Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki is a collection of twenty OVAs (or Original Video Animations, features intended for home-video release) covering the various characters within one of the multitude of Tenchi Muyo universes. The series begins as Tenchi Masaki, a teenager helping out at his father's shrine, uncovers an alien space pirate inside of a green crystal, which only serves as the catalyst to encounter other denizens from the far reaches. As the series goes on, it becomes more and more of a typified "harem" anime with a large female cast all interested in Tenchi for various reasons, including the revelation that he is the member of an interstellar royal bloodline.

Said female characters include: the hedonistic space pirate Ryoko Hakubi, who gains her powers from a trio of mystical gems and pilots a shape-shifting space ship named Ryo Ohki; Ayeka Masaki Jurai, the princess of Jurai who hunts for her half-brother Yosho and shares her bloodline with Tenchi; Sasami Masaki Jurai, Ayeka's sister and fellow Juraian princess who usually helps out with cooking for everyone and may have merged with one of the Juraian God-trees; ditzy Galaxy Police detective Mihoshi Kuramitsu who is out hunting for Ryoko; and top scientist Washu Hakubi, whose unparalleled genius allowed her to create Ryoko, her three gems, and the substance which gave Ryo Ohki a humanoid form.

In the midst of all this rising estrogen count among characters is an array of antagonizing individuals including Kagato, a student of Washu who regularly razes civilizations in pursuit of power and technology; Doctor Clay, a rival of Washu who is told to capture Washu for his Lady Tokimi; Lady Tokimi is a nigh-omnipotent goddess and sister of Washu and whose control of the entire universe causes trouble only because she is unaware and not deliberately malicious; Z-0010332536893, or simply Z, is a cosmic powerhouse who stalks Tenchi within his own home in an effort to compare his power with the Juraian prince's; finally, there is the Counter-Actor, another cosmic entity created as a reaction to the dimensional manipulation by the Queen of Jurai who spurs Z on his quest to challenge Tenchi.

1 Season, 7 Episodes
September 17, 2003

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Full Episode Guide

  • The Kuramitsu family meets to decide the futures of Mashisu and Misa, Tenchi finally learns the truth about his mother, and the identity of the girl who saved Tenchi is revealed!

  • Tenchi and Z meet in an intergalactic battle for the ages. When Tsunami and Washu get involved, the conflict threatens to destroy the entire universe!

  • While Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki do battle against the Chobimaru, Mashisu must turn her attention the strong feelings she has for Misao!

  • Mihoshi's brother vows to kill Tenchi for making his beloved sister part of a harem, and the housemates prepare a special meal for the arrival of Lady Seto!

  • When stress leaves Tenchi confined to his bed, his new fiancee attempts to nurse him back to health! Meanwhile, Mihoshi makes plans to return home!

  • Tenchi's sister reveals some startling news: Tenchi has a new fiancee! How will Ryoko and the rest of the girls react!?

  • Tenchi thinks back to the strange occurrences in his life that have led him to this point, Ryo-Ohki gets lost in the wilderness, and the Masaki household encounters and unexpected visitor!