History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - Recommendations

Alt title: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

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Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.

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naituramin naituramin says...

Ippo and Kenichi are a lot alike: they both push themselves to the limit to become stonger. Though the fighting is different the feel is the same. Ippo wants to be stronger and his spirit is unbreakable, just like Kenichi.

eppie eppie says...

Love anime about underdogs making their way to the top? Hajime no Ippo and Kenichi are both about a protagonist that used to be a weakling who was bullied around at school, who then finally decided to do something about it. Ippo takes up boxing and makes his way up as a professional and Kenichi joins a dojo where he is taught multiple martial arts (Muay Thai, Chinese Kenpo/Kung-fu, Karate, Judo, weapons) by masters of those very arts. These two stand at the top in my book for anime about weak guys that decide to learn how to fight.

Sakubato Sakubato says...

While the main characters of Kenichi and Hajime no Ippo are very similar, for me, this recommendation comes from the realistic way in which both shows are presented. These shows don't need souped up, hyper-mega-hidden-power techniques. Rather, they are down to earth and semi-instructional series which show you the real basics of techniques in their respective styles, albeit in a more interesting light.

ParaParaJMo ParaParaJMo says...

In addition to the presentation of Ippo and Kenichi being bullied and then taking up their respective solutions, the presentation of the humor is alike as well. Apachai and Aoki are the weird characters who are comic relief. Sasaki is like Takamura - he is the big man who is strong and yet can bring in a humor and tease people. Plus, they share a lot of seiyuu cast members like Seki Tomokazu who plays Kenichi and Miyata. And the voice of Miyata's father also plays Sasaki, and the voice of Kimura is also the voice of Loki.

johnnyd johnnyd says...

Both HnI and Kenichi center on two former losers walking a new path in life through boxing/martial arts, while always maintaining their righteousness of heart. They are more realistic than your standard shounen shows, have great characters, and among the best, if not THE best, recommendations for the fighting/martial arts genre. The excellent humor and comedy factor in both shows has to be mentioned too since it makes you laugh hard very often. It's almost guaranteed that if you've liked one you'll like the other.

tethra tethra says...

Kenichi and HnI have a lot of action and the main characters are similar; they both are considered weak when they are not fighting, but are actually really strong.

Kez Kez says...

Ippo and Kenichi both start out being bullied. They both get strong. And they both have their own goals that change. Kenichi with the 7 fists, and Ippo with each new boxer in his way. They also meet a person that especially good at the start. Only difference big difference is that Kenichi is more street fighting, while Ippo fights in the ring.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both anime are about a teenager who wants to become strong. Both are shounen series with good comedy and great action scenes. Some of the episodes are very educational about boxing/martial arts. They are captivating and very well done series that can get you addicted in no time.

Qwero Qwero says...

Both series are about a child that is being bullied, they then find someone who is extremely strong and want to get trained by them. They then get training and slowly rise to the top. In both series they must fight frequently with other people. And both persons discover their own techniques after a while of fighting. If you'd like the fighting, training and the martial arts of the first serie you'd surely like the other as well.

williambeepbeep williambeepbeep says...

Both Ippo and Kenichi have underdog characters who start out being bullied and end up becoming much stronger. Ippo wastes a lot more time on really drawn out fights, but Kenichi has a few in there as well, but they aren't as painfully long. They also both have ridiculously long recaps at the beginnings of most episodes, as well.

Deathnmasses Deathnmasses says...

These animes are really closely related. They're both about guys who were bullied in school and then ran across someone who brought them into the fighting world. They both never give up and are great fighters.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

Ippo and Kenichi are two weak guys and both of them get stronger mentally and physically through their training and their fights against stronger and stronger opponents, so they show us great character development. However, Hajime no Ippo is more realistic and in my opinion presents more drama.  

