Tenchi in Tokyo Region 1 DVD cover

Tenchi in Tokyo (新・天地無用!, Shin Tenchi Muyō!) is a 26-episode anime series produced by AIC and Pioneer Animation (later Geneon Entertainment) and licensed in North America by FUNimation Entertainment. It is the third series (the OVA and Universe series being the first two) from the Tenchi Muyo! series. Tenchi in Tokyo was planned as a continuation of Tenchi Universe but eventually became a retelling and re-introduction of Tenchi Muyo! characters. Even though a lot of the characters return, most of them differ significantly from their original counterparts. Some of the differences stem from their clothing to the settings, and personalities. Tenchi in Tokyo does have an original story, unlike Tenchi Universe which borrowed heavily from Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OVA 1.

Broadcast history

Tenchi in Tokyo was originally broadcast on TV Tokyo from 1 April 1997 to 23 September 1997.

The English-dubbed version was picked up by Cartoon Network in 2000 for broadcast on its US and European Toonami block. The Toonami version was edited for content and featured custom opening and closing credits. Its first US run started airing the day after the conclusion of Tenchi Universe, from August 25 to September 29, 2000. The sixth and final Toonami broadcast of Tenchi in Tokyo ran from April 2 to April 12, 2002, although the final two episodes were not aired before the show was replaced on the lineup the following week by ThunderCats.

After Cartoon Network's rights to broadcast the show expired, the International Channel picked up the rights to air the dubbed version in 2004.

The Spanish dub (co-produced by Cloverway Inc.) was broadcast on Univision.


  • Opening Theme: Yume wa doko e itta? [Where Did the Dream Go?] (performed by Linda Yamamoto)
  • Ending Theme: Yamerarenai, Yamerarenai! [Unstoppable, Unstoppable!] (performed by the Japanese Tenchi Muyo cast)
  • 2nd Ending Theme (episode 24): Kataomoi [Unrequited Love] (performed by Mayumi Iizuka)
  • Background Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi



  • In episode 9, a commercial plays after Ayeka's show was finished, with the caption reading, "Denchi muyo!" (No need for batteries!).
  • In episode 10, Pretty Sammy appears twice: she first appears on one of the photo booths, and on the karaoke monitor (alongside Pixy Misa, wearing the Magical Project S version of her costume).
  • In episode 22, Rio Kinezono and Yuji Naruo (from Burn Up W) have a cameo appearance, appearing as a dating couple witnessing Yugi's descent into Earth. Also, Photon (from the anime series Photon: The Idiot Adventures) appears in this episode.
  • The Toonami version of the ending has Yamerarenai, Yamerarenai! footage using the theme from Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki playing.


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