Funimation Announces Kenichi

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple from TMS Entertainment, LTD.

Flower Mound, TX – May 13, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to 26 episodes (Season One) of the action-comedy anime series KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple from TMS Entertainment, LTD.

The Kenichi storyline was adapted from the Shijou no Deshi Kenichi manga series published by Shogakukan, Inc. The anime was directed by Hajime Kamegaki and produced by TMS Entertainment.

About KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple

Not every wimp gets a chance to change his fortunes. But Kenichi just might. The guy is a walking “kick me” sign. He's weakest among the weak and the bullies stalking his school remind him every chance they get.

With nobody on his side and zero self-confidence, Kenichi looks destined to bounce from fist to fist until graduation. Until he meets her.

There's something about Miu. She's kind, she's pretty… and she's an incredible fighter who lives in a dojo with six powerful masters of the Martial Arts – a group of experts skilled in the ancient disciplines of hand to hand combat.

These elite warriors have dedicated their bodies and minds to the endless pursuit of perfect technique.

Now, Kenichi will be their student.

He will have to do more than just toughen up. Kenichi must become the mightiest disciple and learn to stand strong for the powerless… if the training of his six new masters doesn't kill him first.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the KenIchi anime series in two volumes in 2009.

Legal line to accompany art: Original Comic Books Created by Syun Matsuena. ©Syun Matsuena ∙ Shogakukan / KenIchi Project ∙ TV Tokyo. Under License to FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. Produced by TMS Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

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