Looks like Keijo!!!!!! has entered real life, with a new league for the sport forming in Portugal.
If you haven’t seen the anime, Keijo!!!!! (insert more exclamation marks) is basically sumo meets floating arenas; with the competitors attempting to knock each other into the water using their weaponised boobs and butts. The anime as a whole is pretty absurd, but it’s one of the funnier shonen sports anime I’ve watched.
The sports league is called Keijo Portugal and while the basic premise of the sport is the same, they’re still working on making it actually playable, so don’t be expecting any “Gates of Bootylon“. You can join if you’re over the age of 16, and participants will be wearing special padded gear to do battle.
So far, the initial rules have four to six players competing simultaneously for five-minute rounds, and players can only attack each other using their chest and hips. The platform can only be touched by your feet, and if you fall down or out of the arena into the water, you’re out. Team matches will have teams of 4 vs 4 or 3 vs 3 with matches lasting 10 minutes. Winner is the last team standing.
Personally, I think it’s great that a fantasy sport is pretty much getting adapted into the real world butt can this really work? let us know in the comments!