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No Need For Tenchi!, Volume 1 Paperback – Mar 8 1997

4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1 edition (March 8 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569311803
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569311806
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.3 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'd recommend this book for any good tenchi muyo fan. The artwork is different from any style that I've seen and can be very beautiful at times. The humor can also be very cute.
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.
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I checked this out from the library becauseI'm a big fan of Ayeka. even though Ryoko fans will be discouraged by the fact that Ayeka is on the cover, don't be!!!!!! it's great for a Tenchi Muyo fan of any kind!!!!! The story is mainly about the fact that Ayeka's and Sasami's mom and aunt come to visit and the chain of events they cause also in there is a story of a sea god and. ryo-ohki getting picked up accidentally by a group of kindergarteners on a field trip!!!!! it's a great Manga. I didn't want to put it down. Go on and Read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By A Customer on April 6 2002
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'Comic books are bad for you' alot of people say, but after I looked at this in the store, I practically read the whole thing in 10 minutes! I loved it. It was hilarious, the drawings were beautiful, and you just can't wait for what's going to happen next. I watch the show on Cartoon Network, so I guess you best have some back-up information about the characters before you read these. This particular comic is *child-safe* I guess you can say. I'm probably going to buy this book next. I have to see the rest of the series!
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The thing is, the regular Tenchi Muyo manga continues from the origonal O.A.V. series. The movies continue from the T.V. series
"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.
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This was a pretty good book. I've only read two other volumes, the first and the second. The first volume confused me utterly, because it doesn't start in a way that's very good for people who have never seen the series before (the "series explanation" is more confusing than enlightening). However, since that first volume, I've gotten to like these books much more. The art's great, and occaisionally there are some really funny moments. This book has some more Minagi scenes, which I thought was great since she's one of my favorite characters at this point. And, since I gather from the other reviews I've read that Minagi probably wasn't in the original series, I'll just say that she's sort of a second Ryoko, with a different personality. A good read. I recommend it, but it would probably be good to read one of the earlier books first, so that things aren't so confusing. That's this series biggest problem, I think. It isn't always very clear about things, and there's never a little section at the beginning explaining who all the characters are, like you see in other manga series.
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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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