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Post Reply New Catalog Titles: Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi in Tokyo, Kaleido Star: New Wings, Noir
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We have some more catalog titles coming today, with Gunslinger Girl joining the lineup for users in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.


The Social Welfare Agency saves the lives of terminal patients using cybernetic implants. Then it teaches them to kill. After surviving the slaughter of her family, young Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a rebuilt body and no memory. Teamed with Jose, who is responsible for turning her into the perfect assassin, Henrietta’s been given a second chance—but at what cost?

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The final addition to the catalog today, Noir makes it's way to the catalog for users in the US, Canada, and South Africa!


Mireille makes a living out of killing as an international assassin. Kirika is an amnesiac with uncanny speed and stealth. Under the codename Noir, these two lethal women track and kill criminal syndicates across the globe as they hunt for clues to their connected pasts—until they discover it is they who are being hunted. The body count rises as an ancient conspiracy unfolds.

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Hey everyone,

We've got another batch of catalog titles coming today, with Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi in Tokyo for users in the US and Canada!


When Tenchi sets out for the bright lights of Tokyo, his harem of scandalous space vixens won’t take their abandonment lying down! The jilted lovers use an inter-dimensional tunnel to keep tabs on Tenchi and visit him—in bed—any time they please! The claws come out when the girls find out Tenchi has a super cute new girlfriend—and her intentions are anything but honorable!

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In addition, the second season of Kaleido Star: New Wings is available to users in the US and Canada.


The director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu brings fans this breathtaking story of a young girl determined to follow her dreams all the way to the top! Sora—an amazing acrobat from Japan—left her family behind and moved to California to audition for a role in Kaleido Stage: a world-famous troop of performers is known for their death-defying stunts and spectacularly sparkling costumes!
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what order should one watch the tenchi? :> I see this is part of like 10 others or such.
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I do not think I ever got to see the end of Tenchi in Tokyo. But I will get to now.
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While I always appreciate content being added to the catalogue, CR, of all the Tenchi series, this one is the least. And by that, I mean it is shiiiiiit.

You are all welcome to form your own opinions, of course, but that one is mine. Do not say I did not give you fair warning.
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wolfwing1 wrote:

what order should one watch the tenchi? :> I see this is part of like 10 others or such.

The original OVA series, Tenchi Universe, and Tenchi in Tokyo are technically 3 separate universes, although they came out in the order listed.

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wolfwing1 wrote:

what order should one watch the tenchi? :> I see this is part of like 10 others or such.

The original OVA series, Tenchi Universe, and Tenchi in Tokyo are technically 3 separate universes, although they came out in the order listed.



These'll likely get added at some point, but the Movie's fit into the Universe, though in different ways. Movies 1 and 3 (Tenchi in Love series) take place post Tenchi Universe. Movie 2 (Daughter of Darkness) is a weird one. If it were to exist in the series, it would be an alternate path the series would take after OVA 1, where Kiyone would exist. Regardless, I'd recommend watching the OVAs and Universe series before tackling any of the movies. Especially Universe for movies 1 and 3.
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I love Kaleido Star! Yes!
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yay was hoping that new wings would get licensed since we got part one. I always wanted to see it but never could get all the discs
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Wish Kaleido Star was worldwide was one of my favorites growing up
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ugh the worst Tenchi series IMO
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wolfwing1 wrote:

what order should one watch the tenchi? :> I see this is part of like 10 others or such.


This and Tenchi Universe are alternative versions with pretty much their own story, just with mostly the same characters and altered settings. The movies mostly belong to the Tenchi Universe part if I remember right. The original is the OVA series. If you can, watch the first season of the OVA, it's on Funimation (Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series 1-6).

Regarding the OVA...

The first, second, and third seasons (with connecting OVA's) are basically a straight run, then watch GXP. The 4th season happens a bit after the midpoint of GXP I think and also sets up what happens in War on Geminar.
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TheAncientOne wrote:


wolfwing1 wrote:

what order should one watch the tenchi? :> I see this is part of like 10 others or such.

