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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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Last Updated
February 13th 2015, 8:43am PST



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Always feels like the main character is cheating   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ChocoKun
June 24th, 2012, 11:45am
Ok, up to where I stopped reading, the typical plot line goes like this:

Kenchi first meets someone -> he/she turns out to be stronger than him -> they have a mock battle -> which is always interrupted when he is about to lose or in a difficult situation -> a rematch is promised -> he then trains In like 1 style JUST to beat the guy -> at the rematch he wins

I really hate the oh I'm going to lose so I'll train to beat him scenario, this is even worse than the cliche of on the verge of death and then finding the power within type. So this is why I feel the main is always cheating, it's like writing a test, stop 1/2 way and then CONTINUING It a few days later after seeing most of the question so u know what type/style is on it, makes me mad, A LOT

Otherwise it's a good read for those wanting a super long action manga, but nothing stuck to me, though I think reading it will not hurt

... Last updated on June 24th, 2012, 11:46am
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Was a favorite   
Rating: N/A
by despair666
June 7th, 2012, 12:26pm
But now I don't think its about what I love about this series anymore, its become tedious and is hitting all the cliches' of this type of manga, this latest arc (as of 476) is terrible, its so far off what it normally shows that it feels like a completely different series to what we saw before.
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Starts out pretty good but loses focus   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
June 4th, 2012, 11:29am
Began as a great Martial arts manga, but is now just an awkwardly ecchi 30-chapter-fight-scene manga that is starting to ignore the story almost completely. Nothing seems to make sense anymore. I guess if you are under age ten that wouldn't bother you to much, but otherwise it can be a bit maddening.
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One of the WORST Manga/Over-Rated   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
June 2nd, 2012, 10:24am
I cant believe that people are praising it. Starting few arcs are pretty good in terms of story but then you just see useless actions and techniques without any interesting plot. You might enjoy it if you like fights without plot and meaningless/sensless techniques.
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It is slowly being Bleach-ified   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
June 1st, 2012, 7:39am
This series started out fantastic, the action was awesome, the plot entertaining for a shounen, the humour hilarious. But ever since the kidnapped miu arc I noticed that the chapters were beginning to resemble Bleach chapters in terms of pacing and use of pages. Large portions of a chapter's pages are used for unnecessary dialogue or closeups of characters. Events or story lines that could have been covered in a couple of chapters take twice if not thrice as long to cover. I find it very frustrating to have to endure a month if not longer of looking at the same fight being played out as if in slow motion. On a personal note I hate how
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Kenichi recovers so damn quickly after his fight with brainwashed miu and the giant weapons guy, it would have been far more interesting for their relationship as well as character development if Kenichi was unable to fight due to the serious injuries he so obviously sustained and Miu to realize she was responsible for it. Instead of the infuriatingly crappy "Oh thanks for snapping me out of my brainwashing." "No problem, now let's fight together as if I haven't gone through 15 chapters of getting brutalized by you and the giant sword guy!" scene that happened.
that still makes my blood boil every time I think about it.

My advice to you is to read up until just before Miu get's kidnapped and then put this serioes on you hold list for the next 4 or 5 months until this arc is over, which it still isn't much to my chagrin.
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The Best Martial arts manga currently IMO   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
April 26th, 2012, 12:16am
ive read a lot of manga and ive got to say this is at the top of my list of Best martial arts mangas, it has the whole package, great action, hilarious comedy, interesting story,some ecchi for them ecchi lovers and great unique art. i love the characters too they all are funny and interesting in their own way. i usually dont like wimpy male leads like Kenichi (at first) but Kenichi is super funny with it and he gains a great amount of respect (to me), character growth and power. this is 100% deserving of a second continuing anime season like naruto, it is so stupid the way they make crappy mangas anime and great ones like this is not (anymore) but anyway i stand by this as My choice for Best purely Martial arts (Hand to hand) manga but i do know a lot of other great ones that come close to this like "the Breaker" manga and etc

... Last updated on April 26th, 2012, 12:24am
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Pretty Cool   
Rating: N/A
by mixxyum
September 2nd, 2011, 9:47am
This is prettty good! I actually like how Kenichi isn't one of those power-hungry fighters always hoping to get stronger ( he kinda is, but has a different feel to it), and i love how he's not a fighting genius and doesn't always want to fight. Finally a character that isn't a natural talent (lol hellish training)! It makes it seem much more real. Love the parts when he runs away scared that he's going to die. I likey how he grows and is kinda more willing to fight but only to protect those around him. There is a lot of ecchi though so many bare boobies =/ Otherwise i'm happy i picked this up biggrin
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One of the best i've read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
August 23rd, 2011, 9:03pm
At first i was reluctant to read HSDK because i actually judged the manga by its cover(vol 1 cover art) but after reading a couple of reviews i gave it a shot. Instantly the comedy, action, art got my attention.
The story builds up really well and this manga is the only one I've read multiple times(vol 1 to vol 43).
great manga read it

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2011, 9:04pm
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Still great   
Rating: N/A
by ArkangelID
April 6th, 2011, 11:59pm
Its a lie u can skip volume 15 to 30, you would ended missing a lot of things and a lot of plots, kenichi really is growing better, if u see volume 16 he still with a normal body in the lastest he has a more fighter. The teachers show more participation in the history and even is slow in something like the romance. Any guys that get tired of a manga only becuase wanna see a ending arent good to describe things, most great works has 30 volumes but a lot of bad mangas that are popular between teenagers that cant maintain 5 mins of concentration has only 3-5 volumes no wonder young adults are the actual buyers of the originals mangas.
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
January 27th, 2011, 2:52pm
When I first started reading this manga, I enjoyed it. Greatly. The story was interesting the art was good, and of course the occasional near nudity was enjoyable as well. However as the story progressed, it became more and more repetitive. Theres always someone else out there gunning for Kenichi and his friends. Always some new training to make him magically stronger. There is humor in the story, but whats telling is that if you skip from volume 15 to volume 30 you won't really have missed a single thing. That pretty much sums up the manga. After awhile I've simply become tired of it. Too much fighting, not enough story. When all you have are fights, for no reason at all, then theres really no reason to read it.
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