Tenchi Muyou! in Love 2: Harukanaru Omoi

Tenchi Forever!

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Synonyms: Tenchi Muyo Movie 3: Tenchi Forever!, Tenchi Muyo in Love 2 - Distant Memories
Japanese: 天地無用! in LOVE2 遥かなる想い
English: Tenchi Forever!
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 1999
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.201 (scored by 78857,885 users)
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Ranked: #31702
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Popularity: #5119
Members: 16,334
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Tenchi runs off into the woods to spend some time alone after his friends have another argument. While lost in thought, he hears a voice coming from a camellia tree. Tenchi approaches it and vanishes through a portal.

Six months later, Tenchi still has not returned home. Though most have given up the idea of ever finding him, his friends refuse to lose hope and have split up into two teams. Aeka and Ryoukou remain on Earth to investigate while Washuu, Sasami, Kiyone, and Mihoshi comb the rest of the galaxy in search.

Their efforts eventually pay off when Tenchi's energy is picked up on their radar. However, the happy reunion will have to wait as the girls gear up for their biggest challenge yet—Tenchi seems to have completely forgotten them and is living happily with another woman. Instead of solving their problems, finding Tenchi has left them with even more questions.

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Hasegawa, Yasuo
Negishi, Hiroshi
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"Love Song ga Kikoeru" by Anri


Sep 8, 2023
A suprisingly mature and meditative conclusion to a series who's selling point is asking the audience which alien broad they'd like to date. In fact it could be said the film rather uniquely explores the tropes of the harem genre from which it was birthed. Its heavy focus on the female characters is unique even for the relatively more female focused Tenchi Muyou franchise allows for an exploration of the emotional labour that would of course be associated with the harem or love triangle formula for all particpants. Even in the movie itself there's this strange tonal disonance between the ruminative almost mumble-core discussions on ...
Nov 19, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This pure slice of life, hardcore melodrama, and sentimental. This anime explores the emotional attachment each of the females characters for the man they love. The story really attempts to give substance/depth of 2-dimensional characters but barley manages to scratch the minuscule surface of these emotions. It is a very shallow SLICE-OF-LIFE tale. This film is very forgettable.

The art style and shifts in art throughout the story are very interesting and different.

To get ANY ENJOYMENT from this film I would suggest watching Tenchi Muyo the TV series to understand the character relationships and motivations.

There are ...
Aug 25, 2023
"Look, a bear has come out of hibernation and is airing out its futon!" - probably the only good part of this film. I'm sharing it so you don't have to watch the whole thing. Okay, older Tenchi with long hair is nice, too.

For whatever reason this film has the worst art style of all three films, while simultaneously getting what looks like a technical upgrade. Faces are squashed. Ears are rectangular. Bodies are smushed. Most of the time the art team cannot seemingly draw boobs in clothing.

I have a thought that maybe the anime team/production company thought "okay, we had a movie where ...

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