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''Tenchi Muyo GXP: Galaxy Police Transporter'' is a SpinOff of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series (specifically, the original OVA incarnation), directed by Creator/ShinichiWatanabe. It begins during episode 5 of the third ''Tenchi'' OVA and progresses further outwards from there, providing something of a detailed look at the series' [[TheVerse Verse]] and life in "civillized" space, as opposed to the original, which by and large mostly takes place on Earth and in uninhabited space.

The focus character is Seina Yamada, a young man with a kind heart, a spiky crewcut that is unusually pleasant to the touch, and [[CosmicPlaything the absolute worst luck ever]] (His bicycle frequently falls to pieces while he's riding it, doorknobs snap when he's trying to open them, windows and awnings collapse when he's under them, the horse you've bet on loses its jockey while you're listening when he passes, etc). The series opens with said luck bouncing him and anyone in his path around while he hurries to visit Kiriko, a childhood friend who just returned after months out of town. Tempting fate, he takes a shortcut by the home of Tenchi Masaki, whom he [[SempaiKohai admires and respects]] -- just in time to be knocked in the lake by a passing spaceship. This begins his chance encounter with Amane Kaunaq, a Galaxy Police officer who had stopped off on Earth to make a delivery to Tenchi. She assumes that Seina knows about Tenchi's houseguests, and she's impressed that he survived the crash in such good shape, so she gives him an application form for the "GP" and tells Seina to look her up.

Seina finally meets Kiriko, and the visit goes fairly well -- although he has trouble explaining the lipstick on his neck! Afterwards, Seina's family forces him to complete the form (they think it's a lottery application), and he's abducted and shanghaied into the Galaxy Police by the end of the episode. Luckily for him, his terrible luck makes him a natural-born magnet for [[SpacePirate Space Pirates]], and he's soon convinced to try to use his "powers" for good. Before even finishing his training, he is assigned to the GP's decoy unit, which hopes to use his luck as a weapon in order to draw out more pirates and crush them. Of course, since Seina is WillfullyWeak, he also acquires a sizable [[HaremGenre Harem]], who, true to the [[SpiritualSuccessor spirit]] of ''Tenchi Muyo!'', fight over and embarrass him at every possible opportunity as they hunt down pirates, deal with the intergalactic bureaucracy, and of course, enjoy lots and lots of [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Springs]].

''Tenchi Muyo GXP'' builds on both the formula and setting of the original ''Tenchi'' series. Creator/FUNimation has released this series in English, and it aired on the [adult swim] Creator/{{Toonami}} block on Saturday nights at 3:00 AM (following in the footsteps of the first two Tenchi Muyo! OVA series, Anime/TenchiUniverse, and Anime/TenchiInTokyo, all of which aired on the original Toonami block on Cartoon Network, albeit [[{{Bowdlerization}} heavily censored]]).

!!This anime provides examples of:

%%* AbhorrentAdmirer: [=NaBiko=], to NB.
* AllThereInTheManual: Knowlege of the three ''Tenchi'' OVA series is essential to getting the most out of the show.
* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Seina seems to be making a lot of money as a Fleet Captain even if he is just a Decoy. It is never stated how much because most of the money he earns is put into a savings account he does not have access to until his graduation. Yet it seems the interest alone is enough for his family to live in a mansion.
* BeachEpisode: Twice. It helps that the Kamidaki II has its own beach.
* BettyAndVeronica: Kiriko and Amane, with Ryoko B. as ThirdOptionLoveInterest.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kiriko during the WhamEpisode, Seina during his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Two examples in episode 24 involving Seina's Kamidake mode mecha.
** It generates Lighthawk wings ''without'' Kiriko's Jurian Tree, Misuki. Both Tarant and Seto are flabbergasted how he can do this since Lighthawk wings are a Jurai only power. [[spoiler:This one is explained by the mecha possessing a First Generation Jurian Tree that the royal family didn't know about.]]
** It reaches into hyperspace and pulls Tarant's ship back into regular space. One of Tarant's allies would rather believe this was a trick than truly happening. One of his sub-ordinates confirms the trope:
-->"The laws of physics have just been shattered."
* BigFancyHouse: Amane's "second home"; later, the new home Seina's parents bought after he moved away.
%%* {{Bishonen}}: Seiryo Tennan and Misao Kuramitsu.
* BlackComedyRape: Of Machines by Machines: [=NaBiko=] to NB. NB suffers a nervous breakdown for the next several episodes, [[BeyondTheImpossible and winds up with a fleet of baby robots]] -- all played for laughs.
