Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

Type: Alien world anime with mecha fighting

Synopsis: This guy named Tenchi Masaki I mean Kenshi Masaki is sent to an alien world by his sister-in-law’s crazy mother (only he don’t know it till the end, but that’s not important). This alien world has a bunch of mecha suits that can only be piloted by really hot girls (and sometimes jerky boys). Being a completely inexperienced alien with no training, Kenshi naturally excels at piloting the mecha suits. This lead him to become irresistible with the female populous. Those Masaki’s will do that.

Pros: Once again I find myself liking a Tenchi Muyo! anime, even though on paper I really shouldn’t. Its not over the top. Its not particularly sexy. Its ending is convoluted. And this one has hour long episodes! But dammit, they got me again. Its really Kenshi’s fault. His ability to attract every woman around him without even trying to is just too funny. He’s not a Casanova, he’s a puppy. That’s the best way to describe it. He’s not the girls’s leader, he’s the girls’s pet.

Cons: Like I said, the ending is too convoluted. It makes the mistake of introducing an evil matermind that is just their to be an evil mastermind. Which is a shame, because the show spent its first half establishing the character Dagmeyer as the main antagonist (he was able to trick Kenshi into an attempted assassination). Dagmayer was manipulative, seductive, and sympathetic. He was Kenshi, but evil. But his downgrade to lackey by the midpoint of the show was a bummer. Other than that, it has many of the traditional Tenchi Muyo!-isms that may not be for everyone: nice guy, alien girls, middle of the road humor (not too subtle, not too wacky), evil mastermind, rival, convoluted story, and mild action.

Watch it?: If you’re a Tenchi fan then yes. If your not, then its up to you. (3/5)

MVP: Kenshi Masaki

Who wouldn’t love a monkey boy with Kun-fu and Home-ec skills?

Best Episode: Ep. 3 “He Who Must Work……” (special messages…)

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