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Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple is a Japanese anime television show that has a lot to say. Each episode is a half an hour long without any wasted moments. It is a comedy drama set in high school. This is Shirahama Kenichi's first year of high school. Slight of build, studious and shy, he is struggling to fit in. Unfortunately, because he tends to be introspective, he gets bullied a lot.

Things start looking up for Kenichi when the new girl in town befriends him. Like Kenichi, Furinji Miu is also studious, but, absolutely confident in her ability to handle any situation. There is a reason for this. She is an expert in martial arts. Furinji Miu strongly pushes Kenichi to pursue the practice of martial arts at the renowned Ryzozanpaku dojo. Kenichi's days were bad enough before, but now, they are just a blur of moments. He is engaging in intense training at the dojo and fighting off some very nasty gang members of Ragnarok. His training at Ryzozanpaku eventually helps him out in a very important and dangerous way.

While training hard, a member who resents Kenichi's efforts challenges him to a fight. This member is powerful and nasty and wants Kenichi out. Shirahama Kenichi, in a total panic tells all his fears to Miu, his new confidante. He leans on her because she always keeps a cool head and seems to know just what to do in the worst situations. She teaches him a step which will be pivotal to his future success. The lesson is in a move called stepping. Just a simple move which allows an opponent to turn away from danger and leave the other opponent off balance. It is deceptively simple; Kenichi keeps tripping over his own feet trying to get it down. Eventually he does learn this move which serves him very well. The fight really looks like it will be over before it begins. Then, he remembers the stepping moves and totally out-maneuvers his opponent Daimonji, eventually winning. The terms of the fight are that the loser has to leave the dojo never to return.

Big problems develop for Kenichi, because the thugs in the dojo can't decide if Kenichi is a threat or if they can use him in some way. The story builds from this point on. There is some mature content.

Kenichi is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2006.

Where do I stream Kenichi online? Kenichi is available for streaming on TV Tokyo, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kenichi on demand at Hulu online.

TV Tokyo
1 Season, 50 Episodes
October 7, 2006
Cast: Hiroshi Arikawa, Tomokazu Seki, Unsho Ishizuka, Mamiko Noto, Tomoko Kawakami
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Kenichi Full Episode Guide

  • Odin unleashes a power within himself that threatens to crack his mind and body. Kenichi is no longer just trying to survive - he must call upon all he has learned in order to save his friend.

  • With Odin able to predict his every move, Ryozanpaku's disciple makes a brilliant decision: he quits attacking in the style of Kenichi and starts fighting in the exact styles of his Masters!

  • As his friends rally behind him, Kenichi squares off with Odin. The fists fly at impossible speeds - but just as Ryozanpaku's disciple gains the edge, Ragnarok's deadliest Fist reveals his true power.

  • Kenichi is back on the scene and ready to face Odin, but the next fight of the day is between Hermit and Berserker.

  • Kenichi's friends have never needed him more. Even with betrayal dividing Odin's Ragnarok forces, the Shinpaku Alliance is way outmatched and facing their final stand!

  • Thanks to Siegfried's help, Niijima manages to escape Berserker - for now. Meanwhile, Kisara and Miu take on Freya and her Walkyrie minions.

  • With Kenichi still training deep in the mountains, his friends are on their own when Berserker leads a Ragnarok assault against the Shinpaku Alliance!

  • Kenichi meets a mysterious master living within the forest, and the point of Elder's training comes into focus: Kenichi is at a crossroads and the path he chooses will change his life.

  • After the Masters start to worry that Kenichi is pushing himself too hard, Elder shocks everyone by offering to train Ryozanpaku's disciple himself!

  • Kenichi gives it his all against Odin, impressing the First Fist with his training - momentarily. Meanwhile, Niijima puts a plan in motion to lure Hermit into joining the Shinpaku Alliance!

  • Odin reveals his role in Kenichi's past, and fond memories are shared - but the First Fist promises the future won't be as pleasant.

  • The other Fists of Ragnarok are questioning Kisara's loyalty. When she's discovered spending time with Miu, thanks to their shared devotion to a stray kitten, Kisara's former foes could be her only allies.

  • Kenichi goes on the offensive! His first target is Thor, Ragnarok's Seventh Fist. His massive bulk is dwarfed only by his skills as a Sumo wrestler - and Ryozanpaku's disciple is taking the fight to him.

  • Kenichi's caught between two butt-kicking babes when Renka's visit to Ryozanpaku rubs Miu the wrong way. The friction between them could start a fire. Luckily, the gang's going to the water park!

  • Hermit quit Ragnarok and saved Honoka, but he still burns to settle the score with Kenichi. As the fight gets underway, one fact is clear: no matter who wins, each will soon have to face Odin.

  • Loki attacks and Kenichi knows fighting back could get Honoka killed. With a knife at her throat, she's a helpless pawn in Ragnarok's deadly game, and the dirty strategy doesn't sit well with Hermit.

  • Kenichi is taking a serious beating when Hermit shares the tragic tale of his childhood. With Honoka in real danger, Kenichi knows the time for words is over - he'll let his fists do the talking.

