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Tenchi Muyô! In Love 2: Haruka naru omoi (1999)

PG-13 | | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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 »

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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 a city, but with a mysterious woman. What's more, Tenchi appears to have aged several years. Whenever Ayeka and Ryoko catch up to him, he disappears into thin air, apparently existing in a fabricated alternate dimension where he has no knowledge of his past. An attempt to rescue Tenchi from the mysterious woman is mounted by Ayeka, Ryoko, Washu and the others. Written by Justin

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Trivia

This marks the last time that Petrea Burchard would provide the English voice for Ryoko before being replaced by Mona Marshall for the 3rd Tenchi OVA and the Tenchi Muyo GXP series. See more »

Goofs

On the home video releases under the American studio credits, "Los Angeles" is misspelled. See more »

Quotes

Ryoko: Tenchi, you big fat head! Where the hell are you?
Aeka: That's right! How could you leave a wonderful princess like me? I'm here waiting for you!
Ryoko: Forget about her, just come back to me! We'll ditch Aeka and then we can play!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, clips from "Tenchi Muyô" (1995) are shown such as the first time Tenchi meets Ryoko. See more »

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Follows Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve (1998) See more »

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5 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was personally attached to the Tenchi Muyo! series more than any other television show I've ever seen. The characters, personality-wise, really reminded me of my friends, so it was like I knew them. I suppose that makes me biased. To indicate how biased I am (for the sake of the reader), I will tell you that I cried my eyes out over the credits at the thought that the series was truly over. But back to the critical side of things. I gave this movie a 9. I liked the animation in Tenchi Muyo! in Love 1 the best, and this one was drawn more like the Shin-Tenchi series. It was still beautiful animation, with flowers again being the dominant symbols. The only real differences occurred when the characters were seen up close. That's about all I can say negatively about the movie. On the positive side: I'm a huge Ryoko fan, and this was her movie, so I really liked that. She catches a lot of heat because of her bad points throughout the series, and I liked seeing her determination and her love for Tenchi show through. (For more of that, see Universe episode Number 24, "No Need for Ryoko. Also one of my faves.) I was very sad to hear that this was the last Tenchi movie; in a way, I almost didn't want to see it. But it certainly didn't ruin my memories of the series -- though I doubt that would have been possible. I really think the first movie was the best of the lot, but it wasn't by much, and so I gave this one an equal rating. Thanks for the memories, gang!


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