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

Both Ippo and kenichi start of as weak and not very well known people, but as the story progresses they get a lot stronger after going through intense training. In History's Stongest Dispiple, as kenichi gets stronger, more people tend to want to go after him and fight him. Same with Hajime no Ippo, unlike History's Strongest Disciple where they do martial arts, Ippo learns boxing.

Patsiecki Patsiecki says...

There are many similarities between these two animes. Heck, they even have the same arc structure - introduce obstable to overcome, train train train, battle, repeat. Both involve initially weak, underdog characters training and improving themselves until they become something much greater; characters that you can't help but love and root for. Both protagonists are innocent, pure, likeable, and funny. Both animes are heavy on humor and both do a pretty good job of it. It is worth nothing a small but noticeable difference in quality, however; Kenichi is a fun, lighthearted, and sometimes intense series. Both Ippo and his series, however, rank among my top 3 favorite characters and series of all time.

Kyusuri Kyusuri says...

Well they're both stories of underdogs that steadily through hard-work and determination, rise to the top. Both are enjoyable and have their own qualities that make both unique while still being able to relate to each other with the main protagonists. In hindsight, I find Ippo to be more inspiring due to its more down to earth concepts but both are exaggerated in their portrayals. Kenichi by any respect isn't inferior, like i said earlier, both excel differently but will deliver the same feel.

GravityBEARS GravityBEARS says...

Both have a unique ability to find somethng insignificant and blow your mind with it. props to both the creators.

zachadry zachadry says...

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sandydimpy0412 sandydimpy0412 says...

They both are very different yet very similar. there is always someone better than u..always someone to aim for

KenichiSora KenichiSora says...

FIRST OF ALL, let it be known that while most of these reccomendations are pretty accurate, there is a fairly distinct difference in the characters of hajime and Kenichi.

they do shared a unpopular, bullied school life, which EVERYONE seems to think means there very similar characters, there not. while yes they do have a lot of similarities, kenichi is a lot more stygmatized, and notorious for being a weakling, while Ippo is still not popular and bullied, but only by a particular trio of delinquents, with everybody else just kinda thinking hes a wierdo. Kenichi is borderline abused by prettymuch everybody, just with Negima being the king instigator

next lets talk about there characters when it comes to Fighting 

Kenichi is a talentless fighter who only manages to get stronger due to intence hard work and effort.

Ippo, while not a prodogy or anything, does have a definite natural talent for boxing, and constantly improves upon it. people do say he doesn't have the "attitude" of a boxer, but other than that hes quite talented, and already starts with a firm foundation since hes been doing manual laber for most of his life carrying things for his moms fishing buisness

one of the most interesting things about kenichi is how often it stated how naturally bad at martial arts he was. even when he forcibly raised himself to being stronger than most, his masters still said he had 0 Natural talent for it. i personally found that it made for a very interesting character, one who is so dedicated and hard working (even if a lot of it is the masters making him that way) that he overcomes his natural inaptitude for fighting.

that being said the shows are very similar, and if you like one, theres a good chance youd like the other. i just feel that way to many people dont differenciate on the two leads characters

ArchangelXR ArchangelXR says...

I enjoyed being able to watch as each character grew, and became stronger and more self-confident as each seiries progressed. 

captanmurdoc captanmurdoc says...

Both series have the classic weakling's rise to greatness and strength, both have overtop senseis and senpais to encourage the main characters and both have all of the overtop action you can want. The comedy timing between the action is spot on for both shows as well. The only thing that may keep a fan of 1 show from not enjoying the other is the fighting is a bit more grounded in realism in Hajime no Ippo. So if you don't want anything supernatural in your fights you will enjoy Ippo more and if you would prefer some of the fighting techniques to be inspired from fantasy you will enjoy Kenichi more.

