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Episode 4 - Mihoshi Falls to the Land of Stars

 UK Version
 US Version
Original length
25:19
TV version length
22:25
23:28
Deleted footage
42 shots cut, 5 shortened / 2:54
25 shots cut, 6 shortened / 1:51
Altered footage
38 shots / 2:52
38 shots / 2:52
Re-dubbed lines
8
8

All times are approximate and exclude the opening, ending credits and next episode preview. Altered footage time excludes shots with re-dubbed dialogue.

UK Cut Only
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18 shots (1:05) before the title card have been removed. This sequence featured a fleet of Galaxy Police ships (the Whiterock fleet) fighting, and losing badly, against an enormous battleship (which we find out later was Kagato's ship, Soja).

US Cut Only
Cut

A 1�-second shot of the commander of the Whiterock fleet being incinerated in the carnage of Kagato's attack has been deleted. This shot was also lost from the UK broadcast as it is part of the above deleted segment.


Two of Ryoko's lines and one of Tenchi's lines have been changed in the scene where Tenchi is trying to unload the suitcases from the van.

Original
TV
Ryoko: I want to talk to you about something, Tenchi.
Ryoko: But I want to talk about something, Tenchi dear.
Ryoko: See? You're thinking of something kinky right now, aren't you? Ryoko: See? You're thinking of something silly right now, I just know it.

Tenchi: C'mon, get down! Nobody should see you up there like that!

Tenchi: Oh, come on, get down! What if anybody's looking, huh?


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14 shots, a total of 51 seconds, have been removed from the start of the hot springs scene. This sequence featured Nobuyuki teaching Tenchi the best way to peep on the girls in the women's bath. However, when he climbs the fence to take a look, he finds Ryoko staring back at him, and falls backwards into the bath with surprise! The very first shot of the scene is retained as an establishing shot. The TV version cuts back in at the point where Ryoko spots Tenchi in the bath.

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Edited Edited Edited Edited
Throughout most of the first part of the hot springs scene, Ryoko has had a bikini digitally painted on (Ayeka also has a swimsuit added for the shot where Ryoko pulls her towel off). This is the largest digitally-edited segment of all episodes of the show, and comprises 36 altered shots; a total of approx. 2:45.

Cut

One shot with Ryoko and Tenchi in the women's bath has been shortened by 4 seconds to remove Tenchi's line;

Tenchi: Yeah, I remember. But then you were just a mummy.


Numerous segments of dialogue have been re-dubbed throughout the hot springs scene, some of which were to remove references to nakedness (which would no longer have made sense when the characters are wearing swimsuits).

Original
TV
Ryoko: Why are you being so shy? You've seen me naked before. Remember, inside the cave?
Ryoko: Why are you being so shy? You've seen me up-close before. Remember, inside the cave?
Sasami: You're a naughty boy, aren't you Tenchi? Sasami: You're a bad boy, aren't you Tenchi?

Ryoko: Come on, now. It's no big deal to show your naked body.
Ayeka: You see there, that's what I'm talking about. You're insensitive.
Ryoko: Tenchi's the only one who saw. And you were going to show him your naked body sooner or later anyway, right?
Ayeka: Whu...whu...well I'm not an exhibitionist like you are!
Ryoko: It's only natural to take a bath naked. Of course, with so little to offer I can understand why you'd want to cover it up. But...show it off, little princess, I dare you!

Ryoko: Come on, princess. It's no big deal to show your bathing suit.
Ayeka: You see there, that's what I'm talking about. You're insensitive.
Ryoko: Tenchi's the only one who saw you. And you were going to show it off to him sooner or later anyway, am I right?
Ayeka: Whu...whu...well I'm not an exhibitionist like you are!
Ryoko: Ooh, so you take a bath with your clothes on, huh? Of course, with so little to offer I can understand why you'd want to cover it up. But...go on, show it off if you can, I dare you!


Cut Cut

A 6 shot / 47 second sequence featuring Ryoko trying to coax the bashful Ayeka into joining Tenchi in the bath, has been cut. The scene just after where the TV version cuts back in has also lost the first few seconds, dropping Ryoko's line "You can't turn back now!".


Cut

The shot of Ryoko peering at Ayeka's chest when she says the line "Of course, with so little to offer..." has been deleted, and the shot of Ayeka looking annoyed has been extended to cover the gap while keeping the dialogue unchanged.


Shortened Cut

During the scene where Ryoko summons a water demon, one shot of the demon forming has been shortened, and another shot of Ryoko kicking the demon when it fails to respond to her commands has been cut. These total 5 seconds.


Original Edited The 2 second shot where Tenchi is punched and sent flying by the water demon has had all traces of blood digitally painted out.

Original Zoomed Since Nobuyuki's peeping sequence had been cut earlier in the episode, the shot of him getting caught by the innkeeper was shortened and zoomed in slightly to remove his presence. Two further shots were also removed to cut out Nobuyuki, and shot of the innkeeper held to cover the gap and keep the sound intact.

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