Ranked #829

Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki

Alternative Titles

English: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki
Japanese: 天地無用!魎皇鬼


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1992 to Mar 25, 1993
Source: Original
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year-old boy until the day he accidentally releases the space pirate, Ryoko from a cave she was sealed in 700 years ago as the people thought she was a demon. In a series of events, four other alien girls show up at the Masaki household as Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about and deal with five alien girls who each have some sort of romantic interest in him.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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Orikasa, Ai
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Hakubi, Washuu
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Kobayashi, Yuko
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Masaki, Tenchi
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Kikuchi, Masami
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Masaki, Sasami Jurai
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Yokoyama, Chisa
Yokoyama, Chisa


Inoue, Hiroaki
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Hasegawa, Yasuo
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Honda, Yasunori
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Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(1/6)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Ryoko Resurrected!
Ryoko Fukkatsu (魎呼復活)
Sep 25, 1992

Opening Theme

"Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki no Theme (天地無用!魎皇鬼のテーマ; Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki's Theme)" by Seikou Nagaoka (eps 1-6)

Ending Theme

"Renai no Sainou" by Chisa Yokoyama

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Sep 6, 2015
Do note that my review for Tenchi Muyo covers the full length of the OVAs as they aired during the 1990s, meaning this covers the first 13 episodes of the OVA series. That said, let us get on with the review.

Focusing on Tenchi Masaki's interactions with several alien girls living at his household, the Tenchi Muyo OVAs are well known among older anime fans for having popularized the harem genre and would go on to spawn a number of spinoff titles throughout the 1990s thanks to its immense popularity with fans. Tenchi Muyo sticks out rather prominently from many titles of the harem genre as read more
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Aug 26, 2015
History is here. The Grandfather of Harem Anime. And yet There's No Need For Tenchi?

Despite the short length of episodes, Tenchi Muyo is a great OVA series for those looking for the sci-fi comedy. Oh there's action and romance but you will stay for ladies.

Story: It runs a gambit of many things but sci-fi comedy really is the best description. You'll get a laugh out this crazy bunch and some might even make you cry once you learn more about them.

Art: The character design is a superb work for a nineties anime. While some may be a bit more round than what you'd expect, it's read more
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Apr 2, 2009
I'm writing this review about episode 1-13 of the original OVAs.
The last 7 episodes were written in order to accomodate the GXP storyline and were created over 10 years later, so I personally consider them almost a separate series.
This is my favorite anime...period. I know I'm not in the majority on this, but it succeeds on every level. It is the definitive "harem" anime, while maintaining a great plot and fascinating universe/backstory. The fact that each of the women have complex and fascinating pasts and facets to their character is something unique to this genre. It's heartwarming, romantic, raunchy, read more
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Mar 18, 2009
The prevalent younger age demographic of today's anime viewer may not be familiar with this classic title... but for the slightly older fan this series brings back the memories.

Like the many generic" harem animes" studios seem to spit out every season... this series too has an unlikely hero who suddenly finds himself surrounded by a multitude of hot babes... but that is the only common factor that this classic shares with its modern brethren of failures.

This series is an example of a harem done right with enough story and action to propel it into the category of "something special."
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