Kajishima Masaki man I hope this guy didn't base Tenchi off anyone he knew...geesh!!
I was reading the credits for the show (thanks to my quickly growing anime intro sections.) This guy Masaki (I'm assuming that's where Tenchi's family got there name from) was one of the series main creative forces. I can't help but think that the charecters in Tenchi somehow mirrored people in his own life. Heh, could you imagine having one of your freind/ex calling and saying.
"Is that suppouse to be me!!!"
...I base my comic book characters on my family and friends (and enemies)...and a lady friend of mine (who I haven't seen in years), knew, and was very touched by it. I have yet to meet someone who hates the way they're depicted. So...be nice to me or you may end up drawn as a dog or something.