Tenchi Universe is a twisted continuation of the original Tenchi series. Through a different set of circumstances, Tenchi Masaki meets up with characters such as Space Pirates and Galactic Princesses. Tenchi is then taken on an emotional roller coaster ride, as well as a space epic, as he discovers new things about his new friends, himself, and his destiny.
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.
Ever wanted to see what it would be like if aliens coexisted with humans? Now you can, through the adventures of Narue Nanase. She's an alien girl living with her father, placed on Earth to keep an eye on humanity and prevent them from having direct contact with aliens, a la Men in Black. However, the situation changes when Narue meets Kazuto Iizuka, a boy at her school, after saving him from an evil alien. Soon, they fall in love and become unseparable.
A troublesome girl named Aun has stolen her village's holy item and has run away to marry a rock star; and because this sort of thing has happened before, her adopted brother Photon, a slightly clueless boy with superhuman strength, has been sent after her. Along the way he stumbles upon a naked rebel named Keyne (who, consequently, is being chased by a pervert who can’t seem to keep his clothes on); and Photon, not knowing the culture of the girl, accidentally engages himself to be married to her. Now, through a series of unfortunate events, the fate of the galaxy is now in the hands of Photon and his band of idiots!
Harem animes in space. If you love off the wall antics, naked girls, incredible future technology, naked girls, fast-passed action, and (of course) naked girls, you'll love both theses series. Watch the unlikely protagonist battle insurmountable odds all while girls throw themselves at him.
Ihrie and Fam are just two of the many explorers searching ruins for something called the 'ultimate power'. With the 'ultimate power' the owner has the ability to have any wish granted. Of course all the explorers have different motives for finding this relic, ranging from revenge on a curse-casting mentor, to saving a kingdom from utter destruction.
Ruin Explorers and Tenchi Universe share many of the same traits. Primarily, the biggest thing being the "feel" of each show. They have a warm comaraderie among the characters that seems to have been lost after the early to mid 90's. Tenchi fans will see an amazing parallel between Fam and Ihrie, and Mihoshi and Kiyone. Their dynamic duo of strict enforcer with a soft spot for the clutzy tan blonde who always seems to find a way always has you wanting to see what they will get into next. So check these out if you've seen the other.