Kasai, Kenichi

Kasai, Kenichi

Given name: ケンイチ
Family name: カサヰ
Birthday: Dec 4, 1970
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Kenichi Kasai (カサイ ケンイチ, Kasai Ken'ichi, born April 12, 1970 in Gifu Prefecture) is a Japanese storyboard artist and director.

He is amongst J.C.Staff's most noted directors, having directed the highly rated Honey and Clover series. Beginning his career as a production manager, using his name in kanji, Kenichi Kasai (笠井 賢一), he moved on to direction with J.C.Staff. With 2002's Wagamama: Fairy Mirumo De Pon!, he began using his name in katakana.

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DooMWhite | Oct 10, 6:10 PM
This man made me cry for the first time watching an anime(Major S1).


RobinLopez | Oct 20, 2020 7:28 AM
GOAT shit


Prill | Aug 16, 2020 11:52 AM
Exceptionally underrated


animejas | Jun 2, 2020 8:19 AM
A terrific director who might not be as impactful and striking with his works, but adapts content extremely well and brings the best out of those works into animated form.

Bakuman and Major are 2 franchises I have in my top 20 and his directing while not revolutionary, was subtly great. Nodame was also very good. And all three of them might be better than their manga counterparts for what Kasai worked on specifically so great job to him.


Dengola | Mar 13, 2020 6:31 PM
Best man to have ever stepped into JC Staff.

They didn't deserve you, bud.


DatRandomDude | Sep 24, 2018 2:00 PM
boi, he sure fell off hard with Senjuushi.


NearSky | Jul 9, 2018 8:23 PM
Fantastic work on Bakuman, even removed the two worst arc of the series and made for an even better overall story than the manga.


Arisukiss | Mar 3, 2018 10:05 PM
Nice curriculum


WhyZigle | Feb 19, 2017 7:47 AM
Major, Nodame Cantabile, and Bakuman from his direction. What a truly genius, the anime that he has been directing really have life in every aspect.


moodie | Aug 16, 2016 9:27 PM
Really a masterful director. He might not have much artistic flare but his series have some of the best atmosphere and are extremely enjoyable. I dont know how he does it. Currently he is doing an amazing job with Amanchu!. This man is JC Staffs best.


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