Genres: Sports, Ecchi, Shounen
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 22, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Producers: Sotsu, Lantis, Warner Bros., KlockWorx, Medicos Entertainment, NichiNare, Radio Osaka
Licencors: FUNimation Entertainment
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Japan’s latest competitive sport, keijo, is dictated by a simple set of rules: female-only participants must stand on circular platforms floating in a pool—referred to as “lands”—with the goal being to knocking off opponents using only their breasts and butts. Despite this outlandish premise, the sport attracts millions of viewers across the country and boasts a lavish prize pool. Many aspiring athletes take up the challenge in hopes of becoming the next national champion.
After graduating from high school, the lively 17-year-old Nozomi Kaminashi enters the world of keijo, hoping to bring home a fortune to her poor family. As a gifted gymnast, Nozomi quickly proves herself a tough competitor after stealing the spotlight in her debut tournament. Meeting new friends and rivals as she climbs the ranks, Nozomi discovers that the path to stardom as a keijo player is filled with intense competition that will challenge not only her body, but also her soul. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Keijo is a sports anime from studio Xebec. I called it a sport anime because it is focused on the sport. the sport itself is about girls fighting each other with their bodies rather than their hands. Therefore, the anime is ecchi because they emphases on the boobs and butts not to mention the girls are always in their swimsuits. Surprisingly though the anime didn’t have heavy yuri subtext. I also thought that there would be more than one perverted characters but there was only one. The anime is purely focused in the sport and the main character wanting to become a better athlete.
As I’ve mentioned before the anime is by Xebec which animated anime like To LOVE-Ru and Ladies versus Butlers!. I think that will give you an idea of how good the ecchi is. The animation and art are amazing and quite beautiful. There are a lot of bishoujo’s in the anime. The story was okay it’s the same as any other sport anime story. The music of the anime was just good. Overall the anime is good. It’s not a must watch and there are better anime out there. Just to be fair though I did enjoy the anime.
Overall Rate: 7/10