Some people have all the luck when it comes to space women. Oh boy, Honey's loves this series, it's always fun to watch the classics! The Masaki family has many iterations! It would be far too easy to recommend 6 different Tenchi anime, though, wouldn't it? Tenchi is certainly no ordinary human, and shares genealogy with another world entirely. We would love to know how to grow a spaceship like a tree, or make a pet into a spaceship! Planet Jurai has some intense technology, with no need for fossil fuels. Someone get Jurai on the line, we have global warming to solve!
Many people recognize Tenchi from Toonami. Toonami's block heavily edited the show. Unfortunately, some episodes didn't even air because there was no dub for those at the time. “Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki” was renamed “Tenchi Muyo!” specifically for Toonami. As a result of the times, many people didn't get to see the full story of Tenchi. People who missed those should watch “Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki”. Chances are if you're reading this article you do know the full story of Tenchi, which is good! Tenchi was created by Masaki Kajishima, and the new Tenchi series currently airing has a final episode due out later in 2017.
Tenchi is hilarious, soulful, and action-packed! Wouldn't it be nice if someone fell into your backyard who could change your life for the better? Well, like we said before, some people have all the luck. From lighthearted to crazy ecchi, below are 6 Anime Like Tenchi Muyo!
Similar Anime to Tenchi Muyo!
1. Ah! My Goddess (Aa! Megami-sama! TV)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Jan 2005 – Jul 2005
Keiichi Morisato has the worst luck in the world. No matter how nice the guy is, karma doesn't seem to care. Nothing goes Keiichi's way until Goddesses realize his life's situation is not at all normal. As a reward for being kind through tough times, he is granted a wish from the Goddess helpline (the ultimate tech support). Keiichi wishes for the Goddess in front of him to stay by his side forever. Belldandy (Goddess first-class rank) sends the wish to heaven for approval, and they grant his wish. With Belldandy by his side, the guilt-ridden Keiichi sees his luck start to improve. Unfortunately, so do darker forces.
Yggdrasil is the giant tree from Norse mythology that connects 9 worlds together. “Ah! My Goddess” also has an Yggdrasil tree, which acts as heaven's super-advanced wish-granting computer. Ayeka and Ryouko would be familiar with that concept, as most spaceships are grown from seeds on Jurai (the Greenpeace planet), much like a tree. Washu and Sasami would have a lot to talk about with Belldandy, because all three are Goddesses.
Tenchi and Keiichi have extremely complicated love lives. Keiichi is later visited by many of Belldandy's family members and friends from heaven. Tenchi is visited by several people from planet Jurai. Both of these characters might as well shop at the same store! Chances are if you liked Tenchi, you will most definitely want to give this one a shot!
Ah! My Goddess – Trailer
2. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan 2017 – Apr 2017
Kobayashi sure is one lucky woman when she drinks! Unfortunately, like most people, after too much alcohol, she forgets what happened the night before. Kobayashi wakes up with a mild hangover and is greeted by an enormous dragon at her front door. Tooru (the dragon) transforms into her adorable maid-like form, and is welcomed inside of Kobayashi's apartment. It doesn't take long for Kobayashi to realize that she will be late for work, and that this is no dream. Kobayashi finally remembers running into the dragon after pounding down a few beers. Kobayashi said Tooru could stay with her as a maid!
Tooru is from another world, but ends up on Earth for a while. Tooru, like Princess Ayeka from “Tenchi Muyo!”, both make choices to go to Earth, and have people from their world looking for them. Not just any people, powerful people from their family are. They also both share the similar desire to stay on Earth because of someone who lives on it. Both Tooru and Ayeka are also many times stronger than a normal earthling. Tooru doesn't share Ayeka's taste in men, however, since she is completely infatuated with Kobayashi.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is a brand new title for 2017, and the dub is available on Funimation's website. If you liked Tenchi, you need to check this out!
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid – Trailer
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 2017 – 2017
Kazuya Kagami is a boy who is emotionally attached to his mother's kimono obi (clothing his mother used to wear). One day at school, Kazuya runs into a girl possessed by a wig, and she pushes him off the top of the school. Miraculously, his kimono obi transforms into a young girl named Kiriha, and saves his life. As fate would have it, his mother used to kill demons with Kiriha. Now belonging to Kazuya, the powerful Kiriha seeks to protect him. At the time of writing, “Tsugumomo” only has 4 episodes and is currently airing.
Malison is an invisible force that manifests creepy stuff if someone thinks too hard about it. Malison is also attracted to Kazuya, which gets the attention of Kiriha and Kukuri (a water goddess). Tenchi has the ability to manifest light-hawk wings (a powerful weapon, used only by the Goddesses). Understandably, that gets the attention of the Goddesses Washu, and Tsunami/Sasami. Fate seems to have chosen both Tenchi and Kazuya to be monitored by many powerful beings.
Kiriha has many things in common with Ryouko from “Tenchi Muyo!”. When Ryouko was imprisoned on Earth, she witnessed Tenchi grow from a kid to a teen (in spirit projection mode), before she broke free from her bonds. In “Tsugumomo” Kiriha witnesses Kazuya grow up in similar fashion, while in her obi form. Kiriha and Ryouko have an attachment to one person, and both are super powerful. Check this series out and keep your eye out for more episodes!