Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"There are many series which have paved the way for certain genres of anime to follow in their wake. Many may find that Dragon Ball Z helped set the stage for the wave of shōnen based series that have sprung up since it ended many years ago and for harem anime, it was Tenchi Muyo! that lead the way. Despite the original OVA series found in this release of the Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection ending nearly twenty years ago, many shows have since taken the harem theme and run with it. However Tenchi Muyo! will forever hold a place in many fans’ hearts, and now that it has been released on Blu-ray for the firs time, is it worth revisiting this classic piece of anime history once more?"