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: 1627 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 194 votes (dub:100, sub:86, edit.dub:3, ?:1, others:4
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 429 votes (dub:220, sub:192, edit.dub:9, raw:3, ?:2, others:3
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 437 votes (dub:224, sub:183, edit.dub:19, ?:5, raw:2, others:4
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 350 votes (sub:185, dub:141, edit.dub:13, ?:1, raw:1, others:9
2 German dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
)
 Decent: 129 votes (sub:71, dub:50, 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 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 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 3457 users, rank: #262 (of 5996)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.920 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4633, rank: #609 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 7.839 (Very good), rank: #599 (of 5991) (seen all: 7.93 / seen some: 6.79 / won't finish: 4.93)
Bayesian estimate: 7.836 (Very good), rank: #425 (of 4543)
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) 
Music: Seikou Nagaoka 
Original creator:
Hiroki Hayashi 
Masaki Kajishima 
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 
Airbrush Work:
Ryoji Sakurai 
Takahiro Fukuda 
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 
Design: Atsushi Takeuchi 
Key Animation: Takeshi Honda (ep 3) 
Music producer: Akira Kawase 
Photography:
Hiroshi Tanigaki (ep 1) 
Hitoshi Sato (ep 1) 
Jiro Hosokawa (ep 1) 
Shota Yamauchi (ep 1) 
Takanori Miyazaki (ep 1) 
Tomoharu Ohi (ep 1) 
Toshiyuki Yasuhara (ep 1) 
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 
Translation:
Miyoko Miura 
Naomi K. Martin 
ADR Script: Jack Fletcher 
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga (Funimation) 
Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
James Kobayashi 
James McGowan 
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) 
Logo Design: Jason 71 
Translation: New Generation Pictures 
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 
Hyeon-Gyeong Jeong as Washu 
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 
Véronique Biefnot as Aeka 
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 

Cinzia De Carolis as Ryoko 
Domitilla D'Amico as Sasami 
Fabrizio Mazzotta as Ryo-Oki 
Stella Musy as Ayeka 

Alessandra Korompay as Kiyone 
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 
Francesca Fiorentini as Tokimi 
Francesco Bulckaen as Seiryo 
Gaetano Varcasia as Azaka 
Gilberta Crispino as Ryo-Oki(child) 
Giorgio Borghetti as Yosho 
Giuliano Santi as Kamadake 
Laura Latini as Washu 
Liliana Jovino as Tenchi's aunt 
Liliana Sorrentino as Zero 
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 
Dubbing: Coop. Eddy Cortese 
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)
Fernanda Fernandes as Aeka 
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
Broadcaster:
Rede 21 
Rede Bandeirantes 
Dubbing Studio: Herbert Richers 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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