When you think of Keijo!!!!!!!!, you probably think of two things: boobs and butts. But Keijo!!!!!!!! is also full of fun anime and game references …that involve boobs and butts.
Keijo!!!!!!!! is one of the most hilarious shows to have debuted last season, and for good reason. Not only does it rely on good, old-fashioned character development and a genuinely intriguing new sport that makes quite the impression, but it also calls back to familiar anime series you’ve probably already seen. In fact, it does this several times over, to the point where it becomes a “collect them all” game that’s as much fun to play as Keijo!!!!!!!! is to watch.
In case you’ve turned a blind eye to the various references to anime and video games past that show up in Keijo!!!!!!!!, here’s a handy guide to some that may have passed you by in the swing of a hip.
Usagi Tsukishita utilized this technique, which has her attacking opponents while spinning around as she calls out the attack name, which is an obvious reference to Street Fighter’s Chun-Li. Chun-Li uses a Spinning Bird Kick attack which is aesthetically similar to Usagi’s Rabbit Hip, and made its debut in Street Fighter II.
As ridiculous as it may sound, there’s a Quick-Draw Breast Sword that Saya Kogatana uses, where she flashes her nipples and cuts someone down to size. It’s a lot like the Hiten Misturugi-ryu quick-draws in Rurouni Kenshin, which is hilarious when you apply it to breasts. You really have to see it being done to understand, but just try to picture it. Interestingly enough also, Nozomi Kaminashi’s “butt cannon” that in turn creates a “vacuum” of air that has the tendency to strip clothing from opponents is seemingly a reference to Kenshin’s “Ama Kakeru Ryu no Hirameku/Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu”.
Aoba’s “Gate of Bootylon” technique, which allows her to compete with the stored data of all the fighters who came before her as gained by her Scanning Hand. The visual is hilarious, as essentially forty different opponents come together with disembodied butts in the air to lend their assistance to Aoba. This is a reference to the Gate of Babylon technique from the Fate series’ Gilgamesh, who is capable of a similar attack, right down to the visual, which obviously isn’t a pack of floating butts like it is when it comes to Keijo!!!!!!!!. It’s much less flamboyant than that. Trust me.
It’s clear there are references to mecha anime, specifically Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Gainax, which is referenced in one of the infamous later episodes where two Keijo players enter the same swimsuit, complete with a Voltron-like “docking” sequence that even features the same kinds of sounds. It all comes together with the popular “Gainax pose,” with both women standing together in the same suit. It really must be seen to be believed.
If the name isn’t immediately familiar-sounding, you’d be forgiven since it’s so absurd, but this is a reference to the popular Street Fighter move “Shoryuken,” or the “Rising Dragon Fist,” which Ryu, Ken, and various other characters from the Street Fighter universe unleash in battle. Instead of a fist, however, this move involves the use of breasts to sock someone in the face and is used by Kotone Fujisaki along with her “Cerberus” butt power.
Attack on Titan – “Buttack on Titan“
You can probably surmise what this one’s all about thanks to its name, but just in case you need the clarification, it’s an obvious nod to Attack on Titan. An extremely large and overbearing opponent raises her enormous butt and lays it down on the Land in front of Nozomi Kaminashi, with imagery much like when the Colossal Titan first made its entrance in the show.
If you’re a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fan, you’re no doubt well aware of the cries of “ORA ORA ORA ORA!” when characters let loose a barrage of rapid-fire punches. Rin Rokudo is seen screaming “ORA ORA ORA!” when going up against her opponent with the Magician’s Bust.
Have you caught any other references to anime series, video games, manga or other pop culture phenomena in Keijo!!!!!!!!? Let us know in the comments below!
Keijo!!!!!!!! can be seen with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.
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