Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 33-36 (41-44) (There was plot, then it cooled off.)

愛・天地無用! Ep. 33 (41 w/ recap episodes)
Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 33 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Note: The episode numbering used here is based off of the official video releases, which aren’t numbering the various recaps and such in the episode numbers.

Gouriki-kun is overcome by Hana and Hachiko, allowing Momo and Touri entrance to the abandoned school building. Yuki and Rui volunteer to hold off the Student Council since the treasure is important to Beni, but Ryoko and Aeka decide to do the job instead. Momo and Touri fall through the trap door while Hana and Hachiko, not realizing this, leap over it. Ryoko faces Hachiko while Aeka faces Hana. Meanwhile, Momo and Touri fall into the dig site, where Touri lands on Tenchi and Momo is caught by Beni. When the two get Tenchi’s old smart phone, things start to happen.

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愛・天地無用! Ep. 34 (42 w/ recap episodes)
Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 34 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

The reaction on Tenchi’s old smart phone causes Washu to speak remotely, encouraging them to dig. Elsewhere, Ryoko defeats Hachiko by blasting away her bokutou while Aeka triumps over Hana, causing her to submit to her “oneesama.” Meanwhile, Beni finds the treasure, a Juraian sword hilt, which energizes when she and Momo touch it. The Juraian ship buried underground begins to power up, causing an earthquake. The sword drops to an island ledge after the ground gives way, but Beni is unable to retrieve it and the sword is lost.

Ai Tenchi Muyo! - 33-36

愛・天地無用! Ep. 35 (43 w/ recap episodes)
Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 35 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

The Student Council four come by Tenchi’s house to spend the night to prevent the Science Club from kidnapping him. Momo, Hachiko, Hana, and Ryoko get into a cooking competition for Tenchi while Sasami, Aeka, and Tenchi have instant ramen in a cup. The Science Club contacts Washu, who’s not displeased with their progress. When they tell her they have no budget, she reminds them to not give up and suggests running for Student Council to get extra funding. Meanwhile, Mihoshi makes a report to Kurihara-sensei, who’s apparently working for Galaxy Police.

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愛・天地無用! Ep. 36 (44 w/ recap episodes)
Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 36 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Galaxy Police SWAT team dispatches to arrest Washu. Meanwhile, Hana is frustrated because she doesn’t think that Momo, Hachiko, and Touri are taking the Student Council election seriously since Yuki from the Science Club is running against Momo. After posting their Hana-approved poster for Momo, Yuki has Rui put up Yuki’s poster, which has her chest size expanded quite a bit.

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Thoughts/Review:

For episode 33, the humor comes from Aeka getting angry about being addressed as “obasan”, which is the equivalent of being called an old (middle age) lady.

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Ryoko was awesome in her attitude when Hachiko and Hana encountered her. However, I didn’t like that Ryoko’s energy sword had no effect on Hachiko’s bokutou. Seriously? A wooden sword vs. an energy blade? *_* Total you know what! (Doubly so after seeing the next episode, where Ryoko destroys the sword with an energy blast.)

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In episode 34, can I say that I’m well past tired of Touri’s lusting over Sasami-chan? *_*  I was so hoping that Sasami would put a Juraian smack down on Touri to put her in her place.

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Aeka again scores on the humor front by having Hana submit to her and address her as “oneesama” rather than “obasan.” Don’t muck with Aeka!

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I also couldn’t help notice that this episode seemed to have a nod to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when Beni tried desperately to rescue the sword.

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Watching episode 35, I became hungry for instant ramen, despite being sick and not feeling like eating. ^_^;

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So now we have masochist Hana, who enjoys being punished by Aeka (I can’t help but crack a smile whenever she addresses Aeka as “oneesama”), but who also lusts for Tenchi. I was kinda hoping she would accidentally call Tenchi “oneesama” as well.

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As for Ryoko, I’m reminded of why ORIKASA Ai is so awesome as the character.

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The big twist was Kurihara-sensei apparently being an undercover member of Galaxy Police and Mihoshi’s supervisor.

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For the last episode, seeing the Galaxy Police in action made me want to watch GXP again.

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I’d actually love to see Yuki win as Student Council president, even though I doubt this will happen. I think it would be a hoot.

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In the end, losing the sword is a convenient way to keep the series going. Well, the new cast has grown on me somewhat (save Touri), and I do love seeing Ryoko, Aeka, and Sasami as well as Mihoshi when she’s around.

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4 Responses to “Ai Tenchi Muyo! – 33-36 (41-44) (There was plot, then it cooled off.)”

  1. evgenidb says:

    “seeing the Galaxy Police in action made me want to watch GXP again.”

    Which should remind you to blog OVA 3 before that. Xmas holidays sound as a good time to begin. 😉 *wink, wink* 😉

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