The BEST episodes written by Masaki Kajishima

I Love Tenchi
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10.36
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#1 - I Love Tenchi

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

The Advent of the Goddess
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10.36
27 votes

#2 - The Advent of the Goddess

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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!

Z
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10.36
27 votes

#3 - Z

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 6

Lady Tokimi's progeny Z finally moves against Tenchi, and an epic battle in space ensues. However, when the other two chōshin, Tsunami and Washu, discover Z's motivation for wanting to kill Tenchi, they are forced to move against their sister, bringing about a confrontation that threatens to destroy Tenchi, Z and the universe itself.

Mihoshi Falls to the Land of the Stars
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10.34
27 votes

#4 - Mihoshi Falls to the Land of the Stars

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

Sasami and Tsunami
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10.34
27 votes

#5 - Sasami and Tsunami

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

Zero Ryoko
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10.34
27 votes

#6 - Zero Ryoko

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 2 - Episode 5

Zero fails in her mission to capture Washu and returns to Dr. Clay. Tenchi, Ryoko and Washu pursue her to locate and rescue the real Ryoko. When Washu confronts Dr. Clay, she reveals that she and Clay were once contenders for the director's chair at the Science Academy, but Clay was cast out for misusing his scientific talents. He tries to destroy Tenchi as a means of manipulating Washu, but Zero betrays him and he is forced to destroy his ship to make an escape.

A Visitor From Afar
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10.34
27 votes

#7 - A Visitor From Afar

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

Strategy
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10.34
27 votes

#8 - Strategy

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 3

A combination of stress and exhaustion leaves Tenchi bedridden, and Tenchi's fiancée Noike nurses him back to health. Once he recovers, Noike shows Tenchi a new experimental Juraian ship designed to be more effective against any attacking foe. Meanwhile, the Kuramitsu family have received word that Mihoshi is unhappy on Earth, and send their state-of-the-art battleship out to collect her.

Misao Arrives Aboard the Chobimaru!
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10.34
27 votes

#9 - Misao Arrives Aboard the Chobimaru!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 4

Mihoshi's brother Misao develops the notion that his beloved sister is part of a harem run by Tenchi and swears to kill him. However, his adjutant, Mashisu, has other plans for the mission. Meanwhile, the princesses' grandmother, Lady Seto, arrives for a visit, and the family prepare a special meal to welcome her.

The Great Love Love Plan ~ Beginning of the End ~
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10.34
27 votes

#10 - The Great Love Love Plan ~ Beginning of the End ~

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 5

The girls fight off Mashisu and her heavy mob, and Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki take on the massive battleship the Chobimaru. Mashisu, meanwhile, is forced to confront her feelings for Misao, and she begs Misao to make a choice between her and his beloved sister.

We Need Tenchi!
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10.18
54 votes

#11 - We Need Tenchi!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

The Night Before the Carnival!
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10.18
54 votes

#12 - The Night Before the Carnival!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

Bright and Sunny Tenchi, But With High Waves?
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10.18
54 votes

#13 - Bright and Sunny Tenchi, But With High Waves?

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 7

In the aftermath of the Chobimaru incident, the Kuramitsu family meet to discuss the futures of, among others, Mashisu and Misao. Tenchi's family has much to discuss as well, including finally revealing to Tenchi the truth about his mother. More astonishing revelations come to light when Tokimi and Washu reveal the identity of the little girl whose life Tenchi saved.

Here Comes Ayeka!
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10.00
27 votes

#14 - Here Comes Ayeka!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

Hello Ryo-ohki!
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10.00
27 votes

#15 - Hello Ryo-ohki!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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?

Kagato Attacks!
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10.00
27 votes

#16 - Kagato Attacks!

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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).

Hello Baby
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10.00
27 votes

#17 - Hello Baby

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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.

Here Comes Jurai
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10.00
54 votes

#18 - Here Comes Jurai

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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!

Fiancée
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9.52
54 votes

#19 - Fiancée

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - Season 3 - Episode 2

The woman who arrived at the Masaki house turns out to be Tenchi's sister, Tennyo. She has arrived with news that Seto Kamiki, the princesses' grandmother and self-appointed matchmaker of the Juraian royal family, has picked out a fiancée for Tenchi. Before long, Tenchi's grandmother Airi arrives...but what has become of the would-be fiancée Airi was escorting?

No Need for a Genius!
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9.51
34 votes

#20 - No Need for a Genius!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 8

Washu creates a robotic duplicate of herself to help with her experiments. Unfortunately, an accident occurs when Washu's brain patterns are transferred to the robot, and it instead kills Mihoshi's personality and intelligence!

No Need for Runaways!
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9.51
34 votes

#21 - No Need for Runaways!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 19

While stocking up on fuel and supplies at a space station, the group are alarmed to discover that the Yagami has been stolen. Two teenage delinquents, Amarube and Yura, are responsible for the crime, and the gang are led on a frantic chase to retrieve their stolen spaceship.

