History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi is an manga series in the History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi franchise
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Manga series about a teenage boy who takes up martial arts to stand up for himself and others.


History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi is a shōnen manga series writen and illustrated by Syun Matsuena. The series was first published in August 9, 2002 by Weekly Shōnen Sunday.


  • Shogakukan ( Japan )
  • Kurokawa ( France )
  • Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd ( Taiwanese )

Publishing History

  • First volume published on August 9, 2002.
  • Volume 35 limited edition versions.
  • Volume 46 bundled with the the first OVA.
  • Volume 49 is released in Japan with the third OVA.
  • Volume 55 bundled with a DVD containing the 8th and 9th OVA .
  • New OVA is bundled with a limited edition volume 56.


The series tells the story of Kenichi Shirahama, a frequently bullied schoolboy. On his first day of high school, he befriends a girl named Miu who resides at the Ryōzanpaku martial arts dojo , where martial arts masters gathered. Hoping to become strong, Kenichi enlisted there, and began to face the many challenges awaiting him.


Ryouzanpaku ( 梁山泊 )

Shirahama Kenichi (白浜 兼一, Shirahama Kenichi)
Type: Sei/Dou
Martial Arts: Karate, Muay Thai, Jujutsu, Chinese Martial arts.
Age: 17
The main protagonist. Kenichi was always bullied in school and nicknamed "weak knees". After meeting Miu who gave him guidance in fighting a bully, he entered the Ryouznpaku dojo to become strong.
Furinji Miu (風林寺 美羽, Fūrinji Miu)
Type: Dou
Marital Arts: Furinji Style
Age: 17
The granddaughter of Furinji Hayato. When she was a child she used to travel with her grandfather to bring peace to the world. After entering high school she met Kenichi & helped him to fight a bully.
Furinji Hayato (風林寺 隼人)
Type: Sei/Dou
Martial Arts: Furinji Style
Age: 90+
The grandfather of Miu Furinji . He used to travel across the globe to bring peace to the world. He is nicknamed mutekichōjin (無敵超人, lit. 'superman with no equals') as he has a great amount of power for his age. He once claimed to have beaten 500 martial artists at once by himself.
Kouetsuji Akisame (岬越寺 秋雨)
Type: Sei
Martial Arts: Jujutsu
Age: 39
Ma Kensei (馬 剣星, Ma Kensei)
Type: Sei
Martial Arts: Chinese Martial Arts
Age: 42
Apahai Hopchai (アパチャイ・ホパチャイ)
Type: Dou
Martial Arts: Muay Thai
Age: 29
Sakaki Shio (逆鬼 至緒)
Type: Dou
Martial arts: karate
Age: 30
Kousaka Shigure (香坂 しぐれ)
Type: Sei
Martial Arts: Kousaka Style
Age: 23

Support Characters

Shirahama Honoka (白浜 ほのか)
Age: 13
expert: Othello
Kenichi's little sister who adores her big brother and tries to protect him from anything. She usually plays with Apachai at Ryozanpaku.
Takeda Ikki (武田 一基 Takeda Ikki)
Type: Sei
Martial Arts: Boxing
Age: 19
Ikki used to be a delinquent for Ragnarok but changed after facing Kenichi. He is now with the Shinpaku Alliance.
Tanimot Natsu (谷本 夏 Tanimoto Natsu)
Type: dou
Martial Arts: Chinese Martial Arts ( specially in Hikaken and Hakkouken )
Age : 17
Nicknamed ''Hermit'' he is one of the members of Ragnanork. He was taught martial arts at a young age by Ma Kensei's brother Sougetsu.
Asamiya Ryuto
Type: Sei/Dou
Martial Arts: Different kinds of martial arts
Age: 18
Asamiya Ryuto is the leader of the Ragnarok organization. Learned martial arts from Ogata Isshinsai.

Main Antagonist

Furinj Saiga
Type: Sei
Maritial Arts: Furinji Style
Miu's father and Furinji Hayato's son. Leader of the One Shadow Nine Fists.
Ogata Isshinsai (緒方 一新斎)
Type: Dou
Martial Arts: Different kind of martial arts
One of the members of the One Shadow Nine Fists.
Ma Sougetsu (馬 槍月)
Type: Dou
Martial Arts: Chinese Martial Arts
One of the members of the One Shadow Nine Fists, and brother of Ma Kensei
Book # Name Rating Release Date
Volume 21
July 18, 2006
Volume 20
April 18, 2006
Volume 19
Jan. 18, 2006
Volume 18
Nov. 18, 2005
Volume 17
Aug. 8, 2005
Volume 16
June 16, 2005
Volume 15
April 18, 2005
Volume 14
Feb. 18, 2005
Volume 13
Dec. 17, 2004
Volume 12
Oct. 18, 2004
Volume 11
July 16, 2004
Volume 10
May 18, 2004
Volume 9
March 18, 2004
Volume 8
Feb. 18, 2004
Volume 7
Nov. 18, 2003
Volume 6
Aug. 8, 2003
Volume 5
June 18, 2003
Volume 4
March 18, 2003
Volume 3
Jan. 18, 2003
Volume 2
Oct. 8, 2002
General Information Edit
English Name History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Japanese Name: 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ
Romaji: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Publisher Shogakukan
Start Year 2002
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