Tenchi Muyo. Heh, well I never thought I'd find myself writing one of these little comments but since there is no message board. Many other comments will say and scream that this has little or nothing to do with Universe and that is why it sucks. Well they may be right on "that" but to say this had any relation to them (Beyond the characters) is just sad. There is no such thing as the Tenchi Saga.
Yep, if you didn't know already, Tenchi Muyo, Universe, and Tokyo are all in three separate universes (Hence the name Tenchi Universe.. heh) Anyways, now that I've cleared that up. (And don't worry, its okay if you thought they were all connected, so did I but I learned this after watching Muyo THEN Universe.) On to business.
This is pretty poor in animation, humor, (sex jokes = GONE!) and plot. It DID do everything wrong in a Tenchi series however that was what it was intended to do. It was trying to be different and it succeeded. I like that Tenchi has a girl friend and yet is still attracted to Ryoko (The whole Aeka and Tenchi thing is so small in this it's almost dead!) But here's where the series fails the most. Sakyura. It was pretty cheap to introduce a new character and then kill her off at the end. (I cried btw! XP) And her voice actor (for english versions) can never really JOIN the crew can she? She's either getting reborn in A Tenchi Christmas or a ghost in this one.
Why would you want to watch this? Well Ryoko is done pretty well in my own opinion. Her character development is bigger than Tenchi's in this series. (And she isn't even the same Ryoko!!!) So if you like Ryoko, you'll see a more mature Ryoko (and at sometimes immature XD) in this one. You will still be hoping she gets Tenchi at the end. I'd get her Tenchi if I could, truth be told.
So don't be expecting the same old plot and same old triangles. It's a new story in a new universe ...(And in a new place! TOKYO!) Forget the movies and the previous series and remember that these are still the same characters despite their changed pasts and races. See it for Ryoko. If only for Ryoko. Or whoever girl you like in the series. Sakyura's got a nice fan base. It's small but she does have one.
PS (Minor Spoiler) I think Tenchi DID behave pretty pissy toward his "old-time friends" in the beginning episodes. Then again, this isn't the same Tenchi who went through all that stuff in the previous shows so it's expected. After all, they HAVE caused him nothing but trouble. Heh.
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