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Old 2008-12-15, 20:35   Link #1341
from head to heel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Age: 36
The thing about Kenichi having no talent, is merely pointing to the fact that he's no "natural" in the world of martial arts. He's not intuitive enough to grasp lessons right away (actually maybe he does pick up things pretty fast...) and he wasn't born with a gifted physique either. He's just average.

But this is where, once again, the idea of hard work vs. talent comes in of which Kenichi exemplifies the former (especially with masters like his). Knowing that, it makes even more sense why the manga is named "History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi", emphasizing his status as the greatest martial arts student in history.
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