There are few series that earn reputation among anime fans that earn “classic” or “must watch” statuses, especially at a time when “moe” anime, whether you acknowledge it or not, has dominated a scene of anime once held by powerhouses that pioneered the 80’s and 90’s before setting the stage with what we watch today. For a title like Tenchi Muyo!, it had the unique fortune of being among Cartoon Network’s Toonami lineup in the late 90’s and early 00’s, and again, whether you acknowledge it or not, was responsible for helping to bring in and cement a lot of fans to this fandom, myself included. So I felt it was appropriate to re-launch my “Classic Reviews” category with a review on a classic franchise that still continues to be awesome, to this day.
This is Part One of a Two Part review, the second part will focus on Tenchi Universe and the Universe-based movie Tenchi Muyo In Love! I’ll try to have that done in the next couple weeks, I still have to find a source for Universe, be it subs or DVD.