Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

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Synonyms: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Japanese: 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 61
Chapters: 584
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 9, 2002 to Sep 17, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Matsuena, Syun (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 3638336,383 users)
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Ranked: #5902
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Popularity: #216
Members: 68,717
Favorites: 3,440


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Kenichi Shirahama is a good-natured but bullied 15-year-old boy. Tired of being weak, he joins his school's karate club to grow stronger, only to end up as mere target practice for his seniors. However, the beautiful transfer student Miu Fuuriniji changes Kenichi's undesirable fate: she is a first-rate martial artist who introduces him to Ryozanpaku dojo.

There, Kenichi meets the dojo's six eccentric masters, who then decide to take him in as their disciple! Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi tells the story of history's strongest disciple Kenichi as he trains tirelessly under the world's greatest martial artists—who each specialize in their own martial art—to gain the strength to protect the people and values important to him.

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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi has been published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since March 22, 2014.

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Jun 27, 2020
I will give it you from the end : THIS MANGA IS AMAZING !!! Really amazing ,and to be honest , I find it much more better than other long series like Naruto and Bleach . I know you may be shocked right now , but this is my opinion , and I will supply the reasons that let me say such a thing .

First of all, the story is not that amazing , but the beginning was so simple and unique in the same time , but what let me gave it 7/10 is the comedy scenes during fights and the ...
Jul 14, 2019
Mixed Feelings

I thought I would really like this title, if only because, despite the cliché shounen recipe, I felt really engaged with what was going on in the daily lives of the main cast. Despite everything coming together as expected, their strong personalities clashing, their struggles and buttheading, all felt really cool to tag along with. This is what really shines in the series: not a complicated plot with interesting twists, but the relationship they develop throughout the beatings and conflicts, as friends.

I do not think you'll feel like you've wasted your time after or while reading this. There's most definitely enough to ...
Jan 11, 2013
Preliminary (Unknown/584 eps)
Short'n sweet folks. This is a hentai masquerading as a action manga. I didnt even think someone could write a piece of work with more fan service than Hiro Mashima. Which is an accomplishment in its own. And is the only accomplish of the series. 500+ chapters in and he has yet to surpass the woman he swears to protect. Someone whom has watches over him get his ass stomped by multiple people... people she is capable of beating, but lets him because he has something to prove.

Granted some of the Master's fights are hoss. Nothing else is memorable.

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