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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Sep 30, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.201 (scored by 104,312 users)
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Ranked: #3322
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Popularity: #521
Members: 195,976
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"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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Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Kamegaki, Hajime
Tanaka, Akiyoshi
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#1: "Be Strong" by Kana Yazumi (eps 01-25, 50)
#2: "Yahoo~" by Miho Morikawa, Akira Asakura (eps 26-49)

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#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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Oct 3, 2007
VK11 (All reviews)
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
Dec 19, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Dec 6, 2008
noteDhero (All reviews)
Animation - 5
The animation is lack luster. Rather than fluid animation displaying extension of limbs and alertness of characters. Kenichi relies more heavily on the quick flash of motion with speed lines indicating action, and sequences of pictures less worthy of being called animation. Character design is uninspired-ly shounen, with an overall presentation of something one would see in the early 90's.
Sound- 4
Bad voice acting. There really is no other way to say it. It was surprising to discover that the voice of the main character, Shirahama Kenichi, is acted by Seki Tomokazu one of my personal favorites. The music is equally bad and also read more
Jan 1, 2008
gels31 (All reviews)
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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OVA of Manga 'Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi' Announced for Special Edition of Vol. 54

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 ...read more

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

According to the website of publisher Shogakukan, the upcoming volume 53 of manga "Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi", to be released on September 16th, will come with...read more

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