Tenchi Muyou! - 4: No Need For Monsters!

Title:Tenchi Muyou!
Episode:4: No Need For Monsters!
Tenchi's grandfather has warned that a cave at the shrine contains an imprisoned "goblin", but Ryoko insists on going inside anyhow (and drags Tenchi along at the end of a rope). The others follow, and the goblin turns out to be the infamous mad scientist Washu.
I liked Washu better in the OVAs--she was brilliant, eccentric, assertive, but not "mad". I don't think that Washu would have turned anyone into a frog(?) just for offending her--she'd have uttered a clever wisecrack instead. Oh well... Still, this episode was clearly more amusing than the last one. I just can't shake the feeling that it's a travesty of the superb OVAs to use elements of their plots (demon/goblin magically imprisoned at shrine...) to make a "dumbed down" version.

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