Tenjho Tenge

Tenjho Tenge

Toudou Gakuen is no ordinary high school. There, during the Meiji Restoration, fighting masters were forced to gather from all over Japan to re-establish the martial arts. Amongst the student body is a group of immensely powerful fighters who maintain order through absolute power. This "Enforcement Group" is locked in a feud with the Jyuuuken Club over matters of love and death. Now, two newcomers have disturbed the order of this school, becoming entangled in this vicious feud. Caught between sexy babes and terrible powers, the battle to be the strongest begins!

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ermeyers ermeyers says...

Both Tenjho Tenge and Kenichi have a lot of action in them. They also have ecchi scenes in the form of big breasts. In these series there is a male protagonist that trains with a powerful master. The only real difference is that in Kenichi the protagonist trains with multiple characters and in Ikkitousen the protagonist trains with one master. Also in both, the male protagonist likes the supporting female role, but doesn't really express it. All in all, if you saw one and wanted to see a similar show, you would enjoy watching the other.

phelkis phelkis says...

If you like crazy martial arts, lots of fighting, hot babes, and hair that's not possible in real life, all put into a high school setting, than look no further than History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi & Tenjho Tenge!

TheGiftedMonkey TheGiftedMonkey says...

If you enjoyed Kenichi and are looking for a bit more of a brutal brawler anime, Tenjho Tenge is a step up on the martial arts ladder. With more impressive fights along with a gripping story and some fan service thrown in between, it is a recommended watch.

Estuko Estuko says...

To train like madmen/women to obtain the power to overcome your foes. That is what connects these series and what i think will make you enjoy watching them both if you happen to like one of them. They both brings smiles and certainly the occational lol from any viewer, and in the end you might just feel like taking up a sport of your own.

YannickR YannickR says...

Both anime are all about fighting and the main character becoming stronger trough time and training.

They both have a slight touch of romance in it, Tenjho Tenge being the ecchi variant.

Kiaso Kiaso says...

Both animes are about fighting for yourself and what you believe in. Where kenichi focuses on the main character and his development through fighting, tenjho tenge has many other subplots and you get to learn about many of the characters. If you just like cool fighting scenes and tons of actions then you will defineatly love both, if not at least one.

baracuda baracuda says...

both series are about marital artists who have to overcome another group of marital artists to obtain their goal in the end

Wright Wright says...

Tenjho Tenge and History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi both star teenage boys that desire strength and work to improve their fighting skills. They both have rather good action, and quite a few ecchi moments(but not a sickening amount). Kenichi has more involved characters, and tenjho has more brutal fights, but you liked one, you should like the other.

shizzmynizz shizzmynizz says...

If you are lookin' for action packed anime you're in the right place. Kenichi & Tenjho Tenge are great fighting animes, the protagonists in both series start by learning the basics of fighting and in short time become great fighters. They learn that fighting itself is irrelevant, but to fight for someone you love, is what keeps you going.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes have a up-and-coming martial artist whom is trained by some serious fighters. He comes head-to-head with an organized ring of fighters with exceptional talents. His love-interest is a busty fighter, and he has some tough friends to back him up. Pair that with gravity-defying hair, and you have some very similar series. 

mjbjwb mjbjwb says...

they basically have the same plot because they both have no idea how to do martail arts and there taught by girls who are very well trained in martial arts and ther both trying to reach there very interesting goals.

REBORN!

REBORN!

Middle school student Tsuna has always gone through life in last place; but when he learns that he is getting a tutor to help him raise his game, he had no idea that his benefactor would turn out to be... an infant and a mafia hitman?! As if things can’t get much stranger, Tsuna then discovers that the powerful Vongola family has chosen him to be its next successor – a position that has control over all mafia families. Joined by friends Tsuna unwillingly starts out on his path to becoming a mafia boss – if he can survive the training!

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noichi noichi says...

Both of these series center around a boy training to reach his full potential under the extreme, and often comic, tutelage of their masters. The battles in both series are serious, though, and serve to show how far the boys have come in their training.

SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Both series are about good-for-nothing school boys who suddenly face an opportunity to change themselfe with some halp of extraordinary persons. The effect is easy to predict so I won't spoil anything. I'll just say that their advantures are very funny and worthwatching. If you liked one you'll like the one i recommend for sure.

