The BEST episodes directed by Koji Yoshikawa

Invasion
star
9.03
106 votes

#1 - Invasion

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 8

Dagmyer begins his attack on the Holy Land with most of the male Seikishi of the Academy and has nearly taken over most of the Holy Land. The female students and staff are ordered to evacuate the Holy Land, which has now been captured by Dagmyer's father Babalun. All hope is lost until Kenshi reveals his true capabilities as he pilots the white Seikijin once again to all the females' astonishment of Kenshi being a Seikishi. While Kenshi has almost destroyed all the opposing Seikijin with ease, it is revealed that Chiaia's big sister Mexiah is in fact Doll, who pilots the black Seikijin and is being controlled by Babulun. As Kenshi and Doll fight to a draw, it is not long until Babalun reveals his true intentions, and with that Kenshi is ordered to retreat while thinking of Doll/Mexiah.

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Expectations
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9.02
106 votes

#2 - Expectations

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 9

Babalun succeeds in taking over the Holy Land and now has the Shield of Gaia in his possession. The Church begins on what actions must be taken to ddefeat him and take back the Holy Land. Meanwhile, Lashara is uneasy after what happened with Kenshi revealing to be a Seikishi and showing his capabilities to where as he will continue to be her servant now that the other nations know about him. Chiaia, still in dismay about Dagmyer's betrayal, has talked with Dagmyer about why he has aided his father, at which she is ordered to kill Kenshi after revealing his intentions. While Kenshi is asleep, Chiaia sets off to kill him, but could not do so after realising that he is too innocent. Chiaia later tells Dagmeyer that she will not follow him, at this point the Swan attacks at full force to get Chiaia back, Kenshi, already on the scene, defeats Dagmyer's guards and rescues Chiaia.

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Home
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9.00
104 votes

#3 - Home

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 10

Doll and Dagmyer launch their attack on Shurifon. No one is harmed due to the competition between Kenshi and the king, and the king faces off against Doll. However he is overwhelmed by the Shield of Gaia until Kenshi comes to his rescue. Meanwhile, after they make their escape, the Church is attacked by Doll. While Kenshi and Chiaia are scouting the area, an escape pod from a messenger ship is obtained by Kenshi. Leia Second, a member of the Church, is taken into the Swan. The Swan makes its way to Havoniwa, where it lies in ruins after an ambush by Cordyline's bandits, who have taken over a fort called the Meteor Fall. Just as the Swan was about to be destroyed, Yukine and her Seikijin saves it at the last minute, giving Kenshi the chance to take out the bandits and the fort in one go. They reach the underground section of Havoniwa where Flora and Maria are currently residing, and after some contemplating, they come to ask who owns Kenshi or whom Kenshi wants to go with. Kenshi is unsure to whom he should go with, even after seeking advice from the other girls. With no other girl to talk to, he finally goes to Lashara, who she pleads for him to stay by her side. After telling her that he will protect her, Kenshi comes to the conclusion that he will make the Swan an independent state where all people can take refuge. After becoming leader of the Swan, Kenshi is shocked to find out he is banned from excavating jewels on the ship's hull.

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Vacation
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8.97
110 votes

#4 - Vacation

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 6

Flora Nanadan, the Queen of Havoniwa, has invited Maria and Lashara to come to visit her, especially to meet Kenshi while bringing along other guests. While making their way to the resort, Kenshi meets his classmate Ceres Tyte–another male Seikishi who wants to run away with his girlfriend Hazuki–and decides to aid them to they can live happily together. Flora becomes quite attracted to Kenshi while having pillow fights with the rest of the girls. However, a group of bandits, led by Cordyline and her daughter Lan, target Ceres and Dagmyer as they are worth a lot due to breeding. When both Ceres and Dagmyer are taken, Kenshi goes to save them. After the failed attack, Dagmyer makes a deal with the bandits while giving a bonus to Cordyline.

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Barrier Workshop
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8.95
105 votes

#5 - Barrier Workshop

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 11

As the group travel on the Swan, it is not long until trouble occurs when Ceres is attacked by bandits. Kenshi goes to aid Ceres, only to be constricted with Ceres from a Seikishi reactor. However, something changes inside Kenshi where he cannot forgive those who hurt Ceres and half of the white Seikijin becomes black, where he then compresses the reactor and launches it elsewhere. Kenshi attacks the hideout while Ceres, Chiaia, and Aura rescue Hazuki. Kenshi goes berserk and takes out all the Seikijin while hurting himself in the process and giving Dagmyer a traumatic experience. Ceres and Hazuki later join the Swan, and Kenshi and the group make their way to the Barrier Workshop to see Naua Fuan, Chiaia's father. Naua briefs them on the history of Seikijin, Seikishi and the Seikishin. Naua also refers to Mexiah and the forgotten warrior (referring to Kenshi), but is unable to tell them about Kenshi. As Doll and the bandits come, they manage to escape and Doll/Mexiah finds out from her father about Kenshi.

