History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi Concepts

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 1 manga series
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Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Basketball

A sport where teams of five attempt to sink an orange ball into a hoop. It is a western sport in origin but is popular in Anime as well.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Boxing

Boxing is a sport and form of martial arts, where people use nothing but there fist to fight.

Breast Envy

Commonly seen in anime and manga, less-developed girls are often envious of those with larger breasts.

Brother Complex

When a character idolizes their older brother. They sometimes appear to have romantic feelings towards him.

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

Bullies and Bullying

A bully is a person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Cheerleaders

Trained people, typically female, who stand on the sidelines of a sporting event and cheer for one of the teams. They usually chant, move in formation, and perform acrobatics.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Childishness

When a character doesn't quite act their age and behaves in an upbeat and immature manner.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Date

Going on a date with...

Delinquents

One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws, often used to describe younger individuals such as high schoolers who cause trouble.

Dou

An approach to martial arts in the Mightiest Discple franchise where the user uses anger to overcome physical limits. Opposite to Sei

Duel

Prearranged fight with two people. It is used in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.

Ecchi

Ecchi is a Japanese term meaning sexy or erotic, anything that evolves sexy characters. Derived from the word "Hentai" but their meanings are completely different. Ecchi walks that line between sexy, but never crosses it into full graphic nudity or sex.

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Jealousy

A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Master (Mightiest Disciple series)

A person who has developed a superhuman level of ability in martial arts or some other field.

Musical

Someone or something heavily involved with music.

Nosebleed

Bleeding from the nose, in manga/anime it mostly used as a sight gag that happens when a character is thinking or witnessing something perverted.

OVA

Original Video Animation. A direct-to-video animated feature.

Pachinko

A Japanese gaming machine that's vaguely a cross between pinball and a slot machine, used for casual gambling. The basic concept is that you buy small metal balls that you play in the machine in attempts to win more of them, which you can trade in for money or prizes.

Promise

A Promise is a frequent theme in anime, manga, and real life.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Ragnarok

Ragnarok was originally the strongest gang in Kenichi's neighborhood. Most of it's members were delinquents but among them were strong martial artists gathered by Ogata Ishinsai.

Reunion

Meeting one another after quite a while.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

Rock Paper Scissors (janken)

Rock Paper Scissors is known in Japan as "janken". The hand gestures and rules are similar. A game that is often used to decide friendly disputes.

Secret Identity

A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate persona, while keeping their true identity hidden. The character also may wear a disguise. A character may have several types of secret identities simultaneously.

Sei

An approach to martial arts in the Mightiest Disciple franchise where the user fights from a state of calmness. Opposite to Dou.

Shinpaku Alliance

The Shinpaku Alliance is a group of fighters created by Niijima Haruo and composed mostly by students of the Kouryuu Highschool and former members of Ragnarok.

Shounen Tournament

Also referred to as the "Shounen Competitive" subgenre; the most popular shounen series generally fit into this action-oriented category

Shōnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Sumo

A Japanese sport and a form of wrestling with a very rich and noble tradition.

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