Akhena88 Akhena88 says...

Both of these shonen series focus on weak young men who gradually become stronger. They have a strong focus on maritial arts training and fighting. They also both have regular "everyday" episodes. In addition both have strong engaging plotlines that rarely let up. The best about both series is the focus placed on the lead maturing as the series progresses. If you liked one there's a good chance you'll like the other. 

KatanAnime KatanAnime says...

Both Hitman Reborn and Kenichi have similarities one of them is that Tsuna main character in Hitman Reborn and Kenichi in HSDK were weak ,but then a tutor came to them both and they gradually started to get stronger.Even though Kenichi is not so much about the friendship as it is in Hitman Reborn they are very alike and if you liked either HSDK or Hitman Reborn you'll like the other one too :)

Hikaru Hikaru says...

In both series of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi and Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! we have the protagonist who both share common identies, both have same recations to some situations and are kind, good hearted and WEAK.

Over the course of the both series at the hands of both what appears to be shady and dark character(s) (Reborn in Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! and Master(s) in Kenichi) experience hardships from training. But both endure their training and find their strengths.The animation is good, with background adapations to explain the characters and statements. Both are of different genre (mafia and martial arts), both have character develpment and see the growth of both.

Kogoruhn Kogoruhn says...

Both Kenichi and KHR focus on a young male who trains to reach his potential. The main characters both start out as weak while gain strength and confidence as the series progresses.

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

Watching Get Backers, the show just reminded me of Hunter x Hunter. I think most of this is because of the impressions the characters left me with. Each show features people who possess skills beyond what most people are capable of. The personalities of the main characters show some similarities with one being happy-go-lucky (Ginji/Gon) and the other being more down-to-earth and serious (Ban/Killua), and other counterparts in supporting characters can be found as well. While Get Backers tends to have shorter standalone adventures, some of their longer story arcs have the same feel as those in Hunter x Hunter.

KoolKool KoolKool says...

Weak, somewhat useless, reluctant protagonist is thrust into a world of superpowered fighting and is trained by well-meaning and yet violent masters/tutor. There are many differences between the two, as you will be able to tell from the synopsis, but the similarities make this a fairly obvious recommendation.

One note for Kenichi fans hoping to start Reborn! You HAVE to get past the first 20 episodes. They are seriously boring, and you will be tempted to abandon it, but I promise it gets SO much better.

vongolajake vongolajake says...

Both of these series are shounen/action animes and revolve around two pretty wimpy male characters. They eventually come across a senseis/tutors, and after rigorous training get much stronger along the way. they are both fun to watch with some comedy thrown into both. Reborn is much longer and the first twenty episodes are comical types to establish the characters, while kenichi is 50 episodes so it doesnt take as long as reborn for the action to take place but you'll still have to get past a few episodes. overall if you like Kenichi i have a feeling you'll love reborn because it only gets better.

Baki the Grappler

Baki the Grappler

In the world of underground fighting, there is no time limit, no referee, and no ban of technique, not even murderous ones. This is the underground world that Baki, the young champion fighter must fight in to show the world how strong he can be. Only by challenging and accepting the strongest opponents from the world can he hope that one day he can overcome his greatest opponent of all, his father.

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Sakubato Sakubato says...

While the characters of Kenichi and Baki are not at all similar, the quest that they are on is the same: to get stronger. In order to do this, they face suicidal challenges to gain abilities that far outstrip normal fighters. Like Kenichi, most of the fighters he defeats, he befriends based on mutual respect of ability.

TwinDemonTamaki TwinDemonTamaki says...