  • Tired of the torturous training, Kenichi runs away from Ryozanpaku - straight into the biggest fight of his life. Honoka's in trouble, and if he wants to save her, Kenichi will have to get through Hermit first!

  • Niijima's still in trouble - and so is Kenichi. Siegfried's reputation as an unbeatable opponent appears to be valid, and unless Kenichi can put his training to use like never before, his friend is doomed.

  • Ragnarok captures Niijima and the gang's preparing to ship him far, far away. Miu and Kenichi rush to the rescue - but Siegfried's got plans to make Ryozanpaku's disciple face the music.

  • On his way to meet a secret admirer, Kenichi must step in and protect his friends after some Ragnarok goons ambush Niijima and the Shinpaku Alliance.

  • Kenichi follows Kensei out into the city as the master tracks down his estranged brother. Renka, Kensei's tough daughter, and Kenichi can only watch as the siblings prepare to battle to the death.

  • Kisara's crew is on the move, and they're out to humiliate Miu on the day of her thespian debut. Kenichi must prevent the situation from turning into a tragedy - even if it means taking his final bow.

  • Bullies are targeting the Drama Club, trashing sets and picking on actors. Kenichi is willing to protect the thespians, even if it means buddying up with Tanimoto, a handsome Romeo who wants Miu to be his Juliet.

  • When Niijima and Izumi visit Ryozanpaku, you could cut the tension with a sword. Miu and Izumi trade a few uneasy smiles, but Kenichi might have to intervene before they start trading blows!

  • Niijima has created an army - The Shinpaku Alliance. With Kenichi's brawn and his own brain, Niijima figures their path to legend is certain. Kenichi knows better - and Ragnarok's troubled by the clique, too.

  • Kenichi is rushing to Takeda's aid as the boxer faces off with the Ragnarok squad. He may thrash his way through the foot soldiers, but Kisara waits for her chance to punish Takeda's betrayal.

  • What makes a fighter stand above his foes? Some are blessed with natural skill. Others must depend on...

  • Ragnarok is preparing for war. The gang of delinquents is stronger than ever, their ranks bolstered by the promotion of a tough girl named Kisara - and she's got Kenichi and Takeda in her sights.

  • The gang sets off to a private island for some sand and surf action, but Kenichi has one more test to pass before he can get around to rubbing sunscreen on Miu's back.

  • The masters are away, so Kenichi and Miu must defend Ryozanpaku when a rival dojo attacks! Miu stays cool, but Kenichi has that look in his eyes. The number one disciple will defend his turf.

  • The authorities from Miu's school are coming to investigate the rumors they've heard about Ryozanpaku. If she can't prove her living situation to be normal, her entire education is at risk.

  • When Honoka infiltrates Ryozanpaku to figure out why Kenichi moved away from home, she can't help but cringe as he gets beat down over and over - but she knows her big brother never stays down for long.

  • The masters want Kenichi to live at the dojo, soaking in the day to day struggle of the fighting life. The idea doesn't strike Kenichi as a good one until Kensei points out a hidden benefit: Sharing a roof with Miu!

  • When Kenichi wakes after the fight with Tsuji, he's badly wounded both in body and pride. The masters know it's time to begin a new training regimen: Martial Arts or Death.

  • Following Takeda's failure, Ragnarok goes to Plan B: Kill Kenichi. A brawler named Tsuji is dispatched to deal with the kid once and for all. Little do his commanders know, Tsuji has a Plan C of his own creation.

  • What makes a pro athlete trade his dreams for a life as a Ragnarok goon? Takeda has no problem sharing the tragic tale - just like he's got no problem pummeling Kenichi in a rooftop brawl.

  • The bell is about to ring on Kenichi's biggest fight yet. In this corner: Takeda, a former pro boxer with a mysterious past. It's going to be a slaughter unless Kenichi can pinpoint the pugilist's weakness.

  • Apachai finally gets a chance to train Kenichi, and just in time - agents of Ragnarok are prowling the halls...

  • Ragnarok's actions are getting way more intense - some of the jerks are even willing to pull knives. Luckily, Kenichi knows real strength is more subtle than a blade, and sometimes one finger is all you need.

  • Kenichi finds the serenity of his beloved greenhouse shattered by Ragnarok thugs! The chumps threaten to take Kenichi back to the gang's clubhouse by force, and it gets worse when the punks start eyeing Miu.

  • Kenichi's life is good at the dojo, especially when Miu cooks dinner. After a grueling day of training, he gets a chance to hear her dreams - and during a rare moment of peace, he helps one come true.

  • Kenichi's spirits are pretty low after so many fights. Luckily, the masters have a plan: in order to boost his spirits, the Ryozanpaku back-breakers are going to play match-maker!

  • Kenichi's grueling training regimen is making it tough to stand, but the training is about to get even more intense - the masters are ready to show him some new techniques.

  • Kenichi's got less than a week until his fight, and his new masters seem determined to teach him everything in the world besides how to use a fist!

  • Kenichi's life is good at the dojo, especially when Miu cooks dinner. After a grueling day of training, he...