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by Dagon123
#26331 NOTE*Do not discuss the promotional spoilery material without the use of spoiler tags as well as a forewarning on what the spoiler contains.
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by Nil Admirari
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Episode 51 is now subtitled and available!


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Episode 51:

The Galaxy Police are quite lax on their restraint here, having apparently already been in contact with Earth to make an agreement in the event that their intervention was deemed necessary. If the situation is as dire as they make it out to be (a new dimensional rift opening in 24 hours?!) then what is Washu's plan here, exactly? She's been curiously absent since the shit started hitting the fan, I'm very interested to see what tricks she has up her sleeve as everything starts coming together.

I'm not 100% sure on it, but I feel as though the two animal-aliens seen aboard the GP ship could be throwbacks to the design/race of the Operator from Tenchi Muyo in Love! It's not exact, but the hair and fur colors are extremely close to each other, as well as the general design of feline features. Figured it was worth a mention, since there's been plenty of callbacks to the other shows and movies left and right.

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by evilpii
#26334 I do not believe we have ever seen the GP quite this aggressive, particularly considering the amount of collateral damage possible here. The SWAT division doesn't seem to mind body count, do they? blush1

I am tangentially interested in the politics here.
The United Nations seems aware of extraterrestrials to the point of having treaties with the GP. Considering Sasami has a neurolyzer, one wonders if there is/was an actual Men-in-Black-like organization that served as intermediary. Hmm... where have I heard that idea before? Then, one could go into the fun questions about the first contact. tuxedodouche


I am impressed that the GP have this sewn up as well as they do.
They have plants as military officers on site, just like the Operative in TM!iL1. Might one of them get discovered much like he was? WANT1
The sciency bits seem pretty well set too, opposing frequencies and the like. I'm really digging this episode, and I'm waiting for it to fall horribly apart in the next two. iloveit1

That energy barrier idea reminds me of BBL Hatoful... What are you telling me, Negishi? wth2

Nil Admirari wrote:I'm not 100% sure on it, but I feel as though the two animal-aliens seen aboard the GP ship could be throwbacks to the design/race of the Operator from Tenchi Muyo in Love! It's not exact, but the hair and fur colors are extremely close to each other, as well as the general design of feline features. Figured it was worth a mention, since there's been plenty of callbacks to the other shows and movies left and right.


Oh, I think there's some precedent. Check out these screen caps from Universe and TM!iL1. gendo1
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by Nobuyuki
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Our plan is flawless.

Famous last words there, buddy.
Nobody likes a smartass robot.
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by GaianKnight
#26338 The 'dog faces' as referenced in Tenchi GXP, are the Wau. The android race, I don't have a name for, but seen them around as well, including the Okuda manga. There's also a 'vulcan' race, made infamous from the White Rock Fleet incident, from TM ep. 3, so it's nominal for alien races in TM to be ripped from other sci fi, and be counted as normal now.

Oh gee, a big ol super-ego filled governmental group that thinks it knows better than anyone else, shows up to take charge of the show, and think they can solve everything with essentially, a big ol Wave Bomb. Good concept on holo-paper. Guess what folks, won't work. Certainly not the way that the GP envision it.

And it sure won't capture Washu. Anyone worth a grain of salt as a fan. knows that Washu already knows, and has a counter. Like they'd capture her anyway, 'cause, unless I've missed everything entirely here, Washu isn't even in the same dimension as the crew. Not even in the home dimension the Masaki's live even. It's called a subspace Lab, for a reason peeps.

And because Tenchi is essentially at ground zero, unless Washu or something else acts, I bet the bomb won't be cozy to be within. An artificial singularity, focused on the school, likely won't be fun to deal with, especially since the GP are using one to stop a singularity that hasn't officially formed yet. More like, they'll tear the original one open early, or do who knows what else to space-time. If Washu isn't gonna act, Tenchi himself may have to. With nine episodes left, someone has to, against something of this magnitude.

And gee, nice of that soldier to nearly pop Tenchi in the back like that, for just going after some missing students. Someone give that solder a handbook on being a reservist already. wtfisthis1

And we've seen the GA act this aggressive before, I wonder if the GP is doing something below the belt with this all too now, since what with the treasure that 'may' be behind this bomb. Something has to dig it all up, one way or another. mmhmm1
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by evilpii
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A dimension-oscillating bullet... That sounds familiar... qt1

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That's right! It was one of the reasons Washu was kicked out of the SA in Universe. gendo1
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by chucklocker
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evilpii wrote:A dimension-oscillating bullet... That sounds familiar... qt1

Oscillation = Hado (japanese)
Hado = Wave Motion

Where have I seen that before? Oh yeah... badass1
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by Nil Admirari
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Episode 52 is now subtitled and available!


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Episode 52:

So, Ukan's got herself armed and ready for battle. I'll uh, I'll just be over here doing some calibrations...

Washu's finally shown her face (I guess she saw my post from yesterday - can you make Kiyone appear next Washu-san? ) and is taunting the GP with their foolish attempt to use her own tools against her. Tenchi's escaped with the science club and student council, I wonder if they're going to make a B-line back towards the dig site to try and beat out the GP now?

Some fun with today's episode title. The first two characters represent a heavenly demon, most often used to refer to the "Demon King of the Sky/Sixth Heaven", a temptation spirit (Hello, Ryoko) who tried to trick those passing through into doing wrong. Oda Nobunaga, a samurai warlord from feudal times, used the name to refer to himself on the battlefield. Perhaps referring to Ukan and her prideful take of herself, now on a battlefield of her own. And/or even our GP leader above, raining down fire and brimstone from orbit. And to throw more fun into the mix, the phrasing is "Tenma", which was the name of a Japanese satellite that was decommissioned in 1989. An obvious wink and nod to the Government's MIB-style coverup for the dimension-oscillating bullet.
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by wwwwhhhhoooo
#26345 Wow, threw this together months ago as a joke in chat, something about riding the current hype/big names involved/name dropping left and right, etc.

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"Talk of the recently-announced Tenchi series has created a clamor across the nation, even unto the highest echelons."


And then today:

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Relax, honorable Mister President Obama-san sir, Washu's got it under control.
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by evilpii
#26346 Today's episode only continues the escalation of the situation surrounding Junai Academy. butts1 I do find it ironic that Yuki's spewing crazy talk about governmental conspiracies, considering she is completely right.

I did enjoy today's reveals very greatly.
Ukan pulls a spiked energy saber and rips her clothes off to show GP SWAT armor underneath. No wonder she was playing with Tenchiken when she saw it so many episodes ago. She knew what it was! gendo1 One soldier also addressed her as captain (close enough to "commander" for Nil? Tenchismile ). How much combat do you think she'll bring in the next few episodes? badass1
Ryoko also brought some hurt as well. Everything is ramping up, and I'm stoked. iloveit1

I am very interested in the GP commander's little vendetta with Washu. What did she do to piss him off so? qt1 With Washu herself on the field, everything is likely to get more out of hand soon enough. fyeah1