I'm trying to watch the anime series Tenchi and don't know what order to watch the episodes in, including the OVAs and movies. What order are they intended to be watched in?

  • I'm not sure this is exactly a duplicate of that one (this one asks for viewing order, while that one asks for the in-universe chronology), but it's certainly highly relevant.
    – Logan M
    Jan 23 '14 at 1:20
  • @LoganM I do think they are strongly related. But there the question is how are they related. Although it answer this question aswell I think people prefer to see some list over a massive wall of text.
    – Dimitri mx
    Jan 23 '14 at 11:58
  • @LoganM: Perhaps, but this question is answered there. Jan 23 '14 at 12:11

Theres are allot of story pieces involved. But one of the easyest ways to decide in which order to watch would be by checking out this website. It has the storys and their time settings layed down in detail (this might be a good addition to the How are tenchi timelines related)

For a casual viewing order you should watch it in this order

  • Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki (1992-1993)
  • Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Omatsuri Zen `y.... (1993)
  • Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki (1994)
  • Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki (2003)

Then you can follow this up by the side story about his parents

  • Tenchi Muyou! Bangaihen: Galaxy Police (1994)
  • Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (1995- 1997)

And from here on out you can either go check out alternative settings

  • Shin Tenchi Muyou! (1997)
  • Tenchi Muyou! Manatsu no Eve (1997)
  • Tenchi Muyou! (1995)

Or even the alternative version of the side story

  • Mahou Shoujo Pretty sammy (1996)

And the alternative version settings variant of this

  • Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club (2006)
  • Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club 2 (2006-2007)

And finally you can check out the Same setting story

  • Tenchi Muyou! GXP (2002)
  • Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari ( 2009-2010)
  • Dual! Parallel Runrun Monogatari

With this info it is pretty much up to yourself how to actually watch it. But for story purposes I would advice at least watching the first 4 I stated in that order.

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