Bringing the summertime fun to the fall season, the swimsuit sporting anime Keijo!!!!!!!! (Hip Whip Girl) has released a promo video slating the adaptation of Daichi Sorayomi’s manga for an October premiere. The trailer comes in two separate videos, one narrated in Japanese and the other in English, and as you would expect, the competition gets hot in more ways than one.
With My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU‘s episode director Hideya Takahashi stepping up as director, Takao Kato of To Love-Ru is on series composition, while Keiya Nakano of AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue handles character design. The starring cast was previously 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!!!!!!!! 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?