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To Be Chased and Pursued
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8.94
109 votes

#6 - To Be Chased and Pursued

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 5

All the girls are still chasing Kenshi, especially now that he has become a member of the Student Council. Mexiah decides to take Kenshi for herself but Kenshi makes a quick getaway. The female upperclassmen and underclassmen form an alliance in hopes of capturing Kenshi through large numbers and teamwork. Later in the forest, a competition between Kenshi and the girls involving gathering food from the forest and cooking a hot pot dish is held with Kenshi's freedom at stake. The competition comes down to Kenshi versus Aura (none of the other girls being capable of finding any food) and ends with Kenshi's victory.

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Competitive Sports Tournament
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8.94
106 votes

#7 - Competitive Sports Tournament

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 7

Dagmyer has given passage to the bandits, while Lan, a member of the bandits is infiltrating Holy land Academy. Dagmyer persuades the Student Council to hold a warrior tournament, and all the female students and staff placed bets on Kenshi to win the race. As the race commences, it ends up being Aura and Kenshi as everyone cheers on, and later ends with Kenshi being the victor after Aura gives up. Shortly after running crazily around the Holy Land, Kenshi finally collapses and Aura is beside him, realizing that she is in love with Kenshi, and kisses him while he is still resting. Unbeknown to everyone, Uylte and Dagmyer begin their assault with the enemy forces as well as the male Seikishi aligning themselves with Dagmyer.

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Snatch him!
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8.93
58 votes

#8 - Snatch him!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 9

The class is at Kyoto on a field trip, the boys try to get into the girl's room but are hunted down by the various faculty members. After being taunted by Tasuku, Shungo tries to force his way in to see Mayu, only to be intercepted by Irori.

Let's Walk Forward!
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8.91
58 votes

#9 - Let's Walk Forward!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 12

Shungo races to find Mayu before she runs out of energy, only to run up against Hosaka. Mayu sacrifices herself to save him, only to be accidentally revived by the now complete Reika.

I'm Gonna Push You!
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8.90
117 votes

#10 - I'm Gonna Push You!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 2

Reika is introduced and gets worked up when Mayu unknowingly makes fun of her. Reika challenges Mayu to a contest for Shungo, only to lose and be blackmailed into becoming his maid.

Let's Go To Town
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8.90
117 votes

#11 - Let's Go To Town

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hinako takes Mayu out to get to know her better, while Reika attempts to get rid of Mayu by exploiting her fear of men.

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I'm Gonna Kiss You
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8.89
119 votes

#12 - I'm Gonna Kiss You

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 1

Shungo meets Mayu at his school, and learns about Mayu's condition.

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Pendant
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8.89
111 votes

#13 - Pendant

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kenshi continues his duties to serve Lashara while working and attending the Academy. Maria attempts to get Yukine and Kenshi together after seeing how much affection she has for him, while Kenshi is being chased by girls who have fallen for him. Later, while Kenshi talks about his past with Lashara and Chiaia, Chiaia accidentally breaks the string and replaces it with a red string, which symbolizes love much to her chagrin.

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He Who Must Work
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8.88
109 votes

#14 - He Who Must Work

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lashara decides that Kenshi should work to "earn" his meals, and is later introduced to the Headmistress of Holy Land Academy where he is later assigned various jobs on his first day. Not only he is demonstrating all expertise in all areas of work, he becomes famous among the staff members and those who study at the academy. During the process of Kenshi's pay going towards Lashara, she realizes how much money Kenshi has made and decides to make him continue working. Kenshi is later introduced to Lithia Po Chiina, the daughter of the Pope and President of the Student Council, and her assistant Lapis. Later, he is hypnotized by Mexiah to become a "massaging machine", which he gives to Chiaia, Aura, Lithia, Yukine, Wahan and some other girls.

Remember!
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8.87
90 votes

#15 - Remember!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 6

Shungo, Mayu and Reika are attacked by soldiers and are held captive in the house. Shungo fights back but is beaten up after being knocked out by a mysterious woman in a Tiki mask. Reika exploits Mayu's bad luck to trigger the various traps in the forest, spreading chaos among the enemy. She uses this as a diversion to free Shungo, who then faces off against the mysterious woman.

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The Black and White Sacred Mechanoids
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8.86
110 votes

#16 - The Black and White Sacred Mechanoids

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kenshi Masaki, a 15-year-old boy who controls the white Seikijin, is ordered by a masked man to kill Lashara Earth, the ruler of the Shitoreiyu Empire, in order to return to his world. Chiaia Furan, Lashara's bodyguard, pilots her Seikijin and faces off against Kenshi, but loses overwhelmingly to his power even with the assistance of Wahanly Shume. After deciding not to kill the Princess, Kenshi is taken captive and held prisoner. While being held, all the girls are surprised at how Kenshi, a male Seikishi, has been able to do what he can until Doll rescues him and takes him back. The leader decides to eliminate him, but Kenshi easily takes his henchmen out with his martial arts and escapes. When he returns to Lashara with Aura Shurifon's aid, he catches a feverish disease called Rhodeshiya Tore, which Ulyte states that he will die in the next six hours if they don't treat it.

