Get ready for an adventurous new chapter in the legendary Tenchi franchise a classic spinoff loaded with interplanetary sex appeal! Fifteen year old Kenshi Masaki was taken from his home planet, transported to a galaxy far, far away, and captured by a gorgeous princess! This royal beauty quickly claims Kenshi as her personal servant and lends him out to all the lecherous ladies at her prestigious boarding school. On the rare occasion Kenshi doesn t have his hands full with a curvaceous coed, he can be found training for the intergalactic mecha battle royale looming on the horizon. Helping the princess save her planet is Kenshi s ticket home, but losing means he ll be stuck scrubbing backs in the interstellar sauna for the rest of his life! Every boy should be so lucky.Contains the first 7 episodes (approximately 45 minutes each).
The OAV War on Geminar
(2009) is another spinoff in the long-running Tenchi Muyo!
franchise. Kenshi Masaki, the half-brother of the original Tenchi, has been transported to the world of Geminar and forced to take part in an assassination attempt against Princess Lashra of the Shtrayu Empire. When the attempt fails, Kenshi is adopted into an alien culture where elite warriors--most of them girls--train to pilot the Sacred Mechanoids in the fortress-school of the Holy Land. Soon all the girls are chasing him. The evil Dagmyer spins an elaborate plot to overthrow the Shtrayu Empire, but his agents are so easily dispatched, it doesn't feel like much of a threat. The original Tenchi Muyo!
(1992) established the anime genre of the harem comedy and introduced a cast of popular characters, none of whom appear in War on Geminar
. The first episode overflows with new characters, terms, mecha
, and places, then nothing happens for the next several hours. The viewer has no idea how Kenshi got to Geminar or why he commands such extraordinary physical powers. It's also not clear why the girls pursue him, as he's a nonentity, with none of his half-brother's charm. Director Koji Yoshikawa fails to establish the balance between adventure and good-natured silliness that made the earlier versions of Tenchi
so much fun. War on Geminar
feels like a standard-issue jiggle show with occasional mecha
battles thrown in to break the monotony. Fans of the long-running continuity will find themselves wishing Tenchi and the gang would arrive aboard the Ryo-Ohki
and put things to right. (Rated TV MA: violence, violence against women, nudity, risqué humor, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
(1. White and Black Seikijin, 2. To the Seichi, 3. The Person Who Not Working…, 4. Pendant, 5. Chasing Him, 6. Vacation, 7. Warrior Tournament)