History Manga / KenichiTheMightiestDisciple

12th Apr '18 12:41:56 AM AnOrangePeon
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*** To be more precise, the reason why Freya gives up is because by having her staff broken, it's essentially become a spear. Continuing the fight would go against her code as a staff fighter.
31st Jan '18 6:44:51 PM Gosicrystal
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** Copying Miu's movements has actually caused Chisato to vastly improve her gymnastics abilities. [[CantCatchUp Still not enough, though.]]
31st Jan '18 6:42:19 PM Gosicrystal
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** CardboardPrison: The only thing keeping Masters like [[spoiler: Diego and Alexander]] from breaking out is their honour as martial artists. It doesn't, however, stop them from stepping outside for a stroll.



** PowerCopying: Copying Miu's movements has actually caused her to vastly improve her gymnastics abilities. [[CantCatchUp Still not enough, though.]]

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** PowerCopying: Copying Miu's movements has actually caused her to vastly improve her gymnastics abilities. [[CantCatchUp Still not enough, though.]]*



** Miu and Kanō are associated with birds, and are sometimes drawn accompanied with surrealistic ethereal feathers (particularly Miu; see also "Meaningful Name" below).

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** Miu and Kanō are associated with birds, and are sometimes drawn accompanied with surrealistic ethereal feathers (particularly Miu; see also "Meaningful Name" below).Miu).



* AmazonianBeauty:
** Mildred Lawrence, the most muscular female in the series sporting very buffs arms and six abs. All made visible because she fights in basically a bra and thong.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Honoka

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* AmazonianBeauty:
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AmazonianBeauty: Mildred Lawrence, the most muscular female in the series sporting very buffs arms and six abs. All made visible because she fights in basically a bra and thong.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: HonokaHonoka.



--> '''Elder''': Why didn't you dodge it, Ken-chan?
** If referring to the GroinAttack, it's because he was poked in the eyes. If referring to getting poked in the eyes, it's because something [[DistractedByTheSexy caught his attention.]]



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Tirawit "Narasimha" Kōkin

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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Tirawit "Narasimha" KōkinAwesomeByAnalysis:



** Kenichi himself, though it's more subtle in most cases. He is, after all, the second person ever to be able to utilize the complete form of Ryuusui Seikuken, which relies on reading your enemy's heart. He's even been able to predict a few killer techniques and stop them when backed into a corner.
** [[spoiler: Ogata Isshinsai as well. Once, when Kenichi attacks him not only does Ogata dodge, he then attacks Kenichi with the same move, where Kenichi was aiming, with the same power Kenichi used. He manages to copy a Mubyoshi, despite never having seen it before.]]

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** Kenichi himself, Kenichi, though it's more subtle in most cases. He is, after all, the second person ever to be able to utilize the complete form of Ryuusui Seikuken, which relies on reading your enemy's heart. He's even been able to predict a few killer techniques and stop them when backed into a corner.
** [[spoiler: Ogata Isshinsai as well.[[spoiler:Ogata Isshinsai. Once, when Kenichi attacks him not only does Ogata dodge, he then attacks Kenichi with the same move, where Kenichi was aiming, with the same power Kenichi used. He manages to copy a Mubyoshi, despite never having seen it before.]]



* BackToBackBadasses: Kenichi and Miu do this in the D of D Arc against the Chinese team.
** And they ''attempt'' to do this in their next fight against the Elder... I mean [[PaperThinDisguise Garyu X]].
** The Pankration team also pulls this off against the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team.

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%%** Tirawit "Narasimha" Kōkin.
* BackToBackBadasses: BackToBackBadasses:
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Kenichi and Miu do this in the D of D Arc against the Chinese team.
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team. And they ''attempt'' to do this in their next fight against the Elder... I mean [[PaperThinDisguise Garyu X]].
X.
** The Pankration team also pulls this off against the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team.



* BadassAdorable: Chikage Kushinada
** Miu takes this up to 11 in episode 40. Turns out she's been kicking ass since she was six years old!

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* BadassAdorable: Chikage Kushinada
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Miu takes this up to 11 in episode 40. Turns out she's been kicking ass since she was six years old!old!
%%** Chikage Kushinada.



