No Need For Tenchi!, Volume 1 Paperback – Mar 8 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
However, I've rated the book lower because the plots bore me sometimes. The book, Mother Planet, seems to pull out problems from the middle of nowhere just to keep the plot going on. And, as far I can remember about this book, there wasn't any real point to the bad guy even showing up since they aren't very strong... or smart. Also, while I love to read shoujo manga sometimes, the "cuteness" can be really annoying... especially with Sasami. Ryoko is also a tad bit OOC, and in my personal opinion, a weaker character than in the anime. Dispite this, though, I'd still buy the tenchi series. This is a good series, even though it lacks some of the magic that the Tenchi Muyo anime did.
One other note is that this series is a relatively safe series. Any nudity they have follows the "barbie nudity" that the anime had. There are a FEW sexual jokes in there, but nothing that a 12 or 13 year old hasn't heard at school. All in all, the "No Need for Tenchi" series is cute, and beautifully done... just don't expect it to be like the anime it follows after.
"Tenchi Universe". The T.V. series and the O.A.V. series tell two different versions of the Tenchi Muyo story, as certain story aspects contradict each other. You'll notice that in the movie story "Tenchi In Love", Kiyone lives on Earth with the rest. She never came down to Earth in the origonal series, which is why she doesn't appear in the other manga stories, so you have to keep in mind "Tenchi In Love" does NOT take place in the same continueity as the rest of the manga.
Otherwise, this is another great addition to the Tenchi Muyo saga. We get some funny stories about the alien girls learning how to deal with tellemarketers, a newscrew coming to film at the Masaki residence, and a Galaxy Police inspector coming down to check on Mihoshi's progress. (Guess how THAT goes.) The movie is a great read also, just keep in mind that again, it has to be divorced from the rest of the stories.
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!
Most recent customer reviews
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... Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by justajinx21@yahoo.
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 morePublished on July 6 2003 by Maggie Jones
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. Read morePublished on June 11 2003 by M. Cookson
Even if you have seen the first Tenchi movie a billion times, do not pass up this manga. The plot of the movie story is different enough to interest even those like me who... Read morePublished on May 22 2003
I adored the Tenchi Muyo In Love movie, and this is the official adaptation of it. But it is not exactly like the film, so don't turn your nose up at this just because you're seen... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2003 by Amber
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 morePublished on Sept. 19 2002
I decided to buy a Tenchi book, so I got this one first because I like Ryo-Ohki, and because she was one the cover, I got this one. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by J. Miller
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 morePublished on May 29 2002
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