"Keijo!!!!!!!!" Anime Cast Additions Spotted

Rena Maeda, Hibiku Yamamura and Rie Takahashi join cast

Leading into the fall TV anime adaptation of Daichi Sorayomi's 2013 ongoing ecchi sports comedy Keijo!!!!!!!! (aka Hip Whip Girl) an early look at this week's Shonen Sunday has revealed the cast additions of Rena Maeda as Hanabi Kawai (a zombie movie fan who specializes in using her butt for knock-out blows to the jaw or solar plexus), Hibiku Yamamura as Mio Kusakai (a tall, flirty blonde with breast-hypnotism) and Rie Takahashi as Rin Rokudo (a girl with super spped and lung capacity).

 

 

Hideya Takahashi (Pokemon: The Origin, episode director My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) directs the XEBEC production with Takao Kato writing series composition and Keiya Nakano (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue) on character design.

 

Lead cast

Nozomi Kaminashi: Lynn - former gymnast 

 


Sayaka Miyata: M · A · O - judo prodigy 


Kazane Aoba: Kaede Hondo - a shy girl who enjoys reading and games

 


Non Toyoguchi: Saori Onishi - a clumsy girl from a farming community

 

 

Baka Updates describes the series

Kaminashi Nozomi (17) is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That's why she wants to step into the world of "Keijo." "Keijo" is a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of "Keijo" and bring wealth and fortune for her family?

 

Earlier visual

 

 

 via Yaraon


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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