There is a kind of holistic quality to this on-going manga that makes it worth the read. I was surprised to see that no one had reviewed it yet. I'll keep this short and to the point without delving much into the story.
Perhaps this is your usual martial arts manga, but it is also so much more. The story is about a talentless, downtrodden boy who works towards developing his martial arts skills through sheer hard work and will - much like Naruto. Along his journey his enemies become his friends and together they wage war against a greater evil -
again, we've heard this before - what makes it special is the delivery and the characters.
Through humor and hyperbole the masters who teach young Kenichi are made into caricatures and parodies of older martial art manga characters that we're so fond of, like "Hokuto no Ken" for instance. The various individual supporting characters have also been given much thought and characters who you thought were gone come back to play the part of an important piece in a larger puzzle. With every chapter, with every fight sequence we learn about the characters and what makes them human, sometimes even evil is compassionate. It is a very optimistic manga.
With all the action and adventure, there is also a darker, more sinister and intriguing story that rears its head in the latter stages of the manga. The constant cliffhangers at the end of every chapter are so gripping that they can be called annoying!
The artwork is not extraordinary, but takes a back seat to the story and characters - which is the primary driving force of this series.
This wonderful blend of action, adventure, humor, martial arts, intrigue comes together in a very feel good package. If blood, gore, death and evil is your thing, this is probably not for you. Naruto fans will enjoy it, and I highly recommend it to fans of martial arts manga and anime like "Kenshin", "Shura no Toki", "Bleach" et al.
I also recommend the TV series which visualizes the first 100 or so chapters of the series.
Another martial art manga? Maybe so, but History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi has something special that makes you want to know more and more.
(...You will regret after reading the last chapiter simply because you'll have to wait another week for the next one)
"Fighting for the people I love", another cliché but trust me, this manga won't dissapoint you one bit.
Comedy, action, romance, drama - This manga has everything you need.
(No major spoils)
It begins like in most martial art manga where the protagonist is extremely weak but unlike most protagonists, Kenichi has 0 talent for martial art and will have to work much more than anyone.
big coward ('I'm not running away, this is a strategy retreat!!!") but he will learn how to deal with it thanks to his desire to protect the people he cares about (Especially Miu).
I appreciate the romantic side of the manga very much, the relationship between the Miu and Kenichi is slowly developping but it's obviously there.
Usually I hate Shonens for the mere fact that they forget to add some "love spice" into the mix, this one is different!
NB: Even if there is some romance in it, this is FAR from being a shojo.
Also unlike Naruto, Kenichi learns far more techniques, I got tired of that God damn Rasengan and Shadow clowns (see what I did there?)
The author doesn't forget about his characters and will developpe every single one. (*cough* unlike Bleach *cough*)
The art is very well done and the comedy is present in every single chapiter.
If you're a fan of martial art, good romantic comedy and/or shonens in general, not reading this manga is a blasphemy.
Kenichi is your average protagonist.
Gets beat up
Gets a master
Gets OP as fk
Beats up everyone
But it's a 500+ chapter manga and I get that alot of people might not have the time to experience it fully but I'd say it's worth the read. It's like Naruto,you have to grow with it. Everyone remembers Naruto,right? It's not THAT good of a series but because we grew with him,he's like our childhood hero like Goku. Kenichi is somewhat the same as us. Plain old ordinary human. None of that chakra BS. Kenichi has to go through trials after trials that'll test his love for Miu and
that's what I love about him. He never gives up even if he was nearly killed. He kept on going and tries his hardest. He isn't gifted like his peers so he has to go through hellish training to become someone great and can't we apply that to us in real life as well? We need to never give up and keep working even though we REALLY want to give up because at the end,it'll be all worth it. That's why I love Kenichi so much that I'll read it 3 times.
