Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series (Blu-ray + DVD)
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From its popular 6-episode OVA series known as "Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki" (1992-1994), which was released in 1992 followed by seven more OVA episodes from 1994-2003, an expanded television series focus on the first six OVA's were released titled "Tenchi Universe", the series was a retelling of the OVA series, debuted on Japanese television in April 1995 through September 1995. And would air in the United States via the Cartoon Network in 2000. And three films "Tenchi the Movie: Tenchi Muyo in Love", "Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness" and "Tenchi Forever! The Movie" would be released in theaters.
Originally released by Pioneer/Geneon several times in VHS/LD and DVD format, with the license of "Tenchi Muyo!" now moving to FUNimation, the company will be re-releasing the OVA's, the movies and "Tenchi Universe" television series on DVD, while the OVA series and movies will be released on Blu-ray for the very first time.
"Tenchi Muyo!: OVA Collection" will include the first 13 OVA episodes released between 1992-1995 and for those who owned the previous Japanese Blu-ray release, this is the same release from Japan from 1999 but now includes the English dub soundtrack. The Blu-ray release will also include the DVD's and a limited edition was released with an art book.
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Tenchi Masaki spends his summers at his grandfather's shrine, learning an ancient, presumably Japanese sword art,.His life changes when he finally successfully enters the shrine's "forbidden area", accidentally releasing the "demon" said to have been imprisoned there by his ancestor, Yosho. This is the start of a grand adventure during which he discovers the true origins of his grandfather's art, the extent of his own powers, and the lengths to which four beautiful, powerful, and at times dangerous women will go to secure his affections.
It's a great show, and I'm really glad they finally re-released it; it was very difficult to find for many years, and I'm glad I finally have the opportunity to own my own copy.
My only complaint is the subtitles. I would have preferred if, rather than simply transferring the old material to new DVD and Blu-Ray disks, they had had someone re-translate the subtitles. The current subtitles have problems stemming from the translation practices of the time, the biggest problem being the erasure of honorifics. In most cases, this is okay, except when the choice of honorifics becomes a plot point--Washu's insistance on being referred to as "Washu-chan" being the most painfully awkward translation. The English has her say "little Washu", which is fine for a dub (if even more painfully awkward), but inexcusable in the subtitles in an era when most anime fans are expected to have some familiarity with the use of honorifics.
But still, great series, and far better than the adaptations that followed.
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This here is the first tenchi series that started the whole harem genre...and it can never get to old!Published 29 days ago by Jesus Saucedo
Improved coloring and sound can't wait to see more classics get a bluray upgradePublished 2 months ago by Michael Nishimoto
I had to buy because I needed to relive my childhood, I LOVE TENCHIPublished 3 months ago by LexiMunk