Amazing. This is just one of THOSE series. This is something that just took everything to a brand new level. "Tenchi Muyo" was a real trend setter for Japanese anime and marked Pioneer as one of the true, ahem, "Pioneers" in anime. The animation is FLAWLESS, as is the superb DVD production by Pioneer.
What you have here is a hybrid anime that used many of the qualities of other good animes and improved upon all of them while, at the same time, adding its own unique touch. Tenchi Muyo is a sci-fi show, a love comedy, and an anime drama all at the same time. Everything flows together and the planning and execution of this series is breathtaking to behold. The music, animation, directing, and story coalesce into something that is just really special. When animes like this started showing up in America around 1995, it was a golden moment for young people.
One warning, though. I need to warn parents about this anime. There is nudity in the last episode, so you might want to keep this away from your child until they turn 18. It's not GROSS nudity, however, it's there, for sure.