Keijo is a fan service/ sports comedy anime focused on the titular competitive sport where the female players go against one another on a floating platform called a Land where they use either their breasts or butts to try either knocking their opponents off the Land or have them fall to the ground. The series mainly focuses on a skilled gymnast named Nozomi Kaminashi who wishes to enter the sport to become wealthy enough to get her family out of poverty and is trained in the ins and outs of the sport before she can go pro.
As you might surmise from the anime’s premise, Keijo’s gimmick is mostly an excuse to show off as many fan service shots as it can get out of its female cast and the series is certainly rife with enough of it. Close camera shots of boobs and butts, girls undressing, bathing scenes, skimpy bathing suits, and suggestive predicaments are pretty much the norm throughout Keijo’s 12-episode run. If there’s a plus to this though, Keijo is actually pretty tasteful for the most part with showing off its fan service as its female cast are drawn well enough to be pleasant on the eyes, having a variety of body types, and the series doesn’t resort to gross-out humor for its naughty moments.
I suppose if there’s a positive to Keijo, it would be that the series knows how ridiculous its premise is and relishes in it. The Keijo matches are rather creative in showing some rather ridiculous attacks that the characters make use of with their butts and boobs against opponents. It milks sports anime tropes to show how overly enthusiastic some of the characters like Nozomi can be in their devotion to training and improving within the sport, including showing off the mentioned ridiculous attacks with their butts and boobs.
Ultimately though in regards to depth, Keijo doesn’t have much beneath the surface. As mentioned, it is still milking sports anime tropes and its premise is still an excuse to milk fan service from its female cast. The female cast mostly follow anime character types you would find in one form or another, as any backstory on them is mostly window dressing in a superficial attempt to give them motive for their participation in Keijo.
While I’ll give some kudos to Keijo for knowing not to take its premise too seriously and relishing in it, it is still a fan service title that doesn’t have much going for it in terms of depth beyond over-the-top sports action with boob and butt attacks coming from its mostly attractive female cast. Fan service anime fans are likely to give this a watch. But if you’re looking for any deeper depth to your anime, then I’d avoid watching Keijo.
Rating: 6 of 10
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Looking back, this might be my favorite anime from 2016. It just so much fun to watch, and does one thing I wish more sport and fan service anime would have, a good sense of humor. So many fan service and sport anime get ruined by the fact that they take themselves too seriously. Granted with sport in general, that just not my cup of tea and people might get into the seriousness. But with fan service anime, usually the seriousness just bog it down. So an anime that knows how to have fun in two genre that surprisingly has a hard time having a sense of humor was refreshing.
Also "NANI", this was an average experience for you. I need to pick a show you will truly hate (or maybe be nice and pick a solid show that you might have miss).
It has been a long time since I watched the anime. When you mentioned the shallow character growth, I realized I don't even remember the drama or aspirations other than the main heroine striving to be best at Keijo.
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT