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In the beginning, there was Tenchi. Back when the only cure for an anime fix was a trip to the mall to load up on VHS tapes. Back when cable television first introduced this amazing new genre to American fans. The times may have changed since those good old days, but we're thrilled to be bringing Tenchi back! A true classic never goes out of style, and Tenchi is the original anime harem comedy that started it all.Tenchi is an average guy with extraordinarily bad luck! And to make matters worse, he just accidentally freed the ravishing space pirate Ryoko after 700 years of captivity! Now, attractive alien girls from across the galaxy are about to make his life more outrageous than ever imaginable! Can he survive the romantic entanglements of living with five lovely ladies - and unlock the secrets of his mysterious ancestry? Find out in the anime that launched a thousand harems!The Limited Edition comes with a collectible art booklet.
Although Tenchi Muyo! (1992) can be translated as "No Need for Tenchi," everyone wants the teenage hero of this popular series--at least all the girls do. Maybe that's why his name can be read in Japanese as both "Earth and Heaven" and "This Side Up." Although he appears to be a normal 17-year-old kid living in the small town of Okayama, Tenchi Masaki is actually the long-lost crown prince of the planet Jurai, and commands awesome psychic powers. In the first adventure (episodes 1 to 7), Tenchi inadvertently wakes what people believe is a mummified demon imprisoned in the Masaki family shrine for 700 years; but it's really space pirate extraordinaire Ryoko. The problems she causes are dwarfed by the arrival of Jurai princesses Ayeka and Sasami; bubble-brained Galactic Police agent Mihoshi and her long-suffering partner Kiyone; and super-genius Washu. Assuming his role as prince of Jurai, Tenchi defeats the machinations of the evil Kagato with a magic sword that resembles a light saber. Keeping the Masaki household in chaos in the later, shorter adventures (episodes 8 to 13) are unexpected arrivals, including a baby cousin of Tenchi's, a shape-shifting robot who impersonates Ryoko, and the Emperor and Empress of Jurai. Tenchi Muyo! established the anime genre of the harem comedy: all the women from space pursue Tenchi--unsuccessfully. The initial OVA spawned several TV remakes and spinoffs, as well as three theatrical features, music and drama CDs, video games, and licensed products. Countless harem comedy series followed Tenchi , but none of them balanced interplanetary threats, teenage romance, and broad comedy to better effect. More than 20 years after its initial release, Tenchi Muyo! remains an anime classic. (Rated TV 14: risqué humor, violence, nudity, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
This was exactly what I wanted it to be and more. So many memories came back while watching this.Published 1 month ago by Christian
I absolutely love this series. I remember seeing parts of this series back when I was in my late childhood early preteen years, late 1990s/early 2000s. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dawoof
I have missed this show ever since it went off the air when I was a kid. I'm so glad I found this, and even happier to find it in Blu-ray format.Published 2 months ago by Ezara
The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that this set is only 2/3rds of a trilogy. While the third part was released years later, it could be easily added to this now to make a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Q. Vejar
The product itself is good, but not what's advertised. There are only 13 episodes in total on Blu-ray and DVD. And it's just one of the OVA series. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Madeline H
This series is pretty good. The voice over work could have been better.Published 6 months ago by jamar logan
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As far as I know, this is a US version of the Japanese version of the same thing, which I don't believe contained those.
It also won't contain OVA 3, either, as I don't think that was included. This should be 13 episodes, and cover the ova's Ryo-Ohki and Ryo-Ohki 2.
I own the original DVD... Read More
Nov 21, 2012 by Dustin Stevenson | See all 3 posts
Probably only the Japanese tracks will have 5.1 surround. The dub will retain the original 2.0 stereo track from 1995. Most anime Blu-rays don't have 7.1 tracks (especially if they're not movies).
Oct 19, 2012 by Shogo-Kun | See all 3 posts
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