* BornUnlucky: Seina's terrible luck is so bad that the GP actually uses it as a weapon. Since his luck is so horrible that if often attracts space pirates, he's assigned the job of decoy in tracking them down.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** [-'''Seiryo:''' "Oh! The good luck meter!"-]
** Alan, Barry, and Cohen have a brief Fourth Wall-breaking moment of this when one heads off on his own and the other two protest that he can't, because the three of them together comprise a single character.
* ButtMonkey: Seina for the first few episodes and Seiryo for practically the entire series.
%%* CallToAdventure -- TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
* TheCameo: Seina sees [[Characters/TenchiMuyo Ryoko]] flying at the beginning, which causes him to crash. Washu with a [[CoatHatMask suspenders, scarf, shades]] can be seen running an open-air market booth. Seina meets Tenchi near the end.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Rumor has it that Kajishima was dissatisfied with the anime of ''[=GXP=]'', that he decided to write light novel series that toned down the harem antics, gave more character depth and even increased Seina's harem up to 20 women! Including his future mother-in-law and Fuku! The novels are also used as reference for the fourth Anime/TenchiMuyoRyoOhki series, thus making the anime GXP knowledge obsolete.
* [[CatGirl Cat People]]: The Wau are best described as a race of anthropomorphic mountain lions.
* ChickMagnet: A rather strange version. Most girls on Earth don't particularly take notice of Seina, but once he's out in space... Everyone! It's not just his [[HaremGenre Harem]] either. After he gets into an accident while apart from the harem, a lady doctor shows more than a glancing interest in him and tries to jump him. He gets away, but not without a lip-stick stain on the cheek.
%%* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kiriko and Seina.
%%* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds
%%* ConspicuousCG: The spaceships.
* ContinuityNod: A lot, mostly towards the third ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA. For example, Minami Kuramitsu is seen running the GP spaceship mechanic team after having been sentenced to do so at the end of OVA 3, the planet-sized warship Chobimaru still bears all the grafitti/damage inflicted upon it during its CurbStompBattle against Ryo-Oh-Ki, and Amane makes reference to having sung at the wedding of two characters who became engaged thanks to Tenchi and his harem.
** ContinuityNod / {{Crossover}}: There is also one to Parallel Adventure Dual. At the Last episode of that series Zinv (the primary mecha said to have access to the LightHawk Wings was sent to "another world" and in Ep 24 Seina gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome by being "sacrificed" to a mech that bears a very striking resemblance to Dual's Zinv. This is later confirmed by [[WordOfGod Kajishima in the GXP novels which go further in depth]].
* CoolShip: The ''Mikagami, Kamidake'' and ''Kamidake II''. The ''Unko'' is an inversion of this trope, being decidedly uncool in every single possible way.
* [[DarkSkinnedBlond Dark Skinned Blonde]]: The Kuramitsu family, who practically run the GP. Gyokuren, a lesser seen member of Seina's harem, is a Dark Skinned White Haired Girl.
* DeusExMachina: A HumongousMecha [[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual shows up]] on an alien planet when it's needed most. It's even [[MachineWorship called a god]] by the locals.
* TheDeterminator: Seina suffers through days of a Physical Training regimen [[TrainingFromHell designed for cadets with]] SuperStrength just to prove to himself that he can make it.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Seina suffers this after being enhanced -- the excuse for the first round of InnocentCohabitation is him being trained to control it.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Toyed with. An early RunningGag sees NB having large, pointy parts of spaceships jammed into his rear end (don't ask). He reacts just as you would expect. Also played with later on... When Seiryo talks about how his day with Seina has come, a droopy shock baton [[FoeYay stands up firmly]].
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: The grand finale.
** In front of a massive audience. With audio. ''With major political figures attending''.
%%*** [[CrossingTheLineTwice And his parents.]]
** Also NB gets one with Namiko. She clearly enjoyed it where he is terrified.
* EasilyForgiven: Many of the actions of the characters that would normally have someone court martial and dishonorably discharged are often forgiven without a second thought.
* TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay: Seto's husband. He claimed that she gave him a chose "marriage or death" and he never takes the easy way.
* EnergyWeapons: Both [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser Beams]] and {{Laser Blade}}s are used.
* EnsignNewbie: Seina is given command over a decoy ship despite still technically being a cadet.
