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Funimation Gets Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Anime

by ElectricSlime
May 14, 2008 12:14 AM | 13 Comments
Funimation has recently announced that they have acquired the distribution rights to the first 26 (out of 50) episodes of Kenichi. The series originally aired in the fall of 2006 and ran until the following September 2007. The manga is still ongoing and the 29th volume will be released in Japan later this month.

Funimation plans to release the series in two volumes (13 episodes each) with the first being released in January 2009.

Source: ANN

13 Comments Recent Comments

Eh, I'm not interested in this series, but I hope for the sakes of those that are that Funimation actually releases the whole thing eventually unlike a certain Kodocha.

May 15, 2008 11:47 AM by Anomalous

I agree, the title doesnt matter as long as they dont change the dialogue. It's annoying though and shows how removed these people are from their fanbase.

May 14, 2008 10:41 PM by ender650

Xinil said:
My thoughts too. "Mightiest" sounds retarded. Seriously, do the licensing companies even bother to check what the general community knows the show as? No, I think not.


I would assume they usually don't really care, to be honest. It's a pretty common occurrence when movies, television shows and whatever else are licensed in other countries. In fact, Japan has done the same thing to a number of our TV shows and movies.

I don't care about the show either way, but as long as they don't edit it to hell and back, does the title really matter?

May 14, 2008 8:49 PM by Hraesvelgr

iwubanime said:
Hate the title, but still happy it got licensed. Well at least the first 26 did :P

May 14, 2008 7:45 PM by Friendlysoul

Hate the title, but still happy it got licensed. Well at least the first 26 did :P

Might have to pick this up sometime.

May 14, 2008 4:47 PM by iwubanime

vindemon64 said:
Kenichi the mightiest disciple? Why couldn't they simply keep it as History's strongest?

Oh well, hopefully Funimation will do an decent job it with.


My thoughts too. "Mightiest" sounds retarded. Seriously, do the licensing companies even bother to check what the general community knows the show as? No, I think not.

It was a good series though, I'm glad to see it got licensed.

May 14, 2008 10:21 AM by Xinil

Kenichi the mightiest disciple? Why couldn't they simply keep it as History's strongest?

Oh well, hopefully Funimation will do an decent job it with.

May 14, 2008 9:52 AM by VK11

kenichi was definately a good show, i enjoyed it thouroughly, all 50 episodes

May 14, 2008 9:42 AM by epithanatios

Hopefully they wont be much more expensive than a regular anime dvd from funimation.

May 14, 2008 8:27 AM by Toya

I thoroughly enjoyed Kenichi myself ;3. That's nice seeing how it's gonna be more known.

May 14, 2008 7:19 AM by lichard

I'd buy it I guess, as long as its not like a millions dollars :P

May 14, 2008 6:34 AM by Icy-nee-san

Well that's good to here. Didn't really expect Kenichi to go that far...

May 14, 2008 4:44 AM by Vin-nii

I Wonder if it will be cheaper that way in the end, since your only paying for two boxes.

May 14, 2008 12:26 AM by LovelongSought