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Tenchi Muyô! 

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

Creator:

Masaki Kajishima
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Series cast summary:
Flavia Fontenelle Flavia Fontenelle ...  Sasami 31 episodes, 1994-1997
Matt K. Miller ...  Tenchi Masaki / ... 28 episodes, 1995-2005
Sherry Lynn ...  Sasami / ... 28 episodes, 1995-2005
K.T. Vogt ...  Washu / ... 28 episodes, 1995-2005
Jennifer Darling ...  Ayeka / ... 27 episodes, 1997-2005
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Mihoshi / ... 27 episodes, 1997-2005
Petrea Burchard ...  Ryoko / ... 27 episodes, 1995-1997
Wendee Lee ...  Kiyone / ... 27 episodes, 1997-2005
Debi Derryberry ...  Ryo-ohki / ... 27 episodes, 1995-1997
Bob Papenbrook ...  Additional Voices / ... 27 episodes, 1997-2005
Lara Cody Lara Cody ...  Additional Voices / ... 27 episodes, 1997-2005
Julie Maddalena ...  Matori / ... 26 episodes, 1997
Richard Cansino ...  Tsugaru 26 episodes, 1997
Brianne Brozey ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Dave Mallow ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Doug Stone ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Eddie Frierson Eddie Frierson ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
John Prosky ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Joshua Seth Joshua Seth ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Michael Sorich ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
Scott Menville ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
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Storyline

Tenchi Masaki is a normal high school student in Japan, who spends the summers doing chores around his grandfather's family shrine. One day, Tenchi manages to steal the key to a mysterious cave where an oni (Japanese demon) is said to have been sealed away by his ancester Yoshou, whose sword still stands guard over it. When he enters this cave, he finds that, much to his surprise, the legend is indeed true when the oni's dessicated skeletal form ("mira"--Japanese mummy) comes to life and attacks him. Tenchi flees the cave in a panic, and later returns to high school, taking the hilt--seemingly all that remains of the ancestral sword--with him. At school, Tenchi is again attacked by the oni, whose name is Ryouko, who has now completely revived herself. Tenchi manages to defeat her with the sword's help, but this is only the beginning of a hilarious Japanese romantic comedy OAV (Original Animation Video, the Japanese equivalent of American made-for-video movies) series which has spawned... Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Trivia

The animation for the third OVA series was done with computer generated graphics rather than hand drawn animation. See more »

Goofs

Kari Wahlgren was originally credited as as Kari Walhgreen in the first Dvd volume of OVA 3 that was released by Funimation. This was corrected in the second volume. See more »

Quotes

Ryoko: Comics for girls? What is that?
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Alternate Versions

The dubbed version aired on Cartoon Network in 2000 replaced various references to sake with tea, though not all occurances were changed. The dubbed version for sale on video keeps all references to sake. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Tenchi Muyô! GXP (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Yamerarenai Yamerarenai
(Unstoppable, Unstoppable)
Ending theme
Performed by Masami Kikuchi (Tenchi), Ai Orikasa (Ryoko), Yumi Takada (Ayeka), Chisa Yokoyama (Sasami),
Etsuko Kozakura (Ryo-Ohki), Yûko Mizutani (Mihoshi), Yûko Kobayashi (Washu), and Yuri Amano (Kiyone)
Lyrics by Natsuko Karedô
Music and arrangement by Masami Kishimura
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Simply brilliant
25 May 2001 | by bobnicheSee all my reviews

The original series that launched 3 spin-offs and 3 movies, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki is by far the pick of the bunch. Although the series spans several genres it is more of a comedy at heart with its light hearted tone. This series perfectly encapsulates the whole Tenchi universe. Its art and animation is lush and gorgeous and the plot (or plots) is (are) relatively solid although the writers lose it occasionally after the first 6 episodes. Thrill-seekers may bemoan the absence of heart-stopping moments in the action scenes but the series' true strength lies in its characters.

The characters are compelling and genuinely appealing with deep and well-developed personalities. Even the pipe organ-playing(!) villain is cool! The character interactions are seldom boring, often being very funny and sometimes touching as well. One drawback is that is unfinished. The plot kinda meandered towards the end but then a ton of new plot threads were introduced which weren't resolved making the series seem incomplete.

Hopefully we'll see more of this series (which has been hinted) in the future but for I heartedly recommend this series to anyone. Simply put, it is simply brilliant.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 September 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-oh-ki See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 Episodes) | (20 episodes) | (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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