Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.
Both these great anime, Naruto and Kenichi, offer almost parallel worlds of martial arts and unpredictable turns of events, except for the fact that Naruto has a more magical, or fictional, theme. Anyone who likes any aspect of martial arts will beg for more of each, refreshing the fansub pages every second.
Both anime are about fighting and both are showing how big influence can have your friends on you. In Naruto and Kenichi protagonists are not giving up and still improving because they want to gain the power to protect their friends. I strongly recommend to watch Naruto if you stil haven't!
Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.
Naruto and Kenichi both have the same style in my opinion. Both are about a main character who has a dream, gets emotional quickly, and always wants to protect everyone around them. They both are trained by very strong masters or teachers. I also think that the anime are drawn in the same way. The only difference is that in Kenichi , the main character is trained by a very strong group of masters and in Naruto the characters learn to fight in a school. If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other.
Both Naruto and Kenichi have lots of action, fight scenes, and superb graphics and design. They are great quality martial arts anime; and while both of them may take place in different settings, both have plenty of quality fights, humor and fighting techniques.
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
I think both anime are great and have important things that match: they both have a lot of action, both of the main characters have a dream, and the most important reason for me is that in both anime the comedy and action is divided in the same way. One thing that's different is the drawing style; if you've watched Kenichi first and then watch One Piece you may think One Piece is drawn a bit weird, but you'll probably get used to it really quick. This, of course, doesn't matter if you've watched One Piece first. Another difference is that in One Piece people have special (magic) powers and they don't have that in Kenichi. I think that if you liked Kenichi or One Piece, then you'll like the other one as well. I felt the same feelings with both anime.
The main characters of these shows have a lot in common. Both Luffy and Kenichi fight single-mindedly for their dreams and their nakama. Both are surrounded by a super-powerful, strange yet likeable team who help them get strong enough to beat each new challenge. Both have other interests (Luffy=eating: Kenichi=big boobs) which they're passionate about too ^-^Also, both shows feature some good fighting, solid plots, lots of suspense, and plenty of funny moments. They're both great, and if you enjoy one you'll definitely like the other!
Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
If you liked Kenichi you would surely like Ranma 1/2 because they both have the same type of theme: a love story combined with martial arts. Also they share the same kind of humor (though Kenichi lacks transvestite jokes).
both series are about two boys who are trying to master martial arts. Ranma is a little bit more romantic than Ken Ichi and Ranma starts out more skilled than Ken I chi but the feel of the show is the same.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Both Kenshin and Kenichi are trying to become strong to protect the ones that they hold most dear to them. The action in Kenshin is a little more closely tied into the story, however, whereas the action in Kenichi is more a coincidental occurence of Kenichi becoming stronger. However you look at it, both Kenshin and Kenichi have similarly strong moral values about fighting, yet they both find ways to accomplish what they need to do.
Kenichi and Rurouni are completely different in setting and character, but they both allow us to see the funny aspects in the lifes of a group of companions that train in a den. Both are represented mainly by slap-stick comedy, so whoever is looking for that kind of a laugh, these are both the right places.