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Tenchi Muyô! 

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

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Masaki Kajishima
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Series cast summary:
Flávia Mendonça Fontenelle Flávia Mendonça Fontenelle ...  Sasami 30 episodes, 1994-1997
Flavia Fontenelle Flavia Fontenelle ...  Sasami 29 episodes, 1994-1995
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 ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
John Prosky ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 1997
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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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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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Ayeka and Mihoshi: Hi, Tenchi!
[they walk towards him, but Ryoko trips them]
Ryoko: Hee hee! Too bad! I'm going to be the first person to give Tenchi a hug!
[she sees Ryo-oki on Tenchi. Ryoko falls]
Ryo-Ohki: Meaow! Meow!
[Ryoko snatches Ryo-oki]
Ryoko: I said I'm first!
Washu Hakubi: Nice to meet you. My name is Washu. I would like to thank you for saving me from Kagato.
Tenchi Masaki: Oh... uh...
Washu Hakubi: I like you. You wanna be a guinea pig for my experiment?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The dubbed version aired on Cartoon Network in 2000 cut down a frame in the last episode of the series. It it Nagi shows a bartender a photo of Ryoko, which you see very briefly. In it Ryoko is actually showing her middle finger, which explains why the scene was cut short. See more »

Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Tenchi Universe (2017) See more »

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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28 July 2000 | by -brazil-See all my reviews

Shin Tenchi Muyo is by far the worst of all Tenchi Muyo continuities, and it should never have happened. The characters are turned into total travesties of their former selves, and the whole show starts out as an idiotic Sailor Moon ripoff; at one point a cel phone is being turned into a monster which the characters then have to fight. Sometimes, it is funny, but not enough to make it worth watching. The plot gets more serious and interesting later on, but not enough to compensate for the parts before. And of course there's the artwork: crude and ugly character designs and jerky, cheap animation.


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