In the recent issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine it has been revealed that Daichi Sorayomi’s Keijo!!!!!!!! (Hip Whip Girl) manga will be adapted into a TV anime. Since its announcement, the first visual, main cast and staff were revealed.
In addition to this, the official website of the anime has revealed the first visual of the upcoming anime:
The main cast was revealed on the official website of Weekly Shonen Sunday and includes:
- Lynn (Maya Kyoudou from Sabagebu!) voicing as Nozomi Kaminashi
- Mao Ichimichi (Kazumi Schlierenzauer from Gokukoku no Brynhildr) as Sayaka Miyata
- Saori Oonishi (La Folia Rihavein in Strike the Blood) voicing the role of Non Toyoguchi
- Kaede Hondo (Kukuru Nonomoto in Fushigi na Somera-chan) will voice Kazane Aoba
The production staff includes:
- Director: Hideya Takahashi (Fantasista Stella, Pokémon: The Origin)
- Series Composer: Takao Kato (Pandora Hearts and To Love-Ru Director)
- Anime Character Designer: Keiya Nakano (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky)
- Animation Studio: Xebec (To LOVE-Ru, Soukyuu no Fafner)
Keijo!!!!!!!! is a Japanese manga series by Daichi Sorayomi which is currently serialized in the Shuukan Shounen Sunday since July 2013 with a total of 9 volumes. The 10th volume scheduled to publish on February 18.
Keijo!!!!!!!! synopsis from MAL:
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?
Xebec is currently producing an anime adaptation of Keijo!!!!!!!! More information regarding the series will be revealed later in the year.