this is a story about a boy who is constantly bullied, he learned martial arts from 5 masters after meeting miu, who is also his love interest. This is manga basically tells his story from being a zero to a hero in a 1 year period. this manga starts of well, but after a while, it becomes very dull and in my personal opinion, very childish, it had a lot of potential but my expectations crumbled halfway reading the manga, though i was hoping it to get better because
a lot of reviews were giving it a really good score but after 584 chapters, nothing changed. the author keep on recycling the same concept for the mc to win the important matches, in which he is very durable and can stand a punch, he just keeps on getting up again no matter how many times the enemies kick his ass, and in the end, he comes up with something to defeat them. this process repeats itself so many time, even till the ending of this series. the fan service is also way overboard, i understand the concpet of this manga whereby comedy is almost constantly there even in tense battles but it gets to ridiculous points, and ironically, it contradicts the plot and characters of this manga, where almost ALL the bad protagonists eventually turns into good guys in some random plot twist, even the baddest of the bad guys is actually good in a way, which is somewhat ridiculous, some even turned into good guys in the heat of the battle. another thing which i cringe is that the fact NONE actually dies in this manga, combine these 2 and we get a manga actually meant for children, but then the ecchi factor is too strong for them so i guess this is either for really childish adults or kids who haven't discovered hentai, lol.
The characters, almost all of the characters didn't get developed enough. same goes for all their relationships. kenichi like miu in the beginning, miu hints that she also has mutual feelings for him, it goes on like that until the end, i really hoped for something more. all the other characters also mostly have the same fate. one thing i really need to commend, is nijima, he makes this manga so much more likeable with the comedy that he brings but his screen time gets drastically reduced after 2/3rds of the manga.
Overall, i think this is a pretty enjoyable manga if you just want to chill reading but just don't expect such a deep plot. the plot is so simple and predictable even a child could figure it out. The only thing it was lacking for me, was probably a hint of DRAMA to make it appeal more to the adult audience.
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.
This manga is example of that writing a review before reading complete manga is a bad idea. To me, this manga is great, but i have one problem with it , at the beginning it's very good and interesting but near the end it's just mediocre and boring.
This is a martial arts manga with a little bit of romance and comedy. The story is about Kenichi Shirahama - a teenage kid who learns martial arts and being inspired by Miu Furinji to become stronger and be able to protect her. The story plot is great but later from good martial arts manga it
becomes very dull battle manga, with very flashy fights and very pathos speeches which makes no sense at all. Same problem with characters. There are a lot of really memorable and interesting characters, but at the end author throws so many new characters which appears only in couple of frames, which makes them looks unnecessary in story.
Don't get me wrong, I think this is a really good manga. It is just a little bit disappointing to me how manga changed in long period of publishing. I still will recommend this to read, just don't expect to much from it.
Well, the story is kind of simple but still attractive, the protagonist of this series starts being a weak guy who's being bullied in school, to the point that he may even die there. He knows a girl there whose granpa is the leader of a dojo in which the gratest masters on history gather and later on they take the protagonist as a disciple.
This is not the usual manga where the hero is fighting and then for some memories of his past he goes berserk and destroy the enemy in a few seconds. In fact, something he learns is to never go berserk. He's
not the typical "gifted kid" who doesn't need to train and just fights a couple times to get big improvements, in this story the hero really puts a huge effort in training and learning techniques, you can see closely his improvement as the story develops.
In general, there are very good fights, an "all time comedy" even in the death matches, pretty good character development (there are a lot of characters in this series and increases in every arc), nice strategies (which usually make this kind of stories more attractive), nice artwork (at the beggining is not good but it gets better the more the story advances).
The only reason i give the story a 9 rather than 10, is because it's a little simple, yet it's full of unexpected scenarios and even being like this it's original. I say is kind of simple, but it's not like all of those "standard" shounen manga stories which always go in a loop (beat some guys, then they find the mastermind, fight him, when everyone is defeated the hero goes berserk with the power of friendship and defeats the boss, a couple filler chapters, then someone evil shows up, and the the story repeats).
And unlike most of the fighting series in which everything starts as "normal" fights and then everything ends in dragon-ball-z-like-fights with everyone using beams, and destroying complete buildings or even mountains with one attack, this series shows you the real secrets behind the techniques, of course the fighters are over human capacities, but the really astounding ones are the master class fighters, and even they have limits...I guess XD
Well, just to end this, you'll probably like this manga, this one got a nice mix of -almost- everything you'll expect for a story, I'm still halfway (260 chapters read of a total of 450 chapters) but i can say, this is one of the best series of its kind. totally recommended.
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
have a good time here, following how your characters grow and how they cope with dangerous situations to become stronger. I did not notice much "sudden power-ups" throughout it either; that is also to imply, the road to become the strongest disciple, albeit being a repetitive task by nature, still feels engaging to read for every character involved.
Kenichi definitely is very fun. However, the series degenerates heavily past the later points, where all this "building up" we've been accompanying is supposed to be the force to unravel the conflicting feelings between the Light/Dark side and... Well, it absolutely isn't. Not even close.
Like I said, the whole setting blatantly cliché. This is OK up to some degree because you're watching those teenagers grow to become their own role model through martial arts, which feels like will inevitably culminate into a big clash with the mafia at the end... And so it is. However, for how long this series was run and how well the whole journey was played, I was led to expect way more than what it came to be.
It feels like some elements, like the Ukita love triangle, were put there just for the sake of having an extra flavor (not good flavor, mind you) added to the story. There were all sorts of annoying moments to get through, between the same old love quarrels repeating over and over, to the dragged-out fights with the same feel to it as any other. At some point those fights meant nothing more as "something I need to get through to reach the end". It also felt like the toll of facing death and coping with losses eventually became nothing more than a justification for "how far I need to go to protect everything", with no psychological or emotional moment to accompany it.
That stretched out to the point were, at the final showdown, when the Yomi Martial Arts Alliance was swayed to the "righteous" side (if only to justify turning over the tide), I didn't even bat an eye. I was already wasted and disappointed with how blandly everything was being dragged on up to that point, so I felt more and more anxious to rush to the finish and be done with it.
Right off the gate, there's also this strong motivation behind how Kenichi wants to grow as a man and develop his feelings for Miu. This has some excitement development towards the middle, where they finally get to know each other more, but DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP. This whole notion gets more and more lost as time goes on, and in it's place we get filler fights between random characters and side-stories which won't amount to anything.
Miu's clan conflicts are simply a disturb in place to add more content to the chapters; her parent, which is supposed to be this confusing "shadowed" character, doesn't get proper time to have his side explained; her mother turns out to be some sort of clan heir who dies and her tragedy is more important than she is. Miu herself is written out to be very confused and insecure of what to make out of her life and family; however, in the end, her character does not represent all this turmoil and the strong resolve she had been building up along her friends.
The ending was most definitely weak, perhaps the weakest I've ever seen. I don't know if the author intended to try to please everyone or what, but it felt so damn fake and artificial, I don't even want to remember it.
Do I ever want to read Kenichi again? With how tightly the story is tied to the fights, and how bland all the fighting becomes, to go through all that again to have an ending with missing gaps and underdeveloped moments... I don't think so; but the fun parts were really fun, so maybe? I really liked the Ryouzanpaku's sensei and a fair share of happy moments while reading. Despite the shortcomings, I was left lingering with a good feeling towards the happy moments I had.
Here are some miscellaneous opinions I had while reading it
- Ma Renka felt like an annoying pushover character which merely existed for the purpose of having a love competition
- It is implied that Shigure also likes Kenichi somewhat, but it is never touched upon
- Miu's past revelations didn't feel emotional at all, it should have been cooked more
- The ending was filled with pages and pages of a battle which didn't amount to anything and had no convictions behind it
- Only Shigure and Ma Kensei were fun towards the end, all the rest felt lacking in meaningful contribution to the reading
And lastly, but not least
- Siegfried is best girl
A very entertaining manga with a good combination of character development, villains, as well as the background story of each of the characters.
The various styles of martial art were very well thought out or portrayed. The art is very much enjoyable, much better than its anime counter part(which failed miserably in expressing the same humor). Each villain has his/her own story, whether it's hardship or a sad past, made the manga all the more entertaining to read. The mentors of Kenichi however does not carry the aura and the necessary presence that masters should have. They are always relaxed and acting childish, which brings down
the overall image. I know it's a manga intended for humor but it just doesn't suit my taste to have masters of martial arts acting as so.
Okay. If you like the typical loser gets beat up but learns martial arts to protect his love ones kind of manga this is the perfect manga for you. The art is really good and the characters they introduced - Kenichi Sensei's was really good each which has their own backstory being fleshed out a few chapters during the manga, one thing that really never get going ironically was the main character Kenichi story, I mean he grows stronger and more confidence and his abilities in martial arts did improve but he was never really developed as a character.
