Tenchi Muyou! in Love

Tenchi Muyo! In Love

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Synonyms: Tenchi Muyo Movie 1: Tenchi in Love, Tenchi Muyo! in Love
Japanese: 天地無用! in Love
English: Tenchi Muyo! In Love
German: Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi In Love
Spanish: Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi In Love
French: Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi In Love
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1996
Producers: Pioneer LDC, GAGA
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: SchoolSchool, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 1262512,625 users)
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Ranked: #22002
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Popularity: #4521
Members: 24,716
Favorites: 46

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In a dark corner of the universe, intergalactic criminal Kain breaks out of prison and destroys the Galaxy Police Headquarters. Basking in the afterglow of the terror and destruction he has caused, Kain sets his sights toward a much bigger prize waiting on Earth.

Meanwhile, Tenchi Masaki and his crew are watching some old home videos of his mother, Achika. As the film rolls, Achika slowly starts to vanish. While watching her fade away, Tenchi also begins to disappear. However, thanks to a device created by Washuu Hakubi, Tenchi is not gone for good.

The gang soon learns about Kain and deduce that he must have done something to Achika, which has resulted in time being altered. To save himself and maintain the future, Tenchi travels with the girls back in time to protect his mother from her fate.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kitajima, Nobuyuki
Cook, Justin
Yasuda, Takeshi
Maki, Taro


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Ending Theme

"Alchemy of Love" by Nina Hagen and Rick Jude

Episode Videos


Nov 18, 2015
Tenchi Muyo was one of my favorite shows to watch as a kid on Toonami every weekday when I would come home from school. It had everything. Action, romance, comedy and fantasy all combined into a half hour of greatness. IN LOVE is the first feature film of the Tenchi franchise, released in the golden years of anime, the 1990's. A space being known only as Kain has escaped space police custody and plans on traveling back to 1970 to kill Tenchi's mother, and destroy her and Tenchi's royal bloodline. After viewing some old videos Tenchi's mother mysteriously disappears from the film and Tenchi himself ...
Jan 2, 2008
First off I would like to begin by saying that I am a big Tenchi fan. I feel this movie is one of the best that I have seen in while(although i know its been out for some time now as well). It uses the limited amount of time for a movie well by taking the characters we already know and giving them a serious new problem to figure out in a completely different setting. The characters once again use their own unique talents to help solve it, but the movie provides the viewers with some new important information about Tenchi's mother and ...
Apr 20, 2018
Maybe rewatching this as an adult was a mistake. I used to love this franchise when I was younger. Seen everything of the classic "Tenchi" stuff excepting GXP multiple times. Even read some of the manga. This movie is just... 'sad' is being kind.

The best things that can be said for this is that the soundtrack is very good and the animation quality is still pretty good, even with the anime hair. It looks nice and it's detailed and bright, with that extra polish movies typically get. I also still love the way they animate Ryoko and her abilities. Still my favorite version of teleportation, ...

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Poll: Tenchi Muyo! in Love Episode 1 Discussion
Zewerr - Jan 30, 2013
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Dec 27, 2021 2:32 AM
"Tenchi Universe" watching required to enjoy the Movies?
kiraa-sebun - Jun 4, 2016
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Feb 12, 2017 10:53 PM
I liked how they gave Nobuyuki some more character
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