The case for Spaceship Agga Ruter proudly proclaims "From the creative genius behind Tenchi Muyo!" - it's a good guess that the "creative genius" is not feeling so smart after this work hit the OAV market.
Spaceship Agga Ruter does have many of the familiar Tenchi elements - organic spacecraft, space-born cops, a meowing cat creature and plenty of baths - but it is all in a dojinshin manner. For those unfamiliar with the term, dojinshin is the name for the practice of creating amateur versions of popular manga titles. Often, these fan-created tales take well-known characters and put them in situations that they would not have encountered otherwise - such as adult interactions. The art can be amazing or the stories compelling but you are always aware that this is not the "real deal."
The same holds true for Spaceship Agga Ruter. The animation is by AIC, who created and animated Tenchi, so it has the look but it is not of the same quality and the story just stinks.
Volume 1: "Troublemaker" Plot Summary:
Taiyo and Kei are the only two inhabitants aboard the Agga Ruter. Kei found Taiyo years earlier as an infant, the only surviror of a massacre, and has raised him ever since. Unfortunatly or fortunately, depending on your point of view, all he has been taught are the skills of love making. Otherwise, he is dumber than a brick.
Jannis is a pirate in search of the Agga Ruter. There is a hefty bounty awaiting whoever brings the ship in. She finds the craft but is completely bewildered by the baffling stupidity of Taiyo. Thinks look grim until Jannis "discovers" Taiyo's "hidden talents."
Genre: Adult Content
Languages: English VHS, Japanese w/subtitles VHS, or Multilingual DVD
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Masaki Kajishima
Director: Shigeru Yazaki
Character Designer: Masaki Kajishima
Music: T.K Crow
Animation Director: Uncredited
Animation Studio: AIC
American Producers: Anime 18
Volume 1 Information
Running Time: 60
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 2
1: Episode 1
2: The Trouble Making Dwarf
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.