No Need for Carnivals!
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9.50
37 votes

#22 - No Need for Carnivals!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sasami and Tenchi visit the annual shrine festival, but disaster ensues when the girls bring their own brand of mayhem and catastrophe to the stalls they are running, from monster fish on Ryoko's fish catching game to Washu's uncontrollable cotton candy machine!

No Need for an Escape!
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9.47
35 votes

#23 - No Need for an Escape!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 15

Having effected a daring escape from the Juraian military, the gang become fugitives. Meanwhile, Mihoshi and Kiyone return to headquarters, and use the opportunity to find out more about the turbulent political situation on planet Jurai. It transpires that during Ayeka and Sasami's absence, the emperor was replaced by a warrior named Yosho, who claims to be the rightful successor to the throne.

No Need for a Checkpoint!
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9.46
34 votes

#24 - No Need for a Checkpoint!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 21

The gang disguise themselves as schoolgirls to pass through the checkpoint into Juraian space, but Mihoshi's incompetence ruins their plan and they are forced to make an escape. However, one or two benevolent Juraians are on hand to assist them in their passage into Juraian territory.

No Need for Knights!
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9.46
34 votes

#25 - No Need for Knights!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 22

Fleeing into a protected area of space to avoid the Juraian military, the group comes across the resting place of a pair of legendary Juraian knights, Azaka and Kamidake (after whom Ayeka's guardians were named). With the help of the guardians, Katsuhito resurrects the legendary knights, and finally reveals his true identity as the legendary Juraian warrior Yosho.

No Need for a Showdown!
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9.46
34 votes

#26 - No Need for a Showdown!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 25

Tenchi, accompanied by Azaka and Kamidake, heads deep into the royal palace to find Kagato. Azaka and Kamidake battle the two Juraian knights that protect Kagato. Tenchi himself faces Kagato in their final battle to the death, the future of Jurai and the lives of himself and his family at stake.

No Need for a Rebellion!
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9.44
35 votes

#27 - No Need for a Rebellion!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 14

The arrival of the Juraian military threatens the status quo of the Masaki home. Ayeka, Sasami and Ryoko are arrested, so the rest of the gang pursue the Juraian ship on which they are being held with the intention of rescuing them.

No Need for Hiding!
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9.44
35 votes

#28 - No Need for Hiding!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 16

The fugitives' journey to Jurai continues, but fuel and money is running short. They decide to take jobs at a bar on a nearby planet, selling overpriced drinks to ease their financial difficulties, but the Galaxy Police are still hot on their trail.

No Need for Hunger!
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9.44
35 votes

#29 - No Need for Hunger!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 17

An engine fault leaves the group stranded in deep space, and worse still, the food supplies are dwindling. Washu tries to fix the Yagami's engines, but is hindered every step of the way by Mihoshi. Meanwhile, Ryoko takes the last of the money to buy groceries on a nearby planet, but can't resist the temptations of the bars, casinos and restaurants...

No Need for Karma!
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9.42
35 votes

#30 - No Need for Karma!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 23

The fugitives seek refuge amongst the ruins of the Juraian imperial villa, and finally discover the identity of the man claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne of Jurai; the exiled warrior Kagato. Kagato turns up at the ruins to face Tenchi's grandfather in combat once more.

No Need for Worries!
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9.37
37 votes

#31 - No Need for Worries!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Masaki home is paid another visit by an interstellar traveller in the form of Sasami, Ayeka's younger sister, who has arrived to take her sibling back home. Meanwhile, Ryoko's wrecked spaceship gives birth to a cute replacement, and the mischievous space pirate teases Ayeka by telling her that Tenchi is the father!

No Need for Partners!
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9.36
38 votes

#32 - No Need for Partners!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mihoshi's Galaxy Police partner Kiyone is ordered to find her missing colleague, and heads for her last known location. Kiyone is shocked to discover her supposedly deceased partner is alive and well and living with a space pirate, two Juraian princesses and a mad scientist.

Time and Space Adventures: Part II
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9.35
36 votes

#33 - Time and Space Adventures: Part II

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 12

The time and space-roaming saga continues. In the second mini story, Kiyone gives up her police career for a more peaceful existence, and finds herself a job in a quiet seaside town, working at Ayeka and Sasami's tavern. The third story takes place at an ordinary Japanese high-school, with Tenchi, Ryoko and Ayeka as students and Mihoshi and Kiyone as teachers. What starts as an ordinary tale of high-school romance and rivalry ends in bizarre fantasy when Magical Girl Pretty Sammy turns up to put a stop to Ryoko and Ayeka's constant bickering.

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No Need for a Ghost!
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9.31
35 votes

#34 - No Need for a Ghost!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 18

Sasami is visited one night by a mysterious young girl named Mirei, who invites her back to her own ship to play. Mirei can create wonderful illusions with the wave of her hand, and she and Sasami have fun together in places from each others' memories. Meanwhile, the others, sick with worry over Sasami's disappearance, board Mirei's ship to search for her, but find the vessel has been deserted for hundreds of years.

