Category Archives: Tenchi

E62 – Tenchi in Tokyo Part 2



When Tenchi finally tells everyone to get lost, they… do. Alright, we didn’t see that coming.

Ryoko reclaims her title of space pirate, Kiyone and Mihoshi rise through the ranks of the Galaxy Police, and Ayeka traps Nobuyuki outside his own house. Meanwhile, Michael attempts to explain Tenchi in Tokyo as a deconstruction of “harem” anime tropes, Peter is displeased by the design of Tenchi’s new sword, and both hosts appreciate the primary villain.

Also included: brainstorming new names for the “harem” genre, changing the topic by shouting “party!”, preferred wacky portions.

Next week: Minisode 6

Cartoon Roulette will release on April 11


E61 – Tenchi in Tokyo Part 1



We’re back to Tenchi, but Tenchi’s trying to get away from everyone.

This week, Tenchi meets a new girl who immediately falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Michael recalls a specific episode from his childhood, Peter tries to describe an indescribable villain design, and both hosts wonder if Sakuya even exists outside of Tenchi’s eyeline.

Also included: the Platonic Ideal of cuteness, weirdness of “Harem” as a genre description, Ai Tenchi Muyo!: worth it or not?

Next week: Minisode 5

Tenchi in Tokyo Part 2 will release March 28.


E43 – Tenchi Universe Part 2



Tenchi and the gang head into space in order to stop a coup on Jurai that has deposed Ayeka and Sasami.

Unfortunately, putting Tenchi in space does very little to solve the show’s problems. Michael complains about the one-dimensional nature of the show’s characters, Peter sandbags the dialogue translation, and both hosts generally get kind of salty.

Also included: spaceships in love, character karaoke, and a swimsuit episode.

Next week: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might


E42 – Tenchi Universe Part 1



Tenchi Universe starts out of the gate with repeated spaceship crashes, and from there… well…

We’re back to the adventures of a nondescript teenage boy pursued by six alien women. And it never stops being weird. Meanwhile, Peter compares Tenchi Unvierse to reality television, Michael vents his frustration with a glimpse of characterization, and both hosts wish one of the aliens pursuing Tenchi was a weird jellyfish monster.

Also included: Giant Scooby-Doo and his ability to clean up cotton candy, Animorphs, and the dark fate of Tenchi characters

Next episode: Tenchi Universe episodes 14-26


E18 – Tenchi Muyo!



What do you get when you put a demon, a princess, her younger sister, a space-cop, and a mad scientist under one roof?  Apparently, they all fall in love with a relatively lame teenager.

On this episode, both hosts discuss some awkward pre-teen memories, Michael makes a comparison to Bayonetta that falls flat, and Peter gushes about the mechanical design in the show.

Oh, there’s also a bit of discussion about a cat/rabbit hybrid that can turn into a spaceship, and the awkwardness of watching anime in your living room.

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 1-10