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Synonyms: Ken Ji
Japanese: 拳児


Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 202
Status: Finished
Published: 1988 to 1992
Authors: Matsuda, Ryuchi (Story), Fujiwara, Yoshihide (Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.961 (scored by 926 users)
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Ranked: #10032
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Popularity: #3602
Members: 1,916
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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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May 25, 2010
I stumbled upon Kenji manga when looking for good manga to read one day and boy was I lucky. Kenji is not very popular, and is not for everyone, the manga goes through much history and plenty of detail on aspects of martial arts. All this information is intertwined with a great story, but if your not into an informative session this manga is probably not for you.

Kenji manga is a manga that revolves around the main character Kenji and his experiences. Ever since Kenji was little, he loved martial arts because of his grandfather who was a master and taught him. Kenji would often read more
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Jan 31, 2015
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
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Sep 14, 2013
Kenji is clearly made for martial arts enthusiasts. It seems as if the plot is only there to make a setting for the martial arts. Often very technique and history-heavy, I found myself skipping some pages or conversations the characters had, because it didn't really contribute to the story. I did like some of the teachers Kenji had, their personality stood out. But unfortunately, all the young female characters seemed shallow and the same.

The good points of this manga were the history (for those who're interested in that stuff), some quirky personalities, the way that the main character matures (art-wise) and the art which read more
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Jul 30, 2011
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
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