Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi


KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple

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

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Sep 30, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 138382138,382 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #685
Members: 269,099
Favorites: 3,250

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Synopsis

Whenever he isn't getting pummeled in the karate club after school, high schooler Kenichi Shirahama can be found with his head buried in one of the many self-help books he carries with him every day. One day, on the way to school, Kenichi accidentally frightens the new student in his class, leading her to throw him down onto the ground. After apologizing for her violent reflexes, she introduces herself as Miu Furinji and asks Kenichi to be her friend.

Later that day, after karate club practice, Kenichi is given an ultimatum by one of the other club members: they will fight next week and the loser has to quit the club permanently. While lamenting his imminent defeat in the upcoming fight, Kenichi witnesses Miu fend off three thugs easily. Fed up with being perpetually bullied by those more powerful than him, he asks Miu for tips on how to become a better fighter. She directs Kenichi to her grandfather's dojo, Ryouzanpaku, where several skilled—albeit strange—masters of extreme martial arts have gathered to hone their abilities. Miu promises that Kenichi will become significantly stronger, but only if he manages to "stay alive."

With those ominous words looming in his mind and the appearance of a criminal martial arts gang known as "Ragnarok" threatening the safety of those around him, Kenichi takes the first step on his journey to become a world-class fighter and a defender of the defenseless.

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Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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

1: "Kimi ga iru kara" by Issei Eguchi (eps 1-15)
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 (eps 50)



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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