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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, titled Tenchi Muyo! in the U.S., was created by Masaki Kajishima and was produced by AIC. The first episode of the first OVA was originally released in Japan on September 25, 1992. Pioneer LDC produced the first two OVA series, and VAP produced the third OVA series. Pioneer Entertainment (later Geneon)  licensed the first two OVA series and released them on Laserdisc, VHS and DVD. The third OVA series was licensed by Funimation Entertainment. After Geneon's departure from the North American market in November 2007, Funimation bought the rights to the original two OVA series, along with a handful of other Tenchi Muyo! properties. Funimation released a limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on December 4, 2012.

The first two OVA series, excluding episode 13b, aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from July 3, 2000 to July 19, 2000.

Series OverviewEdit

Color Season Episodes U.S. Season Premiere U.S. Season Finale
OVA 1 7 July 3, 2000 July 11, 2000
OVA 2 7 July 12, 2000 July 19, 2000
OVA 3 7 July 5, 2005 November 7, 2006

OVA 1Edit

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English Airdate

1 "Ryoko Resurrected" September 25, 1992 July 3, 2000
The show starts with Katsuhito (Tenchi's Grandfather) finding Tenchi looking for the keys to their shrine. Tenchi was able to get them from Katsuhito and went into the shrine, accidentally releasing a space pirate known as Ryoko, who was defeated by Yosho (First Prince of Jurai) 700 years ago. Tenchi, who falls asleep on the roof of his school, wakes to be chased by Ryoko.
2 "Here Comes Ayeka!" October 25, 1992 July 4, 2000
Ayeka arrives at earth in pursuit of Ryoko and her brother Yosho. The battle ensues, and in short order the guardians Azaka and Kamadake capture both Ryoko and Tenchi. Later, while Ayeka sleeps, Tenchi meets her younger sister Sasami who provides an escape for Tenchi, with the guardians in hot pursuit with Sasami. After a short jail-break, Ryoko joins them on the run from Ayeka's wrath. As the battle continues, Ryo'oki forces Ayeka's ship out of orbit into the lake near the Misaki house, destroying both ships.
3 "Hello, Ryo-Ohki!" November 25, 1992 July 5, 2000
Ryoko pulls an egg from the wreck of her ship and introduces it as her offspring. Is Tenchi the father? Ayeka discovers signs of Jurai present on Earth, and opens up to Tenchi.
4 "Mihoshi Falls to the Land of Stars" December 10, 1992 July 6, 2000
An incompetent Galaxy Police officer, Mihoshi, is sent to patrol Earth, where the wanted criminal Kagato is headed. Meanwhile, Tenchi and his extended family take a short vacation at a local hot springs, and chaos ensues as Ryoko and Ayeka's fighting destroys the resort and causes Mihoshi's ship to crash, stranding the Galaxy Police officer on Earth.
5 "Kagato Attacks!" February 25, 1993 July 7, 2000
The murderous space criminal Kagato arrives on earth and seizes Ryoko, claiming to be her creator. Tenchi, Ryoko, Ayeka and Mihoshi chase after him aboard Ryo-Ohki (who has transformed into her spaceship form and combined with the remains of Ayeka's ship, Ryu-Oh).
6 "We Need Tenchi" March 25, 1993 July 10, 2000
The girls head for Kagato's ship to avenge Tenchi. Meanwhile, on Earth, Sasami senses Tenchi is in trouble and summons Tsunami, her own Juraian battleship, to save him from near-death. Mihoshi accidentally releases a 20,000-year-old scientific genius, Washu, from Kagato's imprisonment, who turns out to be Ryoko's true creator, and Tenchi returns to face Kagato in a battle to the death.
7 "The Night Before the Carnival" January 25, 1994 July 11, 2000
Life after the Kagato incident is still chaotic at the Masaki household. Ayeka, helped by Washu, plants a replacement Ryu-Oh seedling to grow a new ship. Ryoko and Ayeka, spurred on by reading romantic comic books, try out all kinds of methods of winning Tenchi's love. Resolving to get the competition out of the way, they trick Mihoshi into reporting back to Galaxy Police HQ, and trap Washu in her laboratory in the closet under the stairs. However, Ryoko and Ayeka are soon fighting fist-to-fist over Tenchi again.

