Kakyūsei (TV)

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Alternative title:
A Girl in a Lower Grade 
下級生 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , romance 
User Ratings: 32 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 2 votes (raw:2)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:4, raw:4)
 Good: 11 votes (sub:10, raw:1)
 Decent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 97 users, rank: #3639 (of 6233)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.531 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.7851, rank: #3502 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 6.607 (Good−), rank: #3309 (of 6228) (seen all: 6.72 / seen some: 6.86 / won't finish: 3.92)
Bayesian estimate: 6.874 (Good), rank: #2418 (of 4685)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 14 
Episode titles: We have 14
Vintage: 1999-07-05 to 1999-09-26 
Opening Theme:
"Every Brand-new Day" by Mari Adachi 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Girls be UP!" by UP^2 (eps 1-12) 
#2: "Roulette Candle" by Pure' (ep 13) 
#3: "Sea -Tsuki no Akari- (Sea -Moonlight-)" by Yumi Kikuchi (ep 14) 
#3: "Sea -Tsuki no Akari-" by Yumi Kikuchi (ep 14) 
Official website:
Links: We have 1
The "fourteenth" episode is an alternate universe side story that is unrelated to the previous thirteen episodes. 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Norio Kashima 
Shigeru Yanagawa (eps 1, 3, 6, 8) 
Takao Yoshioka (10 episodes
eps 2, 4-5, 7, 9-14
Fumihiro Ueno (ep 14) 
Kan Fukumoto (ep 1) 
Kazuhito Kikuchi (ep 13) 
Kônosuke Uda (ep 9) 
Mitsuo Kusakabe (eps 5, 11) 
Shigenori Kageyama (ep 7) 
Shigeru Kimiya (ep 6) 
Shigeru Yamazaki (ep 10) 
Yousei Morino (ep 3) 
Yukina Hiiro (eps 4, 8, 12) 
Yukio Okazaki (ep 2) 
Episode Director:
Fumihiro Ueno (4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 14
Hiromi Yokoyama (ep 10) 
Kan Fukumoto (ep 7) 
Ken Ushikusa (ep 13) 
Masahito Otani (ep 3) 
Mitsuo Kusakabe (eps 5, 11) 
Shigeru Kimiya (ep 6) 
Yasuhiro Geshi (eps 1, 9) 
Yukio Okazaki (ep 2) 
Original creator: Masato Hiruta (elf) 
Original Character Design: Aya Kadoi 
Character Design: Mayumi Watanabe 
Chief Animation Director: Mayumi Watanabe 
Animation Director:
Akira Otsuka (ep 7) 
Eiji Ishimoto (4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 14
Hideo Maru (ep 3) 
Mayumi Watanabe (eps 9, 13) 
Megumi Ishihara (ep 9) 
Noriyuki Aota (ep 1) 
Taeko Sato (eps 5, 11) 
Tomoko Hirota (eps 2, 6, 10) 
Sound Director: Kouichi Iizuka 
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai 
Producer: Saburo Omiya 

Art Supervision: Shichiro Kobayashi 
Chief Producer: Kotaro Ran 
Color design: Yayoi Tobe 
Editing: Toshio Henmi 
Music Director: Hiroshi Igarashi 
Music producer: Mitsunori Yokoyama 
Series Coordination: Shigeru Yanagawa 
Supervision: Dr. Pochi 
Theme Song Performance:
Akiko (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Fuyumi Sakiya (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Kimiko Koyama (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Mai Asaki (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Mari Adachi (OP + Pure' : ED#2) 
Miwa Yanagihara (Pure' : ED#2) 
Miyu Matsuki (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Nozomi Mizuhara (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Riko Sayama (Pure' : ED#2) 
Sao Morita (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Sato Higashi (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Tomomi Nakano (UP^2 : ED#1) 
Yumi Kikuchi (ED#3, UP^2: ED#1) 
Kouichi Toochika as Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi 
Mie Sonozaki as Miyuki Iijima 
Minako Sango as Ai Minamizato 

Ai Uchikawa as Mahoko Mochida 
Ikumi Nagase as Reiko Shindou 
Miwa Yanagihara as Miko Kamiyama 
Shizuka Arai as Ryoko Kanou 

Ai Satou as female customer (ep 6) 
Ai Uchikawa as cat (ep 1) 
Akiko Kimura as
female student (eps 2, 10) 
girl (ep 12) 
Akiko Muta as Miyuki's mother 
Akira Sasanuma as
Kenji (ep 9) 
male student (ep 10) 
Chizuko Hoshino as Mayumi Tachibana 
Colleen Lanki as Mary (ep 3) 
David Schaufele as John (ep 3) 
Fuyumi Sakiya as female student (ep 9) 
Haruhi Terada as Ai's mother 
Harunori Miyata as Shinji Takada 
Hiroko Kajimura as Minatsu Yamashita 
Hiroshi Matsumoto as manager of seaside teahouse 
Ikumi Nagase as
customer (ep 7) 
female student (8 episodes
eps 2-4, 6, 10-13
Mahoko's friend (ep 5) 
Kanoko Hatamiya as Nana Minagawa 
Kenichi Ogata as Miko's father 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Cattleya manager 
Kumiko Nishihara as Tina 
Mari Adachi as
announcer (ep 9) 
clerk (ep 7) 
female customer (eps 5-6) 
female student (9 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 8, 10-14
Tsuyoshi's girlfriend (ep 2) 
Mitsuaki Madono as Minoru Goto 
Miyu Matsuki as
female student (ep 9) 
Mahoko's friend (ep 5) 
Miyuki Matsushita as Maki Midoritani 
Nozomi Mizuhara as female student (ep 9) 
Rena Yukie as
customer (ep 10) 
Shizuka Mitsuki 
Riko Sayama as
girl (ep 11) 
Mizuho Yuuki 
Sao Morita as female student (ep 9) 
Sato Higashi as female student (ep 9) 
Takayuki Arai as
announcer at train station (ep 13) 
clerk (ep 12) 
male customer (eps 5, 7) 
male student (7 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 8, 10-11, 14
master of ceremonies (ep 9) 
sports commentator (ep 6) 
Tsuyoshi (ep 2) 
zombie (ep 10) 
Takeharu Onishi as guy picking up girls (ep 5) 
Tesshô Genda as Sadaoka 
Tomomi Nakano as female student (ep 9) 
Toru Ohkawa as Haruhiko Satake 
Yoshio Kawai as Dogeza Master 
Yumi Kikuchi as female student (ep 4) 
Yumi Takada as Makihara (ep 7) 
Yuu Yamazaki as guy picking up girls (ep 5) 
Japanese companies
Animation: PP Project 
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production 
Chiba Television (eps 1-13) 
Sun TV (eps 1-13) 
Television Kanagawa (eps 1-13) 
Television Saitama Co., Ltd. (eps 1-13) 
Original Creator: Elf 
Photography: Studio Cosmos 
Production: PinkPineapple 
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