List of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki episodes

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki is an OVA anime series created by Masaki Kajishima. Directed by Hiroki Hayashi and produced by Anime International Company, the OVA was originally released in Japan on 25 September 1992. It was produced by AIC. Pioneer LDC produced the first two OVA series, and later by VAP for the third OVA series. Pioneer Entertainment (later Geneon) had licensed the first two OVA series and released it on Laserdisc, VHS and DVD. The third OVA series was licensed by Funimation Entertainment. After Geneon's departure from the North American market in November 2007, Funimation had rescued the two OVA series, along with a handful of other Tenchi Muyo! properties (except for Pretty Sammy's OVA's and TV series).[1] Funimation released a limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on December 4, 2012.[2] The first two OVA's had aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from July 3, 2000 to July 19, 2000.[3]

OVA 1[edit]

# Title Original airdate English Airdate
01 "Ryoko Resurrected"
"Ryōko Fukkatsu" (魎呼復活) 
September 25, 1992 July 3, 2000
Katsuhito Masaki finding his grandson Tenchi looking for the keys to their shrine. Tenchi was able to get them from Katsuhito and went into the shrine, inadvertently releasing a space pirate known as Ryoko, who was defeated by Yosho (First Prince of Jurai) 700 years ago. Tenchi, who falls asleep on the roof of his school, wakes to be chased by Ryoko. 
02 "Here Comes Ayeka!"
"Aeka ga Deta!" (阿重霞が出た!) 
October 25, 1992 July 4, 2000
Ayeka Masaki Jurai awakens from her sleep and arrives on Earth in pursuit of Ryoko and her brother Yosho. The battle ensues, and in short order the guardians Azaka and Kamadake capture both Ryoko and Tenchi. Later, while Ayeka sleeps, Tenchi meets her younger sister Sasami Masaki Jurai who provides an escape for Tenchi, with the guardians pursuing them both. After a short jail-break, Ryoko joins them on the run from Ayeka's wrath. As the battle continues, Ryo-Ohki forces Ayeka's ship out of orbit into the lake near the Misaki house, destroying both ships. 
03 "Hello, Ryo-Ohki!"
"Konnichiwa! Ryōōki-Chan" (こんにちは!魎皇鬼ちゃん) 
November 25, 1992 July 5, 2000
Ryoko pulls an egg from the wreck of her ship and introduces it as her offspring. The egg hatches to reveal Ryo-Ohki, now in cabbit form. Ayeka discovers signs of Jurai present on Earth, and opens up to Tenchi. 
04 "Mihoshi Falls to the Land of Stars"
"Hoshi Furusato ni Mihoshi Furu" (星降る里に美星降る) 
December 10, 1992 July 6, 2000
An incompetent Galaxy Police officer, Mihoshi Kuramitsu, 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.[4] 
05 "Kagato Attacks!"
"Kagato Shūrai!" (神我人襲来!) 
February 25, 1993 July 7, 2000
The murderous space criminal Kagato arrives on earth and seizes Ryoko, saying that he is 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).[5] 
06 "We Need Tenchi"
"Tenchi Hitsuyō" (天地必要) 
March 25, 1993 July 10, 2000
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.[6] 

OVA 1 Special[edit]

# Title Original airdate English airdate
07 "The Night Before the Carnival"
"O-Matsuri Zenjitsu no Yoru!" (お祭り前日の夜!) 
January 25,1994 July 11, 2000
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.[7] 

OVA 2[edit]

# Title Original airdate English airdate
08 "Hello Baby!"
"Konnichiwa Akachan" (こんにちは赤ちゃん) 
September 25, 1994 July 12, 2000
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. 
09 "Sasami and Tsunami"
"Sasami to Tsunami" (砂沙美と津名魅) 
October 25, 1994 July 13, 2000
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 earlier. 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. 
10 "I Love Tenchi"
"Tenchi ga Suki" (天地が好き) 
February 25, 1995 July 14, 2000
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). Tenchi apologizes to Ryo-Ohki and pick carrots, but the rest of his friends discover that the creatures have broken out of the lab and make a beeline for Tenchi. Eventually, Ryo-Ohki assimilates the creatures and becomes human. 
11 "The Advent of the Goddess"
"Megami Kōrin" (女神降臨) 
March 25, 1995 July 17, 2000
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. 
12 "Zero Ryoko"
"Zero Ryōko" (零・魎呼) 
June 25, 1995 July 18, 2000
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. 
13 "Here Comes Jurai"
"Ō Kitarinaba Sachi Tōkaraji" (皇来たりなば幸遠からじ) 
September 25,1995 July 19, 2000
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! 
13.5 "Here Comes Jurai 2"   September 25, 1995 March 18, 2003
A short "picture book" episode (vocal track and still images) foreshadowing events in the third OVA series. Mihoshi returns back from GPHQ with news of Dr. Clay. Washu carries out an amusing experiment on Ryoko. Elsewhere, Lady Tokimi and D3's interest in Tenchi grows, and a powerful warrior is summoned. 

OVA 3[edit]

# Title Original airdate English airdate
14 "Visitor From Afar"
"Enpō Yori Kitarumono" (遠方より来たるモノ) 
September 18, 2003 July 5, 2005
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 ago. 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. 
15 "Fiancée"
"Īnazuke" (許嫁) 
December 21, 2003 July 5, 2005
16 "Strategy"
"Tadaima, Kyūyōchū ni Tsuki ~Strategy~ (Currently Resting ~Strategy~)" (唯今、休養中につき~Strategy~) 
March 27, 2004 July 5, 2005
17 "Here Comes Misao on The Chobimaru!"
"Misao ga Chobimaru de Yattekita! (Misao Arrives Aboard the Chobimaru!)" (美咲生がチョビ丸でやってきた!) 
September 15, 2004 October 17, 2006
18 "Operation: Lovey-Dovey"
"Rabu-Rabu Daisakusen ~Shūen no Hajimari (Lovey-Dovey Epic Battle ~The Beginning of the End~)" (ラブラブ大作戦~終焉の始まり~) 
December 22, 2004 October 17, 2006
19 "Z"
"Zetto" (Z) 
March 16, 2005 April 1, 2012

OVA 3 Special Episode[edit]

# Title Original airdate English airdate
20 "Final Confrontations"
"Dai-San-Ki Purasu Wan" (第三期プラス1) 
September 9, 2005 November 7, 2006

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