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Tenchi Muyo! TV Episode 6
(No Need for Resident Officers!)

Distributed by: Pioneer LDC (world-wide)
Length: 23 minutes
Rating: NR, Adult situation with brief nudity, parental guidance suggested
Format: Original Japanese dialog (LD), subtitled (VHS) and dubbed (VHS)

[ plot summary ]

Kiyone and Mihoshi now have a new beat -- the Solar System. The two decide to strike out on their own, renting an apartment inside the city. Life in the city isn't easy, however. The two find out that the cost of living on Earth is very high indeed, and in addition to their regular police duties, the pair strike out on a series of part-time jobs. Perhaps "strike out" is an all-too apt term. Mihoshi, in her own unique and bumbling manner, manages to get into trouble at every conceivable turn... As if that wasn't bad enough, it appear that the two have found a rather expensive past time -- evenings out at a karaoke studio!

[ capsule review ]

A slice of life episode. We get a glimpse of life for a typical blue-collar Japanese household, even though the "Miho-Kiyo" pair aren't from Earth. (It's in this episode that the two are "officially" given the mick-name.) The cost of living in Japan is rather high, especially if you spend you time in karaoke studios. Amano Yuri (Kiyone) has a very decent singing voice; I wonder how Mizutani Yuko (Mihoshi) would fare if she wasn't singing in her character voice? This episode serves more as a filler, and lets the audience see how the two Galaxy Police operatives fare in an evironment all too familiar for the audience, and not so for the characters. For the North American audience, we get to see how life can be in the cities of Japan. If you don't have a lot of money, you might just end up in an apartment like Mihoshi's and Kiyone's. No bath, shared toilet, single room and right next to the train tracks. There are also some other interest tidbits of Japanese life that we get to see -- the bringing of gifts when making a formal visit, the storing of futon mattresses (essentially, beds that you place right on the tatami mat flooring) in a closet, etc. Now, if only Ayeka and Ryoko would act a little more civil when visting acquaintances... - AN

[ café rating ]

Original: Subbed: Dubbed:
Story: N/R 2 stars N/R
Direction: N/R 3 stars N/R
Acting: N/R 2 stars N/R
Animation: N/R 4 stars N/R
Music: N/R 4 stars N/R
Translation: N/A 3 stars N/R
Overall Rating: N/R 3 stars N/R

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