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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
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 72,499 users)
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Ranked: #2502
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Popularity: #409
Members: 124,473
Favorites: 2,343
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Episodes: /50

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!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shirahama, Kenichi
Shirahama, Kenichi
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Furinji, Miu
Furinji, Miu
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Hopachai, Apachai
Hopachai, Apachai
Supporting
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Japanese
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Kousaka, Shigure
Kousaka, Shigure
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Harp, Clarine
Harp, Clarine
Producer
Kamegaki, Hajime
Kamegaki, Hajime
Director
Tanaka, Akiyoshi
Tanaka, Akiyoshi
Sound Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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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VK11
Oct 3, 2007
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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Master10K
Dec 19, 2007
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi is a Shounen, Action, Comedy about a typical high school boy (Kenichi) who’s always being bullied, until one day, he learns of a special dojo that teaches many forms of martial arts.

From the start, this anime has a very typical story and plot. Having a high school setting, the story is about Kenichi’s quest to become stronger. The story itself is incredibly basic that any idiot can grasp its concept. The way in which the story flows makes it feel like a game; Kenichi gains some experience points => clears a stage => levels up => makes it to the next read more
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ZeroSumJ1
Aug 30, 2008
If you're looking for something engaging, with thrilling action sequences and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat at the end of every episode, then go ahead and skip this anime. It's the ultimate definition of a mediocre anime. I had to force my way through every episode. The hero of the story is not likable, and the character Niijima is the equivalent of Jar-Jar Binks in Episode 1. Actually, I take that back because I hated Jar-Jar less. The boob jokes get old, and the action sequences are weak. You can find SO much better. If you want to read more
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gels31
Jan 1, 2008
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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