Trivia / Tenchi Muyo!

  • Anime First: Manga were made later.
  • Author Existence Failure:
    • In 2010, Takeshi Aono suffered a stroke and died 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 in 2016.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: On an international level.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In the Italian dub of the OVAs and Pretty Sammy, Ryo-Ohki's cabbit form is voiced by Fabrizio Mazzotta, who is the ADR director of that particular dub.
  • 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:
    • Rebecca Forstadt and Wendee Lee took over the roles of Mihoshi and Kiyone, respectively, in the English dub from Tenchi in Tokyo onwards; Mona Marshall replaced Petrea Burchard in the role of Ryoko from Tenchi GXP onwards.
    • While Wendee Lee took over the role of Kiyone, the original 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.
    • Every major character in the series has been his with this at least once. This is because GXP was not dubbed by the series original dubbers, but Funimation, who used an all new cast. Then, for Sasami: Magical Girls Club, the few characters carried over from other works got newer voices again (in both versions).
    • Washu's played by lesser known voice actress Kate T. Vogt for the vast majority of the series. This ends with GXP, where she is voiced by relative unknown Jessica Gee, who, well, let's just say fans were not impressed. Luci Christian is Washu's current voice come Sasami: Magical Girls Club.
    • Tsunami was not played by Sherry Lynn in Pretty Sammy, but Lara Cody, despite the fact that Sherry Lynn was still Sasami.
    • Yumi Takada retired from voice acting in 2009, leading to Haruhi Nanao note  to replace her in Ai Tenchi Muyo! and the upcoming 4th OVA series.
    • Bound to happen with Katsuhito and Nobuyuki Masaki, following the death of Takeshi Aono. Aono is now replaced with Ken Uo as Katsuhiko and Katsuyuki Konishi as Nobuyuki instead.
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • What Could Have Been: Washu was originally planned to be a villain in the OVA and Kagato was just an illusion created by her, but then the show's creators found she was too fun a character to kill off and kept her around.
  • 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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