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Tenchi-Muyo! TV Season 1


Episode #1: No Need for Asking! (No Need for Discussions!)

On the way back home, Tenchi met a mysterious beautiful girl named Ryoko. However, Tenchi found that she was wanted for space piracy. Then Mihoshi, a Galaxy Police detective, came to arrest her and caused all sorts of trouble. Two beautiful girls have come to stay at Tenchi's House.


Episode #2: No Need for a Princess!

A space ship which caught an emergency signal from Mihoshi came to Tenchi's house. It was princess Ayeka from Jurai. There she found Ryoko, an old acquaintance of hers. She forgot about the signal from Mihoshi and started fighting with Ryoko in their space ships.


Episode #3: No Need for Worries!

Since her space ship was destroyed Ayeka has been staying at Tenchi's house. She as become more relaxed and has fallen in love with Tenchi. Then her younger sister Sasami came to pick her up. During their farewell party, Ryoko announce that she is pregnant. A troublesome customer, Ryo-ohki comes to join them. Tenchi's family trouble accelerates.


Episode #4: No need for Monsters!

There is a monster which was sealed away in the Masaki Shrine long ago. Ryoko takes Tenchi into the shrine to open the seal. A jealous Ayeka also follows them. While Ryoko and Ayeka are fighting, the monster in the shrine is released. It is a genius scientist, Washu, who was banished from a space culture long ago. Tenchi's house now has another visitor.


Episode #5: No Need for a Partners!

Kiyone is one of the best detectives in the Galaxy Police. One day, she received news that her partner, Mihoshi, who was supposed to be dead, is alive on Earth and waiting for rescue. To find out if her troublesome partner is ok, Kiyone reluctantly goes to Earth to find her. Waiting on Earth for her to discover are Mihoshi, the is space pirate Ryoko and the missing princess Ayeka.


Episode #6: No Need for a Police Substation!
(No Need for Resident Officers!)

For their misfortune, Kiyone and Mihoshi are ordered to reside on Earth. They left Tenchi's house and started their meager life in a cheap apartment. They get money from a part time job to live with, but once a galactic incident happens they fly into space! However, Mihoshi is a constant strain on theirwork. What will their future be?


Episode #7: No Need for a Festival Day!
(No Need for a Carnival!)

Sasami and Tenchi go to the Masaki Shrine for the Festival. There's lots to do with Ryoko's goldfish catching pond, Washu's haunted mansion, Aeka's shooting game Mihoshi & Kiyone's fried noodle restaurant.... lots of trouble in the stall.


Episode #8: No Need for a Genius!

Washu has made a robot copy of herself Unfortunately, Mihoshi's data got mixed into the machine and the robot started a wreckless rampage! What can Tenchi do all this trouble?


Episode 9: No Need for Memories!

The Masaki family wakes up feeling a little chilly and find out it's snowing. Katsuhito and Tenchi start their day with sword-training. Ayeka gives them a visit. Sasami, Ryoohki, Azaka and Kamidake come to pick her up. Sasami while skating on the pond finds Ayeka's space-ship Ryuou revived. Ayeka looks at the light from the spaceship under the ice. In the evening, Nobuyuki, who went to work on Sunday despite the snow, comes home but he's acting strange. Katsuhito suggests to have a party. Ayeka and Ryoko gets drunk but Katsuhito and Nobuyuki are quiet as they drink. Tenchi was sent to get more to drink. On the way home, Tenchi realizes something. He hurries home but falls in front of the house because of the flu he has. He gets better the following day and runs to his mother' s grave and finds Nobuyuki and Katsuhito there.


Episode 10: No Need for an Arch Rival!

Nagi finds out Ryoko is living on Earth with a man and follows her there. Nagi is the strongest person in the Universe but her fights with Ryoko, have always ended in a tie. Nagi arrives on Earth with Kenoohki who looks like Ryoohki. Nagi takes Tenchi hostage and forces Ryoko to fight with her near Venus. Ryoko thinks she may not win the fight this time but leaves for Venus to save Tenchi. Ryoko tries to attack from her spaceship but Ryoohki refuses to attack Kenoohki. Soon, Kenoohki stops his attack on Ryoohki despite an order from Nagi. Nagi and Ryoko gives up their spaceships to fight, Ayeka saves Tenchi and they are about to escape to Earth. Nagi tries to stop them from escaping. When Ryoko is ready to deliver the finishing blow to Nagi, Ryoohki tries to stop her.