Overall , I really enjoyed the
art and it was really enjoyable but the ending was a bit rushed and it was sad to hear the author's interest in Kenichi kinda grew dim thats why the ending was rushed and frankly quite disappointing .
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi could have been easily a 9/10 for me, but sadly I had to give only 7/10.
We follow the story of Kenichi, who is a weakling at first but want to become stronger in order to be able to protect the people around him. Therefore there is a lot of training in his life. His masters make the training hell for him, but enjoyable for the readers. Kenichi eventually finds himself in dire situations, where he need to fight stronger and stronger opponents. So basically Kenichi's story is a generic shounen manga with a little humour in it. But what
makes it good?
Kenichi is a talentless martial artist, which is rare for this kind of stories. The people around him, all of them have interesting personalities and well-written backstories. Kenichi and also his friends are all have something to live for. For Kenichi is to protect Miu, for other characters is to be the strongest, or just make all the fat people around the world proud of themselves, no matter what, they try to achieve that goal. What I personally really liked, is the masters. I think I can say they are the best masters I have seen so far, they train Kenichi really hard, it can be called almost a torture, but they do this because they care about him. Al of the masters train Kenichi in a different way, and not just in a physical way. Even the reader can learn a lot from this masters philosophy. Kenichi's friends are also well written, most of them were enemies before, but this makes them even more loveable, and the story even better.
It is not astonishing, or the best I have ever seen, but it is decent. What deserves a special compliment is the fight scenes. The fights are well drawn and organized, easy to follow whats happening. There are a good amount of details in the characters, past and mid-fight injuries are nicely drawn. You can see Kenichi's body development throughout the manga, he slowly becomes more and more buffed. For comedic release there are a good amount of times when the characters are drawn in a minimal comedic way, it represents the lightheartedness of the situations really good.
Most of the jokes come from the fact that Kenichi is talentless, but we can find small funny gags here and there in a great number. It is more of a fighting manga than a comedy manga, but it is still a good portion of it, and I have to say that there were a good amount of times when it made me laugh.
So what was bad in Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi?
My biggest problem in this manga was the overdone fanservice and the asspulled story.
Dont'get me wrong, I don't mind fanservice at all, a little naked time here and there is ok, but this manga had too much. At the beginning of the story there was little to none fan service, but somewhere in the middle of the story something changed, and it became like 60% fanservice, which is too much. And when I am saying 60%, I mean there are chapters(not just one), where female characters fighting literally naked. At the end of the story I knew at the beginning of a fight, if there is at least one female character, she will be stripped down at the end of the fight. I wouldn't mind it at all if it wasn't forced. Instead of a good story, the author tried to keep the readers with fanservice.
The second half of the Story:
Same as with the fanservice. At the first half of the manga, the story was good and interesting. Kenichi was developing, becoming stronger, and getting in more and more dangerous situations. The fights were good and interesting. New, unique and interesting characters kept popping up. But somewhere in the middle, maybe somewhere between 200 and 300, something went wrong. The story itself started to get worse and worse. At the last arcs, the story had so many asspulls, it was almost unpleasant to read. I read it because it still had its good moments, but with the bad writing and the too much fanservice, it became bad. I guess the author put all his efforts to make fanservice, and he had no time\energy left to actually think about the story. Kenichi could have been so much more.
It has an ending, so it is officially finished, which is better than a sudden stop, but it was a bit rushed, and there are some questions which remain unanswered.
+1 (little spoiler): I don't want to consider it as a bad thing in this manga, it is more like a generic problem, but the romance in this story is unsatisfying. We get our MC to run after a girl through almost 600 chapters, and we get nearly nothing. We know they have feelings, but there is basically no development. There are a couple good moments, but that is all we got.
With its flaws, Kenichi is still a manga worth reading, especially the first half. If you want to stop at the point where it is still good, stop after the D of D.
