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Encyclopedia > Tenchi Muyo! (OVA)

The Tenchi Muyo OVA series also known as Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki is a 20 episode anime series that was first released in Japan in 1992 based off the manga. All three series were produced by AIC in Japan. While for the US versions, the first two series were licensed and distributed by Pioneer Animation (Now Geneon Entertainment) and the third series was licensed and distributed by FUNimation Entertainment. // A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is a style of cartoon animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background stylings that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons; outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... Geneon, formerly known as Pioneer Entertainment(or Pioneer LDC) and also a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, is a home entertainment production and distribution company. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ...

The distribution of the first OVA series was originally started in September 1992 and released six episodes that lasted until 1993. The first series was so sucessful that a seventh special episode was released in January 1994, followed by a Second OVA series with six additional episodes that begun distribution in September 1994 and lasted for one year until September 1995. However the Second OVA series ended on a cliffhanger and it wasn't until nearly eight years later in 2003 that a third OVA series was distributed in Japan. The third OVA series ended the Tenchi Muyo OVA storyline with six episodes followed by a special episode released in September 2005 that concluded the storyline.

The three OVA series, as well as the spinoff, Tenchi Muyo! GXP, are considered to be the official canon series. Tenchi Muyo! GXP is an anime spinoff of Tenchi Muyo!. Tenchi Muyo! GXP, released in Japan in 2001, goes back to the original Tenchi Muyo! OVA timeline. ... In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Episode list


  • Episodes 1-6
  1. "Ryoko Resurrected"
  2. "Here Comes Ayeka!"
  3. "Hello, Ryo-ohki!"
  4. "Mihoshi Falls to the Land of Stars"
  5. "Kagato Attacks!"
  6. "We Need Tenchi"

OVA 1 Special Episode

  • Episode 7
  1. "The Night Before the Carnival"


  • Episodes 8-13
  1. "Hello Baby!"
  2. "Sasami and Tsunami"
  3. "I Love Tenchi!"
  4. "The Advent of the Goddess"
  5. Zero Ryoko
  6. Here Comes Jurai!*

* Also brought out on the same day was Here Comes Jurai 2 where it portrays events that would lead up to the third OVA series


  • Episodes 14-19

Jpn Title/(Eng Title)

  1. "A Visitor From Afar" (Visitor From Afar)
  2. "Fiancée
  3. "Currently Resting ~Strategy~" (Strategy)
  4. "Misao Arrives Aboard the Chobimaru"
  5. "Lovey-dovey Epic Battle ~The Beginning of the End~"
  6. "Z"

OVA 3 Special Episode

  • Episode 20
  1. "Third Series Plus 1"

Tenchi Muyo!
Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe Tenchi in Tokyo
Pretty Sammy Tenchi Muyo! GXP
Main characters
Tenchi Ayeka Ryoko
Sasami Washu Mihoshi
Kiyone Ryo-ohki
Masaki Family
Nobuyuki Masaki Katsuhito Masaki Tennyo Masaki
Airi Masaki Rea Masaki
Kagato Dr. Clay Z
Yugi Zero
Pixy Misa Yuzuha
The Goddesses
Washu Tsunami Tokimi
Other Characters
Azaka and Kamidake Azusa Jurai Funaho Jurai
Misaki Jurai Seto Jurai Noike Jurai
Minami Kuramitsu Sakuya Kumashiro Nagi



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