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KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple Collection Two DVD Review

1 August 2013 2:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Hajime Kamegaki,

Starring: Tomokazu Seki, Josh Grelle, Tomoko Kawakami, Carrie Savage, Hiroshi Arikawa, R Bruce Elliot, Hiroya Ishimaru, Sonny Strait, Issei Futamata, Vic Mignogna, Juurouta Kosugi,Kent Williams, Mamiko Noto, Trina Nishimura,

Running Time: 613 minutes

Certificate: 12

Picking up where the last set of episodes left off, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple makes its intentions clear from the outset. Although the comedy, romance, and action are still very much intact, this is also a much darker affair. The previous box set hinted at how affecting the violence and suffering could be, but now with its use of a more foreboding colour palette, Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple proves itself when handling drama.

The show should be celebrated for managing to expand its core cast of characters, each with their own individual motivation and emotional context, without detracting from previously setup storylines and individuals. The majority of the new characters add something new to the story, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple DVD Review

8 June 2013 6:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Hajime Kamegaki,

Starring: Tomokazu Seki, Josh Grelle, Tomoko Kawakami, Carrie Savage, Hiroshi Arikawa, R Bruce Elliot, Hiroya Ishimaru, Sonny Strait, Issei Futamata, Vic Mignogna, Juurouta Kosugi,Kent Williams, Mamiko Noto, Trina Nishimura,

Running Time: 613 minutes

Certificate: 12

Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple is a fighting anime with a few twists and turns along the way. For starters, the protagonist isn’t exactly carved from heroic material. Kenichi is a rather lame character at first, and is also very annoying in parts. This works as both a positive and a negative for the series, as he is both relatable and down to Earth, while at the same time deserving of a punch or two. What it does allow for is some massive growth in terms of character.

Kenichi is a student who loves a bit of martial arts and doesn’t let his cowardice get in the way of enjoying his favourite sport. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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