Distribution Rights: Pioneer Entertainment
Genres: Action, Shounen,
|Tenchi Muyo in Love (Movie)|
Alternate Title: Tenchi the
Description: One day, when Tenchi watched
an old video of his mother, his mother's image starts to
vanish and so does he. They found out that someone has
gone back to the past and has eliminated Tenchi's mother
thus erasing Tenchi's existence! Washu sends Tenchi and
co. back to 1970, when Tenchi's parents were still in
high school. Even with Tenchi and co. around her,
Achika's (Tenchi's mother) safety is not guaranteed,
since the villain whom they face is Kain, an extremely
powerful galaxy criminal seeking revenge from the Jurai
blood. Will Achika be safe, and will there be a Tenchi
Muyo at all?
| Reviewer #1: Aimei
Episodes reviewed: Subtitled
is a movie adaptation to the popular TV series. It goes into
the past and talks about Tenchi's parents when they were
young, and how this galaxy criminal Kain tried to destroy
Tenchi's mother. It is the most typical kind of plot. There's
a powerful bad guy who wants revenge on the good people.
There's a huge fight. The good people fights desperately, and
they win. The plot is nothing new, but it does not necessarily
mean that this animation is bad. The art and graphics are
pretty good in my opinion. It's not a "must-see" anime, but
watch it when you're bored.
Although I do like the character designs, I can't stand
these people's personalities. (Well, I can't stand most of
them.) Why do all these girls, including a great scientist and
a cool space pilot, like Tenchi? What's so good about him? If
you just watch the movie and not the TV series or the OAV's,
you wouldn't understand why all the girls are so into him.
Well, I watched the OAV's, but I still don't get what's so
good about him. In the beginning of the movie when Tenchi was
vanishing, I was thinking, "Just let him vanish, dammit!"
I especially cannot stand Mihoshi in this movie. I don't
even know why she exists. She is nothing but plain stupid. Her
stupidity, which is supposed to be funny, is not even funny. I
find her really annoying. My favorite character is Ryo-oh-ki,
the little rabbit-like creature that goes "meow." (Is cabbit
| Reviewer #2: Clyde Adams
Episodes reviewed: Movie;
||Tenchi the Movie
is an exciting, emotional, tightly plotted adventure story,
with very high production values and an outstanding score by
veteran score-writer Christopher Franke (once of Tangerine
Dream, and founder of the Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra). It
features legendary voice actress Megumi Hayashibara as
Tenchi's mother Achika. I highly recommend it, but only for
viewer who already know the Tenchi Muyou characters; the movie
does not develop the characters, it takes them for granted.
Kain, a mysterious, incredibly powerful entity with a
grudge against the Jurai royal family (Tenchi's family),
escapes from a galactic prison, travels back in time, and
kills Tenchi's mother Achika years before Tenchi's birth.
Tenchi and his friends go back in time to prevent this.
The film focuses on Tenchi's love and longing for his
mother, who died (in the real timeline) when he was very
small. In the past setting, Tenchi and Achika are the same
age, 17. Tenchi's feelings resonate with Achika, who comes to
sense his true identity, and finds more strength in herself to