** Justified in that the higher ups were trying to weaponize his bad luck. Putting him onto a battleship might seem like a good idea until you realize his bad luck bleeds onto ''everybody'' (barring his harem), not just pirates.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses:
** Seto, the "Oni Princess of Jurai". Amane's a [[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious]] [[{{Ojou}} Heiress]]. Partway through the series, Ryoko finds out that she's also related to a man about to become a king, which makes her a princess as well. Seto persuades Kiriko to be adopted into the Juraian royal family by pointing out the competition.
** Neige has just ended 2 millennia as head of state of a theocracy. Which doesn't make her a princess, exactly, but close enough for government work.
%%* [[CuteKitten Everything's Cuter With Cat]][[BunniesForCuteness -Rabbits]]: Fuku and Ryo-Oh-Ki.
* EvolvingCredits
** The opening credits show four silhouettes, The final three are obviously Aeka, Ryoko (Hakubi), and Tenchi, while the first is eventually revealed to be Neige in the episode that introduces her. Tenchi and co's silhouettes are revealed in the crossover episode. The ''Kamidake II'' appears at the end of the sequence after its introduction, and Neige, Fuku, and Ryoko are added to the TeamShot following Fuku's addition to the cast.
** The ending credits intially use an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]] which causes the background to change each time copies of Seina's trademark band-aid fill the screen. Halfway through the series, the band-aids are replaced with multiple Fukus. Nude images of Amane and Kiriko (NippleAndDimed for your convenience, naturally) shown towards the end of the sequence are replaced with ones of Ryoko, and for some reason, Mitoto.
** Looks like [[RunningGag she got lost cleaning]] again.
* ExactWords: Rookie informs the girls while [[spoiler:kept in custody]] they have access to "everything in the room is at your disposal to use as you see fit", emphasizing the word "everything" while his eyes look over to something covered by a blanket. Cluing them in that he is on their side.
* {{Expy}}: Fuku is one of Ryo-Ohki. Alan, Cohen, and Barry are expies of a [[YuppieCouple Yuppie Trio]] from Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross. Most of the main cast are arguably Expies of Tenchi and his harem.
** [[spoiler:The Artifact/ancient mech is Zinv from ''[[Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure Dual!]]'']]
** The combat uniform Amane wears in episode 19 is nearly identical to the Kazuki wears in ''[[Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure Dual!]]''
** Arguably, a lot of characters are based on the cast in ''Dual!'', if only to some amount of appearance. Kiriko = Mitsuki Sanada, Amane = Yayoi, D = Neige, Ryoko = Mitsuki Rara. Seto = Ayuko.
* EyeCatch: Of the "General Footage" variety. When going to a commercial break, it has footage of something occurring later in the episode, and when returning it shows a quick clip of something that already happened.
%%* FacialMarkings
%%* FallingIntoTheCockpit: Or being thrown in, anyway...
%%* {{Fanservice}}: Continues a proud tradition.
* FantasticSlurs: The pirates like to call the Wau "Dog Faces".
* FishOutOfWater: Seina. He is often confused or lacking knowledge of alien cultures.
* FourIsDeath: Inverted, The GXP novels and fourth OVA series of Ryo-oh-ki reveal that so long as Seina is within proximity of four members of his harem, his bad luck doesn't affect anyone allied with him.
* GagBoobs: Vega, a RichBitch rival of Amane's from her model days, has a rather impressive pair.
* GambitRoulette: It's been theorized that Lady Seto had planned for most of Seina's career since their first meeting -- including the wedding fiasco.
* GeniusDitz: Mitoto Kuramitsu, daughter of Minami and mother of Mihoshi and Misao. She's a bubbly, airheaded lady who has [[NoSenseOfDirection as much navigational sense as Seina has luck]], but is ''frighteningly'' competent when it comes to spaceship systems and repelling pirates. She also is able to enter hyperspace ''on foot'', leading to her finding herself in the most ''interesting'' places.
** She seems subject to quantum uncertainty when it comes to her location.
* GildedCage: Seriyo is kept in a very well furnished cell when captured by the pirates. He still considers it a HellHolePrison though.
** [[spoiler:The girls are kept in a castle when Seina is believed to have stolen the Kamidaki II.]]
* GirlPosse: Vega seems to have girls around her simply to smile and agree with whatever she says.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Shank gets one after he starts becoming a cyborg.
** [[spoiler:Seina... [[TakenALevelInBadass Seina of all people gets when he links with a giant robot.]]]]
%%* GunshipRescue: Ryoko B. in episode 12.
* HairColors: Earthlings have normal ones, while non-Earthlings go all over the spectrum.
