Ai Tenchi Muyo!

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Ai Tenchi Muyo!
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愛・天地無用!
(Ai Tenchi Muyō!)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Negishi
Written by Hiroshi Negishi
Junpei Yoshihara
Music by Yoshihisa Hirano
Studio AIC Plus+
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX
Original run October 6, 2014 December 26, 2014
Episodes 50 + 10 recaps (List of episodes)
Manga
Written by Haruna Nakazato
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius
Original run November 26, 2014October 26, 2015
Related series

  1. Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki
  2. Tenchi Universe
  3. Tenchi in Tokyo
  4. Tenchi Muyo! GXP
  5. Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
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Ai Tenchi Muyo! (愛・天地無用!) is a Japanese anime series produced by AIC. The series is the 6th installment of the Tenchi Muyo! franchise and is sponsored by the city of Takahashi, Okayama in order to promote tourism for the city,[2] and several new characters are based upon the legend of Momotarō and his companions.[3] It was also created to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary and a revival project.[4] The anime series aired on Tokyo MX beginning in October 2014, and consisted of 60 four-minute episodes. The series was directed by Hiroshi Negishi, who previously directed Tenchi Universe and its two sequel films (Tenchi Muyo in Love and Tenchi Forever!), with Suzuhito Yasuda providing the new, updated character designs.[3] Many of the voice actors from the original franchise returned, with the exception of Ayeka, who is now played by Haruhi Nanao.[5] Negishi has stated that the plot is adapted from an unproduced sequel to Tenchi Forever!, though the absence of the character Kiyone Makibi makes continuity with Tenchi Universe dubious.[6]

Plot[edit]

In this story, the world is in chaos, thanks to Washu. Now in order to save it, Tenchi Masaki must go undercover as a student teacher at an all-girls school. Unfortunately for him, trouble always comes his way as he has a hard time dealing with the hijinks of his new students.

Characters[edit]

Masaki Household[edit]

Tenchi Masaki (柾木 天地)
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (Japanese); Matt K. Miller (English)[5] [7]
Now 22 years old, Tenchi is assigned as a student teacher in an all-girls school for a secret mission.
Ryoko (魎呼)
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese); Petrea Burchard (English)[5][7]
A former space pirate, she reformed upon meeting Tenchi and the others and moved to his house.
Ayeka (阿重霞)
Voiced by: Haruhi Nanao (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)[5][7]
A princess of the Jurai Royal Family, usually competes with Ryoko for Tenchi's attention.
Sasami (砂沙美)
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese); Sherry Lynn (English)[5][7]
Now a teenager, Sasami is also a princess of Jurai and Ayeka's younger sister.
Mihoshi (美星)
Voiced by: Yūko Mizutani (Japanese); Rebecca Forstadt (English)[5][7]
A detective of the Galaxy Police, Mihoshi is prone to clumsiness and can act ditsy, despite being highly intelligent.
Washu (鷲羽)
Voiced by: Yuko Kobayashi (Japanese); Karen Strassman (English)[5][7]
A former director of the Galaxy Academy and ranked as the top scientist in the universe. She is the one who asks Tenchi to infiltrate the school.

Student Council[edit]

Momo Kawanagare (川流 もも)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama (Japanese); Julie Maddalena (English)[5][7]
The main female protagonist and the school's student council president. She is straight-forward and honest and has a strong sense of justice. Unbeknownst to her (currently), she is a princess of the Jurai Royal Family.
Hachiko (ハチ子)
Voiced by: Kana Yūki (Japanese); Mona Marshall (English)[5][7]
The student council's enforcer. She's chivalrous, spirited, and fundamentally brave. She's overprotective of Momo and to her anyone who gets close to Momo is an enemy. She is brave and strong while fighting with her wooden sword, but cries in despair upon losing it.
Hana Saryu (沙流 葉七)
Voiced by: M.A.O (Japanese); Dorothy Elias-Fahn (English)[5][7]
The student council's accountant. Contrary to her outward flirtatiousness, she's an aikido master and Yuri enthusiast. She has a broad outlook and is good at reading the atmosphere.
Tōri Fueyama (笛山 塔里)
Voiced by: Ai Fukada (Japanese); Laura Post (English)[5][7]
The student council's clerk. She's brilliant and keeps her calm no matter what the situation is, except for her infatuation with Sasami. Her grades are number one in the school.

Science Club[edit]

Yuki Fuka (布賀 油木)
Voiced by: Azusa Satou (Japanese); Brianne Brozey (English)[5][7]
The club president of the science club. She's quick-tempered and unyielding. She searches for treasure around the school for an unknown party, leading them to collide with the student council for resources to do it.
Rui Aoi (藍井 涙)
Voiced by: Rui Tanabe (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh (English)[5][7]
A shy and weak member of the science club. She's tall, well endowed, and a big eater. She and Yuki are childhood friends and are therefore, unfortunately for Rui, often together.
Beni Kinojō (鬼ノ城 紅)
Voiced by: Yō Taichi (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)[5][7]
The bodyguard of the school science club. She's taciturn, brave, and confident. She has superhuman strength like an ogre. She is suspicious of Tenchi and think he is hiding a secret.

Other Characters[edit]

Ukan Kurihara (栗原 有漢)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese); Melora Harte (English)[5][7]
Tenchi's mentor as a teacher, who offers him guidance. It is revealed later that she works for the Galaxy Police.

