Tenchi Muyo! (OAV 1/1992)

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Alternative title:
Chi ha bisogno di Tenchi? (Italian)
No Need for Tenchi!
Tenchi Muyo! Las Aventuras de Tenchi (Spanish)
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki (Japanese)
Tenchi no Espaço (Portuguese)
天地無用! 魎皇鬼 (Japanese)
Themes: aliens, harem
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: © AIC / VAP • NTV
Plot Summary: Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year-old boy until the day he accidentally releases the space pirate, Ryoko, from a cave she was sealed in 700 years ago as the people thought she was a demon. In a series of events, four other alien girls show up at the Masaki household as Tenchi learns much of his heritage he never knew about and deal with five alien girls who each have some sort of romantic interest in him.
User Ratings: 1628 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 194 votes (dub:100, sub:86, edit.dub:3, ?:1, others:4
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 428 votes (dub:218, sub:193, edit.dub:9, raw:3, ?:2, others:3
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 438 votes (dub:225, sub:183, edit.dub:19, ?:5, raw:2, others:4
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Good: 350 votes (sub:185, dub:141, edit.dub:13, raw:1, ?:1, others:9
2 German dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
)
 Decent: 130 votes (sub:71, dub:51, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
)
 So-so: 45 votes (sub:21, dub:17, edit.dub:4, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 23 votes (dub:12, sub:8, edit.dub:3)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:5, others:2
2 Italian dubbed
)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:3)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 3467 users, rank: #264 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.918 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4633, rank: #605 (of 6015)
Weighted mean: 7.837 (Very good), rank: #599 (of 6015) (seen all: 7.93 / seen some: 6.79 / won't finish: 4.93)
Bayesian estimate: 7.834 (Very good), rank: #428 (of 4523)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage:
1992-09-25
2000-07-03 to 2000-07-10 (USA TV)
Release dates: We have 7
Opening Theme:
"Tenchi Muyō! Ryo-Ohki no Theme" (天地無用!魎皇鬼のテーマ; "Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki's Theme") by Seikou Nagaoka (eps 1-6)
Ending Theme:
"Ren'ai no Sainō" ([Japanese version] 恋愛の才能; "Talent for Love") by Chisa Yokoyama
"Talent for Love" (English) by Sharyn Scott
Links: We have 7
Trivia: We have 6
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Comment:
Pioneer LDC's (now Geneon Entertainment) very first domestic anime release.
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Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series (BD+DVD) 2012-12-18 (from $40.29)
DVD (Region 1)
    Tenchi Muyo! (DVD 1) 2003-03-18
    Tenchi Muyo! (DVD 2) 2003-03-18 (from $49.89)
    Tenchi Muyo! - Ultimate Edition (DVD 1-3) 2000-07-03
    Tenchi Muyo! [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 1) 2004-01-06 (from $19.98)
    Tenchi Muyo! [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 2) 2004-03-09 (from $34.89)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroki Hayashi
Screenplay: Nahoko Hasegawa
Storyboard:
Hiroki Hayashi (eps 2-4)
Masaki Kajishima (ep 6)
Yukio Okamoto (ep 5)
Episode Director:
Hirohide Fujiwara (ep 3)
Masashi Abe (ep 2)
Yukio Okamoto (ep 5)
Character Design: Masaki Kajishima
Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Animation Director:
Atsushi Okuda (eps 1, 4)
Atsushi Takeuchi (eps 1-2, 5-6)
Eiji Suganuma (eps 3-5)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (ep 5)
Jiro Kanai (ep 4)
Kazuto Nakazawa (ep 2)
Takahiro Kishida (ED)
Yuji Moriyama (ep 6)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Konishi
Executive producer: Taro Maki
Animation: Yuji Moriyama (OP)
Assistant Animation Director:
Eiji Suganuma (ep 5)
Fumihide Sai (ep 5)
Hajime Yamakawa (ep 5)
Hideki Araki (ep 5)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (ep 3)
Jiro Kanai (ep 5)
Keiichi Ishikura (ep 5)
Kouichi Arai (eps 3, 5)
Masahiro Tanaka (eps 1, 5)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 3)
Color Coordination: Takuya Kawami
Key Animation: Takeshi Honda (ep 3)
Music producer: Akira Kawase
Production Advancement: Masafumi Minami (ep 1)
Recording: Hiromi Sakakibara
Recording Assistant: Yoshikazu Suzuki
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Sound Production: Keiko Shima (Arts Pro)
Supervising Animation Director: Masaki Kajishima
Theme Song Arrangement:
Ikuro Fujiwara (ED)
Seikou Nagaoka (OP)
Theme Song Composition:
Kyoko Matsumiya (ED)
Seikou Nagaoka (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Natsuko Karedo (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Chisa Yokoyama (ED)
Ai Orikasa as Ryoko
Masami Kikuchi as Tenchi Masaki
Yumi Takada as Ayeka