* BadassFamily: The entire Fūrinji family. Grandpa is the Invincible Superman, Miu kicks ass with style and grace, Miu's mother was [[spoiler:the scion of an entire breeding program devoted to producing incredible martial artists]], and Miu's father [[spoiler:is ''One Shadow, the leader of YAMI'']].
** [[spoiler:It's later revealed that he was actually undercover in the government to get the chance to catch/kill his impostor.]]

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* BadassFamily: The entire Fūrinji family. Grandpa is the Invincible Superman, Miu kicks ass with style and grace, Miu's mother was [[spoiler:the scion of an entire breeding program devoted to producing incredible martial artists]], and Miu's father [[spoiler:is ''One Shadow, the leader of YAMI'']].
** [[spoiler:It's
YAMI''. It's later revealed that he was actually undercover in the government to get the chance to catch/kill his impostor.]]impostor]].



** Also [[spoiler: Freya's grandfather]]. In chapter 378, the kindly-looking withered old man who seemed to be senile finally makes a move, and his game face is ''terrifying'' to behold.
*** To further elaborate, [[spoiler:Freya's grandfather]] is shorter than Kenichi due to his old age and [[spoiler:uses his bo staff as a walking stick]]. He single-handedly takes out an entire group of YAMI's armed members, including at least one master-class fighter. Kenichi passes out due to injuries and when the rest of the Shinpaku Alliance arrive, they find a letter from the old man explaining that he wanted to stop conflicting with YAMI, but seeing Kenichi's determination has inspired him to wield his staff once again. He leaves for a very short amount of time, then returns to his dojo (to his granddaughter's surprise) and resumes acting like a senile old man (with the Valkyrie squad tending to him like a friggin' harem). Cut to the final panel where the Ryozanpaku masters discuss a YAMI base being brought down recently. Three guesses as to who took it down?
* BadassLongcoat + SinisterShades + BeardOfEvil + flowing Badass Longhair: "God Hand" Akira Hongo of Yami
** Although, oddly enough, he seems like [[PetTheDog a decent guy]], or at least not as bad as the other members of YOMI.

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** Also [[spoiler: Freya's [[spoiler:Freya's grandfather]]. In chapter 378, the kindly-looking withered old man who seemed to be senile finally makes a move, and his game face is ''terrifying'' to behold.
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behold. To further elaborate, [[spoiler:Freya's grandfather]] is shorter than Kenichi due to his old age and [[spoiler:uses his bo staff as a walking stick]]. He single-handedly takes out an entire group of YAMI's armed members, including at least one master-class fighter. Kenichi passes out due to injuries and when the rest of the Shinpaku Alliance arrive, they find a letter from the old man explaining that he wanted to stop conflicting with YAMI, but seeing Kenichi's determination has inspired him to wield his staff once again. He leaves for a very short amount of time, then returns to his dojo (to his granddaughter's surprise) and resumes acting like a senile old man (with the Valkyrie squad tending to him like a friggin' harem). Cut to the final panel where the Ryozanpaku masters discuss a YAMI base being brought down recently. Three guesses as to who took it down?
* BadassLongcoat + SinisterShades + BeardOfEvil + flowing Badass Longhair: "God Hand" Akira Hongo of Yami
** Although, oddly enough, he seems like [[PetTheDog a decent guy]], or at least not as bad as the other members of YOMI.
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* BeardOfEvil: "God Hand" Akira Hongo of Yami. Although, oddly enough, he seems like [[PetTheDog a decent guy]], or at least not as bad as the other members of YOMI.



* TheBerserker: Not the character ''named'' Berserker, but Apachai, and Kisara when she uses Nya Kwon Do.
** In chapter 399 we learn that [[spoiler: Apachai is actually ''not'' a berserker. He seems like a berserker, but he has complete control over his strength and movements, which is how he's been able to follow Katsujinken. Although, it's been implied he only managed to gain full control after almost killing Kenichi waaay back in chapter 32 or so.]]
** Additionally, any fighter who can't control their Dou power can become a berserker.

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* TheBerserker: TheBerserker:
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Not the character ''named'' Berserker, but Apachai, and Kisara when she uses Nya Kwon Do.
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Do. In chapter 399 we learn that [[spoiler: Apachai [[spoiler:Apachai is actually ''not'' a berserker.berserker, though. He seems like a berserker, but he has complete control over his strength and movements, which is how he's been able to follow Katsujinken. Although, it's been implied he only managed to gain full control after almost killing Kenichi waaay back in chapter 32 or so.]]
** Additionally, any Any fighter who can't control their Dou power can become a berserker.



