Although when I picked this up I was expecting a comedy like all the other Tenchi stuff I saw, and didn't get any here. I was still impressed with the movie. A nice plot, good voice acting, nice animation (Although Ryoko looked kinda choppy), alot of emotion, and a ending theme that will always make us remember the times we shared with Tenchi and the gang! I will not be showing this to my kids because of the nudity but when they're 15 or 16 then I'll let them see the ending to the show they (And I) loved! Bravo! This is bound to be an anime classic.
First of all I must say that every Tenchi animated feature, be it TV series, OAV or movie is a work of art, the characters, backgrounds, colors and motions are fantastic.However the sound wasn't all that great for this movie, and let's face it - it is a little depressing to see how hung up on one guy both Ryouko and Ayeka are.I know that if you fall in love, you fall in love and that is that, but they are depicted so pathetically in this movie it is just sad. Tenchi disappears and they search frantically, … more
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The thirdTenchifeature has a less playful tone than the popular television and OAV series. Annoyed by the endless bickering between Ayeka and Ryoko, Tenchi goes for a walk in the hills above the Masami family shrine--and vanishes. His extraterrestrial friends organize a search: Wasshu dispatches Galactic Police Agents Mihoshi and Kiyoni to hack the gargantuan computer at the Science Academy; Sasami does research on Jurai; Ayeka and Ryoko get jobs as waitresses while they search Tokyo for clues. Haruna, a mysterious girl linked to an ancient camellia bush, has taken Tenchi to a parallel world, where he lives a seemingly normal life as an art student. But he's troubled by headaches and the images of Ryoko that turn up in his work. Tenchi grows a bit older there, which allows director Hiroshi Negishi to depict some very mild cartoon sex between his hero and the eerily beautiful Haruna. The animation is a little more fluid than the television episodes, and there's a welter of computer-animated effects when Wasshu works her high-tech devices and the characters travel between dimensions. ButTenchifans will miss the endearing silliness that gives the shorter adventures much of their appeal.--Charles Solomon