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Update: Core cast of Keijo!!!!!!!! given character design previews

As Daichi Sorayomi’s ecchi sports comedy manga Keijo!!!!!!!! gets ready for the May 18th release of volume 11, an early listing of the anime‘s staff and cast is making the rounds. The announcement will officially be made in this year’s 25th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday, with My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU‘s episode director Hideya Takahashi stepping up as director. Takao Kato is on series composition, while Keiya Nakano of AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue handles character design, and the starring cast is confirmed as follows:

Lynn (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle‘s Liesharte Atismata) as Nozomi Kaminashi
M.A.O (Kuromukuro‘s Yukina Shirahane) as Sayaka Miyata
Kaede Hondo (Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama‘s Kokoro Yotsuba) as Kazane Aoba
Saori Onishi (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend‘s Eriri Spencer) as Non Toyoguchi

Sorayomi’s Keijo!!!!!!!!, otherwise known as Hip Whip Girl, is named after a floating platform battle sport which, in this alternate Japan, has legally allowed gambling since 2003. It launched in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2013, and Baka Updates has described the series’ story:

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?

Update: Keiya Nakano’s character designs have made an early appearance online, alongside Keijo!!!!!!!!‘s staff and cast reveals. Here are all the previously announced main cast swim-suited up:

Nozomi Kaminashi

Sayaka Miyata, a judo prodigy

Kazane Aoba, a shy girl who enjoys reading and games

Non Toyoguchi, a clumsy girl from a farming community

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