** Honestly, a [[{{Woolseyism}} better translation]] would be "Rolling Boulder Barrage" or "Rolling Ball of Fists!".
* BigBrotherMentor: Gender flipped: Freya is a Big Sister Mentor to Kisara.

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* BigBrotherMentor:
** Honestly, a [[{{Woolseyism}} better translation]] would be "Rolling Boulder Barrage" or "Rolling Ball of Fists!".
* BigBrotherMentor:
Gender flipped: Freya is a Big Sister Mentor to Kisara.



* BigDamnHeroes: Kenichi saves the day a few times. However, the real trope examples are his masters who occasionally jump in.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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Kenichi saves the day a few times. However, the real trope examples are his masters who occasionally jump in.



* {{Bishounen}}: Ma Kensei in his youth is a prime example. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/32/13 Kenichi.]]

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* {{Bishounen}}: {{Bishounen}}:
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Ma Kensei in his youth is a prime example. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/32/13 Kenichi.]]



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Natsu Tanimoto is one of the few male examples.
** Subverted, he's actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]Type A {{Tsundere}}.
*** But only after you get past the initial BitchInSheepsClothing front, so it's sort of zig-zagged.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Natsu Tanimoto is one of the few male examples.
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examples. Subverted, he's actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]Type A {{Tsundere}}.
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{{Tsundere}}... but only after you get past the initial BitchInSheepsClothing front, so it's sort of zig-zagged.



* BrattyHalfPint: She can be extremely amusing as well, but sometimes Honoka can be so annoying that you start to hope Kenichi will throw her over the Ryōzanpaku walls out into the street.
** Or, if you're feeling ''really'' cruel, you could throw her ''into'' Ryozanpaku with a sign around her neck that says "Train Me."

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* BrattyHalfPint: She can be extremely amusing as well, but sometimes Honoka can be so annoying that you start to hope Kenichi will throw her over the Ryōzanpaku walls out into the street.
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street. Or, if you're feeling ''really'' cruel, you could throw her ''into'' Ryozanpaku with a sign around her neck that says "Train Me."


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* CardboardPrison: The only thing keeping Masters like [[spoiler: Diego and Alexander]] from breaking out of the Big Lock is their honour as martial artists. It doesn't, however, stop them from stepping outside for a stroll.
14th Jan '18 4:20:15 PM TheLaughingFist
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** There is also a third option, The Path of the Demon, in which the Martial Artist just wants to fight and destroy without cause or reason until s/he is eventually killed.

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** There is also a third option, The Path of the Demon, in which the Martial Artist just wants to fight and destroy without cause or reason until s/he is eventually killed. The difference from Satujuin-ken is that a Satujin practitioner only kills WorthyOpponents
5th Oct '17 12:28:21 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* StayInTheKitchen: Miu, mostly by Kenichi (even though she is FAR better than him at fighting).
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* ImpossiblePickleJar: Kenichi's father Mototsugu attempts to open a pickle jar when his wife [[HotMom Saori]] muses that she can do the task herself. After much straining, Kenichi nonchalantly takes the jar from his dad, instantly opens it, and leaves, much to his father's bewilderment. This is Mototsugu's first clue that his son is beginning to come out of his shell and becoming a stronger, more self-confident person, [[PapaWolf although he initially gets the wrong idea about what's going on the Ryozanpaku dojo.]]

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* ImpossiblePickleJar: Kenichi's father Mototsugu attempts to open a pickle jar when his wife [[HotMom Saori]] Saori muses that she can do the task herself. After much straining, Kenichi nonchalantly takes the jar from his dad, instantly opens it, and leaves, much to his father's bewilderment. This is Mototsugu's first clue that his son is beginning to come out of his shell and becoming a stronger, more self-confident person, [[PapaWolf although he initially gets the wrong idea about what's going on the Ryozanpaku dojo.]]
21st Sep '17 3:16:17 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ImpossiblePickleJar: Kenichi's father Mototsugu attempts to open a pickle jar when his wife [[HotMom Saori]] muses that she can do the task herself. After much straining, Kenichi nonchalantly takes the jar from his dad, instantly opens it, and leaves, much to his father's bewilderment. This is Mototsugu's first clue that his son is beginning to come out of his shell and becoming a stronger, more self-confident person, [[PapaWolf although he initially gets the wrong idea about what's going on the Ryozanpaku dojo.]]
29th Aug '17 11:52:11 PM Roobyn
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Whenever Renka and Rachel fight, one may end up with a nosebleed due to their habit of stripping each other as they fight.
13th Aug '17 3:40:32 AM GrammarNavi
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* HelpingWouldBeKillstealing: This is one of the basic principles of teaching martial arts in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': it's repeatedly said that a martial arts mentor must not interfere in his/her disciple's fight with a non-master fighter, even when the disciple's life is in danger. However, mentors sometimes ''break'' a sparring (i.e., friendly) match when a disciple is in a serious danger. (It happens once to Takeda and once to Kenichi.)

