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Update: Keijo!!!!!!!! reveals voice cast and character designs for Nozomi’s rivals

Wednesday’s (September 7th) issue of Shogakukan’s misleadingly titled Shonen Sunday magazine revealed Nozomi’s rivals in Keijo!!!!!!!!, the swimsuit sporting anime adapted from Daichi Sorayomi’s manga. Alongside the voice cast listing for the three elite opponents joining the tournament, and the show’s premiere date announcement of October 6th, the girls were also given character design previews as below:

Rena Maeda (Hunter × Hunter‘s Machi) as Hanabi Kawai, who ranked first place in the entrance exam
Hibiku Yamamura (Kiznaiver‘s Noriko Sonozaki) as Mio Kusakai, who ranked second in the entrance exam

Rie Takahashi (Captain Earth‘s Ayana Aizawa) as Rin Rokudo

With My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 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!!!!!!!! (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?

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2 Comments on Update: Keijo!!!!!!!! reveals voice cast and character designs for Nozomi’s rivals

  1. The Otaku Judge // September 7, 2016 at 23:07 // Reply

    This sounds like my type of sport.

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