Good!
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Connections

Spin-off Tenchi Muyô! (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Tenchi Muyo! Theme Of Ryo-Ohki
Written by Seikou Nagaoka & Kyoko Matsumiya
Performed by Chisa Yokoyama
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The best anime ever.
7 September 2000 | by (philly, pa) – See all my reviews

The Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OVA is perhaps the best of the Tenchi Muyo! series. The animation is beautiful and the overall plots are good as well. Just one problem: They left the plot open! Other than that, this is a great anime. Anyone can like this series. Even my mom who despises anime absolutely loves Tenchi Muyo! It just has wonderful characters and the english seiyuu are great and fitting the character which is so hard to find in dubbed anime. This is a great series.


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