Episode 11: Time and Space Adventures Part 1

A bath that was supposed to be separated into mens and women's by different dimensions was somehow connected. The incident was a side effect of the Dimension controlling machine that Washu invented. Ryoko and Ayeka learn that the machine can change the world in anyway one wants and show interest in it. Washu makes it clear that nobody in the house is allowed to operate the machine because it is still incomplete. That night, Ayeka, Mihoshi, Sasami and Kiyone, all put their own dream world to the machine. The machine, overwhelmed by the on, goes out of control. Everyone in the Masaki household are thrown into another dimension.

The dimension they first arrive is the Court of the Heian period. Princess Ayeka worries over her fiance Tenchi who was ordered to kill the evil goblin of the Rashomon. She asks Kiyone and Mihoshi to help Tenchi to kill the Goblin. However, princess Ayeka sees red when she finds out Tenchi has actually befriended the Goblin Ryoko. Different dimension, but the same battle over Tenchi by Ryoko and Ayeka.


Episode 12: Time and Space Adventures Part 2

The Masaki family are forced to travel through different dimensions because of the uncontrollable Dimension machine. Every time Washu deletes one dimension, the family is thrown into the next one. Hart-broken Kiyone arrives to a port town. Kiyone used to be a detective but left her job because she hated her partner, Mihoshi, so much. She meets Ayeka and Sasami in Tenchi's Ramen resturaunt. Kiyone starts to work in Ayeka's bar but one day Mihoshi shows up.

The next dimension they are sent to is the world of pretty Sammy. Ayeka, the president of the student body at a peaceful school, and school's outsider, Ryoko are fighting over Tenchi as usual. Sasami fell in love with Tenchi at first sight and turns herself into a Magical Girl Pretty Sammy in order to save Tenchi from both Ryoko and Ayeka. Sasami uses her magical power to turn Ayeka and Ryoko into friends but they become more than friends?! Kiyone, the teacher can't believe her eyes when she sees Ryoko and Ayeka holding each other's ahnds as they blush and embrace each other.


Episode 13: Time and Space Adventures Part 3

In this first world, Tenchi and Mihoshi are a married couple with grammar school child, Sasami. They get along well but their house-mate Ayeka is a bad sister in law. Mihoshi also doesn't like their widow neighbor Ryoko because she flirts with Tenchi every chance she gets. The next world they transport to is Manhattan, New York. Ryoko, a gang member is robbing a bank with Tenchi, the son of a preacher, who she kidnaped. Tenchi's fiance Ayeka, the heir of a large amount of money, ignores Kiyone, the FBI investigator and offer a reward for Tenchi. Tenchi and Ryoko run away to San Francisco. Washu appears in front of them and tells them that in order to return to their normal dimension, Ryoko, who created the information for that dimension in the machine, needs to deny that new world. Tenchi asks her to do whatever it takes to return to the normal world, but Ryoko flies away. She was shocked to find that Tenchi wasn't enjoying the trip with her. Can they return to their normal world?!


Episode 14: No Need for a Rebellion!

Peaceful morning.... Tenchi leaves for school while Ayeka and Ryoko see him off. That afternoon, Kiyone drops by the house to report her promotion from Headquarters. Everyone except Mihoshi was happy to hear about her promotion. Then they hear noise from upstairs. On his way home Tenchi hears the noise as well and looks up to find a spaceship in the sky. And his house is not where it's supposed to be. Tenchi meets with Katsuhito, and Ryoohki and Washu, Mihoshi, Kiyone and Nobuyuki come back to the ground in a capsule. According to Washu, the army of Jurai came with their spaceship and took the house with everyone in it. The Jurai army arrested Sasami and Ryoko for treason. Someone who claims to be the legitimate successor of Jurai came into power and ordered the army to arrest Ayeka. Tenchi and his friends chase after the spaceship to save them with a machine Washu invents. However, they can't go back to Earth!!!


Episode 15: No Need for an Escape!

Tenchi and friends are running away from the Jurai army. Kiyone and Mihoshi went to headquarters. On the way to her bosses office, Kiyone bumps into Mitsuki an old friend of hers. Kiyone learns her friend was promoted to a higher position than she is and the division she was placed in is for chores. Kiyone's boss asks her about Ayeka and where they went. A guy from the information bureau tells Kiyone about legendary man Yoshou who became the new ruler of Jurai and that Ayeka plans to rebel against him. Around the same time, Mihoshi sees the news on TV about Ayeka being wanted for treason. Mihoshi goes to their bosses office to tell Kiyone what's going on. The man from the information bureau and their boss were having a secret meeting and Mihoshi hears them accuse Kiyone of being one of Ayeka's rebel member. Kiyone gets surrounded by the police but is saved by Mihoshi. Mihoshi also saves Tenchi and the others who were surrounded by patrol ships. Kiyone is now not only fired from her job but also wanted for a crime she never committed.