This manga has a very basic story, the protagonist merely wants the strength to protect everyone important to him. Now, the way that he is going towards making this a reality is the best part of this manga. Kenichi meets Miu, a martial artist. She introduces him to her dojo, where he meets her masters. All of the masters have a very different personality, making it full of lulz. If you read this manga, and you didn't laugh, you must be dead or have no soul. The art style is pretty awesome and I fully enjoyed reading this. Slight nudity, so if you can't take
the occasional nipple, read it anyway.
they only thing i can say about this manga is that i read 500 chapters in less than a week cause it is so good that i couldn't stop reading it. so yes just grab it a read it! you won't regret it at all! the art is so cool and mature. and the chracters all of them are great and have a cool roll in the manga.
Mightiest Disciple Kenichi is just one of those great mangas that once you start reading you can't stop. It basically consists of the main character, a loser, shirahama Kenichi (nicknamed=weak legs) wanting to become strong because he meets a girl he likes and wants to protect her aswell as wanting to enforce his own ideals (which are very manly ideals for someone as wimpy as him).
What stands out most is Kenichi's growth under the tutelage of insanely powerful masters that sadistically torture him nearly killing him every day to make him strong; his strongest talent is being able to get beaten up really well.
in this is great and throughout the story, though it may be slow, the romance has picked up and developed.
All the characters are unique and entertaining and you will love them all as there's certainly a little bit of something for everyone's tastes.
If you enjoyed The Breaker than you'll love this one.
Review in english( i make in portuguese and i just got the text and threw in the translator).
I fell in love with the manga but the reason I'm doing this review is that I need to describe somehow what I felt when I finished the manga, warning will have spoilers, for me the manga was mt good had two great scenes but I'll start by saying the things that do not I liked the manga first a small detail that I thought was a bit of a failure kenichi defeat kanou shou (I said it would have spoilers) and he was technically the strongest of
yomi since he was a leader and after defeating kenichi he suffers to win the rest and has to train a lot to face opponents who theoretically would be weaker but this detail up to the point of showing up because this fight was good.
Now we go to the parts that made me sad the end was very rushado and I do not know why it was that way maybe it was not already selling so much but anyway the manga seems so much that it was forced to end there, something that I found unnecessary was the creation of the armed division of yami she only helped the story get messier putting more characters for the author to deal which ended up leaving many characters loose in this story if he had just made a duel with the rest of yami vs ryanzopaku and some others masters that they had "ally" would be so much easier had everything to be good, doing this way since it was balanced both sides but with this armed division only served to unbalance the level of strength of the sides and complicate the completion of history. the author only added them to have more people fighting with weapons but in my opinion if that was why it did not have to be so many characters since it gave j Eito was all out of balance.
Another fact is that with the final fight of the protagonist was weak that could have been made with another character that had a greater rivalry despite the idea of someone without talent equal to kenichi to be good I thought it ended up being poorly executed and the victory did not have as much weight, maybe the Kenichi faced somebody of the master level was interesting him giving a mitada in the end and proving that it evolved.
The relationship between Kenichi and Miu was somehow beautiful because Kenichi tried very hard to get Miu and I even understand that the author did not want to put her kissing Kenichi as soon as he saved her at some time but had to have had at least in the end a scene of the two together almost 600 chapters to have no scene, at least she kissed his face but it's not the same Kenichi deserved it.
Another thing about the final fight that was meaningless was the exchange of the side of the people of yami I did not see much sense in that and also in the pq Miu's father decided to fight the clan guy right in the end he stayed on the side of the guy all the time for later in the end he decides to fight it got too much in the sense another small detail that bothered me Miu's father owning a youthful appearance to my view he had to look a little older but that's just a detail. Another detail that was not explained because Kenichi did not have anger of the Kensei and because the Kensei has become of the evil this is something more that lacked.
In relation to the final chapter he was not bad the author gave the minimum of the relationship between Kenichi and Miu but I think he could have done the ending otherwise showing the older class might have been more interesting, or showing the evolution type the day they married Miu and Kenichi okay he even showed a picture of them but it could be like the masters crying seeing him marrying Miu the guests their friends and tals and tbm the marriage kiss between Miu and Kenichi and the old man handing Miu over to Kenichi and saying take care of her it would have been epic.
Overall I despite having found things I did not like I found things I loved, even with this everything is one of my favorite anime / manga.
