A girl, Mayuka, appears one day claiming to be Tenchi's daughter, much to the shock of the Masaki household. Chaos ensues as Washu attempts to discover Mayuka's background, and the girls adjust to the new presence at their home. The result of her appearance reaches back into the past, and puts Tenchi in danger. Tenchi and Ryoko must travel into the realm of a demon called Yuzuha in order to try and set things right, but their task is not an easy one.
If you like Tenchi Muyo read on...if not...well you can still read on!
This movie has litlle to do with the actual series, unless you count Tenchi Universe then it does. The movie has a somewhat sketchy story but the drama that follows afterwards is funny, but also very serious. The story features a woman that comes along claiming to be Tenchis daugher. When Washu realizes that this is actually true she investigates! Soon what follows are events that put Tenchi, Ryoko and all the other residents friendships at risk, just for the ultimate revenge!!
It has great comedy and a pretty solid story. If youre a
Tenchi Muyo fan or youre just bored and have nothing better to do...CHECK IT OUT!!
Not to give away too much of the story but Tenchi does a certain thing some would consider to be way out of character a few minutes into the movie.
Also a confused, controlled under-age MINOR sexually solicits her father figure. What the actual ****! I'm sure there were about a million other ways to go about achieving her masters goal than that.
Yeah the Tenchi Muyo series has always been on the sexy side and grouping a bunch of crazy weirdos together....but....
If I could give 0/10 I would. If I could have only unwatched it. I held out hope that it would have some redeeming
feature. And maybe it does but watching a brain washed minor conduct incest was pretty unredeeming feature.
Tenchi the Movie 2: Daughter of Darkness is a monument to the original series not easily forgotten. The characters are more real than before, and hold a real connection within the house. The acting was wonderful (If you can call speaking into a mike acting. I think you can.) Ryoko's love for Tenchi was equal to, but wholey different from the others. Ayeka was more of a mother figure in this movie, which I feel suites her well. Sasami is the essence of an innocent child, the same as everyone has always loved from the show. All the characters I didn't wention were also well
written and accounted for. The story was one which can pull almost any veiwer to appreciate. Wether you enjoy love, mystery, comedy, action... To use the cliche "This movie had everything". And the multi'angle feature on the DVD was BRILLIANtly used so that the veiwer can see the conception sketches for each scene. Including the Tenchi Encyclopedia, and wonderfull trailers this movie brought myself great joy and re-immersed me into the Tenchi fandom I had forgotten since the last airing of Tenchi Universe and the awfull Tenchi in Tokyo. This is a great item to collect for Tenchi and/or anime fans of all ages.
Hey it's the incest Tenchi movie, where Demona from "Gargoyles" is the final boss! ...Sigh.
Somehow this one makes even less sense then the first film, unless you assume that everyone is drunk the whole time. But at least the sub voice acting is better. I think the dub delivered Yuzuha's last/second-to-last line better, though.
So Yuzuha had a crush on kid!Yosho, and got... banished when she was caught? And suddenly she spies on the Masaki gang in the present and decides to... create a person from her hair and the grandson of her crush? To infiltrate(?) the Masaki home and kidnap Tenchi? I get that killing
Tenchi would upset Yosho but it seems like a really weird, long-winded way to get back at the guy.
If Yuzuha can communicate with Mayuka telepathically (during the fireworks scene), why does she need to communicate through the holographic tree thing? Also, why does Mayuka have to make out with Tenchi to teleport him? It's one thing that Yuzuha can teleport objects on her own as is demonstrated at the beginning of the film when she steals Tenchi's hair.
None of these people really know Mayuka. She's just... constantly obsessing over Tenchi, has no answer to any questions, frequently sexually assaults Tenchi... and that's it. Yet they all love her for some reason? I get it, don't hate on your fellow... humanoids... but like... ??? I mean from a franchise sense it makes sense that Tenchi would have that conversation mid-way through the film where he's like "you all came here randomly and I don't understand her either, so she's just like the rest of you".
It's just a generic OVA-like mess of a film that's not worth the time. There are a couple good TenchixRyoko scenes (excluding the time he slapped her 9_9) but that's... about it.