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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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In the final episode, the psychic explosion from the beginning of Akira (1988) can be seen on a television screen. 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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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Tenchi 2: The Daughter of Darkness (2014) See more »

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Tenchi Muyô!
(No Need For Tenchi!)
Opening theme
Performed by SONIA
Music by Masato Ishida
Lyrics by Natsuko Karedô
Arrangement by Shintarô Itô & TAKU
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Of Course its the best Anime!
21 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this is by far the best anime ever EVER! just from seeing the first episode made me love this show its that good. Tenchi is just an ordinary kid who eventually finds out he is a descendant of an interstellar Monarchy and in the meantime of training and doing chores he gets fought over by two gorgeous girls who have bad habits and freaky powers! OK it can be a little sexist and weird in its own Japanese way, but it also add to the charm and the animation is excellent. a cult classic and the best in the 'Tenchi' Series hands down. Btw, Ryoko is the best character ever, END! 10/10 x

this is by far the best anime ever EVER! just from seeing the first episode made me love this show its that good. Tenchi is just an ordinary kid who eventually finds out he is a descendant of an interstellar Monarchy and in the meantime of training and doing chores he gets fought over by two gorgeous girls who have bad habits and freaky powers! OK it can be a little sexist and weird in its own Japanese way, but it also add to the charm and the animation is excellent. a cult classic and the best in the 'Tenchi' Series hands down. Btw, Ryoko is the best character ever, END! 10/10 x

this is by far the best anime ever EVER! just from seeing the first episode made me love this show its that good. Tenchi is just an ordinary kid who eventually finds out he is a descendant of an interstellar Monarchy and in the meantime of training and doing chores he gets fought over by two gorgeous girls who have bad habits and freaky powers! OK it can be a little sexist and weird in its own Japanese way, but it also add to the charm and the animation is excellent. a cult classic and the best in the 'Tenchi' Series hands down. Btw, Ryoko is the best character ever, END! 10/10 x


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