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 »


Hiroshi Negishi


Masaki Kajishima (creator), Hiroshi Negishi | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Matt K. Miller ... Tenchi Masaki
Megumi Hayashibara ... Achika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Amano ... Kiyone (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Katsuhito Masaki / Nobuyuki Masaki (voice)
Petrea Burchard ... Ryoko
Jennifer Darling ... Ayeka
John DeMita ... Operative A (voice)
Debi Derryberry ... Ryo-Ohki
Eddie Frierson Eddie Frierson ... Male GP Controller (voice)
Ellen Gerstell Ellen Gerstell ... Mihoshi (voice)
Jay Hopper Jay Hopper ... Nobuyuki / Katsuhito
Masami Kikuchi ... Tenchi Masaki (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi Yûko Kobayashi ... Washu (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ... Ryo-Ohki (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... Kiyone / Sasami


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. Trying to preserve the timestream, Tenchi and friends follow him back. Unfortunately, Tenchi must also deal with the pain that seeing his mother causes him. Since she died in the future, seeing her alive in the past reopens his old wounds. Written by Claude J Smith III <tsath@hotmail.com>

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Continuity-wise, this film follows the television series "Tenchi Muyô" (1995)_ while ignoring Tenchi Muyô! (1992). On a related topic Tenchi's mother who was named Kiyone in the Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki continuity was renamed to Achika for this movie. See more »


When Ryoko spots a mysterious student, he gets up and put his left hand in his pocket. In the next shot, it's out, then back in again. See more »


Ryoko: This is too exciting!
Ayeka: No!
Ryoko: Come on!
Ayeka: No!
Ryoko: Give me a cookie!
Ayeka: No!
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Alternate Versions

In the Japanese version, the song playing during the end credits, "Alchemy of Love", is sung in Japanese by voice cast member Megumi Hayashibara. The English language film's version of the song uses English lyrics and the song is sung by Nina Hagen and Rick Jude. See more »


References Easy Rider (1969) See more »


Alchemy Of Love
Lyrics & Music by Christopher Franke
Sung by Nina Hagen and Rick Jude
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Beautiful, stunning, glorious.
27 July 2000 | by jpikachuSee all my reviews

I waited to see this movie for two years, and had almost given up hope... But it was more than worth the wait. The central storyline is quite tightly scripted, though using a few too many (and now inaccurate) time-travel cliches and occasionally tripping over itself with continuity. It's presented with a visual style that ranges from pulp SF to classical Japanese, and with character designs that are among the best ever used in a Japanese film. Christopher Franke's wonderful soundtrack alternates between dramatic, soft, and tearjerking. The excellently-cast voice acting is indicative of what Pioneer does best, with particular kudos to Grace Zandarski, whose voice does so much to emphasise her character's loveliness. The script, however, does have numerous problems, and tends to over-rely on certain characters arguing, which does get ludicrous after a while. Still, despite its flaws, this is a spectacular film.

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Release Date:

16 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenchi the Movie - Tenchi Muyo in Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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