The Best Episodes of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki

The Night Before the Carnival

#1 - The Night Before the Carnival 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 7

Life after the Kagato incident is still chaotic at the Masaki household. Ayeka, helped by Washu, plants a replacement Ryu-Oh seedling to grow a new ship. Ryoko and Ayeka, spurred on by reading romantic comic books, try out all kinds of methods of winning Tenchi's love. Resolving to get the competition out of the way, they trick Mihoshi into reporting back to Galaxy Police HQ, and trap Washu in her laboratory in the closet under the stairs. However, Ryoko and Ayeka are soon fighting fist-to-fist over Tenchi again.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Kagato Attacks!

#2 - Kagato Attacks! 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 5

The murderous space criminal Kagato arrives on earth and seizes Ryoko, claiming to be her creator. Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka and Mihoshi chase after him aboard Ryo-Ohki (who has transformed into her spaceship form and combined with the remains of Ayeka's ship, Ryu-Oh).

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Here Comes Jurai

#3 - Here Comes Jurai 8.33

Season 2 - Episode 6

Tenchi's life is disrupted once again when some visitors from Jurai arrive. Funaho, Tenchi's Juraian great-grandmother, and her sister Misaki, who is also Ayeka and Sasami's mother, are paying a visit to Earth. Funaho has come to see her son Yosho, and to make an interesting offer to Washu. Soon after, Misaki and Funaho's husband, King Azusa of Jurai, arrives and tells Ayeka that she must marry the man he has chosen already, Seiryo. The only way Ayeka can be saved from this fate is for Tenchi to beat him in a duel!

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
We Need Tenchi!

#4 - We Need Tenchi! 8.13

Season 1 - Episode 6

The girls head for Kagato's ship to avenge Tenchi. Meanwhile, on Earth, Sasami senses Tenchi is in trouble and summons Tsunami, her own Juraian battleship, to save him from near-death. Mihoshi accidentally releases a 20,000-year-old scientific genius, Washu, from Kagato's imprisonment, who turns out to be Ryoko's true creator, and Tenchi returns to face Kagato in a battle to the death.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Ryoko Resurrected

#5 - Ryoko Resurrected 8.10

Season 1 - Episode 1

Tenchi Masaki, an ordinary high-school student, unwittingly releases a demon trapped in a forbidden cave. The “demon”, a young woman called Ryoko, tracks Tenchi down to his school, eager to take revenge for her 700 years of imprisonment in the most destructive way possible!

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Hello Baby

#6 - Hello Baby 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

Tenchi and the girls are charged with the duty of looking after his baby cousin, Taro, for a few days. As can be expected, chaos ensues and before too long the girls have run themselves ragged. It takes Washu to show them how to care for a baby, but even under her instruction they cannot cope, so Washu takes on the job single-handedly.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
The Advent Of Goddess

#7 - The Advent Of Goddess 7.80

Season 2 - Episode 4

The dastardly Dr. Clay, acting on the orders of the mysterious Lady Tokimi, sends his robotic slave Zero down to earth to capture Washu. Zero transforms into an exact duplicate of Ryoko to infiltrate the Masaki household, but repeatedly fails to carry out her mission as she simply cannot cope with the wave of emotion she experiences when she is near Tenchi!

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Here Comes Ayeka!

#8 - Here Comes Ayeka! 7.78

Season 1 - Episode 2

Princess Ayeka from the planet Jurai, seeking her long-lost half-brother Yosho, arrives on Earth. However, when she finds Ryoko, who she believes is responsible for Yosho's disappearance, she imprisons her and Tenchi aboard her ship. Luckily, Ayeka's little sister Sasami helps them to escape, and Ryoko uses her own spacecraft, named Ryo-Ohki, to crash Ayeka's ship and strand the princesses on Earth.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Hello Ryo-ohki!

#9 - Hello Ryo-ohki! 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryoko finds an egg amongst the wreckage of her ship, Ryo-Ohki, which hatches into a cute furry creature, a replacement spaceship! Ayeka stumbles across Tenchi practising swordplay with his grandfather in the forest, and notices how similar their fighting style is to that used on Jurai. Could it be a clue to the whereabouts of her missing brother?

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
Sasami & Tsunami

#10 - Sasami & Tsunami 7.67

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tenchi and family return to the local hot springs resort in need of a holiday, but end up having to repair the place first, since they destroyed it in episode 4. While working at the inn, the others see a ghostly figure in white. Meanwhile, Sasami is acting oddly, and she has a secret about her past to reveal.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
I Love Tenchi

#11 - I Love Tenchi 7.50

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ryoko accidentally damages a robe that belonged to Tenchi's late mother. When Tenchi yells at her, he accidentally upsets Ryo-Ohki as well. The heartbroken Ryo-Ohki sulks in Washu's laboratory, where her emotions affect a colony of shape-shifting creatures (the same creatures used as a base for Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki), causing them to break out of the lab and make a beeline for Tenchi.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
A Visitor From Afar

#12 - A Visitor From Afar 6.33

Season 3 - Episode 1

The mysterious warrior summoned by D3 and Tokimi is sent to Earth. Meanwhile, Tenchi reminisces about the unusual events in his life that have led him to where he is now, as well as the death of his mother ten years previously. Ryo-Ohki wanders off and gets lost in the woods. After coming to her rescue, Ryoko begins to act more affectionately towards her. The next day, the Masaki household receives a most unexpected visitor.

Directors: Kenichi Yatagai