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No Need For Tenchi!, Volume 1 [Paperback]

Hitoshi Okuda
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4.0 out of 5 stars Curious, but quite an original sci-fi saga May 25 2000
By Banshee
Format:Paperback
If you are new to the whole Tenchi series, you may have a bit of trouble settling down at first due to a very unfamiliar fantasy setting and a pretty twisty plotline which doesn't really start at the very beginning in this book. But then you'll fall in love with all the spunky, fun-loving characters like the courageous teenaged Tenchi and his five wacky female housemates with their offbeat hairdos like the devilish Ryoko, her "mother" the youthful-looking scientist, Washu; the pretty princess from outer space, Ayeka and her sweet little sister, Sasumi; and the resourceful space police, Mihoshi. Not to mention their charming little rabbit-cat pet, Ryo-oh-ki with the most amazing trick: he could turn into a spaceship in the time of need!
In this story, Tenchi & Co. suddenly encountered Ryoko's wild twin named Minagi who is out for blood! So Tenchi and Ryoko fiercelly battled Minagi and knocked her out, thus causing her to lose her memory. And along comes Yakage who wants to test Tenchi's legendary sword and thus he made off with the lovely Ayeka in the very end. But better read all about it to find out! Very cute and funny with such skillful drawings and truly endearing characters!
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4.0 out of 5 stars No Need For Tenchi! Book 1 March 17 2004
Format:Paperback
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 Realy Spiffy Book! April 2 2002
Format:Paperback
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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2.0 out of 5 stars guess I'm in the minority here... June 11 2003
Format:Paperback
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 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-oki!!! Sept. 22 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you are a tenchi fan this is a great book for you. Ryouko's twin comes after Tenchi to see the "Lightning Eagle Sword." She fights Tenchi and Ryouko and gets knocked out and looses all memory except her name....
...Minagi
She ends up staying @ the Masaki residence and runs away when Ryouko tries to Hit her.
Yagaki then comes to see the "Lightning Eagle Sword," & ends up taking Aeka away and telling Tenchi that he would be back in 10 days.
Ryouko and Washuu chase after Yagaki(this is a VERY funny scene) they fight and then they come back without Aeka.
I loved this book sooooo much [....]
I don't think I could ever get tired of reading it. So if your a Tenchi fan of any size BUY IT!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars NO NEED FOR TENCHI! Jan. 22 2002
Format:Paperback
No need for Tenchi has excellent art! It's an action pack adventure. It has romance, fighting, humor, and much more! If you have ever seen the tv series then you gotta read this this manga! I personally think it's much better than the series on tv. Well if you did see the tv series the manga continues at the part on Tenchi Muyo were Tenchi defeats Kagato! Also another reason why this is a good manga too read is the character Ryo-oh-ki she's so cute! Ryo-oh-ki isn't your normal house pet she's a rabbit/cat/girl/spaceship! The characters in this story travel all over the Universe! Well if I continue I'll end up telling you all the hole story!
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Need For Other Mangas!
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! Read more
Published on July 6 2003 by Maggie Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars What did you want?
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... Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2002 by "drwashux2"
4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent! Action-packed and hilarious!
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. Read more
Published on May 29 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining Manga.
I ordered the first couple of these graphic novels because I was fond of the Tenchi Muyo! OVA series. Read more
Published on May 17 2002 by Jaelin B.
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Sooooo Much ^_^
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. Read more
Published on March 23 2002 by Pseudo Washu
4.0 out of 5 stars A great story...
This volume has the background in a short summary, which cover the OVA, and the first part of a two part story, the second part being in Volume Two: Sword Play. Read more
Published on Sept. 13 2001 by Michael Valdivielso
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes better than the OVA
Sometimes the manga has a few explanations that the OVA doesn't have. It's worth checking out if you can find it in a local bookstore, I found out about my manga when I looked at... Read more
Published on Aug. 14 2001 by Minagi Masaki
5.0 out of 5 stars This is The Best one yet!
This book is great it has tons of fighting funny jokes and great pictures if your a tenchi fan you should buy this book thats why i gave it 5 stars
Published on June 12 2001 by "stewy10"
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