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Tenchi in Tokyo, Vol. 1: A New Start
Tenchi in Tokyo Vol 1 A New Start
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     1999     1hr 40min

Brand new Tenchi! New Home in Tokyo, at a new school, with a new love interest named Sakuya, with new studies in exorcisms, a new hidden enemy named Yugi, Washu's new dimensional doors, and Ryo-ohki's new Mecha-Rabbit tra...  more »


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Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/12/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Tenchi is an excellent anime series for the whole family.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the beginning of the third Tenchi series. Tenchi Muyo has a very enthusiastic following and may be the most popular series in Japanese anime. It has excellent graphics and very good character development. It is designed for age 13 to adult, and seems to capture the hearts of people of all ages. There are many web "shrines" dedicated to the various characters.The series begins with Tenchi leaving home to go to school in Tokyo, and his admirers are not happy about it. Although Tenchi thinks of himself as an ordinary boy of seventeen, he is actually descended from the crown prince of the Planet Jurai. He also seems to attract the affections of beautiful and powerful women. Through a variety of circumstances a notorious space pirate, Ryoko; and her rival, Aeka, the first princess of Jurai have become house guests at Tenchi's Father's home. They are both madly in love with Tenchi and constantly fight over him. Since they both possess supernatural powers, these arguments can be quite disruptive; and Tenchi is glad to be starting a new life in Tokyo.Two new major characters are introduced in this series -- Sakuya a cute classmate, and Yugi a supernatural being of unknown intent. This series is more stylized than previous Tenchi series in character drawings and actions. Although I prefer the style of the previous series, I find this one quite enjoyable. There is still a lot going on behind the scenes, and the character's personalities are still being explored."
Potentially my most horrific anime experience.
David Walters | Saint Petersburg, FL United States | 06/21/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am an avid worshipper or the Tenchi Muyou! universe. If I were forced to pick three favorite anime, Tenchi would undoubtably find its way into the list. This is why this DVD instills feelings shock, depression, and suicidal tendencies. The animation is on par with Sailor Moon TV episodes at their best moments (for all of you Moonies, take note: this is not a compliment). Perhaps the former animators caught the Plague; there has to be a rational explanation for why this series' animation lacks smootheness, detail, and height/weight proportionate characters. Tenchi's grunge motif seems out of place for those of us who are accustomed to the more retro-80s look of any other Tenchi incarnation. The plot is debased to something one would find on a Saturday morning cartoon (yes, I used the 'c' word; pardon my indiscretion). The monsters (I still don't understand what they were thinking will cell-phone man) once again remind me of Bishoujo Senshi in tackiness and lack of quality and originality. Furthemore, the music for the ending is an affront against god (unless you actually like japanese-folk-country). However, this is still Tenchi, and Tenchi in Toukyou's appeal mainly rests in its relation to the rest of the Tenchi universe. If you have to see all of Tenchi, enjoy. The series does get slightly better, but not enough to warrant purchasing the series. I would have given this DVD one star, but Ryo-Ohki! turns into a big, pink mecha, and you have to admit that's pretty kawaii. If I sounded somewhat acidic, it is merely due to the fact that I love Tenchi Muyou, Tenchi Universe, the three movies, and Pretty Sammy, and this was most disappointing."
Ryoko and Ayeka Rule.
David Walters | 10/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This series is different from Tenchi Muyo and Universe. Tenchi meets a girl named Sakuya who I do not like. Ryoko and Ayeka don't like her either so this all leads to trouble. I enjoyed this DVD alot because I found it very funny. Yugi is kind of cool, but she has her bad character traits like Sakuya. The second episode is the best when Ryoko and Ayeka first see Sakuya. Well although this series has different and strange characters and plots in it, it is a good anime series. The music I can live without. You will enjoy this DVD."
Tenchi in Tokyo review
xxflipmodexx | Los Alamitos, CA USA | 08/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I want all that plan to buy Tenchi in Tokyo on DVD to know that the story is totally different from the other two Tenchi series, and is a definite must have for any Tenchi fan. Theres alot more comedy in the Tokyo series, which makes up for the animation being a bit less lower in quality. Tenchi is given a job as a shrine keeper's helper in Tokyo, and this gets the girls at the Masaki home all crazy. While in Tokyo, Tenchi has to go to school as usual, and the most popualar girl in school, Sakuya, starts to have a love interest in him. She is certainly competition for Ryoko and Ayeka to get mad at. And to make it worse, it seems that a girl that looks like the goddess Tokimi from the OVA series is plotting to foil Tenchi's life somehow, But her plan is unknown for the time being..."