Keijo!!!!!!!! – 01 (First Impressions)

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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!

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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.

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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…

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7 thoughts on “Keijo!!!!!!!! – 01 (First Impressions)”

  1. Im sure your ancestors are giving you a thumbs up; I agree with everything you said in this post. I made the same argument that this show understands how silly it is and doesnt want you to take it seriously; regardless of that, it’s actually making an effort to make its characters feel earnest and give them personalities beyond just avatars for big ass and tits. It’s like the writer of this series was like “dont take the concept seriously, but respect that the characters in this world do”. The fact that the writing is able to convey this duality in the tone of the show is an accomplishment of itself. Im sticking around for more

    1. the fact that it is well rendered is a big plus! if it were more pedestrian looking, I may have considered it more of a sell out/boobs for bucks play

      1. In all seriousness though, I’ll be taking a look at this, something I never thought I would do.

        The promo art just looked like one more throwaway ecchifest.

        I enjoy sneaky shows that look like one thing then turn out to be another, better thing.

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