Tenchi Muyo

Japanese name: Tenchi Muyo
Japanese name: 天地無用!
English name: No Need for Tenchi; The Tenchi Universe
Dates: April 2, 1995-September 24, 1995
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: AIC (Anime International Company)
Production Company: AIC
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Masaki Kajishima (anime: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki)
Series Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s):
Planning: Ryoe Tsukimura (series composition)
Storyboard(s):
Layout:
Writer(s):
Art Director: Chitose Asakura
Character Designer(s): Hiroyuki Horiyuchi
Animator(s): Shigeyuki Suga (director), Shinichiro Kajiura (director), Takeshi Kusaka (director), Yukiko Okada (director), Yukari Kobayashi (director), Seiki Tanaka (director), Atsushi Irie (director), Masayuki Hiraoka (director), Hiroyuki Horiuchi (director), Hideki Takahashi (director), Atsushi Okuda (director), Fumie Muroi (director)
Backgrounds:
Music:
Sound:
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Masami Kikuchi (Tenchi Masaki), Ai Orikasa (Ryoko), Yumi Takada (Aeka), Chisa Yokoyama (Sasami), Yuko Mizutani (Mihoshi), Yuri Amano (Kiyone), Etsuko Kozakura (Ryo-Ohki), Yuko Kobayashi (Washu), Takeshi Aono (Katsuhito Masaki and Nobuyuki Masaki), Mizue Otsuka (Naga), Norio Wakamoto (Kagato)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, romance, science fiction, alien visitors, space travel, dimensional travel, alien planets
Home Video
information:
United States: DVD (8 discs)
Note(s): This is the first Tenchi Muyo television series. It is a simplified remake of the first part of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki oav series. The other television series (Shin Tenchi Muyo (1997) and Tenchi Muyo! GXP(2002)) are not directly related to this one.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tenchi Muyo go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.


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