Me apaixonei pelo manga mas o motivo pelo qual estou fazendo essa review é que preciso descrever de alguma forma oque eu senti quando terminei o manga, aviso terá spoilers, para mim o manga foi mt bom teve duas cenas ótimas porem começarei falando as coisas que não gostei no manga primeiro um pequeno detalhe que achei que foi um pouco uma falha kenichi derrota kanou shou(eu disse que teria spoilers) e ele técnicamente era o mais forte da yomi ja que era lider e depois de kenichi derrotalo ele sofre para ganhar do restante e tem que treinar muito para enfrentar oponentes que teoricamente seriam mais fraco mas esse detalhe até da para relevar até porque essa luta foi boa, mas uma falha que vi em Kenichi ao derrotar o Kanou Shou ja no começo é que isso fez com que ele perdesse o maior vilão porque depois disso ele não acha nenhum grande rival igual a Kanou Shou .
Agora iremos para as partes que mais fiquei triste o final foi muito rushado e eu nao sei o pq q foi dessa forma possivelmente ja nao estava vendendo tanto mas de qualquer forma o manga parece muito que ele foi obrigado a acabar ali, uma coisa que achei desnecessária foi a criação da divisão armada da yami ela só ajudou a história ficar mais bagunçada colocando mais personagens para o autor lidar oque acabou deixando muitos personagens soltos nessa história se ele apenas tivesse feito um duelo com o restante da yami vs o ryanzopaku e alguns outros mestres que eles tinham "aliado" seria tão mais facil tinha tudo para ser bom, fazendo desse jeito ja que estava equilibrado ambos os lados mas com essa divisão armada só serviu para desbalancear o nivel de força dos lados e complicar a finalização da historia.Talvez o autor só tenha os acrescentado para ter mais pessoas lutando com armas mas na minha opinião se foi por isso não precisava ser tantos personagens ja que desse jeito ficou tudo desbalanceado.
Outro fato é que com a luta final do protagonista foi fraca que poderia ter sido feita com outro personagem que tivesse uma maior rivalidade apesar da idéia de alguem sem talento igual ao kenichi até ser boa achei que acabou sendo mal executada e a vitória não teve tanto peso, talvez o Kenichi enfrentado alguem do nivel mestre fosse interessante ele dando uma mitada no final e provando que evoluiu.
O relacionamento entre o Kenichi e a Miu era de certa forma bonito porque o Kenichi se esforçou muito para conseguir a Miu e eu até entendo que o autor não quis coloca-la beijando o Kenichi assim que a salvasse em alguma vez mas tinha que ter tido pelo menos no final uma cena dos dois juntos quase 600 capitulos para não ter nenhuma cena, pelo menos ela deu um beijo no rosto dele mas não é a mesma coisa o Kenichi merecia isso.
Outra coisa sobre a luta final que foi sem sentido foi a troca del lado do pessoal da yami eu não vi muito sentido naquilo e tambem no pq o pai da Miu decidiu lutar contra o cara do clã justo no final ele ficou do lado do cara o tempo todo para depois no final ele decidir lutar isso ficou muito no sense outro pequeno detalhe que me incomodou o pai do Miu possuir uma aparencia jovem ao meu ver ele tinha que aparentar um pouco mais velho mas isso é só um detalhe. Outro detalhe que não foi explicado porque o Kenichi não tinha raiva do Kensei e porque o Kensei se tornou do mal essa é mais uma coisa que faltou.
Em relação ao capitulo final ele não estava ruim o autor entregou o minimo da relação entre Kenichi e Miu mas acho que ele poderia ter feito o final de outra maneira mostrando a turma mais velha talvez teria sido mais interessante, ou mostrando a evoluçao tipo o dia que se casaram Miu e Kenichi tudo bem que ele até mostrou uma foto deles mas poderia ser tipo que os mestres chorando vendo ele se casando com a Miu os convidados os amigos deles e tals e tbm o beijo do casamento entre Miu e Kenichi e o ancião entregando a Miu para o Kenichi e dizendo cuide bem dela isso teria sido épico.
No geral eu apesar de ter encontrado coisas que eu não gostei eu encontrei coisas que eu amei, mesmo com isso tudo é um dos meus animes/mangás favoritos.
