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Tenchi Muyô! In Love (1996)

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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 »

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Megumi Hayashibara ...
Achika
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Kiyone (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Katsuhito Masaki / Nobuyuki Masaki (voice)
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Eddie Frierson ...
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Nobuyuki / Katsuhito
Masami Kikuchi ...
Tenchi Masaki (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi ...
Washu (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ...
Ryo-Ohki (voice)
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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. Trying to preserve the timestream, Tenchi and friends follow him back. Unfortunately, Tenchi must also deal with the pain that seeing his mother causes him. Since she died in the future, seeing her alive in the past reopens his old wounds. Written by Claude J Smith III <tsath@hotmail.com>

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Continuity-wise, this film follows the television series"Tenchi Muyô" (1995)_ while ignoring Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki (1992). On a related topic Tenchi's mother who was named Kiyone in the Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki continuity was renamed to Achika for this movie. See more »

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When Washu zoomed on Ryoko and said "Kiyone, show them" then moved back, her mouth was still moving, but no words. See more »

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Sasami: 8 millimeter film?
Tenchi Masaki: Yep. People used it to make home movies.
Sasami: Oh.
Tenchi Masaki: Yeah, my father always loved it when he can fool around with the latest gadgets. In fact, this a film that he shot quite some time ago
All: Oh.
Tenchi Masaki: [In the film, Nobuyuki sneaks up on Achika] Wow. It was a pretty sneaky way to pick up my mom, you have to admit.
Ayeka: Huh? You mean that gal we've been watching is your mother?
Tenchi Masaki: Yep.
Ryoko: She's nothing but a child.
Tenchi Masaki: [yelling] Of course, she is! When they shot this film, she was still in high school!
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Followed by Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve (1998) See more »

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Alchemy Of Love
Lyrics & Music by Christopher Franke
Sung by Nina Hagen & Rick Jude
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A Touching Storyline With An Action-Pack Twist
27 April 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Twenty-six years ago, the Masaki family died out. A young teenage girl named Achika Masaki has disappeared, and in the near future, so did her son, Tenchi. Now, Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka, Sasami, Kiyone, and Mihoshi must travel back to 1970, to save not only Achika, but also their own lives as well. With the help of scientific genius, Washu, Tenchi and the gang will travel back in time to save the Masaki family from the evil and sinister Kain.

Intersting...isn't it?

The fist Tenchi film made, but the second I saw after seeing "Tenchi Forever!". I was more pleased with this one. It's filled with more twists and turns, and has more action...especially the battle against Kain.

Unlike "Tenchi Forever", this film is less dramatic and more comedy...which is what Tenchi is pretty much known for although the series itself has it's dramtic moments. Of course, this film has it's dramatic times as well as it goes towards the ending. And of course, the film ends with a sweet melody called "Alchemy of Love".

Also, the DVD version of this movie has more information than "Tenchi Forever!". :) I highly recommend it to Tenchi fans who have DVD players!!!! **grin**


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