* HeroicBSOD: Seina has this happen if somebody sticks a gun in his face. The one time it didn't happen was when [[spoiler:Elma]] shoves a gun in his face. That time he keeps his wits about him.
* HijackedByGanon: In a heroic variation, Seina is relieved of command of the ''Kamidake II'' during the raid on Da Ruma's hideout because Seto wanted to ruin the pirates ''personally''.
%%* HolographicTerminal: All over the place.
* HotForStudent: Most of Seina's harem is visibly older than him, and serve as his instructors at the GP Academy for most of the series.
%%* HotSpringsEpisode: All over the place.
* HumongousMecha: Seina gets to pilot [[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual one]] in episode 24. It [[ShoutOut looks a lot]] like an [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit]], and even growls like one in combat.
* HyperspeedEscape: Epically subverted in the second episode, especially once they let Seina "drive".
%%* ImpossiblyCoolClothes
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Siena is the only major male character. Even the picture at the top shows this off.
* InfiniteSupplies: Averted in episode 12 in which Seina's ship is being tracked by pirates who are preventing them from resupplying at at a space station, and after a few days the characters are shown gazing longingly at the last of their rations; a glass of water and a single cracker.
%%* InvisibilityFlicker: Kiriko and the ''Kamidake II''.
%%* IOweYouMyLife: Ryoko Balouta to Seina.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: All of Seina's harem decides this at the same time in the second-to-last episode. This makes MarryThemAll much easier to pull off.
* {{Jailbait}}: Seina isn't exactly the most handsome male in the series, but his harem fell so hard for him, they seemed to forget he was only fifteen. Under any normal circumstances, all of the women that fell for, or at least showed attraction to, Seina would be in jail.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Seina, as soon as he realizes he can accomplish something with his bad luck. However, this was due to goading by Seto and she ''specifically'' catered to this idea so she would have a new toy to wreck havoc with. One of her attendants (the guy that's usually seen with her along with Minaho) lampshades how she did the same thing with him.
* KabukiSounds: Used for the title cards.
* KickTheDog: Tarant attempts this multiple times, and probably would have gone through with it if the [[SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism Scale sliding over to Idealism]] didn't always throw a monkey wrench into his plans.
* KnightOfCerebus: Tarant Shank, as much as the plot allows him to be.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Except for one scene, Amane's mother always looks ''straight at'' the Fourth Wall, no matter the camera angle.
* LeftItIn: After some not-so-heartfelt goodbyes, Seina's mother mentions they can cut out the part about his family leaving for Hawaii without him. Seina sees the unedited version.
%%* LightningGlare
* LivingShip: Jurai ships are all trees. Fuku is downplayed, as she is only the ''Kamidake II'''s will/power amplifier.
%%* MagicFromTechnology
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The Galaxy Army are secretly using the pirate guilds to raise money.]]
* ManekiNeko: This is one of the many types of good luck charms present on the Da Ruma pirate ships.
* MarryThemAll: Seina winds up marrying all eight members of his harem. Nine, if you include the questionable case of Fuku. This makes it symbolic as nine is an unlucky number in Japanese (similar to [[FourIsDeath four]])
* MarsNeedsWomen: The FridgeLogic of Fuku's affection for Seina.
* MeetCute: Parodied by Gyokuren, Hakuren, Suiren, and Karen when they try seducing Seina.
%%** CrashIntoHello, NakedFirstImpression
* {{Meido}}: Hakuren wears the outfit during her attempt at MeetCute.
%%* {{Meganekko}}: Suiren.
* TheMole: Elma and four non-GU agents.
%%* MotorMouth: Amane has her moments of this.
* {{Nanomachines}}: Used on all GP members to give them SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, a HealingFactor, and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a dramatically extended lifespan]].
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Seto commented with the combination of the Jurai Tree Misuki and the Kamidaki the power might be that of a 1st Class Jurai Battleship. One of the underlings comment on the power might being excessive.
-->'''Seto''': Nothing's excessive about full potential.
* NonhumanSideKick: Fuku, NB to a lesser extent.
%%* TheNoseBleed: Seina.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Mitoto, who even drags along Seina and Seiryo.
* ObliviousToLove: Seina; not once until the last episode is he aware that any of the girls are in love with him despite how many times they have openly thrown themselves at him. Even during the wedding he seemed to fully believe that the only reason they were marrying him was because it was a political marriage and they were under orders rather than they genuinely loved him.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness:
** When Lady Seto, Airi, and Misaki get together to discuss the plot.
** A more traditional version appears in the kidnapping arc.
* PersonalRaincloud: Part of Seina's EstablishingCharacterMoment.
