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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

Alternative Titles

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
Authors: Matsuena, Syun (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 8.191 (scored by 28994 users)
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Popularity: #115
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Both are about a boy that gets bullied and tries to overcome bullies by studying martial arts. Both of them are trained in several martial arts. They both have spirit, and don't give up easily. The Breaker is seinen, HSDK is shounen. 
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Both these serialisations feature a male protagonist who gradually becomes stronger and more confident as a result of persitent training and strong will. 
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Despite having different aesthetics and settings, both explore the basic foundations of a variety of martial arts. <br></br>Do note however that Kenichi is set in present time and the martial arts explored is exaggerated and mostly hand-to-hand combat. Gamaran, on the other hand, is set in a historical era and mainly revolves around sword-fighting. 
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Both are about martial arts. The protagonists are somehow similar. New Waves has less comedy and is darker. 
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Both prominently feature martial arts and ecchi. Expect to see exaggerated fights and copious amounts of fanservice. 
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Both feature overexaggerated fights that occur mostly in a school setting, as well as a shameless display of ecchi at almost every possible opportunity. 
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While they have different premises, both series involves action/martial arts as a main concept. The MC from both series gets involved with characters of various backgrounds but possesses extraordinary abilities. Throughout both series, they strive to protect people they care about and discover their potentials. Recommended for fans of action and light comedy.  
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Bullied everyday by others, the main characters pick up martial arts in order to fight back. Only later as we follow them do we see that martial arts grows to be more than just a form of self defense. 
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Martial arts of various styles, insanely skilled masters, comedy and ecchi. If you ever wanted to read HSDK without Kenichi; replaced by egomanical, perverted bastard who doesn't suck at martial arts and can get with the ladies, AIKI is it. 
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its similar in the way that is about a boy(good for nothing coward boy) and has no friends and gets pick on a lot in school then he gets a master(s)(tutor) and by training that boy starts the road to become the greatest strongest (fighter)mafia boss in the world and gets to meet friends along the way and this friends being strong fight by his side 
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The action in both of these titles are strongly exaggerated. Expect near death experiences, outrageous comebacks, and all the needless drama in between. 
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in both mangas the main character strives to become stronger, and meets friends allong the way. as well as stronger enemies that contantly challenge their strenth 
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Main character in each manga was originally motivated to study a sport to get closer to a girl he likes. 
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The Protagonist is weak; but, they continued to train to become strong. 
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Both Manga involve high school student fighting and improving on there martial arts I recommend both manga if you like the scenario of High School Students & Martial Arts. 
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Both protagonists are pursuing the path of strength. Kenichi trains in Ryozanpaku to protect those dear to him, while Zig fights to become the acknowledged as the strongest. They both have a female friend and a possible love interest that help them achieve their goal. 
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Both are about a boy who starts weak and is told that he will never get strong but later he shows the people the opposite 
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both manga series star a boy who starts out as a powerless outcast who trains continuously to gradually become stronger both kenichi and naruto want to become strong for heroic reasons except kenichi's is a tad more selfless. for both these guys the system goes as get bullied or threatened...fight... get beaten... retreat...train...comeback with new powers, abilities or strategies for a rematch and win....on to the next opponent...wash, rinse, repeat. both kenichi and naruto both make friends out of most of the opponents they defeat.. they both are motivational speakers reforming their foes and most often inspiring them.  read more 
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though they are both of a different genre, they both feature a very norse mythology heavy theme..mythological names and mentions such as Freya, Valkyrie, Ragnarok, etc. both manga series will have the reader thinkin "WOW these mangakas must love norse mythology...so if you like norse mythology be sure to check out HSDK and Bryhildr 
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After the protagonist gets influenced by a girl, he gets sucked into a completely different world where he needs to use more brain than brawl (or magic). In Kenichi, since the protagonist is a total beginner in martial arts but still gets teaching from the best fighters of the world, gives him similar a position to his opponents as Kuzumi gets from the gold card in Mx0 
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Both feature a character that's helplessly in love with a girl that has extremely good martial arts skills, that has inspired them to fight or change their direction in life. 
