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Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness (1997)

Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve (original title)
One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Tenchi Masaki
Ai Orikasa ... Ryoko (voice)
Yumi Takada ... Ayeka
... Sasami
Yûko Mizutani ... Mihoshi
... Kiyone
Yûko Kobayashi ... Washu
... Ryo-Ohki
... Katsuhito & Nobuyuki Masaki
... Mayuka
Yô Inoue ... Yuzuha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Ryoko (voice)
... Aeka (voice)
... Ryo-Ohki (voice)
... Mihoshi
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One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the new rival to leave. Lurking in the background, Yuzuha, the Demon of the World of Darkness, is about to get her revenge! So it begins, Tenchi must fight for his friends and Mayuka, daughter or not! Written by Dave Clark <qokie@computerpro.com>

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Even though this is the second Tenchi Muyo movie it is not considered canon to the OVAs, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo, or the other two Tenchi films by most of the fans. Naoko Hasegawa, one of the writers of the 1st OVA, is the only person involved with the making of Tenchi to consider this film canon. She consider it canon to the 1st OVA and the Mihoshi Speical. See more »

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Tenchi: You and grandfather...
Yazuha: Imagine, the darkness in love with the light.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, we see everyone watching Washu re-creating Mayuka, the rebirth of Mayuka, and Washu holding baby Mayuka in her arms. And as she promised in the movie, Sasami and everyone celebrated Christmas with Mayuka. See more »

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Followed by Tenchi Forever!: The Movie (1999) See more »

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Manatsu no Eve
Performed by Mariko Nagai
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A real change for Tenchi Fans
11 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Tenchi 2, better known as Daughter Of Darkness, skips back and forth from present day Earth to the homeworld of Jurai in the distant past to a young Prince Yosho (Tenchi's Grandfather) during a festival of the planet's living, sentient trees and a young girl Yuszhuka, who was a playmate with the boy prince, and a terrible incident that seperated the two friends.

We switch forward to a typical day in the Masaki household. Sasami cooking, Washu blowing things up, Ayeka sneaking around looking for Ryoko while the space pirate looks to get into Tenchi's bed when a mysterious stranger arrives. A young girl claiming to be Tenchi's daughter!

Her presence sends the more jealous women into a spin cycle of recriminations and energy bolt battles, Sasami taking the child under her wing, super genius Washuu looking to perform tests on the girl's veracity and Tenchi wandering dazed, confused and downright mystified at the miraculous birth considering he is a virgin.

The story's flashbacks begin to tie in the past with the present as the true nature of the girl becomes clear and her connection to Yosho's young ladyfriend from eons past come to light.

It takes a different tack than most Tenchi adventures, and is rather short in comparision, but it offers up another look at one of the most dysfunctional extended "families" in Anime history, with clever and amusing results.


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