Tenchi Muyô! (1992– )

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Every man needs a good woman. Tenchi Masaki has six.

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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)
Sherry Lynn ...
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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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Life for Tenchi Masaki, a "normal Japanese schoolboy", is shattered one day when a spaceship falls from the sky! Space Pirate Ryoko emerges, attaching quite quickly to Tenchi...and that isn't all! More alien females land at the planet, including the royal princess from the planet Jurai, starting Tenchi off on an adventure he won't forget! Written by David Goodwin

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In "No Need for Swimsuits," Ryoko lists her interests as "sleeping late, drinking early, and taking baths in the morning." This might seem typical of Ryoko, but she's actually using a line taken from folklore of the Fukushima prefecture. According to the story, the son and heir of a rich family "Shosuke-san" lost his fortune because he loved "sleeping till late morning, drinking in the morning and taking a morning bath". See more »

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Tenchi Masaki: [Japanese version. Tenchi is being pulled by Ayeka and Ryoko] Ay-yi.
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Spun-off from Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A classic anime series
14 December 2000 | by (Keene NH USA) – See all my reviews

"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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