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Tenchi Muyô! In Love (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  16 August 1996 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Amano ...
Kiyone (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Katsuhito Masaki / Nobuyuki Masaki (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Operative A (voice)
Eddie Frierson ...
Male GP Controller (voice)
Ellen Gerstell ...
Jay Hopper ...
Nobuyuki / Katsuhito
Masami Kikuchi ...
Tenchi Masaki (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi ...
Washu (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ...
Ryo-Ohki (voice)


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 <>

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16 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Tenchi the Movie  »

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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 »


When Washu told Kiyone to show them the main booster, Kiyone said, "Okay" but her mouth didn't move a second later. See more »


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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Alchemy Of Love
Lyrics & Music by Christopher Franke
Sung by Nina Hagen & Rick Jude
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15 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

The animation was ok if though a bit shifty at times. This time the past has to be set right to save the current. The nice thing about this feature is the fact that it deals a lot with Tenchi's father who is normally only shown as a weird pervert in the series. However the fact remains that the same girls keep fighting among one another over who gets to do what to Tenchi. Personally I wonder long they can stretch this running gag. My favorite character has to be Ryoko who due to her 700 year statis as a demon has quite straightforward conceptions of the world and the interaction with it. Overall it is more for the anime lovers who know a bit about the OVA eps since this is basically sending out a lot of background information. The new viewers will probably enjoy the animation but will be confused by lot of the personae.

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