Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 02 (An old joke with a different twist.)

愛・天地無用! Ep. 02
Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 02 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Tenchi-sensei is escorted on a tour around school by Student Council President Momo as they are tailed by Vice President Hana, Treasurer Touri, and Auditor Hachiko.

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Tenchi sees Momo’s panties and recognizes them, causing Hachiko to threaten hime and the others to tease him.

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After Tenchi senses something, he’s lead to the Student Council Room, where Hana, Touri, and Hachiko capture Tenchi to test him on whether he’d harm Momo, producing a lot of torture devices to accomplish this.

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Hana is going to use the body method, which always produces a result in 6.7 seconds. As such, Hana reaches for Tenchi’s nethers, having to get Hachiko to help keep him from moving.

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Thoughts/Review:

Maybe I’m getting old, but I really didn’t find this funny.

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After two episodes, we have an airhead as Student Council President (Momo), whom the other council officers seem to worship, especially Hachiko.

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Then we have Tenchi, who’s no longer a teenager, but who’s a teacher at this school. Such is the respect for their new teacher that these officers of the student council assault him for some reason to test him. Fine, whatever. By making Tenchi a teacher, there’s a different set of dynamics at play here, so this torturing of Tenchi, which is obviously supposed to have me holding my sides from massive laughter, doesn’t come off as funny at all.

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Further, as an old school Tenchi fan, the joke about testing Tenchi by giving him a hand job wasn’t funny to me either, but then the original joke during OVA 1 wasn’t funny to me either. I suppose Negeshi-san wanted to pay tribute to the original.

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Finally, looks like Washu is observing. We’ll see where that goes.

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In the end, this episode didn’t grip me, but I’m going to keep watching because it is Tenchi.

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2 Responses to “Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 02 (An old joke with a different twist.)”

  1. AiLoveTenchi says:

    Fyi there’s going to be a recap after Ep 4. That’s very considerate, because us dumb Tenchi fans can’t keep track of 14 minutes of content! Anyhow, it’s not actually a numbered episode despite most English sites listing it that way, the real Ep 5 aired today. The official streaming site http://ch.nicovideo.jp/ai-tenchi will help you keep the numbers straight. It’s still unclear if we’ll get recaps every Friday or they just did it the first week to stick it to Okayama for not letting them do this as 100 episodes at 90 seconds each. The sticking it part is my futile attempt at rationalizing this stupid move but the second half is true, Negishi tweeted that the boss of AIC wanted to do that at first.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Fyi there’s going to be a recap after Ep 4.

      Yeah, I just saw that and was thinking, “What the heck?”

      Thanks for the links and info. ^_^

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