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To The Holy Land
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8.83
109 votes

#17 - To The Holy Land

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 2

After seeing Kenshi's capabilities in battle, Lashara decides to make him her servant while concealing the truth about him being a Seikishi from the others. Kenshi witnesses the Holy Land and the academy that Lashara and Chiaia attend. Kenshi becomes more aware of his duties as a servant while making new friends, and meeting Chiaia's older sister Mexiah. Kenshi has a brief witness between Chiaia and a man named Dagmyer Mest, a childhood friend of Chiaia's. Kenshi meets Aura in the forest and later aids Ulyte before he gets sick. Kenshi later meets Maria Nanadan, Lashara's cousin and princess of Havoniwa, and her assistant Yukine. At the end, both Wahan and Chiaia are appointed advanced Seikishi.

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Let's Go to the Beach
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8.56
90 votes

#18 - Let's Go to the Beach

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 5

The crew go to the beach for a 'vacation', where Mayu starts getting closer to Shungo as Reika continues to try to upstage her. After witnessing Shungo inviting Mayu to watch the stars together, Reika wanders off in a depression. Shungo runs off to find her, only to meet her inner self instead. Things end with the appearance of a mysterious group of soldiers.

Fruition
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8.55
132 votes

#19 - Fruition

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar - Season 1 - Episode 12

Kenshi and the group realise that they need to find another source of power to match Kenshi's strength. They go to Yukine's village, where they turn a placement of sacred rock into a sword condensing with Kenshi's power. After the sword is made, Kenshi takes out the whole enemy faction in one swing. Kenshi is reunited with the Lithia, Lapis and other members of Holy Land Academy right after he collapses from the fatigue and gets a fever. While Kenshi is asleep, the girls all talk about how Kenshi has helped them even though he is not actually involved in their worlds' battle. King Shurifon and Flora make their entrance, telling them that both Aura and Maria are to be engaged to Kenshi.

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Let's go have fun!
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8.43
58 votes

#20 - Let's go have fun!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 10

Shungo, Mayu and Reika spend the last day in Kyoto having fun together, like they did back when they were children. Tasuku tries to break them up by using his family's ninja-clan to eliminate Mayu, only to be stopped by Irori. Irori confesses her love to Tasuku and tells him she has only loved him, not Shungo. Mayu leaves the house and Shungo is under arrest.

Don't Run Away!
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8.43
58 votes

#21 - Don't Run Away!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 11

Reika's inner self has taken over and uses her corporate muscle to separate Shungo from Ryōko in an attempt to restore his memory. After reminiscing with Reika, he's drugged and held captive (plus nearly raped) in order to keep him from Mayu. Irori and Tasuku then combine forces with Shungo's other friends in an attempt to rescue him.

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Lets take care of the house
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8.19
90 votes

#22 - Lets take care of the house

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mayu attempts to help Reika with the housework, only to find a hidden passage instead. They get trapped within the passages for most of the day, only to be abducted by Ryōko for slacking off when they finally escape.

Cheer Up!
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8.16
90 votes

#23 - Cheer Up!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 7

Shungo falls ill after 'losing his fighting spirit' and Mayu tries to nurse him back to health, with disastrous results.

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Let me eat it!
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8.12
90 votes

#24 - Let me eat it!

Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ryōko orders Shungo to make some ramen for her. He and Mayu spend hours trying to create the perfect ramen, only to realize that Ryōko will settle for a simple cup ramen.

Library / Abandoned Factory / The Beginning of the World
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7.08
110 votes

#25 - Library / Abandoned Factory / The Beginning of the World

Haibane Renmei - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rakka goes to work with Nemu at the library. There she meets Sumika, a kindly pregnant woman who is interested in Rakka's perspective as a newborn. Nemu tells Rakka about an old, unreadable book called The Beginning of the World. Rakka learns about another group of Haibane, both male and female, living in Abandoned Factory on the other side of town.

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Kuramori / Haibane of Abandoned Factory / Rakka's Job
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7.02
50 votes

#26 - Kuramori / Haibane of Abandoned Factory / Rakka's Job

Haibane Renmei - Season 1 - Episode 10

A flashback shows the kindly Kuramori, who promised to stay with Reki forever. In the present, Reki goes to the Haibane Renmei to ask for help for the ailing Rakka, and is told that Rakka is no longer Sin-Bound. Rakka is given her own job within the wall around the city, and the Haibane from Abandoned Factory offer a tentatively friendly gesture.

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