The main characters of both Kenichi and Grappler Baki are muscle heads that fight non stop. They both have a great story line, amazing out of this world fight scenes, and a main character you can identify with.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Martial arts, sport, friendship and getting stronger. Both anime are exciting to watch, especially their fights are amazing to watch. In both shows we follow the life of young boys trying to be the strongest. I think that both anime are a relly good watch for fans of martial arts and/or underground fighting. I’m sure that you will enjoy them as much as I did.

cjh cjh says...

Kenichi is very similar to Grappler Baki in that it revolves around a young man's quest to become a strong fighter.  They make an interesting contrast since in Kenichi the focus is on becoming a better fighter in order to become a better person and be able to help his friends while in Baki the focus is on becoming a better fighter as a goal in and of itself (if my father only respects strength then I will become stronger than anyone else).

chronoance chronoance says...

They're both similar because they both are fighting to become the strongest, although for different reasons, but the same path.

matthifh matthifh says...

They're both brilliant fighting anime. Both very different - Kenichi is more family friendly and Baki is for a more mature viewer.

Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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TwinDemonTamaki TwinDemonTamaki says...

Both Kenichi and Air Gear are all about gaining power and being free. These are feel good anime that have tragedy elements, and focus on being the best you can be, and racing to reach the top.

Migandas Migandas says...

Like the mind-blowing ( combat ) moves? Then you will definitely love this series. Both Ikki and Kenichi have to stuggle with opponents and friends to do what they want, and fight for their own "freedom".

Adrnlne Adrnlne says...

Both series start with your average person. No different from you and me, but when they set a goal on their mind, they stop at nothing until they reach it. For Ikki Sky King, for Kenichi, it's all about protecting others. Becoming Stronger in order to protect the one's you Love.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes feature a protagonist whom goes from zero to hero over the course of the anime. Both start out with little experience in their chosen field, but quickly climb the ranks through battles and training. Both anime feature broad casts of characters, gang battles, and plenty of backstory. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

Rayray1000 Rayray1000 says...

they both are hilarious at times but have some serious parts to them in which the action is amazing. So if your looking for something to keep you interested the whole time and keep you laughing along the way you should seriously watch one of these.

NoOneImportnt NoOneImportnt says...

Both of the series follow along a path of advancement. In Air Gear each episode is about becoming stronger, and learnning the new world he has found himself in, while History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi follows along the same path, except focusing in on fighting.

Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

Sena was always a weak child, constantly having to run away from bullies; so much, that he became good at it. Now, as a teenager, Sena’s skill at running has become so impressive that the diabolical mastermind of the school football team notices his talent and recruits him. Yet to keep his privacy intact and his dangerous hobby a secret from his overprotective childhood friend Mamori, Sena is forced to develop a secret identity: the ace running back, Eyeshield 21! But the world is full of talented rivals, and Sena has a long way to go until he can reach the top...

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Kazuna Kazuna says...

In both Kenichi and Eyeshield 21, there is one evil alien or devil-looking character. They both cause the main character grief, using him to get what they want. The main characters are also similar to each other; they both are nice and good hearted people. They bond with other new characters, creating a team. The anime both have male friendship, team work and a goal they wish to achieve.

06mandik10 06mandik10 says...

These are both great anime with a protagonist who begins the series as a complete wimp, but through various means (football in Eyeshield and martial arts in HSD), he finds a way to improve himself. I also see a strong resemblance in the behavior of some of the characters in each anime.  If you liked one I strongly suggest that you give the other a try.

Hikaru Hikaru says...

In both series of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi and Eyeshield we have the protagonistwho both share common identies, both have same recations to some situations and are kind, good hearted and WEAK.

Over the course of the both series at the hands of both what appears to be shady and dark character(s) (Hiruma in Eyeshield and Master(s) in Kenichi) experience hardships from training. But both endure their training and find their strengths.The animation is good, with background adapations to explain the characters and statements. Both are of different genre (sports and martial arts), both have character develpment and see the growth of both.

nihildark nihildark says...

Kenichi and Eyeshield are both excelent anime about overcoming weakness and believing in yourself.  You'll laugh your butt off and cheer for the hereos, knowing all the while that "losers" can be winners!

