NthDgree wrote:As for who the mystery babies are...
Some people seem to be upset over Ryoko and Ayeka sharing Tenchi, but we already know that he marries ALL of the girls in the house and is intimate with them. We saw him having sex with Noike in the Omake doujin at least. We also know he has a son who looks like Washu who marries Masaki Jurai on the Moon, so he probably has children with each of the girls, just like Seina seems to be (hence prego Ryoko Balta in the background).
The left blonde baby is probably Amane's, a al the hair and bandage on the head. The other has the Kuramitsu curl because it is most likely Tenchi and Mihoshi's. The little green haired kid is probably Noike's because the hair matches her hair from the future at the end of OVA 3 episode 6 when she and Fuku rewrite Mihoshi's letter.
So, even though -IF- focuses on Ryoko and Ayeka's children, they are by no means the only ones he has with the girls, and I think that the son who marries Masaki Jurai was born first of all, but I'm not 100% on that.
One thing to keep in mind with -If- and Kajishima's continuity in general is that it is really only as relevant as it is contemporary, IE that things change often and trying to connect the dots can be fruitless because they don't actually connect at all.
As to the kids, the other small kids are only shown when Kiriko and Seina are brought into -If- strongly implying that they are his, and why we never see them again as Ryoko and Ayeka's daughters grow with Seina's son.
The One is definitely Amane's, the darker haired one is more than likely Ryoko Balta's, and with the introduction of GXP Novel 10, the one Mihoshi curl one is most likely Mihoshi's Grandmother's with Seina.
As to Washu and Tenchi's son from 21st century, he has to come much later on because of the significance, again, of showing Ryoko's child first, and Ayeka's coming right after.
When we were young, we lived in the limelight.
Whenever I looked over, my buddies were next to me.
Our world was feverish, red hot.
Far, far away, back in the era of dreams,
we once burned brightly as the sun.