The Gist: Kaminashi Nozomi and Miyata-chan have qualified to become Keijo players—a sport where girls must push each other into the pool only using their butts, boobs and wits…
Our story begins as the girls move into Keijo high school, share their reasons for being there, and flash back to the admittance examine. The press is there focusing on the top scoring players and ignores Kaminashi, but is quickly surprised by the number of elite players who talk to the new girl and treat her as an equal.
Also, Kaminashi’s hair makes her look like a cockroach. So I will refer to her as cockroach-chan from now on!
Keijo is better than Anitore! XX because it actually does something with its fan service. Yet it doesn’t pretend to be anything else than fan service. Yes, it is fan service and it is utterly ridiculous that this show is just about girls using their boobs and butts to push each other off of floaties in a pool, but everything the entire experience is grounded in the reality of a sport. A flesh-peddling sport but a sport all the same.
You may freely ignore this show because it is sanitized boob and butt and fighting fodder and you can easily find sexier, raunchier skin online. And if you want more than that, It is unlikely to develop a serious plot nor develop its characters emotionally beyond where they are.
That said, the characters have an earnestness to them and it is well animated and styled for what it is.
The Verdict: I can’t believe this show has made a space on my review docket—and it may get cut mid season—but, for now, the fun high school training vibe, bright colors, and idiocy has me hooked.
My ancestors are rolling in their graves…