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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA

Alternative Titles

English: KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA
Synonyms: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi OVA, Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi: Yami no Shuugeki
Japanese: 史上最強の弟子 ケンイチ OVA


Type: OVA
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 2012 to May 16, 2014
Producers: Brains Base
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Ranked: #5842
Popularity: #1748
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OVAs of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi bundled with volumes 46, 47, 49, 53, 54, 55, & 56 of the manga.


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Related Anime

Adaptation: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Prequel: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Side story: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Shirahama, Kenichi
Shirahama, Kenichi
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Furinji, Miu
Furinji, Miu
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Apachai, Hopachai
Apachai, Hopachai
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Kousaka, Shigure
Kousaka, Shigure
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko


Suzuki, Takeyuki
Suzuki, Takeyuki
Nomizu, Iori
Nomizu, Iori
Theme Song Performance
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Theme Song Performance
Inai, Keiji
Inai, Keiji

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Episodes  0 / 11
Aired  Mar 14, 2012 to May 16, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 30, 2014 4:01 AM
Don't let the 3 first episodes fool you! The OVA takes a huge step to what it's suppose to be after those 3 first episodes. Really enjoyed the show when I watched 4-7.

I recommend to watch the original show before checking out the OVA sense it's story continues after and they spoil some story about the original show and they also tells you the personality of the characters and you might not want to know that until you know them by watching the original show.
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Jul 25, 2013 11:43 AM
As a person who only watched the anime, i found the series outstanding and i really got into the anime so much that it made me want to read the manga. But as previous reviewers comments say the Ova was a bit of a downfall for me...
The first was a good start after the series ended but with only 3 Ova's and where it left off wanted me wanting more... and thats a feeling no anime lover wants..
Watching Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi go for it.. all thumbs up...but if you want to watch the Ova's be ready for not much.. its not at all read more
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Sep 6, 2014 10:26 AM
As there hasn't really been any proper reviews talking about every OVA as i have heard they are stopping at 11, i decided to write a review summing up every OVA, and I'm going to assume that you are reading this after watching all 50 episodes of the series, and seeing if this is worth checking out.


The story in these OVAs carry the same quality as the main series, but with it obviously progressing. The first few episodes are to give you a re-cap on each character and their personality, which i believe is fine as this OVA started 6 years after the main series read more
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Aug 22, 2013 6:59 AM
As a person who only watched the Anime I'd give it an 8,Since i really did enjoy myself. Yes, it did leave me wanting more but i rated this according to how much i enjoyed it, yes i did get pissed due to the fact that it left me wanting more of it but i wanted to be honest with how i rated this anime so personal feelings aside its a big FAT 8.

Story:The story was decent ,compared to the series the story was more fast paced and i liked it.The main protagonist had the same goals as when the series began.Well what can I read more
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Anime: Igano Kabamaru
Both are very funny/hilarious animes.
There is fighting in igano kabamaru,though it is not as epic as history strongest disciple kenichi.

They fight for the one they love or like. I would definitely recommend both these animes if you're looking for something to watch. 
reportRecommended by lookerup
Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)
While Jojo's Bizarre Adventure takes it to a slightly higher level in terms of action and fighting, the Kenichi OVA's still manage to entertain the viewer by providing a well continuation of the prequel story and adds on top of that better art and animation which is similar to Jojo's art but also with better and more intense fights! 
reportRecommended by RafaelDeJongh
Anime: Asu no Yoichi!
they have both good fights and nice comedy.....and some sexy girls :3 
reportRecommended by LuisGerardoMoret

Opening Theme

"Higher Ground" by Tomokazu Seki (TV)
"WISH" by Iori Nomizu (eps 4-9)

Ending Theme

#01: "Glory Days" by Iori Nomizu (eps 1-2)
#02: "Predawn Song" by Iori Nomizu (ep 3)
#03: "BREATHLESS" by Iori Nomizu (eps 4-5, TV)

Recent News

OVA of Manga 'Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi' Announced for Special Edition of Vol. 54
Wind_Sr - Oct 9, 2013
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Oct 12, 2013 2:08 PM
OVA of Manga 'Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi' Announced for Special Edition of Vol. 53
symbv - Aug 21, 2013
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Sep 27, 2013 8:41 PM

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