|Episode:||1: No Need for Discussions!|
|Two spaceships battle and end up crashing to Earth in Japan. Tenchi, the hero of this series, sees this and rushes to the crash site. There he meets the drunk young woman Ryoko who apparently is being chased by a notorious space pirate. As if on cue, a mecha device appears in the woods and begins attacking them. The pair rush off and are chased to the edge of a cliff. The mecha steps on a coke can and falls down. Ryoko decides to kick it off the cliff and head home with Tenchi.|
At Tenchi's home, his father and grandfather wonder where Tenchi is. Tenchi's father is stunned when he finds Tenchi with Ryoko. He believes her story and offers to protect Ryoko from the evil space pirate. Later, the mecha unit shows up again and chases Ryoko and Tenchi all over the grounds to the family shrine. At the shrine, Tenchi's grandfather Katsuhito wonders what all the noise is about and dispaches the mecha unit with an attack of his sword. Inside is a ditzy blonde cop named Mihoshi and she shows Ryoko's arrest warrent. Ryoko decides she's had enough and starts to attack Tenchi and Mihoshi. However, Tenchi finds a hoe and stands up to Ryoko causing her to back down and state that she was just having fun. She coyly whispers to Tenchi that she admired his bravery. Now, both women are staying at Tenchi's house!
I was fully prepared for the fact that this was a new version of the classic Tenchi tale. So with that in mind, I was unoffended by the changes made other than I think Mihoshi is even more annoying as a character. Ugh! Otherwise, a fun start to the Tenchi Universe saga. Hey, you can't have too much Ryoko! ;-D
A good start for the series--maybe a little too good, because if my memory serves me right, the bulk of the episodes will not match the quality of this one.