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Outlaw Star (TV Series 1998)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Awful remake of a classic anime without any of the original characters.

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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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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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Tenchi Universe  »

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Trivia

Tenchi's sword, makes the famous lightsaber sound from the Star Wars films. See more »

Quotes

[final lines]
Ryoko: I'll tell you something, my Tenchi. You know, the carnival comes and goes... if you wait for a while, it'll always come back to you, Tenchi.
Tenchi: I guess you're right, Ryoko... I guess you're right.
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Connections

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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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The Japanese gift to America: anime
18 July 2000 | by (Taking a bath, drinking some sake somewhere) – See all my reviews

I used to not understand anime at all. After sitting through another anime tv show, I grew to like it, enjoy it, and now love it. And "Tenchi Muyo" is, aside from "Slayers", my favorite anime television.

First of all, there are so many different characters with which to fall in love with. From the sexy space pirate Ryoko, to the precious space princesses Ayeka and Sasami, to the vapid Mihoshi (and her companion Kiyone, who I haven't seen yet since I'm only on the OVA series) to the cute scientific genius Washu. And it all revolves around Tenchi.

Secondly, it has a wonderful music score. From the rousing opening theme, to the little background music throughout (especially Ayeka's theme), to the ending credit music, it is well conducted, especially for an anime, where music is usually conducted by cheesemakers.

Finally, the plots are well done. Aside from the difference between Tenchi Universe and the OVA series, the plots are well-sculpted, well developed, and have a proper blend of action and humor. The biggest problem with anime today is it's lack of humor, which Tenchi Muyo will simply not allow.

I thank the nameless station which has actually begun to air this wonderful series. And as for you "Tenchi Muyo", all we can do is bow, oh great respected one.


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