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Tenchi Muyo! (天地無用! Tenchi Muyō!, lit. "Tenchi Useless!") is a popular anime series based on the manga created by Masaki Kajishima and Hiroki Hayashi.

This is a list of the entries in the classic OVA series. The various series were dubbed and released by Pioneer Entertainment from 1993 to 1999.

OVAs

Tenchi Muyo!

The original series began with a series of 6 OVA's titled Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (天地 無用! 魎 皇 鬼) released in Japan on September 25, 1992.

Synopsis

Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year-old boy until the day he accidentally releases the space pirate, Ryoko, from a cave she was sealed in 700 years ago as the people thought she was a demon. In a series of events, four other alien girls show up at the Masaki household as Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about and deal with five alien girls who each have some sort of romantic interest in him.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Mari Mashiba (young)
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Sasami Masaki Jurai Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Tsunami
Mihoshi Kuramitsu Yūko Mizutani Ellen Gerstell
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura Debi Derryberry
Yukinojyo Hideyuki Umezu Mark Tracy
Kazuhiko Amagasaki
(ep. 1)
Toshiharu Sakurai
Katsuhito Masaki Takeshi Aono Jay Hopper
Nobuyuki Masaki
Yosho Takehito Koyasu Matthew Kermit Miller
Azaka Kenichi Ogata Mark Tracy
Kamidake Wataru Takagi Phil Fox
Kagato Norio Wakamoto Michael Scott Ryan

Additional Voices

  • Petrea Burchard
  • Dan Butler
  • Zita Campisi
  • Jay Hopper
  • David Johnson
  • Sherry Lynn
  • Michael Sorich - Kazuhiko Amagasaki (Toonami Version)

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2002 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1993-1994 VHS.jpg The Complete Series NTSC United States United States
6 Volumes
1998 The Complete Series
3 Volumes
2000-2001 The Complete Series*
2 Volumes
2000 DVD.jpg The Complete Series** 1
NTSC
3 Discs
2003 The Complete Series
2 Volumes
FUNimation Entertainment 2012 DVD.jpg
+
BD
The Complete Series** 1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
5 Discs

*Edited Toonami Version.
**With The Night Before the Carnival and Tenchi Muyo! II

External Links

Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before the Carnival

The second entry in the series, Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before the Carnival (天地無用!魎皇鬼スペシャル 番外編「お祭り前日の夜!Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki: Omatsuri Zenjitsu no Yoru!) was released on September 25, 1993 and is generally counted as the 7th episode.

Synopsis

A few days after Kagato is defeated everything returns to normal. Ryoko finds Mihoshi and Sasami reading shojo manga which Sasami tells that they are guides to tell how to win a boy Earth style. So Ryoko decides to try to use ideas from manga to win Tenchi. Ayeka finds out what she's doing and starts using the manga to win Tenchi as well.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Sasami Masaki Jurai Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Mihoshi Kuramitsu Yūko Mizutani Ellen Gerstell
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura Debi Derryberry
Katsuhito Masaki Takeshi Aono Jay Hopper
Yukinojyo Hideyuki Umezu Mark Tracy
Azaka Kenichi Ogata
Kamidake Wataru Takagi Jack Fletcher
Section Chief ¿? David Johnson

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2002 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1994 VHS.jpg NTSC United States United States
1998*
2001*
2000** DVD.jpg 1
NTSC
2003***
FUNimation Entertainment 2012*** DVD.jpg
+
BD
1
NTSC
A
DVB-T

*With Mihoshi Special.
**Edited Toonami Version.
***With Tenchi Muyo! and Tenchi Muyo! II

External Links

Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special

The second special titled Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special (天地無用!番外編 宇宙刑事美星 銀河大冒険 Tenchi Muyo! Uchū Keiji Mihoshi Ginga Daibōken) was released on March 25, 1994.

Synopsis

Mihoshi tells a story of her most famous mission with the Galaxy Police and casts all of the Tenchi Muyo characters, against their will, in it.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Mihoshi Kuramitsu Yūko Mizutani Ellen Gerstell
Kiyone Makibi Yuri Amano Sherry Lynn
Sasami Masaki Jurai
/Pretty Sammy
Chisa Yokoyama
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura Debi Derryberry

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1995 VHS.jpg NTSC United States United States
1998*
2002** DVD.jpg 1
NTSC

*With The Night Before the Carnival.
**With Magical Girl Pretty Sammy

External Links

Tenchi Muyo! II

The second series of OVA's consisted to 6 episodes directed by Kenichi Yatani and was released on September 25, 1994. They are considered episodes 8-13 of the series.

