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Tenchi The Movie - Tenchi Muyo! In Love (Geneon Signature Series)
Tenchi The Movie - Tenchi Muyo In Love
Geneon Signature Series
Actors: Matt K. Miller, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuri Amano, Takeshi Aono, Petrea Burchard
Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
NR     2004     1hr 35min

Although the first feature in this popular franchise is more serious in tone than Tenchi in Tokyo or Tenchi Muy˘!, the characters prove strong enough to carry a longer story while remaining true to their established person...  more »


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Actors: Matt K. Miller, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuri Amano, Takeshi Aono, Petrea Burchard
Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Creators: Hidemi Satani, Naoju Nakamura, Tak W. Abe, Masaki Kajishima, Ryoei Tsukimura
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/06/2004
Original Release Date: 08/16/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/1996
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Japanese
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Movie Reviews

Haphazard film debut doesn't do justice to the Tenchi charac
W. M. Davidson | St. Louis, MO | 05/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

""Tenchi Muyo! in Love" (aka "Tenchi: The Movie"), while not a total disaster, is a pretty disappointing entry in the "Tenchi Muyo!" franchise.

The movie's biggest weakness is its plot. The totally uninteresting Kain never becomes anything more than a cackling villain-of-the-week. The writers seem to be making up the story as they go along, with holes, dead ends, and deus ex machinas all over the place. The pace varies wildly, with some scenes galloping so fast it's hard to digest what's happening, and other sections taking forever to make simple points.

On the plus side, the animation is impressive, and Tenchi's mother Achika is a charming, intriguing character. Ryoko and Ayeka's squabbling is entertaining as always, but with no real character development to speak of, it comes off as a little tired.

I would really only recommend this movie to a Tenchi completist. The sequel "Tenchi Muyo! in Love 2" (aka "Tenchi Forever!") is a vast improvement."
So So
Corey D. Collins | 01/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ehhh... it was ok, ok is all. I like the Tenchi franchise, but this movie left me high and dry, only one scene of real action, even though the Tenchi series isnt known for having the greatest action in the anime world, I for some reason was expecting a better fight than what I saw.
Its still an ok movie, but I only suggest buying it if you like to collect anime of the Tenchi franchise."
Fun sweet action pack family film for adults and kids ....
The Wolf William | Ruins of a burned out earth | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hi ,

I'm writing this as a fan who loves the tenchi show's so much , they got me into anime .

This film is apart of the "Tenchi universe continuity" and not the o.v.a. (video pilot series) and so is Daughter of Darkness and Tenchi Forever . Though I love the o.v.a. , Tenchi Universe is the main series and this film is a great spin off of a fun and honorable expantion of the o.v.a.

The film introduces a new villian named KAIN who can time travel and do almost anything (take that american comic book super-villians!) He's mad at the galactic royalty for Imprisoning him in sub-space and now that he's busted out , he wants revenge on all of the descendants of the people who locked him away ! He travles back to 1970 to kill Tenchi's mother and grandfather because they're descendants of the House of JURAI who are the royal family who , with the Galaxy Police , trapped him in sub-space 100 years ago !
Tenchi in current time starts to disappeares and Washu has to send the "team" back in time to stop him !

This is a great storie and it's a gem in my anime collection .

Lastly , I'd like to point out how the sub-titles don't match the english dub. and it's strange how different the storie ( or at least the dialogue is ) and how much better the english voice acting is compaired to the sub-titled storie which was writen buy the japanese . Thankfully you can turn of the sub-titles in the menu .

Tenchi The Movie Tenchi Muyo In Love
Jorge Hernandez | Wareham,MA USA | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie Rocks!!!!!!!!! So all you anime junkies out there should get this movie its the best.I wont tell you what happens because that will ruin the whole thing you'll just have to see it for your self. :)"