The original OVA series, Tenchi Universe, and Tenchi in Tokyo are technically 3 separate universes, although they came out in the order listed.



The last shall be first. In this case, that's not a good thing.

Tenchi Muyo is a fairly complicated series, with multiple continuities.

First out the door, starting in 1992, was an OVA series that kicked off and created everything. It ran for 6 episodes, and was followed by a 7th episode that was incorporated into the first OVA, and set things up for a second OVA which started in 1994, with another 6 episodes, with an episode 13.5 concluding matters, or so it seemed.

After this time came the Universe and "Tokyo" stories and the 3 movies, all set in alternate continuities.

But then came word that more OVA goodness would be coming, A TV series, and then another run of OVA episodes and then a brand new sequel/spin-off OVA series following the adventures of Tenchi's younger brother. There was massive buzz in the fan community:

Tenchi Muyo GXP: This 26 episode TV series aired first in 2002, introducing a number of new characters and further expanding the OVA universe. Following the adventures of Tenchi's younger friend, Seina Yamada, a young man whose luck can be only described as supernaturally bad who is mistakenly recruited into the Galaxy Police. We're introduced to a number of key characters, such as the grandmother of Ayeka and Sasami, Mihoshi's mother and other relatives, as well as Tenchi's grandmother, aunt and other important players. The original OVA cast even makes a guest appearance in in one episode, plus a cameo in the finale. What made this show so interesting in some ways was that it was set a year after the events of a new OVA series...

The 3rd OVA series ran from 2005 -2006 and was 7 episodes long and would feature a number of characters first seen in anime in GXP.

Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar (as it is known in English), was an unusual OVA release of 13 episodes from 2009-2010, with the episodes running longer than usual (ep. 1 was 51 minutes, the remaining episodes were 45 minutes). This series followed the adventures of Tenchi's half-brother, Kenshi, who was sent to another world. It is set 15 years after the events of GXP..

At present, a 4th OVA series is underway, stating in 2016, and is, so far, set at about the time of the end of the 3rd OVA. 4 episodes have been released so far.

Watching order is basically as listed, though you can watch the 4th OVA at any point after the 3rd OVA.

Now, the other continuities:

Next up was Tenchi Universe, a TV series released in 1995. It re-wrote and re-created the characters and added an additional girl into the mix, one who does not exist in the OVA/GXP/Geminar continuity, but who would exist in all 3 movies and Tokyo. This was a 26 episode TV series that ditched most of the mythology that had been created in the OVA, though certain framework pieces remained. Characters' personalities also were tweaked, with traits going to the new character.

Tenchi in Tokyo was the next TV series, released in 1997. It again re-booted all the characters, created its own mythology, or as some fans (myself included), described it as watering down what had already been watered down.

The first and 3rd Tenchi movies are basically sequels to the Universe TV series.

The 2nd Tenchi Movie was an alternate continuity that followed the first OVA series.

To promote tourism for the city of Takahashi, Okayama, Ai Tenchi Muyo, a series of 60 episodes (including weekly recap episodes), each 4 minutes long, came out in 2014. It is related in some way to the Tenchi Universe series, as it was directed by Hiroshi Negishi, the same person who was the creative force behind the Universe TV series. The series did ditch the extra girl who'd been created for Universe series, and some of the characters seemed to have recovered some lost characteristics, while others remained very much in their Universe mold. However, there is some level of cross-continuity work, due in part to this being the 20th anniversary of the property.

Essentially all things related to the OVA have been by the creative force of Masaki Kajishima since OVA 2 onward (shared with Hiroshi Hayashi for OVA 1), while anything Universe related has been by Negishi.

This doesn't even go into the 3 spinoff series featuring Sasami.

Tenchi in Tokyo...well, the best most can say about it is that it isn't as good as Universe or the OVA. In my not so humble opinion, it is the worst of all the Tenchi series. Ranking behind OVA, Geminar, GXP and Universe. It does have some fans, but most critics and fans rank it behind all the other continuities.
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Thier all good
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Noir! Yes!! Thank you!
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