Episode 16: No Need for Hiding!

Tenchi and his friends go to Jurrai to resolve the misunderstandings and false accusation. They re-built the living room of their house within Yagami and are throwing a big karaoke party, In the midst of the party Yagami runs out of gas. But they spent all of their money purchasing the karaoke set. They are now forced to work in order to get enough gas to get to their destination. Tenchi and his friends open a bar in a city where everyone knows about Ayeka being wanted. Ryoko, Mihoshi and Washu make customers drink till they drop. Ryoko's rival Nagi comes to the bar but doesn't notice the drunk Ryoko. They charge Nagi an outrageous amount for her drink. The same night, Mihoshi accidentally blows up the bar. Everyone escapes to outer space in the spaceship but get trapped between a patrol ship and a Jurai army ship. Nagi comes in to claim Ryoko as hers. They escape whiIe the three of them fight amongst each other.


Episode 17: No Need for Hunger!

Yagami has engine trouble. While everyone is trying to fix it, Ryoko goes into the food storage room and empties it. Ryoko says she will take care of the food. She bums money from Ayeka and leaves for grocery shopping, But Ryoko and Ryoohki go into a bar, in the middle of the day. Then they go to a fancy restaurant, bar, and casino. After the paying for all of their food and entertainment, they only have a little change left. They try to make money by betting on a horse but fail. They see a bank when they are at a loss for what to do... During this time Tenchi and the others in the spaceship are starving without any food or gas. Ryoko and Ryoohki come home with tons of money, but no food. Tenchi and the others are disappointed.


Episode 18: No Need for a Ghost!

Yagami wanders into a spaceship graveyard, "SALGASSOU". When the clock strikes midnight, the engine of the ship starts having trouble and a ghost-spaceship appears from nowhere. Yagami's engine completely stops when the ghost-ship stops right next to it. Some weird things happen to the members of the Masaki family. Sasami sees Mirei, a girl the same age as her, when she is sleeping alone in her room. Sasami and Mirei go through a mirror and into the ghost-ship. Ryoohki who was keeping an eye on Mirei goes into the ship as well. Sasami and Mirei tease Tenchi and the others from the ghost-ship. Sasami and Mirei plays in an illusional amusement park and other places from Sasami's memory. After a while, Sasami tells Mirei she needs to go back to the others who must be worried about where she went. Sasarni and Mirei promise an ever-lasting friendship and part ways. The ghost-ship departs and an old picture stand in Mirei's room is decorated with a pink ribbon and the picture inside is Mlaced with Sasami and Mirei's photo.


Episode 19: No Need for Runaways!

Tenchi and the others are eating beef bowl at a diner. Tenchi and Ryoko leave the diner while Ayeka and Sasami are still there finishing their meal. Tenchi sees Yagami, the spaceship, leaving with Katsuhito and Nobuyuki in it. The spaceship hijacked by Amarube and his girlfriend Yula. Tenchi and the others chase after ship. They eventually lose the ship but see in the news that it was trapped by the Galaxy police. Amarube is losing his cool facing the Galactic police. Ryoko transports herself aboard the Yagami. The nova is coming towards the Yagami and Amarube can't take the pressure of it all, so he faints. Tenchi and the others find Katsuhito and Nobuyuki safe and sound but...


Episode 20: No Need for Swimsuits!

Tenchi and friends take part-time jobs at a planet beach house to some money to fix broken Yagami. Tenchi sells ice-cream and so on at the beach but it's not going well. Everyone except Kiyone, who became a life-guard, is losing their interest in their job. They hear a beach announcement for a swim-suit contest that'll be held and the prize money for the winner is 100,000,000 Jurai Dollars. All of the girls want to compete. Especially Ayeka and Ryoko want to compete to decide who's the best. Nagi shows up and wants to battle with Ryoko while the rest of the girls go off to get the best swim suit there is. Ryoko asks Nagi if the battle could wait until the swim-suite show is done. Much to Ryoko's surprise, Nagi agrees. The contest opens and Ayeka goes on stage first. Then, Ryoko comes on the stage with a big applause. However, girls after them were also good. Kiyone gets a lot of applause for the tan she got while she was working at the beach. Nagi comes on stage at the last minute. Nagi wins the first prize! But Ryoko steals the money and runs away with her friends.


Episode 21: No Need for a Checkpoint!

