TMTT

November 2006: What you will find here is an archival version of something I created with too much spare time and not nearly enough clever writing. I may, at some point, take a stab at editing this project into something a bit funnier. Then again, I may just leave well enough alone. At any rate, please enjoy this revived presentation of “Tenchi Muyo Thumbnail Theater.”

In the great and oddball spirit of such pioneers as Toastyfrog and EK, I hereby present my own take on Thumbnail Theater. Here you will find the 13 episodes of the Tenchi Muyo OAV posted as I complete them. Just follow the links above from one episode to the next.

TMTT 01

(Editorial note, November 2006: You know, I don’t dislike this inaugural TMTT entry nearly as much now as I did the last time I read through it, which was a year or two ago. Hmm.) Without further ado, and permitting those holding their breath to breathe, we hereby present the pilot episode of Tenchi Muyo …

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TMTT 02

Back by popular demand, it’s more of Tenchi Muyo Thumbnail Theater! Sit back and enjoy Here Comes Ayeka! (Side note: I’ve always spelled it “Aeka” but I’m keeping faith with the titles printed on the OAV box set. To quote the sorcerer Beldin, “Consistency is the defense of a small mind.”) Aeka: Ah, I’ve finally …

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TMTT 03

The third time may not be a charm, but it is the introduction of the world’s cutest anime critter. Join with me now as we say, Hello, Ryo-ohki!   Young Aeka: Hey half-brother and future husband, I made you a flower garland! And this flower is the color of your eyes, which I’m sure will …

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TMTT 04

(Editorial note, November 2006: This isn’t exactly the strongest entry in my little series of parodies. I apologize. If I get the urge, or enough encouragement, I’ll try to spruce this one up a bit.) We’re still adding characters and notching up the fanservice quotient. Watch as Mihoshi Falls To The Land Of Stars.   …

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TMTT 05

The action gets cr-ay-zee this episode. Guard your daughters and lock up your livestock as Kagato Attacks! Tenchi: When did I become a carrot farmer? Oh yeah, when Ryo-ohki joined the household. Ryo-ohki: Meow meoow! (Translation: “Damn right, lowly human. Now get back to work. More carrots, damn you!”) Ryoko: Hey Aeka, come share a …

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TMTT 06

Death! Explosions! Danger! Secrets! Oh my Goddess, We Need Tenchi! Mihoshi: Ryoko! I thought you were Kagato’s prisoner! Aeka: Feh. Now we can save Tenchi, since he dragged us all this way to save YOU. Ryoko: *growl* *toss* Tenchi’s dead, as unlikely as that sounds. I will kill Kagato. Let’s go! AAAAAAA! Sasami: Don’t die, …

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TMTT 07

We’ve had our rush of danger and suspense, so now it’s time for some light-hearted fun and frolic. It’s our longest script yet, so join the Tenchi gang for Ryo-ohki Special: The Night Before The Carnival. (Carnival not included.)   Guardians: So, do you think we’ll spend the rest of our existence as gateposts? Ryoko: …

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TMTT 08

A new run of OAVs with new title music and lots of character development and backstory. Watch with glee as the Tenchi Muyo gang says, Hello! Baby. Aeka: Hello, Masaki Residence. Oh, hi! Sorry the show’s writers couldn’t think of a name for you, Tenchi’s Aunt. What? Okay, I’m on my way. Tenchi: Welcome home! …

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TMTT 09

Transgenerational humor! Ghost stories! Revelations! Shenanigans! Find out what’s up with Sasami and Tsunami. Noboyuki: Well, well. Yosho: Hmm, this is quite a mess. Ryoko: We’re going to stay in this dump? Tenchi: Um, now who was it that trashed the place, Ryoko? Ryoko: Gee, aren’t you sweet.   Old Lady: Thanks for making the …

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TMTT 10

Let’s have last light-hearted frolic before the heavier two-episode bad-guy interlude. Watch as Ryo-ohki proclaims, I Love Tenchi! Sasami: Hey, Ryoko, whatcha doin’? Mihoshi: Yeah, what? Ryoko: Let’s see. Fishing pole, line in the water. Gee, what do you THINK I’m doing? Mihoshi: I dunno. *tug* *pull* *wriggle* *splash* Ryoko: No carrot until you catch …

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TMTT 11

That’s right, it’s time for another two-part bad-guy episode of Tenchi Muyo. Please enjoy our presentation of The Advent of the Goddess. DrClay: Mwah-ha-ha-ha, marvelous is the power that can tow a galaxy.   Zero: You haven’t completed your mission, Doctor. DrClay: I don’t have to.   Avatar: You haven’t completed your mission, Doctor. DrClay: …

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TMTT 12

Danger! Romance! Fanservice! We seal the fate of yet another briefly-seen baddie as we conclude this two-part episode with Zero Ryoko. DrClay: If that boy is in your way, you must eliminate him. Zero: *fade* *stab* Argh! *fade* Washuu: Now that’s cute. Zero: Washuu! If I take you to Doctor Clay, I won’t have to …

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TMTT 13

With a dash of backstory, a cup of silliness, three tablespoons of foreshadowing and a bonus slice of unanimated ancillary footage, nothing tastes quite like the final episode of the original Tenchi series: Here Comes Jurai.   Aide: For the sake of adding some mystery to the proceedings, I’m going to reveal to the audience …

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