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. ...
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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
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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 »
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 »
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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