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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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I love this one!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
July 29th, 2010, 5:46am
love how those master torture kenichi no wonder he become a good martial artist hehehe his training is more like a torture lol! love the action fight and also the comedic side specially that U.F.O friend although he is a human coincidentally he is somehow mistaken as an alien lol! romantic part between miu and kenechi is cute I wanna make them stick together I approve those two as couple! yay!
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Rating: N/A
by Mattz
July 16th, 2010, 6:53pm
"Why can't the world just be more ero and peaceful..."

- Ma Kensei, wisest man on the planet, after the most epic battle of all times. My hero.
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histories crappiest disciple   
Rating: N/A
by vishramramoutar
June 11th, 2010, 10:22am
This is one of the most overrated mangas in history. It starts with a crappy guy becoming insanely strong within a matter of months beating guys who have been training all their lives!!!!!. All because he wants to protect some over Busty Chick he hardly knows anything about. Then getting involved in some kind of martial arts war good vs evil rubbish. The whole manga goes strong villain appears defeats good guy then goes through some obscure training beats villain the cycle starts again with no end in sight. Too much Ecchi Too little plot.
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Pure Shounen   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
April 5th, 2010, 7:28pm
In my opinion, this series is shounen manga in its purest form. A weak boy becomes a strong man through intense training. Throw in some gags and some ecchi and it turns into one of the best all-around shounen series.
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"Fuurinji Human Shuriken!"   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
March 28th, 2010, 8:08pm
While slightly ecchi and with average art, this manga makes up for all of that by being utterly hilarious! Kenichi is in a nutshell, a generic shounen manga written with generous amounts of satire. It's the satire that makes it so funny. It's actually one of the funniest mangas I've ever read, with great characters and the best lines.

Essentially an awesome manga. I recommend it to everybody unless you don't like physically impossible boobs.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2010, 12:44pm
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Turn for the Ecchi   
Rating: N/A
by edocsil
March 22nd, 2010, 4:27pm
I'm with Convalescence in that it seems pretty generic, but I still find it funny and can't put it down. The fan service is there, but not overdone, until about chapter 300. Then it gets really ecchi, like reeeally ecchi. The art style is more akin to a hentai doujin than a shounen manga with enough almost-nudity to back it up. A lot of it. Miu grew about 2 cup sizes in 10 chapters. I don't know what brought on the change, but it kind of detracts from the rest of the manga.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Convalescence
March 1st, 2010, 10:48pm
Didn't expect too much from this series at first, but now I'm hooked. The tension just kept on increasing, but I'm starting to feel that the pace is slowly dying down. But that might be because I'm reading a couple other manga at the same time (that are either on par or better than this series).

Anyways, this series reminds me a lot about Dragon Ball/DBZ to a certain extent.Not as mystical, but the super human-ness kind of puts it in the general area (great fight scenes, cliche but funny plots). Could do without the ecchi though. I don't feel like it really helps it out too much...
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Great so far.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bloodfall
January 29th, 2010, 8:06pm
That's true, mangas are all about effort and talent.
Maybe it's all because of cultural aspects of oriental people.

Just to coment the statement below, trainning hours means nothing if you dont have the best trainning method, just like in studies.
I know people who study 10 hours and do less than people who do it 2 hours.
It's not only a matter of talent and effort, of course, it's also a matter of the way you do your trainning/study.
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Martial arts   
Rating: N/A
by elementcharm
September 30th, 2009, 2:29pm
I can see how various people think that this manga is repetitive.
That being said however its a manga about martial arts ie. fighting...lots of it.

To fully enjoy this managa however, you probally need some kind of backstory in martial arts. I have been a martial artist myself for 6 years. It doesnt feel repetive to me in anyway because many martial arts are frequently introduced, as well as different types of fighters. Ranging from a little girl to a 7 foot 16 year old, each with there own fighting style. I find each martial art introduced extremly interesting while most may just breeze over it without noticing.

Each managa has a targeted audience and this one is geared to martial artists. Unless you have a prior understanding of martial arts you wont get 100% out of this manga
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by gwang19578
August 22nd, 2009, 2:39am
kiron, you're absolutely right
japanese mangas overemphasize effort over talent way too much
but on a scale, talent will always outweigh effort
(for example: japanese athletes put in more practice hours than athletes from the united states and other nations.. but we haven't seen them in the world cup, we don't see them win in the olympics.. in fact, all we know them for is their electronics and anime)
but i think you're wrong about a few things
one: kenichi DOES have talent. he masters the fundamentals of hapkido and judo in 1 week after not taking a single martial arts in his entire life. under real standards, anybody who could do something like that would be considered a "genius"
two: kenichi is not a wimp. in the beginning of the manga he punches some thugs even though he knew he was gonna get ****** up (to protect miu). he has a lot more balls compared to other protaganists in sports mangas (like ippo from hajime no ippo, who doesn't even try to fight back when some kids talk **** about his parents... seriously wut kind of role models are these mangakas showing to kids -_-)
going back to the manga.. the plot had a lot of potential, but the artwork pretty much prevented it from becoming great

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2009, 2:43am
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