Kenichi Konishi was born June 23, 1968 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He is an animator and director and a member of JAniCA. He started his career in 1989, joining the Ghibli animation school. After completing his training he stayed at Ghibli and worked as animator there. In 1999 he debuted as animation supervisor on Yamadas, following that he left the studio and became freelance.