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The main character was weak as a duckling can be in terms of their ability, though in Kekkaishi, the hero start off with a bit of basic. If you've read Kenichi, then you should read Kekkaishi. Both have similar master disciple relationship. Both have similar hero and heroine relationship. All in all, full of badassery. 
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it is similar since they areabout some1 that was at school and he stil is going to it but he fights agenst a orginasation who wants to kill him or defeat him in combat while this they use fists and bleach they use swords ithik any1 who read/watched bleach will like this 
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Both revolve around fighting. However, RRR focuses solely on boxing while the latter on different types of martial arts. Both protagonists also have similar personalities. When pushed to the brink of collapse, they find a way to surpass their limits and win. They each have mentors that help their disciples grow both physically and mentally. 
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both mangas have a martial arts theme and both the main characters slowly get better at fighting with each new opponent.  
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Both shounen manga have pretty much same concept about weak boy who wants to become stronger and takes up martial arts Whilst HSDK has the boy learn all types of martial arts(jujitsu, karate, muay thai etc.), FC focuses mostly on karate...only difference between the 2 is that HSDK has more ecchi If your into martial arts type manga, you'll like both... 
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Both titles prominently feature different types of martial arts. Do note however that Kenichi has a more exaggerated depiction of action, compared to the more "realistic" portrayal in Tiji-kun. 
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These two serialisations place heavy emphasis on action and ecchi within a school context. 
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Action and ecchi are exaggeratingly showcased in both of these martial art titles. 
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School-based titles that feature exaggerated sequences of action, comedy, and ecchi. 
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Both of these shounen titles feature characters with unique abilities which they use for combat. Action is mostly exagerrated and corny; particularly in regard to way fights are set up. 
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Both feature lots of action and lots of ecchi. 
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Both feature action that mainly transpires within a school setting and excessive fanservice whenever possible. 
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Similarities include: characters training (martial arts in Kenichi, and ninjutsu in Senran Kagura); narratives that are mostly set within a school setting; and exaggerated action sequences which feature a whole heap of ecchi. 
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Imagine History's Strong Disciple set in a post apocalyptic world with outrageous personalities and almost every man featured has, not a six pack, but enough ab muscles that make the number of treads on a car's tire look trivial. If you enjoyed the ridiculous fights and moves in HSDK but wanted gore and outrageous 80's fashion and personality, then Hokuto no Ken is the manga for you! 
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Both History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi and Holyland center around a downtrodden protagonist who is forced into fights of ever escalating difficulty. Both learn moves from multiple styles and have to conquer their inner fear to fight delinquents, with each fight a consequence of having survived the previous fights. Of the two, the protagonist Yuu in Holyland is a bit more of a self-made fighter in that he tends to learn his moves from his friends and opponents rather than from an illustrious pool of masters. In the end Holyland trades in Kenichi's ecchi elements and over the top anime-style martial arts for a more realistic style,  read more 
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Both stories are about a weak boy who finds himself being protected by a strong girl, so he decides to train/improve himself so he can be the one protecting her instead. Along the way, it turns into a harem story and a childhood friend (who practically looks the same in both stories) returns as the ultimate rival.  
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Although HSDK is about martial arts, the characters are both initially weak-hearted become steadily stronger :) 
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These two titles feature exaggerated narratives, character designs and relationships, action sequences, as well as ecchi and fanservice. 
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In these two shounen action titles, the protagonists live and train with people who possess not only super strength, but also expertise in martial arts. Characters and the action are expressed in an overwhelmingly exaggerated manner; particularly in the case of Kenichi. 
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Basically, there are both martial arts type, though Kenji is much more technical, having even step patters of few kata, if some freak would like to try them :P. Kenji ain't ecchi, and has more mature plot, though it is enjoyable. Believe me, if you like HSD, you'll get into Kenji in no time :P. 
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