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Kenji volume 4
Genre Martial arts
Author Ryuchi Matsuda
Illustrator Yoshihide Fujiwara
Publisher Japan Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19881992
Volumes 21
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Kenji (拳児 ?) is a manga series written by Ryuchi Matsuda and illustrated by Yoshihide Fujiwara. The series follows Kenji Goh, a practitioner of the Chinese martial art Bājíquán.

Matsuda drew from his own knowledge of the martial arts when writing the manga.[1] Kenji features Bājíquán, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Baguazhang, Chen style tai chi chuan, Piguaquan, Xingyiquan, Muslim Chinese martial arts, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hung Gar, Daito Ryu, Shotokan and numerous other styles.

Kenji was serialized in Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday from 1988 to 1992, totaling 21 volumes.


The story chronicles the life of modern-day martial artist. Kenji Goh is a teenager fond of the martial arts particularly Bājíquán, which he studied from his grandfather at an early age. While Kenji's training in Bājíquán is not complete, he learns other martial arts to compliment his skills. Kenji's rival is Tony Tan, a Chinese gangster skilled in Hung Ga Shaolin Kung Fu and Muslim Chinese martial arts like Xinyiliuhequan.


External links

Kenji (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia

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