History's Strongest Disciple

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History's Strongest Disciple

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History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi - Shounen, Action, Ecchi, Comedy (May contain bloody violence, bad language, adult themes and nudity) ... Kenichi Shirahama is an average 15-year-old weakling that gets bullied and beaten up on a daily occurrence. Everyday that is, until he meets the beautiful Miu Furinji. Miu welcomes Kenichi into her dojo to learn from some of the greatest martial artists in the world, so that he can stand on his own. ______________________ Martial Arts Karate (Taught by Shio Sakaki) - Is known primarily as a striking art, featuring punching, kicking, knee/elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques, but grappling, joint manipulations, locks, restraints/traps, throws, and vital point striking are taught with equal emphasis, depending on the school. Muay Thai (Taught by Appachai) - Thai Boxing and also known as The Art of the Eight Limbs is the Thai name for a form of hard martial art practiced in several Southeast Asian countries including Thailand. The different styles of kick boxing in Southeast Asia are analogous to the different types of Kung Fu in China or Silat in the Malay peninsula. Jujitsu (Taught by Akisame Koetsuji) - Is a Japanese martial art consisting primarily of grappling techniques. Jujutsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for dispatching an armed and armored opponent in situations where the use of weapons was impractical or forbidden. Kenpou (Taught by Kensei Ma) - A generic term for a punching/striking art of Chinese origins. It is more about the strengthening of the body and the mind, the learning and the perfection of one's skills - rather than to what was being trained. Hakkeshou (Taught by Miu Furinji) - One of the major "internal" Chinese martial arts. Literally meaning "eight trigram palm," referring to the trigrams of the I Ching (Yijing), one of the canons of Taoism. The practice of circle walking, or 'Turning the Circle', as it is sometimes called, is hakkeshou/baguazhang's characteristic method of stance and movement training. Hakkyouken (Taught by Kensei Ma) - A Chinese martial art that features explosive, short range power and is famous for its elbow strikes. It originated in Hebei Province in Northern China, but is also well-known in other places today, especially Taiwan.

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  • A great anime and one of my personal favourites.

    9.0
    The story is about Shirahama Kenichi, a weak highschool student who is constantly being bullied. However, his life changes when he starts to train at a mysterious dojo filled with masters in numerous martial arts. Over time he learns everything from karate and kung-fu to kendo. The story is both funny and dramatic with some really great characters. There is excellent development through out the series and the situations that ocurr are strangely believable. All in all this is one of my all time favourite anime shows. It has good animation, good plots and a great main character who is a far cry from the normal anime hero. In my opinion a must watch show!moreless
  • I love this anime!!!!, the story is not a bad idea the plot is always exciting and is full of fights and comedy in between.

    10
    the story is about kenichi shirahama a high school kid who is always bullied and one day meets a girl who invites him to jion a very special dojo.



    one of the most important thing for me about this anime is its storyline and nice animation, the story is always exciting in each episode. the story also shows the improvement of kenichi and how he struggles to make himself stronger.



    when it comes to its animation the anime is not bad in its drawings and is a nice anime.



    overall this anime for me is a perfect 10 considering that the story line progress is nice, animation is good and not to mention that it has some moral virtues to it as well.moreless
  • A great animation with humor and a positive attitude.

    9.4
    What can I say I ma a sucker for this type of storyline, Kenichi a first year High school student is trying to change his lot in life and not be the weakling that was bullied all during middle school. But fate would not be so kind his day starts by being knocked down by a girl (Miu), then insulted by a former middle school classmate (Haruo) and beat to a pulp in karate club ending in a challenge which will determine if he can stay in the club. After an encounter with some thugs and Miu, Miu offers to have Kenichi train at Riyozapaku's pure non-sport martial art dojo. Little does Kenichi know what is in store for him and so his journey begins. What follow is wonderful storytelling with rich characters, superb villains, and lots of humor. All in all well worth watching all 50 episodes.moreless
  • Can you say "One of the greatest, yet least watched animes" because if you can you just described History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi. Well that's true for American viewers anyway.

    10
    This show is a perfect combination of action and comedy. It has great characters, great script, and some totally awesome fight scenes. I'll start with a character break down, the characters are all totally unique and quirky in their own ways, especially the masters of Ryozanpakto, they are all insane in the membrane. Next is the script, this is masterfully written and if it isn't coming up with a gag that makes you laugh so hard you cry it has a moment that just makes you want to all out cry...but not many of those. Also the fights scenes are some of the coolest in anime history, because they use real fighting techniques and moves, it is just overall a great anime.moreless
  • Shirahamam Kenichi is determined to turn a corner on starting Senior High School. However things don't work out as planned as he is saved from a beating from a beautiful girl. Now determined to prove himself he is the newest disciple at the ultimate dojo.moreless

    10
    The story of Kenichi starts out like many of the animes I have been used to watching over the years. Initially starting out as weaker than those around him and a bit of a nerd as he moves through the show we see him growing stronger and also his own special effect on his friends and indeed enemies.



    The martial arts in the show is explained rather well in my view although we should DEFINITELY not be trying that stuff at home someone could seriously get hurt. Also it is a refreshing change to the traditional super powered fighting anime like Dragonball Z or Bleach it is as close to a normal martial arts film as you might expect no fireballs or kamehamehas to be seen.



    The fights are great and the show makes sure that it somehow avoids glorifying violence through its various life lessons about realising what is important and it is interesting to note that Kenichi spends almost the whole series not wanting to engage in most of the fights he is drawn into, often it is to protect someone he cares for or because there is no other way out.



    Overall Kenichi is one of the top Anime I have seen and I think it will stay at the top of my list for years to come.



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