Ranked #1342

Tenchi Muyou!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tenchi Universe TV, Tenchi Muyo!
Japanese: 天地無用!


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1995 to Sep 24, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 17,580 users)
Ranked: #13422
Popularity: #1235
Members: 32,068
Favorites: 377
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Tenchi Masaki may be a 17-year-old young man in rural Japan, but little does he know how bad his day will be getting. When a space pirate chased by a pair of Galaxy Police officers crash-lands at his grandfather's temple, Tenchi is sucked into a new adventure that will literally blast him off into outer space and beyond.

(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
Masaki, Tenchi
Kikuchi, Masami
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Masaki, Sasami Jurai
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Yokoyama, Chisa
Yokoyama, Chisa


Negishi, Hiroshi
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Ishihara, Tatsuya
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
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Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation
Masunari, Koji
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Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Tenchi Muyo!" by SONIA

Ending Theme

Ginga de chokuritsu hokô [Walking Tall in the Milky Way] (Up-Walk in the Galaxy) (Japanese version performed by Ai Orikasa and Yumi Takada; English version performed by Diane Michelle)

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Nov 9, 2015
[Minor spoilers yo]

Tenchi Muyo (along with Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon) is one of the anime series I remember watching on the Toonami block when I was growing up (goodness gracious I feel old). Anyway, Tenchi Universe is the first television incarnation of one of the more popular and enduring character-based franchises. This is a slightly different retelling of the story first introduced in the Tenchi Muyo OVA series. For some reason, someone thought it was a good idea that the TV series should be loosely based on the first six episodes of the OVA series while simultaneously remaining original, yet recognizably Tenchi Muyo. read more
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Sep 29, 2015
No need for a review!

Especially given that everyone and their dog's probably seen Tenchi Muyo (Universe/TV aka the one who's page you're on). I'm also an unashamed fan. It's not a stretch to say that Tenchi is what got me into anime along with Outlaw Star on the legendary Toonami block a few yonks and a half back now.

Tenchi isn't just a harem anime. It's not going too far in my mind to say it is THE harem anime. A fantastic rom-com with some well placed scifi action and a nice bit of world building here and there, Tenchi has managed to create a read more
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Sep 28, 2015
I've lost count of how many times I watch Tenchi Muyo, but I never get tired of watching! Tenchi Muyo is a classic tale of romance, and the high point of the series are the scenes of humor protagonized by the frequent fights between Aêka and Ryoko, competing for the love of Tenchi.
At first, the story introduze each character, and begins to create the link between the girls and Tenchi. However, this seemed to be just preparing the viewer for the main focus of the story, the events on the planet Jurai due to the appearance of legendary warrior Yosho, who had disappeared a long read more
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May 22, 2015
A classic of anime and the first of the harem genre, Tenchi Muyo has a lot going for it: great balance of sci-fi and comedy elements, a delightful cast of characters, and a potential for good romantic development on the part of Tenchi and the two main love interests. There are problems with Tenchi though, and they detract some from the experience. For the sake of not being an idiot, I’m not going to include the horrible dub in my overall score but I will talk about it. So don’t think Tenchi’s getting the score it is getting because of the dub. It has a read more
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