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* HelpingWouldBeKillstealing: This is one of the basic principles of teaching martial arts in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': ''Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple'': it's repeatedly said that a martial arts mentor must not interfere in his/her disciple's fight with a non-master fighter, even when the disciple's life is in danger. However, mentors sometimes ''break'' a sparring (i.e., friendly) match when a disciple is in a serious danger. (It happens once to Takeda and once to Kenichi.)
21st Jun '17 8:07:58 PM shrikelet
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* LoveDodecahedron: More of a Love Tessaract:
**[[TheHero Kenichi]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality only interested]] in [[ActionGirl Miu]]. It becomes apparent to the reader (but not Kenichi) relatively early on that Miu returns his feelings (even if she doesn't understand what she is feeling), but due to their situation his [[TrainingFromHell training]] takes vast precedence over progressing their relationship. Thus, they remain JustFriends, each developing a sort of UnwantedHarem of their own. On Kenichi's side we have [[GirlNextDoor Izumi]], [[AnimeChineseGirl Renka]], [[PerkyFemaleMinion Raichi]], and possibly [[HotForStudent Shigure]]. On Miu's side we have [[TragicVillain Kanō]], [[FriendlyRival Takeda]], and [[ShadowArchetype Ryūto]] (although that last is more in Rimi's imagination than anything else, see below).
** WordOfGod says Renka's attendant Ryū Genson (the dark-haired half of ThoseTwoGuys alongside the white-haired Shokatsu Kouan) has had a crush on her since they were children, forming a ''four stage unrequited love chain'' (at least during the series proper).
** [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Rimi]] loves Ryūto and ''will tell anyone at the slightest provocation.'' A series of misunderstandings leads her to think he has a crush on Miu. Perhaps as a child he did-- readings of this vary-- but nowadays he just plays his cards close to his chest, and doesn't reveal (or perhaps doesn't realize) his feelings for Rimi until he fights [[spoiler:alongside]] Kenichi.
** The ultimate dodecahedron in the series centers on [[CantCatchUp Ukita]]. Ukita has a crush on [[KickChick Kisara]]. [[AmazonianBeauty Freya]] has a crush on Ukita. Simple LoveTriangle, right? But wait, there's more! Ukita believes that [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shiratori]] is a guy, and his rival for Kisara's affection. In fact, Shiratori also has a crush on Ukita, which is implied to be one of the reasons Kisara is reluctant to admit her feelings toward him. It's left ambiguous whether [[ChildProdigy Chikage's]] actions are a PrecociousCrush toward Ukita, or her treating him as a sort of surrogate big brother, but either way they elicit feelings of jealousy in the other girls. Furthermore, Freya [[PairTheSpares ends up paired with]] Takeda in the DistantFinale, tying the "Ukitangle" in with the main dodecahedron.



* LoveTriangle:
** Kenichi, Miu, and various characters. Most obviously, when Renka tricks Kenichi into taking her out to a pool, the chapter is called [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v11/c095/ Triangle Relationship]].
** This seems to be going on with Ukita, Freya and Kisara: Ukita has a crush on Kisara (which she knows about), Freya likes Ukita (which he doesn't know about yet), and Kisara's actions around Ukita are somewhat suspect.
*** Miu [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/v41/c380/11.html notes this]] [[LampshadeHanging by name]] when Freya goes around giving gifts to Kenichi and Ukita. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/history_s_strongest_disciple_kenichi/c380/10.html Ukita's has a ribbon on it.]]
*** Shiratori later seems to be part of it, too, [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/489/15 though not as you might think]].
** Kano and Takeda also end up in love triangles with Miu and Kenichi.
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