- Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:50 pm
I'm going completely off memory from my FUNi viewing of Geminar
this past summer, but I'm very drawn to this theory. Now, someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but even factoring in the latest doujin content w/ translation work done (note to self: more brownie points for Crazed), much of Kenshi's trip to (and from?) Geminar remains ambiguous.
He was sent by the Chousin/one of the Chousin: well, okay, how
? (if it were only a short while ago we would be totally in the dark here, but as the latest Kajishima content seems to suggest, he's apparently hooked up to a device/teleporter of some kind; one would think the goddesses could have alternatively waved their hands and *poof* he's on Geminar).
Is he in direct contact with his family during his stay? Based on the anime, we can safely assume "no" but again, as per Kajishima's illustrations, it does
appear as though his family is watching his adventures and cheering him on as he goes (whether this is done half-jokingly or not is anyone's guess).
Is Ryo-Ohki assisting Kenshi in any way, directly or indirectly, during this time? I wouldn't imagine so, at least not in any way Kenshi could be aware of, but I am reminded of one interesting factoid courtesy of our own ForWashuu:http://tenchiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=266
Going along his observations and accompanying theory, even this "piece" of Ryo-Ohki on Kenshi's pendant seems to contain some semblance of her presence, as demonstrated by the koros' reaction to it (seems evident to me a subtle affirmation of Ryo-Ohki's presence detectable on some
level). More subtle than direct aid, but it's something.
Jumping back to the top, if Washu's device or Tokimi's direct actions got Kenshi to
Geminar, how does he get transported back home (if at all)? Granted, Rea got there somehow, but the anime didn't provide much in the way of details. Sticking with our theory for theory's sake, can Ryo-Ohki construct herself if she's been fragmented? I'm not sure, but thinking back to episode 7 of Tenchi OVA, it would seem that via her crystal form, multiple copies of herself is a non-issue. Could one of these "fragments" of Ryo-Ohki become a spacecraft or vessel to transport Kenshi--and likely his harem (?)--to Earth? I cannot say, but it does make for good, harmless speculation.