No Need for an Arch Rival!
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9.30
36 votes

#35 - No Need for an Arch Rival!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 10

A ruthless interstellar bounty hunter, Nagi, arrives on Earth to claim the price on Ryoko's head. She kidnaps Tenchi and challenges Ryoko to a showdown to claim him back. However, she doesn't reckon on her spaceship cabbit, Ken-Ohki, falling in love with Ryo-Ohki!

No Need for Resident Officers!
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9.26
37 votes

#36 - No Need for Resident Officers!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 6

Follow a day in the life of Mihoshi and Kiyone. The Galaxy Police duo are forced to find part-time jobs to pay the rent and bills on their new apartment. But with walking disaster Mihoshi around, holding down a job for even a single day proves difficult!

No Need for Memories!
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9.23
34 votes

#37 - No Need for Memories!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 9

A heavy snowfall brings back memories of Tenchi's childhood, and the day his mother died. Sasami has fun playing in the snow, but the cold weather doesn't agree with everyone. When Tenchi falls ill, a little help from Ayeka's life tree Ryu-Oh is needed to restore him to health.

No Need for Ryoko!
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9.23
34 votes

#38 - No Need for Ryoko!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 24

With Ryoko and Katsuhito wounded and unable to fight, Tenchi makes the decision to face his destiny, challenging Kagato and rescuing princess Ayeka. Although Ryoko does not want Tenchi to fight, she risks her own life to ensure that he reaches the royal palace safely.

Time and Space Adventures: Part I
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9.22
35 votes

#39 - Time and Space Adventures: Part I

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 11

Washu invents a dimension changing machine that allows its users to manipulate the world to their desires. Despite being forbidden by Washu from using the unfinished invention, the girls can't resist giving it a try, causing the whole family to be drawn into a maze of alternate dimensions where all their fears and fantasies are played out. The first story takes place in Heian era Japan, with Princess Ayeka as the fiancée of Tenchi, who himself is a bold warrior sent to defeat a legendary demon (who turns out to be Ryoko).

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No Need for Swimsuits!
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9.17
34 votes

#40 - No Need for Swimsuits!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 20

The Yagami is in dock for more repairs, so the gang set up a café at a nearby beach resort to try and make enough money to pay the bills. Alas, trade is rather poor, but news of a swimsuit beauty contest with a big cash prize for the winner sends the girls scurrying for the changing rooms, eager for the chance to pay off their debts and prove who has the better figure!

Time and Space Adventures: Part III
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9.17
35 votes

#41 - Time and Space Adventures: Part III

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 13

The concluding part of the dimension-travelling tale. The fourth mini-story follows a day in the life of a drastically altered Masaki family; Tenchi and Mihoshi are husband and wife, Sasami is their daughter and Ayeka is Mihoshi's bossy sister-in-law. The fifth and final story finds Tenchi and Ryoko cast as American gangsters on the run from the law after committing dozens of daring robberies across the country. At last, Washu manages to re-establish control of the dimension tuner, but Ryoko is forced to choose between staying in her action-packed fantasy world and returning to reality.

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No Need for Monsters!
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9.13
37 votes

#42 - No Need for Monsters!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryoko becomes a bit too curious about a mysterious cave near the Masaki shrine, and despite warnings of a legendary demon that sleeps within, she ventures inside dragging the unwilling Tenchi with her. They accidentally wake the demon and are chased from the cave. However, the "demon" turns out to be Washu, a mad scientist genius who was expelled from her academy 700 years previously.

No Need for a Conclusion!
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9.11
35 votes

#43 - No Need for a Conclusion!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 26

Tenchi narrates this epilogue to the Tenchi Universe saga, detailing the fates of everyone who was involved in the story. However, the whereabouts of Ryoko still remain a mystery.

No Need for Discussions!
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9.09
44 votes

#44 - No Need for Discussions!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 1

Tenchi Masaki is a college student walking through the forest who sees what appears to be a meteor falling from the sky. He investigates and finds a beautiful young woman from the wreckage of a spaceship. Her name is Ryoko and she says she is being chased by a vicious criminal who later appears in the house, meaning to attack Tenchi and Ryoko. Meanwhile, a police officer of the galaxy, Mihoshi, attempts to arrest Ryoko for being a space pirate...

No Need for Princesses!
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9.05
39 votes

#45 - No Need for Princesses!

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe - Season 1 - Episode 2

Princess Ayeka, first princess of planet Jurai, regrets responding to Mihoshi's distress beacon when she meets Ryoko on Earth. The two of them go back a long way, and have been enemies for years. During her time on Earth, Ayeka finds herself falling for Tenchi, and cannot endure Ryoko's shameless flirting with him.

Ryoko Resurrected
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9.02
54 votes

#46 - Ryoko Resurrected

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki - 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!