The BEST episodes of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki season 1

Every episode of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki season 1!

Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year old boy - until the day he accidentally released the space pirate Ryoko. She had been sealed in a cave 700 years ago, due to the locals' suspicions that she was a demon. In a series of events, many more alien girls show up at the Masaki household. Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about while dealing with the alien girls - each of whom has some sort of romantic interest in him.

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Mihoshi Falls to the Land of the Stars
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10.34
29 votes

#1 - Mihoshi Falls to the Land of the Stars

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/10/1992

An incompetent Galaxy Police officer, Mihoshi, is sent to patrol Earth, where the wanted criminal Kagato is headed. Meanwhile, Tenchi and his extended family take a short vacation at a local hot springs, and chaos ensues as Ryoko and Ayeka's fighting destroys the resort and causes Mihoshi's ship to crash, stranding the Galaxy Police officer on Earth.

Directors: Kenichi Yatani
We Need Tenchi!
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10.18
55 votes

#2 - We Need Tenchi!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/25/1993

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
The Night Before the Carnival!
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10.18
55 votes

#3 - The Night Before the Carnival!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/25/1994

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
Here Comes Ayeka!
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10.00
28 votes

#4 - Here Comes Ayeka!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/25/1992

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 Yatagai
Hello Ryo-ohki!
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10.00
29 votes

#5 - Hello Ryo-ohki!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/1992

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
Kagato Attacks!
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10.00
28 votes

#6 - Kagato Attacks!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/25/1993

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
Ryoko Resurrected
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9.02
55 votes

#7 - Ryoko Resurrected

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/1992

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 Yatagai