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|Genre||Drama, Harem, Romance|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Norio Kashima|
|Studio||Pink Pineapple, KSS|
|Released||November 28, 1997|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Norio Kashima|
|Network||Chiba TV, Sun TV, TV Kanagawa, TV Saitama|
|Original run||July 05, 1999 – September 26, 1999|
Elf-ban Kakyūsei (エルフ版 下級生 Erufuban Kakyūsei?) is an anime. It is unrelated to a different series of the same title, Kakyūsei, also produced by Pink Pineapple in 1995. It was based on a game originally created by Masato Hiruta more popularly known as Elf, and had a TV series produced after success of the OVA. The 14th episode of the TV series was never aired on television. The TV series produced further sequels and spin offs that were considerably more explicit than their earlier versions.
Originally created by Masato Hiruta.
Elf ban Kakyūsei OVA
The story revolves around Mizuho Yuuki, whose best friend Miko has fallen in love with Tohru. Miko is fairly innocent and comes from a strict background so Mizuho tries not to get in the way of their relationship despite her growing awareness of Tohru who is currently boarding with her family, and accepts going on a date with the wealthy Haruhiko. There is also outside interference from Ai, a younger student in their school, who also likes Tohru.
- Mizuho Yuuki Voiced by: Riko Sayama (Japanese) - active with a strong personality, she enjoys playing tennis.
- Miko Kamiyama Voiced by: Miwa Yanagihara (Japanese) - innocent, comes from a strict family background.
- Tohru Nagase Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese) - popular and well liked, he is currently boarding with Mizuho's family as well as being her class mate.
- Haruhiko Satake Voiced by: Toru Ohkawa (Japanese) - comes from a rich family and has strong feelings for Mizuho.
- Tatsuya Yuuki Voiced by: Hiroko Takemasa (Japanese) Mizuho's little brother.
- Ai Minamizato Voiced by: Minako Sango (Japanese)
- Mahoko Mochida Voiced by: Ai Uchikawa (Japanese)
- Miyuki Iijima Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki(Japanese)
- Minatsu Yamashita Voiced by: Hiroko Kajimura (Japanese)
- Reiko ShindouVoiced by: Ikumi Nagase (Japanese)
- Nana Minagawa Voiced by: Kanoko Hatamiya (Japanese)
- Minoru Goto Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese)
- Shizuka Mitsuki Voiced by: Rena Yukie (Japanese)
- Mizuho's mother Voiced by: Kumiko Takizawa (Japanese)
- Dogeza Master Voiced by: Yoshio Kawai (Japanese)
Sequels and spinoffs
- Kakyūsei (TV): an alternative retelling of the OVA series.
- Kakyūsei 2(TV): a sequel to Kakyūsei (TV)
- Kakyūsei 2: Anthology (OAV): An alternative retelling of Kakyūsei 2 (TV)
- Kakyūsei 2: Sketchbook (OAV): A spin-off from Kakyūsei 2 (TV) series.
- Kakyuusei OVA
- Elf-ban Kakyūsei (television series) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Elf-ban Kakyūsei (OVA) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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