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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This film takes a more serious turn from the Tenchi TV series and movies. One day, Tenchi disappears in the forest near his house. Six months later, Ayeka and Ryoko locate Tenchi living in ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Ai Orikasa, Petrea Burchard
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Stars: Matt K. Miller, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuri Amano
Outlaw Star (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship.

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Bob Buchholz, Bridget Hoffman
Shin Tenchi Muyô (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in yet another different Tenchi Muyo universe, this series follows the adventures of Tenchi as he leaves his home for Tokyo for more schooling and there he meets Sakuya, a girl his age ... See full summary »

Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Yuri Amano, Petrea Burchard
The Big O (1999–2003)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

Stars: Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Kimura
Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Ai Orikasa, Yumi Takada
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV Series 1995)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A squadron of giant robot pilots of a beleaguered Earth colony bring the war to their oppressive home planet.

Stars: Mark Hildreth, Chris Kalhoon, Brad Swaile
Zoids (TV Series 2001)
Action | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Story of a partnership between a Zoid Liger Zero and its pilot Bit Cloud as they battle to become the ultimate team.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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Oh My Goddess! (Video 1993)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A college student receives an unexpected wish from a goddess and asks her to stay with him forever, but that brings complications.

Director: Hiroaki Gôda
Stars: Kikuko Inoue, Masami Kikuchi, Yumi Tôma
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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Stars: Steve Kramer, Anthony Pulcini, Debra Rogers
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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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For broadcast on Cartoon Network, the girls had swimsuits digitaly painted on them to either hide their nudity or to suggest that they weren't completely nude even when their bodies were covered. Also, any time an alcoholic drink was mentioned, it was dubbed over with "tea". See more »

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[a preview for the next episode]
Washu: Coming up next is "No Need For Swimsuits." Ooh boy. Well, they can do whatever they want.
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Connections

Spun-off from Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki (1992) See more »

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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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My favorite of the Tenchi Muyo shows.
17 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed the first show in the Tenchi series a lot, but was very disappointed by the ending which aired on the Cartoon Network when they showed anime a whole lot. It basically had Tenchi dueling with this arrogant prince and it was very anti-climatic not like a final episode at all. To this day I wonder if there were any episodes after that particular show though I am betting no. This show only lasted 26 episodes and while it was short it played out very well and had a nice storyline to it compared to the first series which was kind of all over the place at times. This story almost had an "Outlaw Star" feel to it as after the initial introduction of the characters they embark on an epic space adventure as they try to clear their names and stop the plans of this one dude. This series had good comedy which is to be expected from a Tenchi series it also had good action and some really good emotional scenes as certain characters appear to meet their end. It also has a nice conclusion to it which is a vast improvement over the first series. They also have the same cast almost with the exception of a new partner from the ditsy blonde galaxy police officer of the first show, a more intelligent member of the force, but still cute and a bit attracted to Tenchi (aren't they all?). So for a nice series that has an "Outlaw Star" feel to it, watch this show the best of the Tenchi shows for me.


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