Tenchi The Movie: Tenchi Muyo In Love (Japan 1996)

Rating: ****
Music: Christopher Franke

Tenchi and friends finally make it to the big screen! This time the gang has to travel back in time 26 years to save Tenchi's mom from getting killed by a nasty Jurai-hating villain named Kain. Sadly, Washu, Sasami, Yosho, and Mihoshi are reduced to cameo status and the pacing is kind of slow. Otherwise, it's a beautifully animated film that really pulls at your heart strings. Christopher Franke's touching score really drives the emotional impact home, so make sure you've got plenty of Kleenex on hand!