The planet station has a heavy police force to catch Ayeka and her friends. Tenchi and everyone disguise themselves as school girls, and pretend like they are on a school trip trying to sneak through the police screening. Someone becomes suspicious while watching the monitor. A man named Sagami approaches as Tenchi and the others pass the guard station with the help of Washu's disguises. Except Mihoshi who gets stopped by the police because they found something suspicious in her bag. Ryoko, Tenchi and Sasami run with Mihoshi. As Sasami runs from the police she remembers when she was lost when she was little. Sasami gets trapped and loses consciousness from the sleep gas but is saved by Sagami. Sagami saves Tenchi and his friends so they can escape the police. They transport themselves into the spaceship and everyone reaches safety. Sasami finds her uncle who protected her when she was younger.


Episode 22: No Need for Knights!

Tenchi and the others finally reach the Jurai system. Tenchi tells Ayeka how he can't wait to prove their innocence and return safely to Earth. Ayeka has mixed feelings about Tenchi's comment, Shoukaitei of Jurai discovers the Yagami and opens fire. At Katsuhito's advise, Yagami runs to a secret area to escape. Tenchi and the others land on one of the planets there. They walk through a graveyard. Using Jurai powers, Katsuhiko successfully revives the legendary knights, Azaka and Kamidake. They learn that Katsuhito is really Yoshou and how he became Katsuhito Masaki. Shoukaitei attacks them again but Azaka and Kamidake fight ack showing their legendary power.


Episode 23: No Need for Karma!

Tenchi and the others hide in Jurai's abandoned area. In the garden, they find a statue of young Yoshou which looks exactly like Tenchi and a statue of Kagato without face. Katsuhito assumes that the fake Yoshou is really Kagato. Ayeka asks Tenchi to stay with her in Jurai but that doesn't sit well with Ryoko. Tenchi has mixed feelings about being a descendant of Jurai. Kagato appears in front of Katsuhito while he is reminiscing about his past. Kagato, who was blown to another dimension by Katsuhito in their last fight, wants another battle with him. Kagato has been dreaming about a second chance to kill Katsuhito. The power of the righteous Jurai collide with the force of the dark Jurai and release a tremendous amount of energy. Katsuhito is almost killed by Kagato and Ryoko gets seriously injured as she tries to save him. Ayeka is taken to the royal kingdom. Katsuhito gives his secret sword, the Tenchiken, to Tenchi in hopes that he can avenge him.


Episode 24: No Need for Ryoko!

Ryoko is bearing the pain of her injury alone. The Yagami which was hiding in the old palace is attacked by the Jurai army, but is saved by Kenoohki and escapes to another planet. Meanwhile, convinced by Katsuhito, Tenchi who is insecure about his ability to fight, makes up his mind to battle Kagato. Ryoko tries to stop Tenchi and asks him to escape to the outer space with her, but Tenchi declines the offer. Ryoko promises to take Tenchi to the King's palace and leaves with Tenchi and the two legendary knights. Ryoohki passes the through Jurai forces while Kenoohki acts as a decoy. Ryoko deals with all the attacks and pain of her in Jury by sheer will power. Ryoohki drops off Tenchi who isn't aware of Ryoko's injury and then takes off to outer space with a critically injured Ryoko.


Episode 25: No Need for a Showdown!

Tenchi and the knights run into the palace. Kagato's knight Tetta appears in front of them and Azaka fights with him. Meanwhile, in outer space, Kenoohki destroyed all the fighting spaceships. Washu takes over a orbit satellite using her newest invention, the "DOKODEMO-FUSUMAR", and successfully destroys the army's control system. Tenchi and Kamidake meet another opponent as they continue on their way to the throne room. Tenchi goes into the throne room while Kamidake battles with Tessei. In the throne room, Kagato is waiting for Tenchi. Tenchi sees Ayeka trapped inside a cage. Tenchi challenges Kagato with his sword but Kagato blows him off with special powers. Ayeka tries to help Tenchi with her powers but is overthrown by Kagato. Tenchi manages to tap the true power of Jurai inside himself when he sees her hurt.


Episode 26: No Need for a Conclusion!

Tenchi wins the battle with Kagato. The truth comes out and Ayeka's innocence is declared. Katsuhito regains consciousness. The Guardian bodies of Azaka and Kamidake are revived and they become human again and enjoy life playing with Sasami and her game system. Washu took office as the Royal Space Academy's honorary President. Kiyone and Mihoshi are promoted to head of their department in the galaxy police. But nobody knows where Ryoko is. Tenchi declines the offer to take the position of King of JURAI despite Ayeka's wishes and returns to the Earth leaving his friends. Tenchi starts his quiet and peaceful life on the Earth just like it was before Ryoko had arrived. At school, and more so at the house, Tenchi reminisces about the good times he had with his friends. He tells himself those days are over but...

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