%%* PillarOfLight
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything:
** Averted in one instance; the pirates we do see pillage plenty.
** Played straight in a second instance; Seina is only seen in class ''once'' in the entire series.
* {{Pixellation}}: The obscene-looking tattoos.
** BrownBagMask: Seina and his classmates were forced to wear paper bag masks to cover up the obscene-looking tattoos that appear on their faces.
** At the end, half the GP academy graduates can be seen wearing Brown Bag Masks during their graduation ceremony.
%%* PointlessBandAid
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The episode where Seina visits Tenchi's house, set ''after'' the 3rd OVA series but released well before it.
* PowerGivesYouWings: The Light-Hawk Wings, of course.
%%* PreExplosionGlow
* RainbowPimpGear: The ''Unko'' manages to embody this for starships.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld:
** Every Juraian character shown. Neige trumps everyone else by being somewhere over two thousand years old.
** Seto is over 4,600 years old. Then there are certain members of the Tenchi household who absolutely dwarf Neige in terms of age.
* RebelliousPrincess: Amane ran away and joined the Galaxy Police to get away from the shadow of her overbearing father. He's still trying to get her to come home until the second half of the series.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: Ryoko shows up in silhouette in the first episode. Two later episodes feature Washu and Ryo-Oh-Ki, and then along comes episode 15, in which Seina hangs out with the entirety of ''Muyo'''s cast.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Fuku, and Cabbits in general.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Done by a whole group of scientists in episode 5.
* SerialEscalation: Mostly in regards to how much destiny well screw over/aid Seina in any give episode.
* ShaggyDogStory: Seiryo's quest for good luck charms in episode 18.
%%* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Amane.
* ShoutOut: Seina gets [[Film/SupermanII trapped in a 2D box]] overlaid in on a video of space in episode 2.
** Alan, Barry, and Cohen are a shoutout to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross.''
* SingleStrokeBattle:
** Played straight with a dual between Seiryo and Tarant which occurs ''just'' before his Scrap Heap rescue described above.
** Played with in Seiryo's duel with Seina. It was single-stroke... [[DefeatByModesty in a roundabout way]].
%%* TheSiege: Episode 13.
%%* TheSlacker: Kanemitsu, one of Seto's underlings.
%%* SpaceCadetAcademy: An occasional backdrop.
%%* SpaceOpera
* SpacePirates: Loads and Loads of them.
* SpaceX: the Galaxy Police, the Space Pirates, etc.
%%* SubspaceOrHyperspace
%%* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* TakeOurWordForIt: The horribleness of the (pixelated) tattoos dished out by Academy night security.
* TangledFamilyTree: {{Lampshaded}} when Airi pulls out a visual aid to explain how she fits in.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Fuku (or Cabbit's in general) seems to instantly like anyone who gives her a carrot.
%%* TheSweatDrop
* ThoseTwoGuys: Kenneth and Rajau, Seina's pals during his stint at the academy are the initial set. They eventually get replaced by Alan, Barry, and Cohen, a trio of male bridge operators.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Amane and Kiriko.
* {{Underboob}}: Amane wears some VERY short tops while teasing Seina.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: By gaining control of the Zinv-look-alike [[spoiler:which has a First Generation Juraian tree seed in it, Seina becomes third in line for the Juraian throne. However, because Tenchi and his grandfather do not really want to succeed the throne, this effectively puts him first.]]
* UnfortunateNames: Due to the fact that every other "lucky" name was taken at the time, Seiryo is forced to christen his ship the ''Unko'', which is supposed to mean "bringer of fortune", unfortunately for Seiryo, "Unko" also means, and is more commonly used to refer to, ''poop''. HilarityEnsues.
* UnknownRival: Seina never really perceives Seiryo as an enemy; despite this, he's one of the few people on the show who takes Seiryo seriously.
* UnusualUserInterface: Seiryo uses a giant game of bingo to control the ''Unko'' in combat during one episode.
* UnwantedHarem: It's a ''Tenchi Muyo!'' spin-off, what did you expect?
* WeaknessTurnsHerOn: A possible explanation for Seina's harem.
* WhamEpisode:
** Pirates attack, Seina's in danger. Kiriko goes badass. [[MoodWhiplash Then everything goes back to normal]].
** The episode in which it turns out that Erma [[spoiler:is Ryoko Balta and was coerced into being sent to kill Seina]] also qualifies because the character is never seen again.