Synopsis

This OVA series gives the viewer more in-depth details on Sasami, Washu, and Ryo-ohke, as well as introducing members of the Juraian royal family.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Sasami Masaki Jurai Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Mihoshi Kuramitsu Yūko Mizutani Ellen Gerstell
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura Debi Derryberry
Katsuhito Masaki Takeshi Aono Jay Hopper
Nobuyuki Masaki
Azaka Kenichi Ogata Mark Tracy
Kamidake Wataru Takagi Jack Fletcher
Tsunami Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Funaho Kamiki Jurai Rei Sakuma Grace Zandarski
Tokimi Yumi Tōma Jennifer Darling
Azusa Masaki Jurai Akio Ōtsuka John Rafter Lee
Seiryo Tennan (ep. 13) Mitsuaki Madono John DeMita
Zero Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Misaki Masaki Jurai Yoshiko Sakakibara Grace Zandarski
Tenchi's Aunt (ep. 8) Naoko Ishi Jennifer Darling
Taro "Tayro" (ep. 8) Miki Narahashi Sherry Lynn
Yosho Takehito Koyasu Matthew Kermit Miller
Dr. Clay Seizō Katō Wess Mann
D3 Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Jack Fletcher

Additional Voices

  • Ellen Gerstell
  • Harry Johnson
  • R. Martin Klein - Seiryo Tennan (Toonami Version)
  • Mark Tracy
  • K.T. Vogt

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2002 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1993-1994 VHS.jpg The Complete Series NTSC United States United States
3 Volumes
1998 The Complete Series
3 Volumes
2000-2001 The Complete Series*
2 Volumes
2000 DVD.jpg The Complete Series** 1
NTSC
3 Discs
2003 The Complete Series
2 Volumes
FUNimation Entertainment 2012 DVD.jpg
+
BD
The Complete Series** 1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
5 Discs

*Edited Toonami Version.
**With Tenchi Muyo! and The Night Before the Carnival

External Links

TV Series

Tenchi Universe

A 26-episode anime series titled Tenchi Universe (天地無用!宇宙篇) premiered on Japanese TV on April 2, 1995. It is an alternate story to the OVA's and the backstory of several characters is changed.

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Sasami Masaki Jurai Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Mihoshi Kuramitsu Yūko Mizutani Ellen Gerstell
Kiyone Makibi Yuri Amano Sherry Lynn
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura Debi Derryberry
Katsuhito Masaki Takeshi Aono Jay Hopper
Nobuyuki Masaki
Azaka Kenichi Ogata Mark Tracy
Kamidake Wataru Takagi
Nagi Mizue Ōtsuka Julia Fletcher
Kagato Norio Wakamoto Michael Scott Ryan
Mitsuki Yuka Koyama Debi Derryberry
Yura Yūko Nagashima
Sagami (ep. 13) Akifumi Endō Richard Cansino
Tessei (ep. 25) Shinichirō Miki
Tetta (ep. 25) Yoshio Kawai Doug Stone

Additional Voices

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2002 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1996-1998 VHS.jpg The Complete Series NTSC United States United States
8 Volumes
2000-2001 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
8 Volumes
2001 The Complete Series
8 Discs
2007 The Complete Series
8 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2012 The Complete Series
4 Discs

External Links

Tenchi in Tokyo

Tenchi in Tokyo (新・天地無用!) is another alternate story consisting of 26-episodes that premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997.

Synopsis

Tenchi decides to move to Tokyo in order to lead a normal life in the big city. While in Tokyo Tenchi meets a girl named Sakuyo. They soon fall in love but as it turns out a dark sinister force has created Sakuyo to get at Tenchi and rule the earth. Now Tenchi must balance love, friends, and life while defending the earth one last time.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Tenchi Masaki Masami Kikuchi Matthew Kermit Miller
Sakuya Kumashiro Mayumi Iizuka Julie Maddalena
Ryoko Hakubi Ai Orikasa Petrea Burchard
Ayeka Masaki Jurai Yumi Takada Jennifer Darling
Sasami Masaki Jurai Chisa Yokoyama Sherry Lynn
Mihoshi Mizutani Yūko Mizutani Rebecca Forstadt
Kiyone Makibi Yuri Amano Wendee Lee
Washu Hakubi Yuko Kobayashi K.T. Vogt
Yugi Akiko Yajima Debi Derryberry
Ryo-Ohki Etsuko Kozakura
Matsuno Ayaka Hibiki Rebecca Forstadt
Katsuhito Masaki Takeshi Aono Bob Papenbrook
Nobuyuki Masaki
Azaka Kenichi Ogata Doug Stone
Kamidake Wataru Takagi Michael Sorich
Yoshinaga Yukari Tamura Wendee Lee
Matori Yuriko Yamaguchi Julie Maddalena
Dokuzen Tsuchida Takehiro Murozono Bob Papenbrook
Kazuhiko Amagasaki Toshiharu Sakurai Michael Sorich
Tsugaru Masamichi Ota Richard Cansino
Sugano Manabi Mizuno Sherry Lynn
Hotsuma Wataru Takagi Matthew Kermit Miller

Additional Voices

Trivia

  • This is the first and only Tenchi Muyo series to be recorded at Studiopolis.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2002 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1999-2000 VHS.jpg The Complete Series NTSC United States United States
8 Volumes
DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
8 Volumes
2007 The Complete Series
8 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2012 The Complete Series
4 Discs

External Links

See Also

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