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Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar, Part 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2009)

Jason Liebrecht , Jamie Marchi  |  NR |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Jason Liebrecht, Jamie Marchi, Jad Saxton, Morgan Garrett, Michelle Rojas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Digital Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Run Time: 322 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,923 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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)

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
OK first, the name of this series (which was changed for the American release into something very weird) is a little misleading. This is not a Tenchi Muyo series in the sense that Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka, Sasami, Mihoshi, Kiyone, or Ryo-Ohki appear in it at ALL. Washu makes an appearance as an outline. Various characters are referenced very, very little and none, but Washu, are mentioned by name. So please don't expect this to be a Tenchi series. It's not.

It is, however, AMAZING. This series takes place in the Tenchi Multiverse. The series picks up with Masaki Kenshi (Tenchi's half bro who was in utero during Tenchi Muyo! GXP). Kenshi has wound up in a very strange and different world filled with mecha (mostly piloted by women.. similar to Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, another Tenchi multiverse series). Kenshi is one of the few guys who can pilot the mecha. There are a bunch of other special things Kenshi can do that no one else can and it leads to hilarious hijinks. It feels, to me, kind of like a mash-up of Tenchi, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures and El-Hazard, taking the best elements of each and making it better.

Kenshi ends up becoming the attendant to Princess-King Lakasha, a rather greedy and conniving young woman who is a really good person despite all this. This leads him on a serious of adventures and misdirections. He ends up meeting tons of ladies (most whom want him, of course) and wrapped up in political intrigue of this new world.

The thing that really drives this series is Kenshi. He's a really great, fun character. He has depth while appearing to be very simple, a fact that is constantly revealed, but works. There is also his foils (several of whom resemble, personality wise, our Tenchi heroines).
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Anime March 11, 2013
I've always been a big fan of the Tenchi Muyo cosmos (can't really say world or universe cause that still wouldn't encompass all the different story lines).

I can say without a doubt this very high on my list to purchase. I've watched the fansubs multiple times. The storyline is engaging, the characters are deep and well modeled. The episodes are a satisfying 40 minutes long.

I my only problem is that 130$ (10$ per episode) for both boxes seems to be rather steep. At 70$ I would snatch the series up, but for now, I'll wait and bide my time till the prices drop.
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Tenchi Muyo! is used almost as a trade name here. In anime, the character always similar in appearance stemmed from a series of direct to video adventures of a boy who didn't know his hidden powers. When his curiosity gets the better of him he awakens both his powers and Ryoko a 700 year old demon trapped in a cave on his grandfathers shrine property. Tenchi, often studies swordsmanship with his grandfather or by himself with a wooden sword so he has skills, and a hidden power within him to use an alien technology. Once he awakens Ryoko he attracts a bunch of other characters, may of whom seem to have a romantic attachment to him, making this one of the more popular harem type anime. I'm talking the original now and the reason is if you haven't seen it or one of the tv season remakes (there are two complete remakes of the OAV series, which dumb the storyline down for kids), is that you'll lose references in this story to that other world of Tenchi!

This character is named Kenshi Masaki, the last name of Tenchi, and supposedly a cousin or some such of him, but it's never really made clear. He doesn't come off as clueless as the original Tenchi character, and seems to have his own agenda most of the time. The plot has him sent from a parallel universe (apparently the real world of Tenchi), and there is some sort of purpose. He becomes a pawn in a complicated political struggle, that eventually turns into an all out war. Like the Tenchi series that long proceeded this, the lines of good and evil although the motivations of the characters are blurred make strongly drawn plot lines, so not much is really muddled. It makes for some entertaining fare. The authors have a nose for amazement and light comedy, and this is a very good anime. Recommended for most anime fans except the type that like a lot of blood and guts. Themes are harem, mecha, magic, parallel world, superhuman, empowered girls, and a lot of RPG elements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great entry into the Tenchi OVA franchise June 23, 2014
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I started out as a fan of Tenchi Muyo way back in the age of the dino... er, VHS.

I tried most of the spin-offs; Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo, but neither of them I found to be a enjoyable as the original OVA series.

I then tried the new spin-off, Tenchi GXP, though unlike the others, this one was considered actually part of the OVA series, and it was a worthy successor/continuation of the original.

Then, I heard through the grapevine that another spin-off was in the works; Saint Knight's Tale. I eagerly anticipated the next addition to the Tenchi OVA line to be licensed in the US, and finally, years later, it came.

It was worth the wait.

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, also known as Saint Knight's Tale (don't know why they changed the name) is a story about Tenchi's younger half-brother, Kenshi, who is transported by unknown forces to the world of Geminar where he becomes a servant of the young Empress Lashara, and caught in an attempted coup against her, and the other established powers of the world.
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