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Featuring clockwise starting from the bottom: Seina Yamada, Kiriko Masaki, Erma, Seto Kamiki, Mitoto Kuramitsu, Ryoko Balta, and Amane Kaunaq

Tenchi Muyo! GXP (天地無用! GXP Tenchi Muyō!, Jī Ekkusu Pī: "Galaxy Police Transporter"), is a 26-episode anime television series directed by Shinichi Watanabe and produced by AIC. It is the fourth television series based on the Tenchi Muyo! series and a spinoff of the original Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OVA series that began in 1992.

Tenchi Muyo GXP follows Seina Yamada, a teenage boy living in rural Okayama and a friend of Tenchi Masaki who inadvertently joins the Galaxy Police due to both his penchant for bad luck and being forced to by his family. Seina soon becomes accustomed to his new life and the company of four women in particular: Amane Kaunaq, a former supermodel and the woman who recruited Seina; Kiriko Masaki, Seina's childhood friend who lives a double-life working for the Galaxy Police; Ryoko Balta, a space pirate of the Daluma Guild and named after the infamous Ryoko Hakubi; and Neju Na Melmas, an exceptionally powerful telepath despite her childish appearance. Unfortunately for Seina, they and other people tend to make his life more difficult than not.

The GXP anime series was followed up by a series of light novels written by Masaki Kajishima. These novels begin similarly to the anime but introduce significant changes as they progress and have replaced the anime as the official version of events. An OVA sequel titled Tenchi Muyo! GXP Paradise Starting, which continues the story of the light novels and stars an adult Seina, was released in 2023.

Broadcast information

Tenchi Muyo! GXP was originally broadcast in Japan during 2002, where all 26 episodes were initially aired from April 3 to September 25. The episodes were also slightly edited for airing on Japanese TV with some changes in content for the DVD releases.

The English version of GXP has aired on the FUNimation Channel with other anime licensed by FUNimation Entertainment. The airings began in 2006 until the final airing on June 15, 2008.

Publication History

To date, there are seventeen volumes in the True Tenchi Muyo! GXP series of light novels. They are published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Publishing. The very first volume in the series was written by Masaki Kajishima after the airing of the anime, and has built a steady readership in Japan. Volume 1 was published on April 1, 2003. The most recent, Volume 17, was published June 20, 2018. The series has been on hiatus while Kajishima focused on the fifth season of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki.