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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 Кэнити (Russian)
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
HSD Kenichi
Shijo Saikyo no Deshi Kenichi

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Latest Release(s)
v.58 c.557.5 by yxcv over 2 years ago
v.61 c.583.5 by yxcv over 2 years ago
v.60 c.576.5 by yxcv over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
61 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1843 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2017, 2:12pm PST



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Weekly Pos #336 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #431 decreased(-35)
3 Month Pos #426 increased(+9)
6 Month Pos #434 decreased(-6)
Year Pos #406 decreased(-69)

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download complete scanlation 10 months ago
Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Manga to End This Month over 3 years ago
these or Tatakae! Ryouzanpaku Shijou Saikyou no Deshi over 3 years ago
Trying to figure out where I stopped reading over 4 years ago
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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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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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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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