"Keijo!!!!!!!!" Defends Its Cred as Serious Sports Drama

Official Twitter account counters assertions of salacious intent with cheeky response

Keijo!!!!!!!!, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on an aquatic women's sports manga by Daichi Sorayomi that's so intense that it requires 8 exclamation points, has recently released an official statement on social media addressing concerns that its chief purpose is primarily an erotic one.



When reading the following Tweets, imagine them being delivered by a scholarly individual who pauses occasionally to adjust their glasses:

 

 

Translation:

 

"Regarding the TV anime Keijo!!!!!!!!, some people have asserted that its primary purpose is to be 'like wearing x-ray glasses' or that 'it's basically porn, right?', and it's easy to see how this could be could someone's impression at first glance. This is just a personal opinion, but I think in the case of Keijo!!!!!!!! - whether the setting is erotic or not - the real issue is rooted in a passionate pursuit of sports." #keijo :glasses:


From here, the speaker gets a bit more insistent:

 

 

Translation:

 

"Hey folks, there's plenty of erotic anime out there if you know where to look! Keijo!!!!!!!! is at its heart about women's swimsuit sports! It's really not the kind of anime that you think it is! So what if its got some really powerful butts and breasts and such. If you don't watch it, it's your loss! This fall, let's all experience the hottest sports competition anime on land, sea, or ice!" #keijo :glasses:

 

 

The original Keijo!!!!!!!! manga (also known as Hip Whip Girl) is serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine. The Keijo!!!!!!!! TV anime is directed by Hideya Takahashi and features animation by Xebec. The series will kick off its Japanese broadcast on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS11 beginning on October 06, 2016. 

 

Sources:

Otakomu

Official Keijo!!!!!!!! Twitter feed (@keijo_anime)

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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