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No Need For Tenchi [Paperback]

Hitoshi Okuda
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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4.0 out of 5 stars No Need For Tenchi! Book 1 March 17 2004
Well, you're definitely going to be confused if you've never seen this series' anime version (it used to air on Cartoon Network), but it's still worth checking out even if you haven't. I am a huge fan of the Tenchi franchise but I was a bit disappointed with this manga because the storyline was different from the anime (the original 13 episodes, otherwise known as the OVA) I love so much, but it does have its good points: the artwork is among the best I've ever seen for its genre and the content is funny and interesting. (or at least to me it was)
Unfortunately, I was also disappointed to find out that it had been "flopped" and was much bigger in size than the original volume, not to mention the full-color inserts had not been kept in, but I was kind of expecting that.
Anyways, I really enjoyed it nonetheless and highly recommend it, although I personally think the anime is better.
It was great to see this series in manga format, though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Need For Other Mangas! July 7 2003
this book is great!! when i bought this Manga i thought it wouldn't be that good...now it's my Favoite Anime and Manga! you must get the whole collection! (it might be a little confusing but you'll catch up! ^_~)
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2.0 out of 5 stars guess I'm in the minority here... June 12 2003
This book starts with what I think is a many page explanation of everything that's happened before the events of the beginning of this volume. Since this is the first volume, as far as I know, I guess that means that this is an explanation of things that happened in the series. I've never seen any of the series, something which I think crippled my enjoyment of this book. The explanation at the beginning seemed like it should have helped, but all it did was confuse me more. I had a hard time keeping track of who all the characters were, what they were, and why they were there. The rest of the book didn't explain that all for me either. I spent a lot of time vaguely interested, but mostly confused. So, if you've never heard of this before or you've never seen the series, then this is probably not the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What did you want? Sept. 19 2002
If the answer is more Tenchi madness, this is what you'll get. I will admit that was was leery of any translation by Viz, but those suspiscions were put to rest after the first few pages. I managed to find a Japanese copy and worked out the translations on my own and was pleasantly surprised to find that the English version is farly close to the Japanese. I liked the direction the author was going with the series and look forward to more. If you are as big of a Tenchi otaku as I am, then you cannot pass this up. Go, buy it now! shoo shoo
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent! Action-packed and hilarious! May 30 2002
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I LOVE this series, and these comics are great. Funny, action-packed, and great story lines! Why the 4 stars? Ah, because some of this material IS NOT for kids. I'm upset to say that, because I know younger kids, (like 8) like this series, and they pick up the book to find a little nudity and swearing. Same with the videos-Parental advisor elert! The comics are great, but to watch the series- see it on TV!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining Manga. May 17 2002
I ordered the first couple of these graphic novels because I was fond of the Tenchi Muyo! OVA series. The comic picks up where the OVA left off (so, you might want to watch the OVA before you read them).
While some of the material may not be suitable for young children, it is very entertaining. Hitoshi Okuda strikes a perfect balance between action and humor. I'm looking forward to reading more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Realy Spiffy Book! April 3 2002
I love all things Tenchi, and these "visual novels" have to be the most interesting way to read or view Tanchi. Once you have seen the ova or edited versions of Tenchi Muyo or Universe you will most likely know what is going on, at leased in the begining. Washu( my favorite!) is a very important character in the plot, and in the middle and the end Ryoko shows that she has something up in there in her sometimes seamingly vacant head(no offence to Ryoko fans but she sometime lacks common sense!). The art is also very good, but all of the "swooshes" and "heyas" get a little annoying. DO NOT BUY SWORD PLAY(THE NEXT BOOK) UNTILL YOU READ THIS ONE! You will be reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllly confused! This book ends like an episode of Tenchi; at the oddest moment, like when Washu makes a remark that makes you think. All the way thought this book is awsome. Buy it! You will never regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Sooooo Much ^_^ March 24 2002
This is really great! If you are an anime fan, you really need to buy this. If you are a Tenchi Muyo fan, you must buy this. I loved the story and the art excedes even that of the OVA series. Over all, it's a good read!
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