Tenchi Muyou!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tenchi Universe TV, Tenchi Muyo!
Japanese: 天地無用!
English: Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe
German: Tenchi Muyo
French: Tenchi Muyo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1995 to Sep 24, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HaremHarem, SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 3519135,191 users)
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Ranked: #21602
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Popularity: #2384
Members: 81,314
Favorites: 631

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Tenchi Masaki's life changes forever when the ship of an infamous space pirate, Ryouko Hakubi, is shot down and crashes near his family's temple. Little did Tenchi know that by saving Ryouko, he would spark a series of events that would lead alien women from all walks of life to inhabit his home. This includes the delicate Princess Aeka of Jurai and her playful younger sister Princess Sasami; the scatterbrained first-class detective Mihoshi Kuramitsu and her more capable partner Kiyone Makibi; and the eccentric, mad scientist Washuu Hakubi.

The six women do their best to adapt to their new lives, but their more advanced and exotic lifestyle does not mesh well with the simplistic customs on Earth. As a result, they just end up making a mess and causing trouble for poor Tenchi. Though the girls are a pain, Tenchi begins to form a close relationship with each of them, and through their bond, he begins to gain a better understanding of his role in the universe.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"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)

Episode Videos


Apr 30, 2024
Tenchi Universe and Love Hina are usually what come to mind when someone says “harem anime”, and Tenchi does not deserve this. It’s a space opera with a love-triangle and some of the best-written female characters of 90s anime you are ever likely to find.

Only Aeka and Ryoko are even interested in Tenchi himself, the rest just find themselves in his home through circumstance and become his found-family. Sasami is never sexualised (thank goodness) and has a big-brother-little-sister dynamic with him which is wholesome and inoffensive. Washu plays with him but has her own stuff going on. Mihoshi is a ditz and just happy ...
Apr 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This time I decided to comment only on the final episode, usually I comment episode by episode, but this time I decided to comment everything on the last one, so here we go.
First I'll comment on the characters and their changes from this spin-off to the canonical story:
Ryouko – While in the original story it makes sense that she likes Tenchi, because she lived with him since he was born and nurtured a love, in this spin-off she just falls out of space and falls in love, in fact you can't even call it love since you can only understand this in the final episodes ...
Apr 2, 2016
Tenchi Universe is a 26 episode series loosely based off of the original OVA Tenchi series, very loosely. It was directed by Hiroshi Negishi (relatively unknown) and produced by the ever pandering company that is Anime International Corporation (AIC). As a big fan of the OVA series, of course the tv series had much to live up to.

Compared to the entrancing beginning that the OVA had or anything else for that matter, the TV series is mostly just filler side-story nonsense focusing around the strange group of women that end up surrounding the main character Tenchi. Sure, the harem is in full swing, but the ...

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