Otaku Evolution Episode 182 - Tenchi Universe

Why is it that we like Tenchi Muyo, again? I mean, it does bring up some pretty vivid memories of the Toonami days of my anime fandom, but despite the odd interesting concept or the rare  good moment, there really isn't a whole lot to the franchise. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to rewrite history and say that Tenchi Muyo was NEVER good, just that it wasn't as good as we once thought it. After all, our standards were different then, weren't they?

That being said, Tenchi Universe is a fun, harmless TV show that, while I won't be collecting anytime soon, I didn't mind all that much rewatching it. I especially enjoyed the main arc involving Yosho and Kagato, and Ryoko trying her hardest to get Tenchi to the throne to fight their enemy. The finale is excellent, too, and still gets me teary-eyed. So it couldn't have been that bad, could it?

Well, no, not that bad, but not great, either. Frankly, it's a little flaccid through most of it, just going through the motions oftentimes. But when it's good, it's good, and it's worth mentioning when it is.

Oh, also, more of the Lithos/Morran storyline is present here. I modeled Golex's brother Viltrox's speech pattern on a terrible Sean Connery (RIP) impression.


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