OP 1 - Follow Me Feat.Sound Around (Seira Kagami)
ED 1 - Destino (Alchemy +)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Episodes: 13 (50 minutes per episode)
Okay so its been awhile since I watched a long anime that's more than your standard 12-13 episodes with each season. "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" is only 13 episodes long, but each episode is a good 50 minutes, so we can just treat this as a 26 episode anime, which is something I haven't tackled in quite a long time. Fortunately, I was suckered into this one, because it has become one of my favorite animes up to date. "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" is a high school harem anime with a surprisingly deep plot, an awesome main character and tons of great mecha action. To add on, even as a harem anime, the amount of girls in this one is over the top (see above image), so in a way, there's a crap ton of variety for those of you that like to choose your favorite girl. Its definitely safe to say, even if you aren't into mecha animes, "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" is an anime that you should give a chance.
The opening song is "Follow Me Feat.Sound Around" by Seira Kagami, which isn't a bad song to use for an opening. However. while it isn't a bad song, I did feel the need for a more "badass" song to be featured as an opening, this one did fit the theme for about the series, but when things heated up, it would have been better to have a more rock-esque song to be used for a second opening. "Destino" by Alchemy + is pretty slow song, which is kind of expected when it comes to ending themes. Nothing to see here people, lets move along!
I am not stingy with my ratings (that's probably why I have so many animes in my recommended list), and I won't be stingy towards this anime. It seems like I always get suckered into loving the shit out of mecha animes, even though I'm not really a mecha person myself (Eureka Seven and Code Geass are some of my all time favorites). "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" just has too much to offer, too much of the things I love in anime. I love harem and school life themes when done right, and the setting in this anime is just too good to let up. School life segments are done well, and generic situations where multiple girls like the main character are brought to a whole new level (imagine an entire school's female population coming after you). The main character is awesome as hell (he's funny, strong, and NOT overly dependent on others) and the mecha on mecha action is superb. There's just a lot to like here.
Main character mechas always look way cooler than the generic ones.
Masaki Kenshi is a boy from another world. He gets sent to the current world for whatever reason, and he wants to go home. However, he falls into the hands of terrorists, whom tell him to kill the next heir in line, Lashara, before they send him back to his planet. He stupidly obeys, and because he is ridiculously skilled, he almost managed to successfully kill Lashara by himself. However, his Seikijin (the mechas in this anime) couldn't withstand the level of power he was exerting on it, and it broke down. Before long, he was captured. During his short imprisonment on the Swan (Lashara's travel craft), the Swan's crew treated him with proper care, so much that he felt like he was at home. However, the terrorists save him, only to attempt to kill him. He escapes, only to make it back to Lashara's craft once again. There, they nurse him back to health, and he thanks them. Now in their debt, he lives as Lashara's servant, attending a school for Seikishin (the mecha pilots) as a student and servant.
This was honestly one of the best animes I have watched in a long time, I really enjoyed my time with "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar". There was surprisingly a lot more in stall for me than I really expected, and everything combined together was just an amazing blend of many enjoyable genres. Its easygoing as hell when it wants to be, it can become an ecchi/fan service harem anime when it wants to be, it can be an epic mecha anime with huge mecha battle crusades when it wants to be, and when its all in one, its just an amazing experience.