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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

Alternative Titles

English: KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple
Synonyms: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Japanese: 史上最強の弟子 ケンイチ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Sep 30, 2007
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 44746 users)
Ranked: #1872
Popularity: #269
Members: 72,446
Favorites: 1,747
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

"Weak Legs" Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting. However, when he finally works up the courage to become strong and join his school's karate club, he is coerced into fighting a bullying upperclassman who is intent on getting him kicked out of the club. He is about to give it all up until he falls for his mysterious new classmate, Miu Furinji. In order to face this challenge, he undergoes rigorous training at the dojo she lives at, Ryouzanpaku. Some initial training by the masters there allow him to defeat his upperclassman, however his fighting prowess brings him to the attention of the powerful gang of delinquents, Ragnarok. Wishing to protect the things he loves and determined to have the strength to face the increasing adversity, he must learn various martial arts from the dojo's resident masters, taking Karate, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts and combining them to create his own fighting style!

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Sequel: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Furinji, Miu
Furinji, Miu
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Savage, Carrie
English
Savage, Carrie
...
Shirahama, Kenichi
Shirahama, Kenichi
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh
Loki
Loki
Supporting
Willingham, Travis
English
Willingham, Travis
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Touchumaru
Touchumaru
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Cason, Chris
English
Cason, Chris

Staff

Harp, Clarine
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer
Kamegaki, Hajime
Director
Yamamoto, Yasuichiro
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Oct 3, 2007
VK11
You are a person who loves fighting anime and is looking for something with epic battles and intense rivalries. Or you are someone who is looking for a good laugh and an entertaining anime that will last you for awhile. Or, you are somebody who is simply looking for an amazing anime that has all the right pieces that make it extraordinary. If any of those above scenarios fit you, simply put, Shijou Saikyou No Deshi Kenichi (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi) is a must-watch anime for you to pick up on.

The story, although simple at heart, becomes more complex at the surface read more
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Jan 1, 2008
gels31
History's Greatest Disciple Kenichi starts off as somewhat slow and mediocre. I myself was forced to watch the first few episodes because I had already gotten a few and it seemed like a waste if I didn't even watch what I got. As the story progresses you are left with an endearment to Kenichi himself and maybe one (or all) of his masters. Simply put Kenichi's character is unlike anything I have ever seen. He's like a mixture of Ueki from Law of Ueki and take any lead character of a romantic comedy. Why? Basically, he has the comedic attributes that Ueki has. Unfortunately, he read more
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Recommendations

Hajime no Ippo and Kenichi are very similar, mostly by looking at the main characters. Makunouchi is a weakling, Kenichi is a weakling. However, they both train hard and become stronger in order to achieve their goals. Makounouchi wants to know what it means to be "strong", and Kenichi wants to become stronger to protect his friends from harm.
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Both series seem to have a similar type of the main character: a good-natured boy who used to be a loser and then, through difficult training, he starts getting stronger and gets new friends on the way. In both animes the main character and his friends go through series of battles, increasingly more difficult, and their defeated rivals later become their allies and come to help.

Opening Theme

#1: "Be Strong" by Kana Yazumi (eps 01-25, 50)
#2: "Yahoo~" by Miho Morikawa, Akira Asakura (eps 26-49)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kimi ga iru kara" by Issei Eguchi (eps 01-15)
#2: "Catch Your Dream" by Koike Joanna (eps 16-25)
#3: "RunOver" by Koike Joanna (eps 26-45)
#4: "Kokoro Kara no Message" by Sakura (eps 46-49)
#5: "Be Strong" by Kana Yazumi (ep 50)
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Recent News

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