My "great rediscovering" happened a couple years after I saw it on Toonami xD I saw it originally on there like many others, but one day I was at the library... I had to be like, 9 or 10 perhaps? I got it on VHS tape at the library and was like OH YEAH THIS IS THAT SHOW I LIKE WHERE ALL THE GIRLS LIKE THE ONE GUY xD but it had been a little while since I had seen it (not that long, though, since I was still p young xD). and then it just always stuck with me and I never took any big breaks from it after that *^^*
Nobuyuki wrote:"Rediscover" is the wrong word for me .
Indeed, you are one of the Great Old Ones from the Before Times
Anyway, my story is very similar to those already given above. I watched Tenchi when it first came on Toonami in 2000. I was very lucky, actually, that it premiered on TV that year, because that was the year my parents finally got satellite to follow the election, and before we just had local TV. Anyhow, Tenchi rapidly became my favorite show throughout my early and middle elementary school years. Unfortunately, I dropped out of anime watching around 2003-4 when they started taking all my favorites off Toonami, and I all but forgot about Tenchi. It got so bad that literally the ONLY things I could remember is that my favorite character had a spaceship that turned into a cat thing, and that in the last episode they cut the bad guy's ship in half (Kagato, OVA episode 6). Through the years I was always haunted by the lingering memories of that great show of my childhood, but I never got around to actually seeking it out.
Flash forward to Thanksgiving weekend in 2011. I was in the middle of a semester abroad in Glasgow, Scotland, and I was feeling quite homesick and nostalgic. I was once again bothered by the nagging tug on my memory and FINALLY decided to throw the only two things I could remember about the show into google and see what I came up with. Five minutes later I found myself watching the first episode of Tenchi Universe on this forum's old YT channel. It was an extraordinary moment in my life! It was like the floodgates in my mind had suddenly opened! Within the first few seconds of watching that opening I remembered every little detail of the show that had stubbornly defied my memory for almost a decade. Over the next few weeks and months I devoured every single piece of Tenchi material I could find on the internet, until finally, desperate for more and enticed by warmth and energy of this forum I finally joined up here and it's been a whirlwind of discovery and excitement ever since!
Well, as they say down here: That's my story and I'm sticking to it! The Tenchi franchise and I have had a wild ride so far, and I hope it continues for a long time to come!
"Life, for ever dying to be born afresh, for ever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars."
The fate of destruction is also the joy of rebirth.
I'll just list some people I have to thank for my return:
TLF, cyberdarkwolf, Akawoa, ryokofan21, everyone involved with early Tenchi casts (including first youtube presence at TrippFM), and to save time pretty much everyone involved with this forum (special thanks to a number in particular, "older" and "newer" I think you know who you are). Thank you all!
p.s. good thread idea, I like to hear others' accounts and I'm sure there are those who wish to share.
wwwwhhhhoooo wrote:p.s. good thread idea, I like to hear others' accounts and I'm sure there are those who wish to share.
Thanks Who, I was really surprised that this wasn't a thread already. I love to hear about how others joined the fandom. From my experience, Tenchi fans form a very close-knit community and its interesting to hear the stories of others who share the same passion. Tenchi has the best fans!
Well, I'm from South America and TM! was dubbed in spanish in my country, something I'm really proud of
I watched Tench for the first time when I was like 10 years-old but when I trully felt in love with the series was when I was fourteen. I'm not a big anime fan but I absolutly love TM!
(this is like my second post here, I'm really shy when it comes to posting but I love the forum!!!)
Yosho24 wrote:Tenchi has the best fans!
I like this. Yes.
Thank you as well, Ryoko_sp (post as often or rarely as you like). What a coincidence that I was just discussing with some others here that I'm very interested in hearing more about the Spanish dub for Tenchi, and specifically which series aired in Spanish-speaking countries and what it was like watching it (if ever you want to say more, please do, but you don't have to, of course).
tl;dr: Me gusta a estudiar español, y me encanta Tenchi, por eso Tenchi en español es muy interesante a mi.