A while back, a rather strange anime was released. The Winter of 2016. It appeared to be completely ludicrous, a series based solely on the concept of fanservice. Keijo!!!!!! took the Western world by storm, attracting people at first with the promises of breasts and butts, but then keeping them hooked with sheer lunacy and hilarity. Keijo was perceived as a clever, subversive anime, something not too dissimilar to One Punch Man in regards to how it subverted anime tropes. In the span of 12 episodes, it gained a rather sizable fanbase–some people even started to read the manga!
But then, about a month ago, a travesty was announced: the manga’s run in the magazine was ending. Citing lack of popularity in Japan, as well as conflicts with the publisher, the author, Daichi Sorayami, apologized to the fans, and thanked the magazine that allowed him to run the manga.
Man, what a shame.
As someone who thoroughly enjoyed the series, both the anime and manga, I’ve gotta say, it kinda sucks that it’s getting cancelled. Considering this, I thought that it’d be a good idea to just…appreciate what Keijo!!!!!! brought to the table. Here’s to one of the strangest series of recent memory!