Kakyuusei (TV)

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Girl in a Lower Grade
Japanese: 下級生


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 1999 to Sep 24, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Producers: Pink Pineapple
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: PP Project
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 15441,544 users)
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Ranked: #65692
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Popularity: #7443
Members: 6,962
Favorites: 8

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Episodes: /13


When Tsuyoshi rushed to school as usual, he found a girl who tried to help a kitten which couldn't get down from a tree. It was Minamizato Ai who had loved Tsuyoshi secretly for a long time.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iizuka, Kouichi
Sound Director
Otani, Masahito
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Every Brand-new Day" by Mari Adachi

Ending Theme

1: "Girl's be UP!" by UP^2 (あっぷ^2) (eps 1-12)
2: "Roulette Candle (ルーレット・キャンドル)" by Pure' (eps 13)
3: "Sea -Tsuki no Akari- (Sea -月のあかり-)" by Yumi Kikuchi (eps 14)


Sep 30, 2022
This was a great romantic drama!

The story was simple, and the only thing that annoyed me a little was the number of misunderstandings (especially later on), but other than that this was a typical school setting anime with each episode at just the right lenght. This didn't feel like a harem at all. The ending was also really cute.
As a romance enthusiast, I must say that the romance between Tsuyoshi and the other characters was really good and this was the best way to adapt a VN dating sim to anime.

The MC here had a lot of personality and I liked him a lot, ...
Feb 1, 2020
A very good anime from the 90s that was overlooked and overshadowed because it's a non mecha anime that came out in the time often called the Great Mecha Boom, because of the success of shows like Gundam Wing and Evangelion. If you are interested in the 90s anime but is tired of Giant Robots punching other Giant Robots and Monsters, this is a good anime for you.

Story: 8/10
Imo, this is one of the few good VN to anime adaptations. The story is not too unique. It's fairly simple and easy to follow which, imo, is a good thing. And it's not dumb like quite ...
Jul 16, 2017
Do you like girls? if so this is one of the best anime you could watch

With some of the best post Gunbuster/Evangelion/Princess maker designs I've ever seen and a tone that feels straight out of a Mitsuru Adachi manga this is what is up, I genuinely feel that this is one of the peaks of 90's moe and anyone who likes seeing cute girls will enjoy it.

While it does lean upon some more conventional elements of anime it utilizes the kinds of inventive characterization that appeared in KareKano,

If you're looking for something to come off you Gainax binge and to adjust yourself better to the ...

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Poll: Kakyuusei (1999) Episode 12 Discussion
RafaelDeJongh - May 14, 2014
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Poll: Kakyuusei (1999) Episode 14 Discussion
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Poll: Kakyuusei (1999) Episode 11 Discussion
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May 5, 2017 9:56 PM
Has anyone ever subbed this show ?
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