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Takeshi Aono ...
 Katsuhito / ... (1 episode, 1995)
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 Ryoko / ... (1 episode, 1995)
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 Additional Voices / ... (1 episode, 1995)
Jay Hopper ...
 Katsuhito Masaki / ... (1 episode, 1995)
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 Cooking Show Host / ... (1 episode, 1995)
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 Checkpoint Official / ... (1 episode, 1995)
Mark Tracy ...
 Azaka / ... (1 episode, 1995)
K.T. Vogt ...
 Mecha-Washu / ... (1 episode, 1995)
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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

Sakuya's eyes change color noticeably over the course of the series, and range from a vivid green to a sky blue. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Washu Hakubi: No, unless...
Ayeka Masaki Jurai: Unless?
Washu Hakubi: Unless you call me Little Washu!
Ayeka Masaki Jurai: [Ayeka falls] Huh? Excuse me, Miss Washu?
Washu Hakubi: No! I won't do anything unless you call me Little Washu!
Ayeka Masaki Jurai: [thinking] How can I call you 'little' when you're over 20,000 years old?
[talking]
Ayeka Masaki Jurai: All right then, Little Washu. Can you do me a favor? Can you help me plant Ryu-oh?
Washu Hakubi: Of course! I can do that! That's easy!
Ayeka Masaki Jurai: Of course! After all you're the number 1 scientic genius in the glaxay.
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Ginga de Chokuritsu Hokô
(Walking Tall In The Galaxy)
Ending theme (episodes #1-25)
Performed by Ai Orikasa and Yumi Takada
English version ("Up-Walk In Galaxy") performed by Diane Michelle
Music and arrangement by Ikurô Fujiwara
Lyrics by Natsuko Karedô
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Extremely pleasant surprise.
17 August 1999 | by (Brampton, Ont.) – See all my reviews

This will put the kid back in you. One heck of a mini-series surrounding the world of a boy and a couple of alien females who not only fall for him but hate each each other's guts. Then trouble comes in the form of one flipped out (but always smiling) villain. This is japanimation at its finest and I thank my friend very much for introducing me to this fine mini-series. There is no reason to hate or get sick of any of the characters (especially Sasami) because they interact so well in their own environment. One STRONG recommendation: if you understand Japanese, I suggest you watch that version. Other than that: All hail Ryo-Ohki!!! Myaa! Myaa!


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