This is an "old" manga, 15 this year, I believe the story has held up extremely well. Again this is like Breaker(a pre-Breaker by 5 years) a young boy who gets picked on, and whom gets stronger to defeat all(most) of his enemies, a very normal shonen style manga. Now spoilers.
Other then that his crazy ass training, which made me giggle like a little girl. His meeting people who could've easily taken him out but for some reason chose to let him be, made me frustrated more than almost anything else, except for that turn around end fight(s), which by the way felt retarded and
a bit contrived. But the very true end left me a bit happy, if pissed at a resolution that was not well executed nor pointed out but inferred to by pictures and that's it, which is why I guess there's a continued series but that seems to be lame; something that probably would've taken maybe 100 or so chapters to wrap up nicely without being too long or to short.
It left a bunch of questions unanswered and it did seem rushed near the end like the creator wanted to wrap it up for some reason. But I'll give credit where credits due it did avoid both "One Piece-itis"(never ending story) and "HunterXHunter-itis"(hiatus hell), but you can't shove most of what you wanted to say into ~20(25) chapters.
First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.
Well, the usual battle shounen with ecchi jam and "wimpy" main guy. We get his growth, he will meet lot of new people as well his love interest. A lot of absolutely cool battles and superb fanservice. And all of that has also quite a satisfying humor.
I mean I seriously cannot complain much about this Manga. I felt story was absolutely blissful and straightforward with reasonable development and plot points. Our MC did grow up under hands of his overpowered masters with quirky traits. But for someone
that had no talent, was simply non stop training/grinding to become stronger in order to protect those who he cares about and especially the woman he loves. Also way of martial arts is also one of his interests.
Basically, this is really well done battle shounen. Not overly complex, nor utterly simple. There is growth, new abilities, characters and so on. What else you want from battle shounen.
Now to complaints, I found some arcs, especially around the end oddly "fillerish" they felt simply out of place. Which is probably reason I lowered the score a bit. Well second issue is as always for me regarding manga. It's text and pictures, meaning I don't get that much of emotion deliverance out of it.
Oh and probably purpose of some villains confused me. For example one "final bosses" plot-line or purpose still confuses me.
Cool characters, hot chicks, some nice fanservice and some really cool fight moments. I cannot complain.
I mean fanservice was both sides. Though obviously this is shounen Anime, which means male were pleased here more. Women with hot dresses and bodytight outfits and some other niche characters with their service'ish choice of clothing. Also some suggestive angles and awkward moments were another great fanservice points. Whilst on the other side men were also quite fanservice'y. I mean constant no shirt men, really buffed and muscular bodies, different kind of muscular or powerful bodies. Lot of alpha male stereotypes and traits in general. So I a sense lot of "sexyness" going on for the both sides.
To sum up. This Manga art was superb. Cool battles, hot characters, great fanservice moments. And since this Manga as well had great humor to it. Then some reactions/moments had as well simply priceless facial expressions and other gag moments.
Unreal amount of characters, and so many quirky/odd ones. That part I absolutely loved. And as mentioned, for the main cast the character growth was also quite satisfying. Even bunch of side-characters got a little bit attention (some more than another). Which means even they got some backstory or flashbacks or presence even after their arc.
Probably biggest minus would be that some characters did confuse me a bit. Specifically their reasons and backstories.
✦Enjoyment & Overall
Seen anime 2 or 3 times. So now after long time finally read this manga. And it was worth a read. It's pretty straight forward battle shounen with thematic of martial arts. Also it had great humor and comedy touch to it. As well the visual appeal was superb, really cool and I did love the fanservice in this Manga. It was pretty well done and fitting and hot. But it was type of hot that was appealing or pleasing to see, but nothing too rousing. Without fan-service this Manga would been simply a bit more duller if not ruin it. (cannot comment how good was "male fanservice".. as I don't really notice or target my eyes to such stuff aside what I mentioned previously. Probably mentioned typical things. But as mentioned, it is "shounen" Manga, meaning, targeted to male)
Also some great gag moments/facial expression will have to go into my "funny stuff" folder.
And to sum it all up.
"Great straightforward battle shounen with thematic of martial arts and touch of a good fanserviice."