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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Aa! Megami-sama!: Chichaitte Koto wa Benri da ne
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Aa! Megami-sama!: Chichaitte Koto wa Benri da ne
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Amanchu!
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Aoi Hana
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Aoi Hana
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Aoi Hana
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Bakuman.
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Bakuman.
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Bakuman. 2nd Season
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Bakuman. 2nd Season
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Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go
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Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go WGP
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Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go WGP
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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
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Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
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Cooking Papa
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Cutey Honey F
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Daa! Daa! Daa!
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Daa! Daa! Daa!
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Ganbare Goemon
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Ganbare Goemon
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Ginga Hyouryuu Vifam 13
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Gokudou-kun Manyuuki
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Gokudou-kun Manyuuki
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Hachimitsu to Clover
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Hachimitsu to Clover
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Hachimitsu to Clover
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Hachimitsu to Clover II
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Jibaku-kun
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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
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KimiKiss Pure Rouge
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KimiKiss Pure Rouge
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KimiKiss Pure Rouge: Love Fighter
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KimiKiss Pure Rouge: Love Fighter
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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
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Love Stage!!
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Love Stage!!: Chotto ja Nakutte
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Mainichi Kaasan
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Major S1
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Major S1
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Major S2
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Major S3
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Major S4
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Major S5
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Major S6
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Majutsushi Orphen: Revenge
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Majutsushi Orphen: Revenge
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Mama wa Poyopoyo Saurus ga Osuki
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Mama wa Poyopoyo Saurus ga Osuki
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Mayoi Neko Overrun!
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Miracle☆Train: Oedo-sen e Youkoso
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Miracle☆Train: Oedo-sen e Youkoso
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Nodame Cantabile
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Nodame Cantabile
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Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
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PuriGorota: Uchuu no Yuujou Daibouken
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PuriGorota: Uchuu no Yuujou Daibouken
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Senjuushi
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Soreyuke! Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Youko (1999)
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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
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Toradora!
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Toradora!
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Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!
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Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!
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Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon!
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Yu☆Gi☆Oh!
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Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
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Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
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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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