Romantic, funny... another Tenchi Classic
MartialWay | Sherman Oaks, CA USA | 09/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of the different continuities in the Tenchi Muyo Anime this is the one I liked the least. Actually, I take that back; "Pretty Sammy" is the worst. I thought I should get the stuff I don't like out of the way. In "Tenchi in Tokyo" the animation is ghetto, and the subject matter seems less mature than the "Tenchi Muyo" and "Tenchi Universe" continuities but there is some stuff here that Toonami, in their cowardice of mature themes, cut from the OAV which you now get to see. Yeah, yeah the art isn't that great; this doesn't make it a bad seires to add to your collection however. In fact, in spite of the drawbacks I've singled out here it's still a great romantic comedy Anime.All the girls still love Tenchi, and as is the norm in the other Tenchi shows, Ryoko and Ayeka can't stop fighting over him. Now they have even more competition, a cute girl named Sakuya works her way into Tenchi's heart, which makes for hillarious moments between all of the original Tenchi characters. We also get to enjoy more of Mihoshi's unerring ability to drive Kiyone nuts.Without giving too much away, I just want to say that overall I forgot about the crummy animation in favor of the story which is classic Tenchi. It's emotionally involving, funny and very fun to watch and I reccomend this to anybody. Just be warned that you've proably already seen better artwork in the other timelines.I gave it four stars becasue of the lesser-quality art. I should give it 5 just for not being "Pretty Sammy", but 4 is good."