Tenchi Muyo! GXP: The Galaxy’s Hottest Police Force

TENCHI MUYO! GXP

GENRE: Adventure, Harem, Comedy, Science fiction

DIRECTOR: Shinichi Watanabe

WRITER: Kuroda Yousuke

YEAR:  2002

COUNTRY: Japan

Tenchi Muyo! GXP is another one of those anime that has been sitting in my Netflix queue for a long time that I finally got around to watching. One of the other writers and I sat down to watch it, and I was somewhat turned off by it initially. I don’t like too much fan service in my animes, but don’t get me wrong. I do like some, just not over the top. An example of this was High School of the Dead. Every time any female fell down, BOOM! Panty shot. God damn ridiculous.

Anyways, Tenchi Muyo! GXP is a spin off series to the original series Tenchi Muyo! and follows Seina Yamada’s accidental recruitment into the Galaxy Police and his adventures. The show is still canon to the original Tenchi Muyo! series, as many of the characters from the original series (including Tenchi) have cameos in a number of episodes. Seina’s mentor and one of his many romantic interests Amane Kaunaq came to Earth to recruit Tenchi but mistook Seina for his apprentice and jokingly suggested he join the Galaxy Police.

There were many aspects of Tenchi Muyo! GXP that I really enjoyed, despite its shortcomings (I will get to that later).  This was my first “harem” anime, ,which I thought it was the perfect amount and I didn’t notice it as much since there was plenty of comedy blended with it. It was hilarious to see all of the girls fight over Seina, who is almost completely oblivious and unaware any of them want him. I really enjoyed Seina as a protagonist, I liked him much better than Tenchi from the original series. He wasn’t as powerful as Tenchi, but accomplished just as much.

While I did like Tenchi Muyo! GXP quite a lot, there were plenty of shortcomings to earn its score. I didn’t like Seiryo Tennan as an antagonist at all. He was just a poorly developed stupid character that’s whole purpose was initially based off of racism, than out of pure lust for Amane. The lust/jealousy I totally understand, but I don’t feel that Seiryo’s whole racism drive was big enough to land him a lead antagonist role. In a sense, he just hates Earthlings because of Tenchi. Way to go Tenchi, fucking shit up for everyone else.

PROS:

  • Right combination of harem and comedy.
  • Likable/relatable protagonist.
  • Animation style.

CONS:

  • Horrible antagonist.
  • Too many girls in the harem.

SCORE: 7.0 / 10

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Brandon Stuhr

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