Ecchi Anime Review: Why Keijo is More Than Fanservice Anime!

Keijo is an anime that is going to be very divisive. Let’s be honest, this is an Ecchi anime featuring a lot of fanservice where girls fight with their butts in a sports anime setting. But at its core it comes across as a parody piece with tongue in cheek comedy that challenges the modern-day notions of how sexism and degradation should be defined. In the same vein as Kill La Kill, this anime features strong women both physically and mentally.

Ecchi Anime That Empowers

Often ecchi anime and fanservice make women look co-dependent and weak. Other times it’s a commentary on the trends effecting our world. In the world of Keijo,the women take center stage and their abilities extend beyond butt cannons. These women are athletes, these women are smart and yes these women are beautiful but it’s not their looks, curves or butts that define them but rather the content of their character.

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No Butts About It!

I totally understand your hesitation towards watching Keijo, but take a chance and watch with an open mind. What you find will not only surprise you but also give you a true sense of excitement that other anime have failed to provide in years, and believe it or not, none of that has anything to do with the booty.

Is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime, Yet? – Anime Review

TL;DR?: Watch the Video Version

When Dragon Ball Super was announced I was beyond hyped. Having grown up with both Dragon Ball and DBZ I had HUGE expectations. Coming hot of the heels of a second theatrical movie release Dragon Ball Super started some what with a lackluster bang. The first set of episodes featured beautiful animation, a killer theme song and no fighting. Instead we got to find out what our heroes had been up to since the Buu saga and aside from a few laughs it was kind of boring. I was annoyed but I gave the series the benefit of the doubt. They are world building…we have to let them build a setting to get everyone back in the fight, but turns out all that building was just leading us into retreading the last 2 movies with a few minor changes. Having already seen the movies I was pretty bored watching these episodes as well. Leading me to ask, is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime?


Giving up on Dragon Ball Super?

I was thinking about giving up on the show because frankly, while it looks good, it’s kind of awkward most of the time. It also spends a lot more time focusing on an off kilter humor that Dragon Ball Z wasn’t known for. On top of that it spent a strange amount of time on character development for characters that didn’t have any before, like Goku. I mean character development is good but it just feels weird to be doing it so late in the game. Dragon Ball (the original) did a great job with this but by the time the show became Dragon Ball Z much of that was thrown out the window.

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Needless to say, Dragon Ball Super wasn’t the show I expected. Still, I held out hope because someone had leaked info about the next arc and it wasn’t something I already saw and it apparently featured fighting. I dug in and while the show still retained the weird pace, the odd humor and the development it was starting to feel exciting. It was starting to feel like something I wanted to watch vs something I was obligated to watch. Each week, as the fights continued i grew more and more invested until the show hit a fourth arc that is easily one of the best things I’ve seen in years and it’s still happening?

VERDICT: Is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime?

So as a whole is DBS a great show? NO WAY. But is it finally gaining ground? Yeah and it’s about time. With Black Goku, Future Trunks, Fights and a growing Dragon Ball Universe that allows for Goku to be beaten I have to say I’m starting to really get into this show. If you’re going to watch this show, enjoy with a grain of salt and maybe skip over the first two arcs and watch the movies, then skip over the first 3 episodes of the next arc and you’ll be in a good place to enjoy a series that’s finally figured out what it’s audience wanted all along. What do you guys think of Dragon Ball Super? Is good, is it bad or am I just over thinking things?