Keijo!!!!!!!! TV Anime's Cast, Staff Revealed

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Lynn, M.A.O, Kaede Hondo, Saori Ōnishi star in aquatic sports anime

This year's 25th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing new cast and staff information on Wednesday for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Daichi Sorayomi's Keijo!!!!!!!! (Hip Whip Girl) aquatic sports manga.

The anime will star:

  • Lynn (High School Fleet's Mashiro Munetani, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle's Liesharte Atismata) as Nozomi Kaminashi
  • M.A.O (Kuromukuro's Yukina Shirahane, And you thought there is never a girl online?'s Kyō Goshōin) as Sayaka Miyata
  • Kaede Hondo (Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama's Kokoro Yotsuba, Magical Somera-chan's Kukuru Nonomoto) as Kazane Aoba
  • Saori Ōnishi (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend's Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Mikagura School Suite's Seisa Mikagura) as Non Toyoguchi

Hideya Takahashi (Fantasista Stella director, Fafner EXODUS episode director) will direct the anime at Xebec, and Takao Kato (To Love-Ru, Triage X director) is in charge of series composition. Keiya Nakano (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky) is in charge of character designs.

The manga takes place in an alternate Japan where a sport called "Keijo" by law in 2003 became a sport alongside horse racing, boat racing, and cycling that allows for gambling. In the sport, contestants stand on platforms floating on the water and must use their butts and chests to fight against each other to push each other off the platform. Nozomi Kaminashi, a high school student, aims to join the sport after she graduates. Nozomi was raised in a poor family and hopes to make lots of money by playing Keijo. She grew up training in gymnastics, and she has good balance and flexibility. After high school, Nozomi joins a training boarding school and enters the world of Keijo. The manga's first chapter is available online for free.

Sorayomi launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2013, and Shogakukan will publish the 11th compiled volume on Wednesday.

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