OVA 2Edit

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8 "Hello Baby!" September 25, 1994 July 12, 2000
Tenchi and the girls are charged with the duty of looking after his baby cousin, Taro, for a few days. As can be expected, chaos ensues and before too long the girls have run themselves ragged. It takes Washu to show them how to care for a baby, but even under her instruction they cannot cope, so Washu takes on the job single-handedly.
9 "Sasami and Tsunami" October 25, 1994 July 13, 2000
Tenchi and family return to the local hot springs resort in need of a holiday, but end up having to repair the place first, since they destroyed it in episode 4. While working at the inn, the others see a ghostly figure in white. Meanwhile, Sasami is acting oddly, and she has a secret about her past to reveal.
10 "I Love Tenchi" February 25, 1995 July 14, 2000
Ryoko accidentally damages a robe that belonged to Tenchi's late mother. When Tenchi yells at her, he accidentally upsets Ryo-Ohki as well. The heartbroken Ryo-Ohki sulks in Washu's laboratory, where her emotions affect a colony of shape-shifting creatures (the same creatures used as a base for Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki), causing them to break out of the lab and make a beeline for Tenchi.
11 "The Advent of the Goddess" March 25, 1995 July 17, 2000
The dastardly Dr. Clay, acting on the orders of the mysterious Lady Tokimi, sends his robotic slave Zero down to earth to capture Washu. Zero transforms into an exact duplicate of Ryoko to infiltrate the Masaki household, but repeatedly fails to carry out her mission as she simply cannot cope with the wave of emotion she experiences when she is near Tenchi!
12 "Zero Ryoko" June 25, 1995 July 18, 2000
Zero fails in her mission to capture Washu and returns to Dr. Clay. Tenchi, Ryoko and Washu pursue her to locate and rescue the real Ryoko. When Washu confronts Dr. Clay, she reveals that she and Clay were once contenders for the director's chair at the Science Academy, but Clay was cast out for misusing his scientific talents. He tries to destroy Tenchi as a means of manipulating Washu, but Zero betrays him and he is forced to destroy his ship to make an escape.
13a "Here Comes Jurai" September 25, 1995 July 19, 2000
Tenchi's life is disrupted once again when some visitors from Jurai arrive. Funaho, Tenchi's Juraian great-grandmother, and her sister Misaki, who is also Ayeka and Sasami's mother, are paying a visit to Earth. Funaho has come to see her son Yosho, and to make an interesting offer to Washu. Soon after, Misaki and Funaho's husband, King Azusa of Jurai, arrives and tells Ayeka that she must marry the man he has chosen already, Seiryo. The only way Ayeka can be saved from this fate is for Tenchi to beat him in a duel!
13b "Here Comes Jurai 2" September 25, 1995 March 18, 2003
A short "picture book" episode (vocal track and still images) foreshadowing events in the third OVA series. Mihoshi returns back from GPHQ with news of Dr. Clay. Washu carries out an amusing experiment on Ryoko. Elsewhere, Lady Tokimi and D3's interest in Tenchi grows, and a powerful warrior is summoned.

OVA 3Edit

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14 "Visitor From Afar" September 18, 2003 July 5, 2005
The mysterious warrior summoned by D3 and Tokimi is sent to Earth. Meanwhile, Tenchi reminisces about the unusual events in his life that have led him to where he is now, as well as the death of his mother ten years ago. Ryo-Ohki wanders off and gets lost in the woods. After coming to her rescue, Ryoko begins to act more affectionately towards her. The next day, the Masaki household receives a most unexpected visitor.
15 "Fiancée" December 21, 2003 July 5, 2005
The woman who arrived at the Masaki house turns out to be Tenchi's sister, Tennyo. She has arrived with news that Seto Kamiki, the princesses' grandmother and self-appointed matchmaker of the Juraian royal family, has picked out a fiancée for Tenchi. Before long, Tenchi's grandmother Airi arrives...but what has become of the would-be fiancée Airi was escorting?
16 "Strategy" March 27, 2004 July 5, 2005
A combination of stress and exhaustion leaves Tenchi bedridden, and Tenchi's fiancée Noike nurses him back to health. Once he recovers, Noike shows Tenchi a new experimental Juraian ship designed to be more effective against any attacking foe. Meanwhile, the Kuramitsu family have received word that Mihoshi is unhappy on Earth, and send their state-of-the-art battleship out to collect her.
17 "Here Comes Misao on The Chobimaru!" September 15, 2004 October 17, 2006
Mihoshi's brother Misao develops the notion that his beloved sister is part of a harem run by Tenchi and swears to kill him. However, his adjutant, Mashisu, has other plans for the mission. Meanwhile, the princesses' grandmother, Lady Seto, arrives for a visit, and the family prepare a special meal to welcome her.
18 "Operation: Lovey-Dovey" December 22, 2004 October 17, 2006
The girls fight off Mashisu and her heavy mob, and Ryoko and Ryo-Ohki take on the massive battleship the Chobimaru. Mashisu, meanwhile, is forced to confront her feelings for Misao, and she begs Misao to make a choice between her and his beloved sister.
19 "Z" March 16, 2005 October 17, 2006
Lady Tokimi's progeny Z finally moves against Tenchi, and an epic battle in space ensues. However, when the other two chōshin, Tsunami and Washu, discover Z's motivation for wanting to kill Tenchi, they are forced to move against their sister, bringing about a confrontation that threatens to destroy Tenchi, Z and the universe itself.
20 "Final Confrontations" September 9, 2005 November 7, 2006
In the aftermath of the Chobimaru incident, the Kuramitsu family meet to discuss the futures of, among others, Mashisu and Misao. Tenchi's family has much to discuss as well, including finally revealing to Tenchi the truth about his mother. More astonishing revelations come to light when Tokimi and Washu reveal the identity of the little girl whose life Tenchi saved.

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