All discussion about the latest iteration of the Tenchi Saga!
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by evilpii
#25222 Episode 2 gives a bit more of a glimpse into the student council clique of characters: Momo, Hachiko, Hana, and Tori. We get to see their respective arm/leg bands of their positions, as well as how they interact as a unit. Momo is the naive leader, Hachiko the muscle, Tori the brains, and Hana the seductress. They get to show Tenchi around the school before a... private testing session. wth2 This particular scene seems a throwback to the "Night Before the Carnival" special between OVA series 1 and 2. Needless to say, how's our hapless hero going to get out of this? ^^;

However, the main highlight of this episode is that Tenchi is being watched by a crab-shaped device on the wall. For a moment, we see her in the lab, observing, waiting. You know her name. gendo1 Folks, we have one confirmed classic character appearance, admittedly longer than her silhouetted cameo in Saint Knight's Tale. blush1 Now, what is she doing? Considering Tenchi's wiped, or just outright nonexistent, school records, one does wonder. Tenchi's students are certainly wondering, and highly protective of Momo. That begs the question as to how important our pink-haired class president is. woooo1
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by WisperG
#25229 Epispde 3

I am so lost. But hey, look at that! A wild plot appeared! Image

How did we go from Tenchi in bondage to being back at his house to being sent by Washu into another dimension that seems to have counterparts for people from his world (not unlike Dual)?

But since Tenchi didn't seem to make the connection between young Momo and high school Momo, I assume this must have happened before he was sent to the school.

And the younger Momo was in a spaceship at the beginning for some reason, even though Tenchi seems to have been sent to a feudal Japan-like world. I guess she's more important to the story than we initially would have assumed.
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by Nil Admirari
#25230
Nobuyuki wrote:I like Monkey already.


She's got a way about her, huh? badass1

Now, onto the important things! First:

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Episode 3 is now subtitled and ready!


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And now, my thoughts. Episode 3:

Washu's up to her usual dirty tricks, gettin Tenchi all hooked up to her high tech torture chamber-esque machines. She's scheming something and wants to use Tenchi as her pawn. And now we've seen Momo as a child and up in space. Judging by how Tenchi had to infiltrate the school because of something she did, this would be a prequel episode and will lead us to the set-up on why Tenchi has to be at the school in the first place. Or it could simply be a total alternate dimension where Momo just so happens to be 12 years old right now.

Either way, things are starting to pick up now that we're away from the character intro stuff. Though, if we go by the picture on Ai Tenchi's twitter, we'll be getting introduced to Beni tomorrow.
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by rtil
#25234 Image
this is an interesting looking ship. its design is unfamiliar to me. i wonder if the other pilot is Beni?
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by evilpii
#25237 Watching episode 3 myself, I am very hyped about the series. This episode has the look and feel of a more traditional Tenchi episode, particularly the "Time and Space Adventures" from Universe. Even the notion of tossing Tenchi into history or a parallel dimension for whatever purpose has been a common plot device in both TMiL! films, which were both directed by Negishi. mmhmm1 Naturally, this episode explains Washu observing Tenchi through the crab insigne on the wall.

Now, to Pii's speculation. gendo1

Washu conducted an experiment and likely wrapped Momo and the crew of her ship into multiple universes. That could explain why someone like Beni is on the bridge of the ship. Perhaps like the "Time and Space Adventures", the crew of the ship were scattered, and Tenchi has been collecting them one by one into a common universe for retrieval. They may not remember their original lives, like Tenchi and company in their ideal worlds. Tenchi starts off getting dropped into what looks like feudal Japan, and finding someone very much like Momo, one of the people he apparently was sent to find.


Again, this is purely speculation from the evidence given and Negishi's track record. blush1 Let's see what happens! kiyonesmile1
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by Soul
#25240 I don't want to say I'm blown away yet, but I'm extremely impressed, especially after episode 3.
Negishi and crew know how to use the episode length, WELL. Though, yeah; the show's biggest downer is the length, episode 3 showed that they can progress the plot and give out backstory extremely well within their elated time.

Continuing that note, I get the same nostalgia from this as I did watching Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods; we know Tenchi, his abilities and his original harem of girls; now we have a new story and new girls to get to know. Personally, I'm stoked.

As for current episode thoughts, glad we see hints of Tenchi's abilities in episode 2 and I'm interested in what Washu's involvement is with all this is plus, Momo's connection to Tenchi based on episode 3.

That end to episode 2 though! badass1
Eh, our boy has been through worse!
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by Dagon123
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Soul wrote:Continuing that note, I get the same nostalgia from this as I did watch Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods; we know Tenchi, his abilities and his original harem of girls; now we have a new story and new girls to get to know. Personally, I'm stoked.


As soon as I saw him in his old clothes the nostalgia bug hit me, It was great to see "Tenchi" again, and we're only 3 episodes in, I'm extremely excited (and I'm not saying that just because I'm helping sub it, lol)

Thanks for posting Soul!
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by Daydreamwalker
#25242 You beat me to the punch with your speculation, evilpii. I was actually thinking along the same lines! blush1

Though, I do wonder why all these extra dimensions would necessarily throw the "world into chaos" (as the series summary describes it). Maybe the fact that they're all interconnected makes them dangerously unstable?

Even though I was worried about the format of the series, I find I'm also getting used to the 4 minute segments. I agree with you, Soul: With what I've seen of episode three, it seems as if the writers have a good handle on how to give us just enough information and suspense to keep us wondering, "What will happen next?"
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by wwwwhhhhoooo
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Soul wrote:I don't want to say I'm blown away yet, but I'm extremely impressed, especially after episode 3.
Negishi and crew know how to use the episode length, WELL. Though, yeah; the show's biggest downer is the length, episode 3 showed that they can progress the plot and give out backstory extremely well within their elated time.

Continuing that note, I get the same nostalgia from this as I did watching Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods; we know Tenchi, his abilities and his original harem of girls; now we have a new story and new girls to get to know. Personally, I'm stoked.

As for current episode thoughts, glad we see hints of Tenchi's abilities in episode 2 and I'm interested in what Washu's involvement is with all this is plus, Momo's connection to Tenchi based on episode 3.

That end to episode 2 though! badass1
Eh, our boy has been through worse!


Well said. I appreciate the optimistic views, as admittedly I found myself needing a bit after episode 2 (that started going down the hardcore bondage path out of nowhere, and I felt it was a bit much).

Episode 3 though...wow, talk about accomplishing a lot with very little: in a span of 3-5 minutes, we're given a flashback that establishes the premise, an awesome introduction to our favorite mad scientist, and a few sparse moments of actual plot to pave the way for the next installment. Now I can honestly say I'm curious as to what's going to happen next: who is this Momo character, and why is she so important/able to jump dimensions? Where is our mysteriously-absent final "new girl" Beni? (I'm hoping episode 4!)*

BTW, can anyone enlighten me on what the text reads as we are taken aboard what appears to be Momo's ship?

& on that note, way to go translations crew! Take your time, press onward, keep up the good work, we're all very appreciative.

*EDIT:
rtil wrote:i wonder if the other pilot is Beni?


Excellent observation rtil, I didn't catch that! But looking now, that's my guess. (Which raises more questions to get me involved, lead me on...let's see where this goes!)