Trivia / Tenchi Muyo!

  • Anime First: Manga were made later.
  • Author Existence Failure:
    • In 2010, Takeshi Aono suffered a stroke and died due to complications from it two years later, making the third OVA his last performance as Katsuhito and Nobuyuki Masaki.
    • Ai Tenchi Muyo! marked Yuko Mizutani's last performance as Mihoshi before her death from breast cancer in 2016.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: On an international level.
  • Market-Based Title: In the Philippines, both of the Tenchi Muyo television based anime (Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo) are aired together as Tenchi Muyo TV!.
    • Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo themselves are this for the Anglosphere, the original Japanese titles for them were Tenchi Muyo!: Uchuu-hennote  and Shin Tenchi Muyo! note  respectively
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the English dub, beginning with Tenchi in Tokyo:
      • Mihoshi: Ellen Gerstell -> Rebecca Forstadt
      • Kiyone: Sherry Lynn -> Wendee Lee
      • Katsuhiko and Nobuyuki Masaki: Jay Hopper -> Bob Papenbrook
      • Mihoshi was recast because Ellen Gerstell had retired from voice acting, and Katsuhiko and Nobuyuki were recast because Jay Hopper moved to Seattle. While Wendee Lee took over the role of Kiyone, her original voice actress - Sherry Lynn - was still voicing Sasami. This was because doing Kiyone's deeper voice was hurting Lynn's throat; her natural voice is actually very close to Sasami's.
    • In the 3-part Magical Girl Pretty Sammy OVA, Lara Cody also filled in for Sherry Lynn as Tsunami for two episodes for unknown reasons. Debi Derryberry also replaced Sue Turner-Cray as Misao (and her alter ego, Pixy Misa), and Rebecca Forstadt replaced Ellen Gerstell as Sasami's mother.
    • When it came time to dub Tenchi Muyo! GXP, Funimation tried getting the original cast back for their cameos in episode 17, even outsourcing the entire dub to a Los Angeles studio, but were unable to. The only reprisals were Forstadt as Mihoshi and Papenbrook as Katsuhiko Masaki, the second voices for those characters, and the following substitutes happened:
      • Tenchi: Christopher Corey Smith (instead of Matt K. Miller)
      • Ryoko: Mona Marshall (instead of Petrea Burchard)
      • Ayeka: Rebecca Forstadt (instead of Jennifer Darling)
      • Sasami: Kari Wahlgren (instead of Sherry Lynn)
      • Washu: Jessica Gee (instead of Kate T. Vogt)
      • Ryo-Ohki: Mona Marshall (instead of Debi Derryberry)
    • Funimation was able to secure the entire cast for OVA 3, except for Petrea Burchard, so Mona Marshall became Ryoko's regular voice actress for that. Also, Mona Marshall had voiced Noike for her brief cameo in GXP, Kari Wahlgren became her permanent voice for OVA 3. Interestingly, when they picked up Ai Tenchi Muyo, they did bring back Petrea, but they ended up losing Kate Vogt and Jennifer Darling.
    • In the Sasami: Magical Girls Club anime spinoff, none of the voice cast returned in Japanese or English. The Japanese voice cast was comprised of real children for Sasami and Misao, and lesser-known seiyuu for Mihoshi, Washu, and Ryo-Ohki.
    • In Japanese, Yumi Takada retired from voice acting in 2009, leading to Haruhi Nanao note  to replace her as Ayeka in Ai Tenchi Muyo! and the 4th OVA series.
    • Following Takeshi Aono's hospitalization of a stroke in 2010 and eventual death from 2012 due to complications from the stroke, Ken Uo and Katsuyuki Konishi voice Katsuhiko and Nobuyuki Masaki, respectively.
    • Mihoshi's original voice actress Yuko Mizutani died in 2016, so her role is now played by Michie Tomizawa instead.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Quatre, Noin, and Relena worked together in Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Nobuyuki and Katsuhito are voiced by Takeshi Aono. Averted in the fourth OVA, where the two are respectively played by Katsuyuki Konishi and Ken Uo. In the English dub, Jay Hopper voiced both until he left the show, and Bob Papenbrook began voicing both as well.
    • Tsunami and Sasami in both the Japanese and English versions. Also a bit of a meta-example, not only for fitting the trope itself but for fitting its title literally thanks to Sasami and Tsunami's fusion link.
  • Trope Namer: This anime has named the following tropes:
    • Digital Bikini - though this was because Cartoon Network had to find a way to air plot-relevant scenes that had nudity in it, as editing them out would lead to plot holes, so they took a page from many an edited for TV broadcast movie featuring nudity or revealing clothing and used digital altering.
    • Really 700 Years Old
  • The Wiki Rule: The Tenchi Muyo Wiki.
  • Word of God: OVA continuity. In the end, Tenchi will marry everyone. That's why we used to call it the Tenchi Solution.


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