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The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi 

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (original title)
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"Weak Legs" Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting.
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Series cast summary:
Tomokazu Seki ...  Kenichi Shirahama 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Tomoko Kawakami ...  Miu Furinji / ... 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Sonny Strait ...  Apachai / ... 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Vic Mignogna ...  Kensei Ma 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Christopher Sabat ...  Sakaki / ... 29 episodes, 2006-2007
Kent Williams ...  Akisame Koetsuji 29 episodes, 2006-2007
R. Bruce Elliott ...  Hayato / ... 28 episodes, 2006-2007
Stephen Hoff Stephen Hoff ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2006-2007
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"Weak Legs" Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting.

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anime | shounen | martial arts | See All (3) »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple See more »

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TMS Entertainment See more »
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(50 episodes)

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Color
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one of the best fighting shows
17 July 2010 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

"Kenichi" is one of the best fighting shows. It tells the story of a timid boy named Kenichi who has trouble making friends and gets picked on by bullies. His only acquaintance is Nijima a boot-licker who tries to align himself with the bullies by putting down Kenichi. Kenichi decides to learn martial arts so he can protect himself. A chance meeting with new student Miu leads him to becoming the disciple of five eccentric masters. What separates good fighting shows from bad is the colourful characters our hero meets and their personal stories. The pacing of the series is good. With hard work Kenichi slowly becomes one of the toughest fighters at school and he makes new friends on the way. What makes the show funny is Kenichi remains timid unless he has a good reason to fight. Unlike say Dragonball Z the 50 episodes of this show go quickly and the Ragnarok story arc comes to a satisfying conclusion. I've seen the Funimation version and the Japanese version and they are both good.


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