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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi  
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Shirahama Kenichi is a book lover who has just entered high school, but he is often bullied by others. One day, he became good friends with the new transfer student, Fuurinji Miu, who was also looking for a friend. Kenichi was shocked at how powerful she is at first, but he is still somehow attracted to her...


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Associated Names
Сильнейший в истории ученик Кэнъити
التلميذ الافضل في التاريخ كينشي (arabic)
Ang Pinakamalakas na Disipulo sa Kasaysayan si Kenichi (Filipino)
Histories Strongest Disciple Kenichi
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
HSD Kenichi
Kenichi le disciple ultime (French)
Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
Shijo Saikyo no Deshi Kenichi
Strongest Disciple Kenichi

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Status in Country of Origin
60 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 17, Chap 144 (OVA 11, Vol 22, Chap 196)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1742 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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February 13th 2015, 8:43am PST



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Skinemax does fighting mangas now ?   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
November 21st, 2014, 9:27am
I dropped the series early on due to it´s boring and formulaic shonen nature but it got infamous on the web so i have looked at enough chapters while watching tv of all sorts of volumes and the very end to get enough of what Shounen Sunday failed to push on me. The girls in tight tights turned naked ALL the time and the manga turned into nipple and barely covered vagina appreciation. Or were the butt cheeks the stars ? They were bigger then some heads ! MOST importantly is the fact that no choreography or good martial arts(what is this manga about anyway ?) to be found and nearly all the men looked like ugly He-man abortions. I obviously don´t know the big picture of the manga is but the category tags look highly confused too. What a twist !
I also don´t know how this series is diffident or better then the failed Tatakae! Ryouzanpaku Shijou Saikyou no Deshi but i know that Matsuena´s next series will be a train wreck too. At least the series isn´t vile porn and just highly embarrassing softcore porn on the level of Needless, Negima and friends. Ah yes the ending is trash too but you read it here first. Ether you get part 2 when(not if) Matsuena´s money runs out or you will get a third identical fighty TitZ manga about the power of leveling up through stupid training and friendship.
Who knows maybe it won´t even have a male lead. What is his character about anyway ?
If you care about Martial Arts(and romance) read All Rounder Meguru instead. The perfect MMA series and my review awaits. Shonen bestsellers need a giant Titan(very good and a 8/10) sized kick in the pants to get on my pull list again and I am very shure that teenage me wouldn´t have read Kenichi ether.
He had taste and HxH, Kenshin and Naruto on his side. Read them instead.

... Last updated on December 7th, 2014, 6:18pm
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Don't miss it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by maturd
July 7th, 2014, 2:22pm
Fun male hero that starts from scratch and build up to sky-high level surrounded by beauties and tough guys. A lot of friendship, some love, bit of drama, a lot of training and battles. You shouldn't miss this one.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2014, 2:24pm
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Huge let down :/   
Rating: N/A
by cormag
June 7th, 2014, 1:58pm
When i started this series i thought that it's great couple martial arts styles and protagonist that goes through "from zero to hero" for a girl, this might just be good but after some time i noticed that this manga has few flaws. Now that i think about it i should've stopped reading this manga long ago (gone as far as 50th vol, total waste of time).

Most obvious problems are plot cliches with little change (no one dies, except for couple bad guys, if they are immortal that you already know the outcome bigrazz), no character development or progress in love relation between kenichi and miu, too long fights or conversations and the biggest mistake/problem is that when series started going down hill more and more ecchi scenes poped up (now i dont know if it's martial arts manga or ecchi :/)

PS. one thing i can't understand is why people that read all chapters so far are still rating it 10/10 when they know it sucks?!
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Awful, boring and stupid   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Danju
February 1st, 2014, 5:22pm
My title says it all. There really is no need to try and put it into more words than that. This series is just insanely boring with little redeeming features. It repeats the same scenarios over and over and over while offering little to develop the characters or a coherent plot. Stay away unless you enjoy reading mindless action with nothing to back it up.
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Really detailed... nipples   
Rating: N/A
by hurafloyd
September 10th, 2013, 1:14pm
When I started reading this manga I was quite attracted by the story and development of the plot, but I reached the first obstacle, just when I thought the relationship between Kenichi (also as a Disciple) and Miu could develop, it remained somehow stagnant, I ignored the fact since it is a shounen manga and all shounen have a kinda slow paced development (in romance) BUT, when I've reached chapter 412 I started wondering... when the hell is this story going to advance? Why is the drama so poorly developed? Why are these people not getting anywhere after so much? Why is every fight being repeated but with slightly different conditions?

