DESIGNS: Tenchi Muyo vs. Ai Tenchi Muyo
Ayeka has a regal look about her, also donning a Japanese-inspired look. Her outfits usually are kimono/dress like, with baggy sleeves, or long sleeves, and wearing tabi-style socks. Because she’s refined and fairly reserved, she hardly wears revealing clothing (and only does so in fantasy or dreams; like her S&M alter ego). In Ai Tenchi Muyo, her clothing is less colorful, and she shows off one of her legs. She’s also wearing flat shoes. She sports a bracelet, and her long hair tendrils look much thicker. The pose is somewhat out of character as well, as she tends to be prim and proper (at least that’s what she normally shows).
Sasami’s original clothing is a somewhat simplified version of what her sister Aeka wears, with flat shoes and long sleeves. Since she is the cook of the Masaki household, she sometimes wears an apron as well. In an alternate universe, she is the magical girl Pretty Sammy. In Ai Tenchi Muyo, she is wearing a version of the Pretty Sammy uniform, that is much more simplified, and it no longer has the obi. The boots end up looking more like long socks. Her hair is also not as parted in the middle like the original design and looks flatter.