Keijo, otherwise known as Hip Whip Girl, is about a gambling sport which hit Japan over the 21st Century. The Keijo sport involves a group of women, fighting to knock each other off the floating platforms on a pool, otherwise known as land. The only catch, is that they can only use their breasts and bums.
The anime revolves around Nozomi, a starry eyed gymnast, who graduates school and aims to become the richest Keijo player in Japan. She comes across a former judo champion in a Keijo arena, Sayaka, and soon they become friends and rivals. They attend the Western Keijo School and work together to become the best.
This anime focuses on character development as well as fan service. There is a girl called non, who has a soft butt, so she has the ability to knock people off with their own impact, otherwise known as counter. She starts off as afraid of the other players, but soon gains confidence and moves to the top ranks with the other girls in her dorm. Sayaka compensates for her small breasts and works towards becoming the fastest Outfighter in Japan, using her speed and her butt. Kazane starts out soft spoken and unsure of herself, by the end of the season she becomes a strong player with her scanning hand, the ability to copy anyones’s once she places her hands on their butt.
The whole idea of Keijo seems to be very sexist with a main male crowd. In the manga, the professional races start with parading the butts so that the gamblers know who to put their money on. Yet the anime makes up for that misgiving when you see the abilities the girls have. They are so silly yet incredibly entertaining, it is like they have super powers. I wont give the entertainment away to my readers, but it is something to be thoroughly enjoyed.
Overall, this anime is right up my perverted ally. It has the right amount of character development and boobage, with some typical yet amazing anime fight scenes. I can’t wait for season 2 to get here!
What did you guys think?
I have loved anime and manga ever since I was in college. I remember when I was first shown Naruto, Bleach and all the other generic shows you first get into. To me, it was a magical world, where I could escape and be who I wanted to be. It allowed me to have new ideas on myself.
When people ask what I am into, I will always tell them the truth. The sad thing is, when I do, I am usually greeted with an ‘ah OK’ or my personal favourite, ‘I thought that was a boy thing’. I wonder when that stereotype first entered the world? when was it not OK for a woman to like this stuff?
This is why I love expo. No one will judge you, they encourage you to be who you want to be, to like the things you like. You get the chance to indulge in the things you want to, to spend money and add to your collection. It is also a good chance to gather info on new releases and, in some cases, to try the new games if you can get on one.
My personal collection consists of yuri manga. Every time I go to expo, I am always on the look out for new manga books I don’t already own. Sexy figurines and yuri dvds will sometimes make it into the collection. The sexy figurines tend to be more of my partners area of expertise. I love the stories, the cute girls being shy with each other. I love the anticipation, along with the way they look. Yuri has the rawness that some of the popular anime lack.
So I thought I would write this, I don’t know why really. I was just in the mood to write and share.
As you remember from my last post, my friend gave me the whole of the Chobit series. I have read it to volume four out of eight so far and I am finding it quite a good read. The first volume is a little hard to get into, but if you stick with it, it is worth your while. The persocom Chi is too cute for words and, I think I would most probably be a lesbian with a persocom if they existed.
The story revolves around Hideki, who wants to be college student. He attends a cram school with Shimbo, his friend. He finds Chi in the garbage and takes her home. The story is all about his journey with her, from falling in love to evil people wanting to steal her. The story is not all about romance, it also has some great scifi panels and suspense that would kill.
This manga comes in an anime form, but I recommend the manga as the first form of reference. What can I say? I am bias.