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
only fact that stays true to the plot is the Katsujinken philosophy, even with the Satsujinken fighters, they never manage to kill anyone of importance. Just when I thought one of them was on the verge of dying, they live.

As a previous commenter (Jandalman) stated, it also angered me what is written in the spolers of his message.
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Yeah, Right.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
March 17th, 2013, 3:36pm
Looking back few years ago, Kenichi had good displays on various martial arts. And it explain some of their techniques too! That time, Kenichi was well balanced martial art manga, entertaining and informative. But lately, it has ridiculous amount of erotic tease and muscular dudes in tights. To be frank, they are more a hurt to the eye rather than pleasing.

And talking about alternative, some say Aiki or Breaker is the better ones. I'd say, "Yeah right!" Aiki took sexual content too far, making the whole build seems shallow. Breaker, on the other hand, was filled by too many monster characters, they all seem to have superhuman strength (and super pretty faces) which make the plot isn't more than arrogant display of art expertise.

I'd say, good manga of this genre comes from non-traditional kind of martial art. There are two manga on MMA, Teppu and Meguru, both are very good, providing insight to martial artist's mind; stuff that I think is most important. There are also UDDUP, although quite bombastic sometimes, has ability to display grace and depth; the very definition of art in "martial art". And there are other unmentioned manga that, at least, doesn't induce as much rage.

As for a closing words,
Kenichi seems to move toward dumbed down battle manga, indicated by stark increase on vulgar sexual display but none on complexity or on style. I cannot see Kenichi, as a manga, will grow a unique or pleasing characteristic in the future. I can only see Kenichi as a "Was a good manga."

edit for latest (my last) chapter rage,
Seriously, if there's only a patch covering the nipples and the twats, how come it never unshed during the whole fight?

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2013, 6:12am
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mercio
January 19th, 2013, 7:08am
The worst martial art manga ever made, it keeps repeating the same damn thing for over 500 chapter's. If you want a good martial manga go read The breaker series or Aiki don't waste your time reading this poopy thing. Compare to those two manga/manhwa I recommended this manga is like dog turd on the side of the road and like all turds it attract "flies". The author keep dragging and squeezing as much money as he can out of it. This is an embarrassment to Japanese martial art manga.
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What about this is the strongest?   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Moonclaw7
January 18th, 2013, 5:51am
500 chapters, and after all that he still ain't no where near the strongest, he is still a disciple, he is weaker than his girlfriend and every evil guy out there. And instead of making some interesting character development we are stuck watching every bad guy turned good who no one cares about. And to top it all of we have an annoying pointless alien character. Seriously this series needs to kill 90% of its cast NOW. There are so many characters that we are lucky if we see the main at all in a chapter. They are just extending a series as much as they can, and I now seriously fear that it will get axed and get the worst ending ever or it will be the worst reading to a good end ever... and both suck. Fun thing if he never becomes more than disciple, ala naruto, done strongest disciple because he sucked to much to graduate.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2013, 5:57am
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too tedious   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 8th, 2012, 9:48pm
it cycle the same concept over and over again. meet strong people - lose - train - win. and seriously it get more and more ridiculous, next thing you know there will be an alien from a vegetable planet. a shame, because I like this manga from the first 150 chapters, but then....
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So good!   
Rating: N/A
by leonardo570
September 3rd, 2012, 4:12pm
This series is really good! Lots of comments about how the series is dropping.. i agree that there are a lot of fighting, but is the fighting that is good.. its really hard to find another series with this many style of fighting. And the art is very drawn well in fights..
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