Chisa Yokoyama as
Sasami
Tsunami
Etsuko Kozakura as Ryo-Ohki
Norio Wakamoto as Kagato
Takehito Koyasu as Yosho
Takeshi Aono as Katsuhito Masaki
Yūko Kobayashi as Washu Hakubi
Yuko Mizutani as Mihoshi Kuramitsu

Fumio Matsuoka as Minami Kuramitsu
Hideyuki Umezu as Yukinojyo
Hiroshi Masuoka as Galaxy Police Commander
Hisako Kyouda as Okami
Kenichi Ogata as Azaka
Mari Mashiba as Tenchi Masaki(child)
Takeshi Aono as Nobuyuki Masaki
Takurou Kitagawa as Captain Nobeyama
Toshiharu Sakurai as Kazuhiko Amagasaki
Wataru Takagi as Kamidake
Yumi Hikita as Lady in Waiting(ep 2)
Japanese companies
Animation Assistance: Studio Fantasia (ep 6)
Animation Finish:
APPP (ep 1)
Han Young (eps 1, 6)
Hana Pro (eps 1, 6)
Studio PIA (eps 1, 6)
Animation Production: AIC
Background Art: Green
Film Developing: Imagica
In-Between Animation:
Han Young (eps 1, 6)
Hana Pro (eps 1, 6)
Miyuki Production (ep 1)
Studio Cockpit (ep 1)
Studio Hakk (ep 1)
Wombat (ep 1)
Production: PIONEER LDC
Recording Studio: Tavac Studio
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Sound Production: Arts Production
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Jack Fletcher
ADR Script: Jack Fletcher
Producer:
Carly Hunter (Funimation)
Gill Austin (Toonami Version)
Hajime Yoda (Pioneer LDCA, Inc.)
Jason DeMarco (Toonami Version)
Jayne Dundes (Pioneer LDCA, Inc.)
Jun Miyaji (Pioneer LDCA, Inc.)
Justin Cook (Funimation)
Naoju Nakamura (Pioneer LDCA, Inc.)
Sean Akins (Toonami Version)
Yuji Moriya

Assistant producer: Taku Otsuka
Associate producer: Jessica Miller
Casting Director:
Jessica Miller
Zita Campisi
DVD Audio Compression:
Steve Thompson
Victor De Anda
DVD Authoring:
Annie Chang
Jim Dodd
DVD Post Production Consultant: Jeremy Johnson
DVD Production Manager: Allan Fisch
DVD Video Compression: Morgan Holly
Editing: Sean Polinski (Toonami Version)
Lead Video Engineer: Jacob Martin (Funimation)
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann (Funimation)
Script Translation:
Eriko Mori
Naomi K. Martin
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla (Funimation)
Jeremy Jimenez (Funimation)
Theme Vocal Producer: Kit Thomas (END)
Video Editing:
Ashley Rosse (Funimation)
Josh Tyler (Funimation)
Robert Bell (Funimation)
Video Engineer:
Andrew Manson (Funimation)
Jason Weems (Funimation)
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp (Funimation)
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara (Funimation)
Voice Direction:
Jack Fletcher
Zita Campisi
Celeste Burch as Ryoko
Kermit Miller as Tenchi Masaki
Kristen Tanner as Ayeka

Gee Gee Loo Loo as Washu
Jay Hopper as Katsuhito Masaki
Jean Schwartz as Mihoshi
Katie Ashley as
Sasami
Tsunami
Kermit Miller as Yosho
Marie Cabbit as Ryo-Ohki
Weston Peese as Kagato

