Hey up folks another first impression post for this autumn anime line up. And yes the anime Keijo has that many exclamation marks. Let’s get down to it shall we.
Keijo or rather hip-whip girl as it’s also known focuses on 4 girls; Kaminashi Nozomi, Kazane Aoba, Sayaka Mizata & Non Toyoguchi. These 4 girls enter a fictional sport called Keijo. A female only sport. The object of the sport is to use their butts & boobs as weapons to knock off your opponent of a floating platform also known as an island.
Right off the bat, if you’re looking for something serious then this anime isn’t for you. Since this anime is heavy with fan service. And it doesn’t even hide it – it’s blatant and it knows it.
The series follows our protagonists as they make their way in to the sport. Along the way before they could even start the sport, they are trained up. Yes the anime has a school and a curriculum dedicated to the sport. In one episode the girls are all training to make a figure 8 in the air with their butts.
I do like the dynamics with the girls, especially Nozomi and Aoba. Aoba has the gift to be able to tell where one is about to land an attack / movement etc just by feeling their butt. Or in some instances tell in which direction the wind is blowing just by her hand / hair. And the funny thing is Nozomi could interpret it with accuracy. Although their friendship is hampered in the beginning because Nozomi said Toyoguchi had a funny accent. Way to go Nozomi. In one episode Aoba had a Gilgamesh gate of Babylon style move. It was just hilarious!.
For my first impression of this anime:
Overall impression: V. Good
Alternatives: Yuri on ice or All Out (a rugby based anime). Both sport shows are airing as part of the Autumn / Winter line up.
What are your impression of the anime?. Have you seen this anime, or do you plan to?. Let me know down in the comment section!!.