ItsJustAwesome ItsJustAwesome says...

In both Kenichi and Eyeshield 21 it start off with one guy thats a wimp and wants learn/change there self  and they both have a demon looking guy in it. and both of the main characters get stronger and better with time I also saw a strong resemblance in the behavior of some of the characters in each anime

JenKenos JenKenos says...

These stories follow a similar premise of a young teenager who's weak in body and spirit. Everything changes though when they meet that one person who's gonna show them the way to become stronger. However, they'll need to spill blood, sweat and tears in order to achieve their goals and become the best. In the meantime, there's a strong female character looking closely at Kenichi's and Sena's progress, not to mention the evil devil always lurking around...

Ikkitousen

Ikkitousen

For 1800 years the seven schools of Kantou have fought over supremacy of the land. Their students constantly fight each other in battles to prove their strength. Sonsaku Hakufu is a 17 year old girl that just transferred to Nanyou Academy, and at her arrival, finds herself fighting one of its top 4 fighters. But Sonsaku possesses a soulstone which contains the spirit of a great fighter, and she is not an easy match. When an order is issued to defeat Sonsaku, she finds herself in all out war against all of the schools top fighters. What lies behind this dark conspiracy?

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ermeyers ermeyers says...

Action, ecchi, and comedy; these are the three main genres for these series. Both have comedy in about every part of the series, in addition to great action scenes and moves. Plus, if you want boobs and curvy bodies then both of them have it. Basically, if you want a cool action/ecchi/comedy then both Kenichi and Ikkitousen would satisfy your tastes.

Estuko Estuko says...

Fun, ecchi, fighting, fear, anxiousness... What more can you ask of an anime? Well, i believe that you might want more... So if you like Ikkitousen or Kenichi, make sure you watch the other one too, because i promise there is more of it there!

nickvicious nickvicious says...

ikkitousen  definitely has more sexual content than the more innocent hsdk but while that innocence is what i love about kenichi, ikki has great action scenes a fairly strong story line and a couple very loveable characters..while i didnt quite develop the connection i felt to kenichi or myu its hard not to get drawn in and emorionally invested in hakafu.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Street fighting meets martial arts in these anime. There's plenty of action, ecchi, and drama in these shows. If you like one, check out the other. The comedy is sort of similar, but really, it's the fight scenes that bring these two so close. 

Oblithian Oblithian says...

As school themed martial-arts battle anime, they are at their core the same. One has a lot more character development and plot, the other has panty shots...I assume you can guess which is which. If you like the battle anime style, try Ikkitousen; if you saw Ikkitousen but wanted a bit more substance, try Kenichi.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

Bleach and Kenichi are both about fighting and have comedy. Only in Kenichi, the anime is about martial arts, while in Bleach the people have special powers. That doesn't really matter that much though, because they both give you the same feeling and are great anime.

Verdeloth26 Verdeloth26 says...

Unlike Kenichi, Ichigo in Bleach wants to fight whenever he gets the chance, but he also wishes to be the strongest in order to protect his friends. Ichigo may be a badass, but he's good at heart.

VICshock VICshock says...

One of the most popular on-going animes out there ! The show is about fighting like Kenichi and similary to Kenichi the protagonist fights for his friends. The anime shows that the will to save your friend or precious persons can push you through your limits and gives you the power to protect them. It's good! BELIEVE IT :P!

Adrnlne Adrnlne says...

Kurosaki Ichigo, the Shinigami and Kenichi Weak Legs, the Weakest person in school. Both fighting for what they believe is right and for the people they love. Sacrificing everything for them, in a fight they cannot lose, or it would mean the destruction of everything they love.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes deal with some rather interesting fighting styles. While Kenichi deals mostly with hand-to-hand combat, and Bleach deals with sword-fighting techniques, it is certain that a battle is the only way for the protagonist to grow. There is a fair amount of comedy and action in both animes, as well as side-ecchi. 