Bob Marx as Seriryo(Toonami Version)
Celeste Burch as Tenchi's Grandmother
Dan Butler as Galaxy Police Commander
David Johnson as
Galaxy Police Section Chief
White Rock Commander
Jay Hopper as
Galaxy Police Marshal
Nobuyuki Masaki
Kermit Miller as Tenchi(young)
Mark Tracy as
Azaka
Kazuhiko Amagasaki
Yukinojyo
Michael Sorich as Kazuhiko Amagasaki(Toonami version)
Phil Fox as Kamidake
Zita Campisi as Innkeeper
English companies
ADR Production: Network
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Revelation Films (UK)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: Cinram/POP DVD Center
DVD Distribution: MVM (UK)
DVD Production: Geneon Entertainment Inc.
Logo Design: Jason 71
TV Edit Production: Williams Street (for Toonami)
Korean cast
Korean staff
(none)
Mi-Na Yun as Aeka
Sang-Hyeon Eom as Tenchi Masaki
Yun Seonghye as Ryoko

Choi Eunae as Sasami
Ji-Hye Kim as Mihoshi
Ju-Hui Lee as Ryo-Ohki
Sang-Heon Lee as Yosho

Hun Wi as
Kamidake
Katsuhiko Masaki
Hyeon-Gyeong Jeong as Tenchi(Young)
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
Executive producer: Grégoire Parcollet
Producer: Futaba Ueki

Colllection Director: Cedric Littardi
Catherine Conet as Sasami, Aeka (ep. 3 and 4), Washû
Fabienne Loriaux as Ryoko, Miyoshi
Sylvain Goldberg as Tenchi
French companies
ADR Production: Made In Europe
Broadcaster: Mangas
Distributor: Kaze
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Jorge Araneda J. (Technoworks)

Voice Direction: Tito Bustamante (Technoworks)
Carlos Carvajal as TENCHI
Laura Olazabal as AYEKA
Rosario Zamora as RYOKO

Javier Rodriguez as NOBUYUKI
Keyros Guillén as MIHOSHI
Loreto Araya as SASAMI

Carol Knuckey as WASHU
Marco Antonio Espina as Katsuhito Masaki
Maureen Herman as SUNAMI
Mauricio Aravena as AZAKA
Pablo Krögh as KAMIDAKE
René Pinochet as TENCHI (niño)(ep 1)
Sergio Cárdenas as TITULOS/LETREROS
Viviana Navarro as
ESTUDIANTE MUJER(ep 1)
RYO-OHKI
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Chilevision (Chile)
ETC...TV (Chile)
Distributor:
Cartoonia (Spain)
Xystus (Latin America)
Dubbing: Technoworks Ltda., Santiago de Chile (Latin America)
Home Video: ETV Empresa Trasandina de Videos (Chile, Discontinued)
Licensee: MarketLink (Chile)
Producer: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Translation: Luciano Setti
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Dubbing Assistant:
Maurizio Picchio
Paolo Cortese
Stefano Crescentini as Tenchi Masaki

Domitilla D'Amico as Sasami
Fabrizio Mazzotta as Ryo-Oki
Stella Musy as Ayeka

Ambrogio Colombo as Noboyuki
Barbara De Bortoli as Mihoshi
Cinzia Villari as Tsunami
Danilo Di Girolamo as Computer
Dario De Grassi as
Dr. Clay
Marshall
Flora Carosello as Tenchi's grandmother
Francesco Bulckaen as Seiryo
Gaetano Varcasia as Azaka
Gilberta Crispino as Ryo-Oki(child)
Giuliano Santi as Kamadake
Laura Latini as Washu
Liliana Jovino as Tenchi's aunt
Luigi Ferraro as Amagasaki
Massimo Rossi as Kayato
Oliviero Dinelli as Secondo
Rachele Paolelli as Tenchi(child)
Riccardo Onorato as Yosho(ep 12)
Roberta Greganti as Lady Funaho
Rosalinda Galli as Lady Misaki
Sergio Tedesco as Katsuhiko
Vittorio Di Prima as Comandante
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
German staff
German cast
(none)
Adeline Schebesch as Ryouko

Heidi Schliesser as Sasami

Hannes Seebauer as Großvater
German companies
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
(none)
Luís Sérgio Vieira as Tenchi Masaki 
Sheila Dorfman as Ryoko

Alexandre Moreno as Yosho
Ana Lúcia Menezes as Kiyone
Cristiane Louise as Tsunami
Erika Menezes as Mihoshi
Flávia Fontinelli as Sasami
Flávia Saddy as Washu
Júlio Chaves as Azaka
Mário Cardoso as Sr Masaki
Mario Pietro as Katsuhiro Masaki
Mauro Ramos as Kagato
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Herbert Richers
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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