KenIchi – The Mightiest Disciple

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

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"Weak Legs" Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting. However, when he finally works up the courage to become strong and join his school's karate club, he is coerced into fighting a bullying upperclassman who is intent on getting him kicked out of the club. He is about to give it all up until he falls for his mysterious new classmate, Miu Furinji. In order to face this challenge, he undergoes rigorous training at the dojo she lives at, Ryouzanpaku. Some initial training by the masters there allow him to defeat his upperclassman, however his fighting prowess brings him to the attention of the powerful gang of delinquents, Ragnarok. Wishing to protect the things he loves and determined to have the strength to face the increasing adversity, he must learn various martial arts from the dojo's resident masters, taking Karate, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts and combining them to create his own fighting style!

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English: KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple
Japanese: 史上最強の弟子 ケンイチ
Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Sep 30, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Shogakukan
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, School, Shounen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: DVD, Dual Audio


Justin Cook – Producer
Clarine Harp – Producer
Hajime Kamegaki – Director
Akiyoshi Tanaka – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Be Strong” by Kana Yazumi (eps 01-25, 50)
OP2: “Yahoo~” by Miho Morikawa, Akira Asakura (eps 26-49)
ED1: “Kimi ga iru kara” by Issei Eguchi (eps 01-15)
ED2: “Catch Your Dream” by Koike Joanna (eps 16-25)
ED3: “RunOver” by Koike Joanna (eps 26-45)
ED4: “Kokoro Kara no Message” by Sakura (eps 46-49)
ED5: “Be Strong” by Kana Yazumi (ep 50)

Episode List

01: Ryozanpaku: Where the Powerful Gather!
02: The Beginning of the Fight!
03: Strength and Courage! For the Sake of Justice!
04: Fight to Survive! It’s Whether You Do It or You Don’t!
05: A Date?! You’d Better Score!
06: A Day at Ryozanpaku! The Rooftop Dream!
07: Hot Battle at the Gardening Club! A Return Match!
08: Amazing Bodies! The Mysterious Masters!
09: Apapapa! Apachai’s Training!
10: Go, Kenichi! A Boxer’s Weakness!
11: The Fists of Betrayal! Takeda’s Sorrowful Past!
12: A New Enemy! Shinnosuke Tsuji!
13: The Way of the Fight! The Rules of the Real Fight!
14: Dedicated Training! And a Nearby Hot Spring Bath!
15: Honoka Infiltrates Ryozanpaku!
16: Ryozanpaku Faces the Greatest Crisis?!
17: Protect the Name! Attack of the Dojo Challengers!
18: Paradise? to the Mysterious Furinji Island!
19: The Strongest of the Ragnarok! Here Come the Eight Greatest Fists!
20: Takeda in Danger! the Rules of Revenge!
21: Unforgivable! Kenichi’s Fists of Fury!
22: Gather, Young Men! the New Shinpaku Alliance!
23: Assault! The Next Door Ryozanpaku!
24: The Captured Heart! Miu’s Juliet!
25: Stand Strong, Kenichi! Miu’s Kiss!
26: The Stripped Mask! Hermit’s True Identity!
27: Hard Vs. Soft! Once-in-a-Lifetime Quarrel Between Brothers!
28: Here Comes the Shock Troop Commander! Battle Royal at the Restaurant!
29: The Fearsome Siegfried! Prelude to Destruction!
30: The Results of Training! Align Forward Half!
31: Honoka Will Help You!
32: Honoka’s in Danger! Loki’s Plot!
33: Strike, Kenichi! Fists Do the Talking!
34: Don’t Give In! The Words Left by a Loved One!
35: There’s No One in Our Way! Now is the Time to Settle the Fight!
36: Miu vs. Renka! The Love Triangle Creates a Storm!
37: Dangerous Trap! Let’s Have Sumo Chanko Stew Together!
38: Cute Kitten! Hand-to-Hand Battle Among Women!
39: Shigure’s Personal… Lesson!
40: The Place The Promise Was Made! Everything Started Here!
41: Terror Of The Sphere Of Control! a Dragon Descends!
42: Elder’s Super Express! Do-or-Die Secluded Tour In The Mountains!
43: Limiter! Invitation To The World Of Bloodshed!
44: Collapse Of The Shinpaku Federation! The Crazy Fist Stealthily approaches!
45: The Decisive Attack! Kisara Dances!
46: Farewell! a Determined Niijima Joins the Fray!
47: The Weakness of the Genius! Effort Surpasses Talent!
48: Showdown Between the Leaders! The Man With the Legendary Spear!
49: The Mightiest Transformation! the Ryozanpaku Rhythm!
50: The Mightiest Disciple, Kenichi!




I binge watched the whole series then immediately went to read the manga so I could get the complete ending. A definite recommend!


I absolutely loved this anime from the first episode, and this is one that I’ve watched multiple times. Love it!


Karate Kid: The Anime


Both funny and action packed, a great time waster.


despite the rating, i actually quite enjoyed this


I want another season ? ??


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