Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA
Japan Premiere: Mar 14, 2012
Japan Conclusion: May 16, 2014

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 11

Animation Studio: Brain's Base

Popularity: 898th All Time, 708th This Week

Franchise: Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Characters on BTVA: 51
  • Episode 1 bundled with volume 46 of the manga
  • Episode 2 bundled with volume 47 of the manga
  • Episode 3 bundled with volume 49 of the manga
  • Episodes 4 & 5 bundled with volume 53 of the manga
  • Episodes 6 & 7 bundled with volume 54 of the manga
  • Episodes 8 & 9 bundled with volume 55 of the manga
  • Episodes 10 & 11 bundled with volume 56 of the manga
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said at 3:42 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I read a rumor that there might be a new season of 45 episodes starting sometime in 2014. I hope it's true.

I also hope that when these OVAs and the new season is dubbed David Wald will voice Akira Hongo.

It would be a crime if anybody else voiced the character in English.

Sabat (Sakaki) vs Wald (Hongo) MUST happen!

It's destiny! :P

These days they're competing against each other for similar roles. So a scene with both of them (if the anime covers their first fight) would be EPIC!
said at 11:01 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013

Jamie Marchi must also voice Rachel Stanley for the dub! Any other actress would be underwhelming.
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Mar 26 2014
@Mr_Ecchi_Man I think that David Wald would be better as Boris (either him or Dameon Clarke). As for Jamie, she already voices one of the Valkyries. I personally think that Laura Bailey should voice her (though she'd be also good as Mikumo). Hongo sounds like something for Andrew Chandler, I think.
said at 11:57 AM on Thu Mar 27 2014
Other VAs have voiced multiple characters e.g. Brina Palencia and Leah Clark. Besides the Valkyries are minor characters. Also I remember Laura saying on facebook a long time ago that she'll probably never go back to work in Texas again (except for reprisals) so years later it's amusing that fans like to speculate that she'll appear in a new Funimation show (Soul Eater was basically her grand finale for a brand new Funimation role). She moved to L.A. is doing fantastic and slowly working on more union stuff (the ultimate goal for any VA who started their career in non-union projects). Going back to Texas for work is counter-productive...

I still think David Wald would be a better fit if he used his deeper vocal range like Golgo 13 or Dimsdale Boiled and I think Jamie Marchi is still the best contender for Rachel Stanley. She's already often typecast to voice "The American" in Japanese setting shows (e.g. Carrie Nishikawa in Bamboo Blade & JACK in Cat Planet Cuties) and considering the amount of fanservice that Rachel's character has (this OVA series already had at least one brief nude scene with Shigure; FYI the manga becomes a lot ecchier in later chapters) I doubt most actresses want to be associated with a character like that or are just embarrassed when put in that situation and have stiff acting while Jamie doesn't care at all and actually puts in effort.

However I'm often disappointed by some of the casting decisions from several of Funimation's ADR Directors so I won't hope too hard. :)
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Dec 18 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
Please dub this!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:02 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
Going to be another episode this November!

Shio Sakaki vs Christopher Eclair!

Wish TPTB would stop teasing and make a new season already! :)
said at 12:32 AM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@Jackson_H I'm just waiting for these to be picked up for a North American release. :P

Of course, a new season would be awesome!
SM Scorx
said at 1:27 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
FUNimation, pick this up!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:06 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
Hell yeah! Second OVA is the Li Raichi storyline (manga material!)

Guess this unofficially confirms the beginning of the Yomi/Yami arcs for the anime.

Hopefully there will be an official announcement for a new season soon.
said at 12:47 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
@Jackson_H so this means the second OVA is out, where was it found?
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