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Member Introductions / Re: TM! Fan since 1999/2000...
Last post by Ryo-Okay - May 18, 2024, 10:34:43 PM
Member Introductions / Re: TM! Fan since 1999/2000...
Last post by Harls - May 15, 2024, 01:05:18 AM
Very nice!
And hello!
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki / Sasami Jurai - TAKARA "Tenchi ...
Last post by Tasuke - May 14, 2024, 01:52:46 PM

Been of the Mind, lately... to Return to where it All Began, - with Me and Anime Character Dolls - Twenty-some years ago... and Do it All Better this time Around.

Where i had the Trio of Ambitious-yet-Clumsy TOYNAMI 12in. "Tenchi Muyo!" Dolls two decades ago... i now have the equally-short-lived Juraiian Princess Sister-Pair of TAKARA Jenny/Licca-sized Dolls that Came and Went just about as swiftly sometime around the middle of the 1990's.

Ayeka Jurai (TOYNAMI 12in.) was my First Anime Doll... and the one that compelled me to pick up hand sewing as a skilled hobby.

Sasami Jurai is an Adorable little Cupcake♥ that never existed within the early-2000's TOYNAMI Doll lineup... and a Sweetie i've come to appreciate much more with time~

(TOYNAMI Tenchi Muyo! 12in. Doll Series 2001)

General Discussion / Re: In Essence, Of Anime: Why?...
Last post by Tasuke - May 14, 2024, 01:46:33 PM
i was Brought into the Fold around the mid-1990's, on the Strength of SUPERDIMENSIONAL FORTRESS MACROSS, - Initially By Proxy of ROBOTECH - and it's Seminal VF-1 "Valkyrie" Variable Fighter Mecha;

Anime and OTAKUdom for me was ALL about the Mecha for most of the remainder of the 1990's...
and then TM! got fairly big in the U.S. around the turn-of-the-millennium, and was basically the first Character-focused series i fell hard to fandom of.

TOYNAMI's short-lived TM! 12in. Character Doll line from the very-early-2000's
was instrumental in driving me to pick up Hand-Sewing as a Skill-Based Hobby...
Borne of my dissatisfaction with the low-quality clothing of those old TOYNAMI Dolls;

i've stuck by Anime CharaDoll Hobby Custom Work over the twenty years since... and, over the last half-year or so,
returned to TM! CharaDolls, this time by way of TAKARA's 1990's "Jenny/Licca" Doll-based Juraiian Sister Pair...
and the aid of the Fabulous OBITSU 26cm. Hobby Doll Body, and a far refined Personal Custom Craftwork Skillset;

Member Introductions / TM! Fan since 1999/2000...
Last post by Tasuke - May 14, 2024, 01:26:09 PM

"Tenchi Muyo!" was a complete Phenomenon in Japan throughout most of the 1990's...
and Picked up real hard in popularity in the U.S. for a brief period in the early-2000's.

i was there at ground zero... and TM! was, essentially, the first major Anime series i was deeply invested in that was not Mecha-related.

In Fact; My TM! Fandom was centrally responsible for driving me into Anime Character Dolls and their Customization potential.

i started out with a full set of TOYNAMI's very clumsy 12in. TM! Dolls around 2001/2002...
and in 2023/2024, i came back Full Circle, after a fashion, by acquiring TAKARA's two-doll mid-90's Juraiian Alien-Princess pair,
both of which being long-time Grails of mine... and both being very amenable to an upgrade to the fabulous 2018 OBITSU 26cm. Doll Body~

- TOYNAMI Tenchi Muyo! 12in. Character Doll Series 2001 -

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki / Re: Now AI can help you make t...
Last post by Dreamr - May 08, 2024, 07:58:48 PM
Quote from: جبريل 無道 on April 09, 2024, 04:39:30 PMLast time I looked into it, you needed about 45 minutes of voice samples.  So Tenchi Masaki and Sasami shouldn't be a problem, but Tsunami probably would, even with the Pretty Sammy OAV.  PS TV was never dubbed.

PS TV? Do you mean Magical Project S? 26 episodes of Tsunami in English my friend. Still, I'd be very worried about getting sued. Some of these VA's are very protective of their voices, and rightfully so.
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki / Re: Old notes...
Last post by Dreamr - May 08, 2024, 07:53:25 PM
Tenchi is what happens when a dream is given shape by an artist. I'd love to see some of these guys get back together to do something interesting. Maybe remake GXP?
Other Anime / Bastard!
Last post by Dreamr - May 08, 2024, 07:47:40 PM
Why does this thread exist? Because Yousuke Kuroda is series director and wrote the script. Honestly, I came for the metal and blood. Found Kuroda-san getting top-billing in the credits. Was more enthused. Oh. Did I mention its full of heavy metal references? Watch a couple episodes and you can easily see his influence. Also, did I mention HEAVY METAL! Literally, spells and cities in the series are named after the greatest metal bands ever.

Seriously, though. Its not as hard-core as I was expecting. And it has the comedy side to lighten things up. Its worth a watch.

Take Tenchi, completely invert his personality, stick him in an fantasy world with a bunch of gorgeous women (of course), and sprinkle in a bunch of metal references. What could go wrong?
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki / Re: Old notes...
Last post by Nonsuch Ned - May 01, 2024, 03:42:14 PM
Sort of, this is a Hayashi interview after all. I'd say their combined vision of Tenchi came from working together on BGC. Kajishima's designs and core ideas go back to his high school years. Hayashi shaped it, gave the ideas structure and should be commended for it and is rightly given co-creator credit for the series- but the ideas were in Kajishima's head earlier than that. Given that structure, Kajishima finally had a template to further develop his existing story ideas.
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki / Old notes...
Last post by deadspacepirate - April 29, 2024, 10:16:48 PM

Its interesting that the genesis of Tenchi Muyo was from idea that Kajishima had for a light hearted episode for BGC.  Artmic basically recycled and transformed a few of their ideas before as seen here.