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Title (English) Tenamonya Voyagers
Title (Japanese) Tenamonya Voyagers

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Fantasy Novel

Notes OVA, 1999, 4x 30 min eps
Prod. Studio Pierrot
Classification -
Synopsis New schoolteacher Ayako Hanabishi reaches her posting in the middle of nowhere, only to find it has closed down. Stranded with no money, she joins up with some other stranded girls. But the train is attacked, and she finds that one of the girls is wanted by the police. So begins a road-movie, set in space for some reason or other.
Review The animation was very good, with a well blended mix of traditional and computer graphics. The music was also lively. But the series just didn't work for me - there weren't enough laughs for it to be a real farce and the story line was too much like many other sci-fi parodies. The characters were also not filled in very well - I kept on thinking that I was watching characters from other sci-fi comedies. Finally, the series relied too much on a technique that I find occurs too often in weakly written stories - there were too many breaks for explanations by the narrator. [DB]

I think the gags in Tenamonya Voyagers were too culturally oriented for you. There were many parodies and in-jokes of old Japanese TV live actions, and without this knowledge, they might become meaningless.
For me, I was laughing on the floor immediately I started watching it, because the opening song was a cover version of a classic comedy show titled 'Geba Geba 90 pun'. I think this was the late 60's or early 70's. Just fits with *MY* generation (g). (CALCI)

Credits Dir: Katsuhito Akiyama, Akiyuki Shinbo
Episodes 4
Release US:DVD
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Date 1999
Production Studio Pierrot
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