Well I finished all of Yuru Yuri. What a fantastic show. Even after the studio change they altered it and took some of its elements of charm away but added some new ones and changed the feel a little bit without sacrificing quality, at least imo.
Now I’m halfway through Tenchi ryo-ohki 4 and it’s definitely the hardest Tenchi series I’ve sat through. It seems like it’s going to be a set-up for the next Tenchi and is pretty important in reintroducing you to characters in the universe but damn it’s rough to sit through. Reminds me of the part of the bible in genesis where they go through who is descended from who, so on and so forth. Just rattling off a bunch of information so quickly while expecting you to understand it. It was tough to understand the lineage when they gave you time to think about it, now they expect you to get it in 1 or 2 lines of dialogue lol.
My other complaint is the art style… The original Tenchi art style exhibited in the first 3 Ryo Ohki OVAs as well as GXP fit the show so well. With OVA 4, however, they’ve “upgraded” to the newer way of doing things but it sucked the life out of certain characters…
Just look at my favorite character Ryoko:
Ryo Ohki 1
Ryo Ohki 4