Anime[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1"Tenchi's Arrival"October 6, 2014
2"School Tour"October 7, 2014
3"Tenchi's Journey Begins"October 8, 2014
4"Underground Unrest"October 9, 2014
5"Looking Back Part 1"October 10, 2014
A summary of episodes 1 to 4
6"Seeking Life in Death"October 13, 2014
7"Survived the First Day"October 14, 2014
8"Tenchi Encounter"October 15, 2014
9"Festival Preparation"October 16, 2014
10"Looking Back Part 2"October 17, 2014
A summary of episodes 6 to 9
11"Dungeon Conquer"October 20, 2014
12"Friend and Foe Stuck in the Same Boat"October 21, 2014
13"Cutting the Gordian Knot"October 22, 2014
14"Delicious Trouble"October 23, 2014
15"Looking Back Part 3"October 24, 2014
A summary of episodes 11 to 14
16"Tenchi Arrives"October 27, 2014
17"Festival Opening"October 28, 2014
18"Tenchi's Kiss"October 29, 2014
19"Tenchi's Transformation"October 30, 2014
20"Looking Back Part 4"October 31, 2014
A summary of episodes 16 to 19
21"Beautiful Feast"November 3, 2014
22"Storm Before Interlude"November 4, 2014
23"Opening Declaration"November 5, 2014
24"Obstacle Course"November 6, 2014
25"Looking Back Part 5"November 7, 2014
A summary of episodes 21 to 24
26"The Great Mock Calvalry Battle"November 10, 2014
27"Lovely Sumo Butts"November 11, 2014
28"Super Playoffs"November 12, 2014
29"Dorm Supervisor Inauguration"November 13, 2014
30"Looking Back Part 6"November 14, 2014
A summary of episodes 26 to 29
31"Hazy Shadows"November 17, 2014
32"No Need for a Midnight Snack"November 18, 2014
33"Tenchi in Action!"November 19, 2014
34"Meeting on the Roof"November 20, 2014
35"Looking Back Part 7"November 21, 2014
A summary of episodes 31 to 34
36"Backyard Dorm Barbeque"November 24, 2014
Tenchi's friends hold a barbecue with the Student Council and invite the Science Club to party with them as well.
37"Where Tenchi's Mission Began"November 25, 2014
The event that leads to the start of this series and how Tenchi became a teacher trainee.
38"Tenchi's Abduction"November 26, 2014
The Science Club asks for Tenchi and his friends help looking for the treasure that they are so eager to find.
39"Abnormal Traces"November 27, 2014
Upon meeting Mihoshi, Tenchi and the others learn more about the current situation, but certain that they were abducted by the Science Club, the Student Council launches an attack to rescue them.
40"Looking Back Part 8"November 28, 2014
A summary of episodes 36 to 39
41"Fierce Fight in the Ruins"December 1, 2014
Ryoko and Ayeka confront the Student Council while the rest of the gang help the Science Club look for the treasure they are seeking.
42"Make a Choice"December 2, 2014
Upon finding the treasure, Tenchi discovers that not only it, but Momo and Beni as well are somehow connected to his mission.
43"Bringing about the Storm"December 3, 2014
44"Declaration of War"December 4, 2014
45"Looking Back Part 9"December 5, 2014
A summary of episodes 41 to 44
46"A Case of Corruption"December 8, 2014
47"Investigation of Seized Assets"December 9, 2014
48"Scandal Coverage"December 10, 2014
49"Showdown at the Summit"December 11, 2014
50"Looking Back Part 10"December 12, 2014
A summary of episodes 46 to 49
51"A Collapse of Faith"December 15, 2014
52"Arrival of the Space Menace"December 16, 2014
53"Conflict at the Ruins"December 17, 2014
54"Wild Sweeping Hit"December 18, 2014
55"Fateful Encounter"December 19, 2014
56"Wandering in the Dark"December 22, 2014
57"Torn Asunder"December 23, 2014
58"Time and Time Again"December 24, 2014
59"One and Only"December 25, 2014
60"Once in a Lifetime Encounter"December 26, 2014

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation, written and illustrated by Haruna Nakazato, debuted in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius on November 26, 2014,[8] and ran until October 26, 2015.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ressler, Karen (April 6, 2018). "Funimation Licenses Ai Tenchi Muyo, Live-Action Assassination Classroom Films". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "New Tenchi Muyo! Series Announced to Promote Tourism". Anime News Network. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  3. ^ a b "Ai Tenchi Muyo! Premise, New Characters Unveiled". Anime News Network. 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  4. ^ ひろし, ねぎし (2014-12-28). "8年ぶりの天地復活プロジェクトとしてはとりあえず口火は切れた気がします。後はファンのお祭りを望む期待値が次の天地を呼ぶ事になると思います。しかし、海外の天地ファンは凄いなぁ…毎回3分半とはいえ3時間遅れで翻訳、字幕付きで配信されてる。しかも部屋の中の壁紙まで字幕付きw。". @tsukumotakumi (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Masami Kikuchi, Nao Toyama, Yo Tachi Star in Ai Tenchi Muyo Anime". Anime News Network. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-09-14.
  6. ^ ひろし, ねぎし (2014-12-26). "5年前に井上さんと企画をしたのはin LOVE3だった。その後、三浦社長から90秒×100話の天地の提案をされメーカー側からはそれでは話がまとまらないだろうと5分枠を用意された。 考えてみれば無茶な話だったが兎に角「天地無用!」を復活させなければ!と思い引き受けました。". @tsukumotakumi (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Ugwa, Godswill (23 April 2018). "Ai Tenchi Muyo! – English Cast Announcement". Funimation. Blog. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Ai: Tenchi Muyo! Anime Gets Manga". Anime News Network. October 22, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ai Tenchi Muyo! Manga Ends in October". Anime News Network. September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2015.

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