Sumomomo Momomo

Sumomomo Momomo

Koushi Inuzuka wants to be a prosecutor. He has excellent grades, good morals and is very popular. However, his father is a talented martial artist who wants Koushi to follow in his footsteps, and he is hiding an important secret! When Koushi was younger, he was betrothed to the daughter of his father’s rival: Momoko, the strongest bride in the world! She’s cute, devoted, and a talented martial artist; and with Koushi’s father’s blessing, she is now the newest member of the Inuzuka household – much to Koushi’s dismay! Now, all Koushi wants to do is live a normal life and become a great prosecutor… but with two martial artists to deal with, can he keep his path – and sanity – intact?

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Reasons you might like Sumomomo Momomo...

Mumyoo Mumyoo says...

In these anime, two boys with basically no martial arts experience find themselves and their lives changed through martial arts. While Kenichi from History's Strongest Disciple embraces it and Koushi from Sumomomo Momomo runs from it, both have great comedy from the random characters they encounter through martial arts.

rogueman999 rogueman999 says...

Both anime have an initially weak shounen as the main character, who is introduced in the world of martial arts by the much stronger female character. Both have a lots of comedy, with a clean and positive sense of humor.

This being said, Sumomo is more obviously a comedy, while Kenichi is a shounen with more action, so this should be taken into consideration.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

fanservicy action shonens that are vaugly funny are these.

And really these are the olny action shonens that I watched for no reason and didn't really like because these are too action fanservicy.

plus they have similar titls, if it means anything.

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

both series are funny and both series feature a "normal" male lead surrounded by a bunch of crazy martial artists who are insanely good at fighting.

Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi

Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi

Yoichi Karasuma is a strong young samurai who was born and raised in the mountains. One day his father decides to send him to the city to stay with the four Ikuraga sisters so that he can gain valuable life experience, but his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned. Not only is he late to meet his new hostesses, but he is labelled a pervert and manages to get himself arrested – twice! Now, as he lives at the Ikuraga Dojo with Ibuki, Ayame, Kagome and Chihaya, Yoichi must adapt to his new life at school while accepting the rather violent ‘training’ he receives from Ibuki. After making an enemy of the school delinquent and with a mysterious man after his life, it seems that Yoichi’s quest to gain life experience won’t be so smooth after all!

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Reasons you might like Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi...

Verdeloth26 Verdeloth26 says...

The big common point that these two shows have in common is that the main character, after showing off his skills, is challenged by ever stronger opponents.  Yoichi and Kenichi both have a deep seeded need to improve their skills and protect what they value.  The comedic aspect of the two shows is very similar, but with Yoichi being more of a harem.

Aburi Aburi says...

It's hard to find a concreate way to tie these two together.

Kenichi is a coming of age story about a boy with minimal ability succeding despite himself.

Yoichi is light Harem style comedy about a naive warrior and how he affects the lives of those around him.

They have different genras, different Character types, different "Feel".

Mostly it's two things that make me feel that they are a good match for each other. the first is the sense of humor. They share a lot of simmilar style jokes and gags.

The other is a bit more subtle. If you're reading this, you probably have a good bit of anime under your belt already, so you likely know the term "moe". Another good word in Japanese is "Ami" (pronounced aa-my) can mean sweet or naive, and usually means both. And it applies to the heros Kenichi and Yoichi. It's one of those words that's ment as an insult when an opponent says it, but can be taken as a compliment. and I feel it is the defining aspect of those two.

broski broski says...

if you like Kenichi or Asu no Yoichi you would like the other because, both have a main character that improve there skills to protect someone close to them. Thy also share a common story line were pride is important. Both have very similar comedy in them

mjbjwb mjbjwb says...

these two animes are alike in many ways such as the main character is a boy. in kenichi he learns martial arts while in asu no yoichi he knows martial arts and is seeking more traing so he can become stronger