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Japanese: 拳児


Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 202
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 9, 1987 to Jan 8, 1992
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Matsuda, Ryuchi (Story), Fujiwara, Yoshihide (Art)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 12781,278 users)
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Ranked: #11992
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Popularity: #4629
Members: 3,096
Favorites: 55

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Kenji is a manga about a Japanese teenager named Kenji, who practices the martial art Bajiquan, and his encounters with other martial artists, some of which are from real life, e.g. Adam Hsu and Liu Chia-Liang. This series primarily features Baji Quan, but also gets into Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Bagua Zhang, Chen Taiji Quan, Pi Quan, Xingyi Quan, Xin Yi Liu He Quan, Shaolin Quan, Hung Ga, Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, Shotokan Karate and numerous other styles. Kenji's nemesis is a gangster named Tony Tan who practices Hung Gar and later Xinyiliuhequan.

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Goh, Kenji
Goh, Kyotaro
Tan, Tony

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Jan 31, 2015
InsanelySane (All reviews)
TL;DR Do you like stories? Especially that go in detail about martial arts? This is for you. Don't expect to remember everything, however. Expect to read this as an observer - just to supervise that Kenji is learning.

General genre/feeling: feel good/action/adventure/exciting/funny/fun.

This manga is filled with stories. Anything major happening to Kenji? Time for a historical saga about someone. Kenji is curious? Let's read about what a guy 70 years ago did. Don't get me wrong -- they are all very enjoyable, exciting, and I believe based in reality (from what I can make out from translator notes). Every page is filled with information read more
Jul 30, 2011
Florten (All reviews)
Story: 8

A story of a child that takes interest of Chinese martial arts. That kind of story plot is not easily found, even today. Although, the work is not the most recent one, the story is superb. It takes you through Chinese military and martial art history. This story opens people's view of martial arts, and informs the reader of how great and deep the history or Chinese martial arts is. The main character grows stronger every day, and he goes through strong opponents. Although the story goes through what a average Shounen Manga criteria, I would not even consider it even Shounen or Seinen. read more
Sep 14, 2012
spinky (All reviews)
Firstly I should warn potential readers that this is like an encyclopedia for martial arts. There is a lot of explanation regarding the techniques and such. Whether the martial arts are all true or not I do not care and am not bothered to find out as it will not change my opinion.

The story progresses at a standard pace throughout the manga which is a good thing because this is not not one of those flashy manga with fast fight scenes but once you have finished reading it feels like you have read an interesting novel full of pictures. It provides a lot of knowledge read more
Mar 15, 2013
Jubei07 (All reviews)
Kenji will not doubt be one of my all-time favorite mangas ever created. Why you ask? Because of the depth and richness of both the story and character.The story alone is so well constructed and rooted into historical martial arts that various aspects of the story could be considered non-fictional in nature. If you are looking for a manga with those criteria alone (historical martial arts), then look no further. But wait! There is more to this manga than history!

Sit back and enjoy the well constructed development of a main character. This is one of those manga's where you journey along with the main character, read more

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