Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA

KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA

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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
English: KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 2012 to May 16, 2014
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.901 (scored by 2687626,876 users)
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Ranked: #7102
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Popularity: #2565
Members: 52,910
Favorites: 96

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Takeyuki
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Akiyoshi
Sound Director
Seki, Tomokazu
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Sep 6, 2014
b00moscone (All reviews)
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
Sep 25, 2021
_Sogeking_ (All reviews)
Can someone explain how this is R+ to me(seen all 11 of them btw)? Thanks (:
Was alright overall, made me realize how big Kenichi really became; thus improving its standing in my mind and my rankings accordingly. Also, a few of the character developments in this OVA set were really amazing. However, that isn't to say that it didn't feel rushed in the end. Needed more of a certain dude I'm ngl ): In addition, the first few OVA's(iirc) were realtively dry, holding the whole thing back a bit ngl. Still very interesting stuff scattered throughout though; definitely will be rewarding for anyone who's a read more
Jan 30, 2014
suuxe (All reviews)
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.
Feb 16, 2013
explicit707 (All reviews)
These 3 ova's are like a slap in the face for fans of the manga. For fans of both manga and the anime series (which was a good introduction to the story since it covers the first major story arc in the manga) these were such a tease and not necessarily in a good way. So why am I giving these 3 combined OVAs (though they are not really combined) a 4 for "Decent" ??? I have to look at them from the standpoint of a fan that only saw the anime.

If you have only seen the anime series then this is a mediocre read more


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Publisher Shogakukan announced on their website that the 54th volume of manga "Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi", set to be released November 15th, will come bundled more

OVA of Manga 'Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi' Announced for Special Edition of Vol. 53

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