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Tenchi Universe - On Earth I (Vol.1) (Geneon Signature Series)
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However, this DVD does have its perks. The finger puppets included with the video are useless, but just the kind of kawaii(cute) extras otaku(fans) drool for. Also, like other Tenchi DVD's, this one contains lots of pencil sketches and the openings/endings sans credits. And if you're a Washu fan, take heart. She shows up by the 4th episode! ^_^
What hurts it? The thing that harms it the most is the really bad characterizations. For instance, in this series Ryoko went into a life of crime by choice, losing a lot of her softer side, Aeka's a real witch at times, and Mihoshi's just plain dumb. Washu's devoid of any characterization whatsoever now.
What else hurts this? Plot. The plot is rather weak. Over half the series is filler. The "main plot" involving a coup on Jurai is not interesting at all, and ends up hitting a lot of cliches along the way. Only Ryoko and Aeka are after Tenchi this time around, so it's now a love triangle. But you'll keep asking yourself "why?" as the reasoning behind why they're after him is weak and not well thought out.
This is pretty much a dumbed down OVA series that's no more then a romantic comedy. It's entertaining, definitly, but it's just not excellent. When there's newer stuff out there like Cowboy Bebop available at a better price/content ratio then this rather dated series that isn't even that hot, it makes you wonder why it's worth picking up. The series itself would get four stars, but due to the lack of any discount for the series' datedness (I would just be upgrading older copies) it dropped the grade a bit more. Check out Bebop, Trigun, Blue Sub, or one of the other new series, or stick to the much better OVA.
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Ryoko the space pirate, Ayeka the princess, her sister Sasami, Mihoshi the cop, and Washu the mad scientist all find there way to a remote lake where a high school boy named Tenchi... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by KevinB
`Tenchi Universe' is the third Tenchi Muyo series... volume 1 shows how Tenchi met Ryoko and the others (very comedy themed and a lot of irony). Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Marcus Smith
Original box, and no scratches, came in good time, I mean what else can you ask for.Published on August 13, 2009 by SquidZilla
Tenchi Muyo is one one BEST anime series that I have ever seen. I've seen all three series: Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, and Tenchi in Tokyo. Read morePublished on July 16, 2004
Tenchi Universe is 26 episodes, starting with the first four on this DVD. This DVD is important because it does bring in most of the major characters that will be starring within... Read morePublished on June 19, 2004 by Michael Valdivielso
Tenchi Universe is the best Tenchi TV series. It stars everyone from "Tenchi Muyo!" and it's longer and better. Read morePublished on March 7, 2002 by Kindle Customer