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jenwantshotbutt submitted:

This is from volume 1 of the manga Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Do I need to point out the boobs and butt pose? I was recommended this manga by a friend, and I’m already a little unimpressed just by the cover! 

This was actually one of the first pictures ever on this blog, but I didn’t know where it came from, plus, I had like 10 followers at the time, so I’ll re-post it so more people can see it! :) 

jenwantshotbutt submitted:

This is from volume 1 of the manga Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Do I need to point out the boobs and butt pose? I was recommended this manga by a friend, and I’m already a little unimpressed just by the cover! 

This was actually one of the first pictures ever on this blog, but I didn’t know where it came from, plus, I had like 10 followers at the time, so I’ll re-post it so more people can see it! :) 

Masklinn submitted:




While I’m sure you’ve already got your share of HSDK posts…
the latest installment sports a wonderful B&B.
The right leg also looks like a completely broken attempt at perspective, it looks way shorter than the left one

The English words seem a little too fitting.
While I’m sure you’ve already got your share of HSDK posts…

the latest installment sports a wonderful B&B.

The right leg also looks like a completely broken attempt at perspective, it looks way shorter than the left one

The English words seem a little too fitting.

elkian submitted:

I know you’ve already got a couple of Kenichi posts, but I tried to get through the manga, and have collected some very…interesting poses from it. (I recommend watching the anime for yourself, just to see the anatomy in motion)

The artist is actually pretty decent, manages to avoid Only Six Faces Syndrome, but then….

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Yeah.

For reference, here is a non-sexualized female character posing:

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The worst part is when the story is literally thrown away for the sake of “the sexy”, like this.

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See those tiny people in the corner? That’s where the action is supposed to be happening.

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Maybe this is Chekhov’s Butt and her lack of underwear is actually an important plot point later?  (I’ve never read this series.  It’d be hilarious if I was right.)


mizusa-misa submitted:


History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi was one of my favourite mangas. I really loved this manga, the story was very good and the ecchi wasn’t that much than it is now. It’s really disappointing to see when an artist decides to destroy his work by giving the girls crazy proportions, make them rip off each other’s clothes in every fight or even make them fight naked. In every scene a female character is seen, she’s being sexualized like hell. Because of that I almost forgot about some girls’ personalities. (For some people this doesn’t seem very important. I read a discussion in a forum about which girl is the favourite and why. Someone said: I like her because of boobs, butt and mini kimono)
Well I don’t have a problem with ecchi if it’s not too exaggerated or if it doesn’t happen that often but this is too much. Look at this picture! As if anyone would threaten you like this! This looks like a porn how she’s being presented while being in such a dangerous situation.
I really loved this manga but it’s too much now and I can’t enjoy it anymore when there are so many scenes like this. I’ll stop reading this before it really becomes a porn.

Oh wow. o_o It’s like a porn shoot and a gun advertisement shoot got booked at the same time and they decided to make the best out of it.

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi was one of my favourite mangas. I really loved this manga, the story was very good and the ecchi wasn’t that much than it is now. It’s really disappointing to see when an artist decides to destroy his work by giving the girls crazy proportions, make them rip off each other’s clothes in every fight or even make them fight naked. In every scene a female character is seen, she’s being sexualized like hell. Because of that I almost forgot about some girls’ personalities. (For some people this doesn’t seem very important. I read a discussion in a forum about which girl is the favourite and why. Someone said: I like her because of boobs, butt and mini kimono)

Well I don’t have a problem with ecchi if it’s not too exaggerated or if it doesn’t happen that often but this is too much. Look at this picture! As if anyone would threaten you like this! This looks like a porn how she’s being presented while being in such a dangerous situation.

I really loved this manga but it’s too much now and I can’t enjoy it anymore when there are so many scenes like this. I’ll stop reading this before it really becomes a porn.

Oh wow. o_o It’s like a porn shoot and a gun advertisement shoot got booked at the same time and they decided to make the best out of it.