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Wanna-Be's (OAV)

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Alternative title:
ウォナビーズ (Japanese)
Themes: sports, wrestling
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: This OAV begins with a tag-team battle between the elegant girls of Dream Team and the heavy-face-painted women of Foxy Ladies. Naturally, the Dream Team gets the crap kicked out of them, but not before one of them makes one strong attempt at lifting the 250-pound Foxy lady over her head. The one`s to take their place are Eri and Miki of the Wanna-Be`s team. Miki and Eri are both just fun girls who want to have fun, but once they begin their new training with the mysterious Kidou Corporation, the same corporation that trained the Dream Team, they discover that there is something deeper behind their training.
User Ratings: 54 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Good: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:11)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 92 users, rank: #5372 (of 9609)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.704 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.4693, rank: #7998 (of 9740)
Weighted mean: 5.749 (Decent−), rank: #7890 (of 9740) (seen all: 5.75)
Bayesian estimate: 6.085 (Decent), rank: #6330 (of 7379)
Running time: 45 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1986-12-25
Ending Theme:
"Music, I Love You ga Kasurete" (MUSIC I love youがかすれて) by Saori Saitō
Insert song:
"Adam no Ringo" (アダムの林檎) by Seikima II
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    Wanna-Be's [Sub] (LD) 1993-02-25
    Wanna-Be's (Sub.VHS) 1993-11-01 (from $7.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasuo Hasegawa
Screenplay: Toshimitsu Suzuki
Original Manga: Toshimitsu Suzuki
Art Director: Masazumi Matsumiya
Animation Director: Yoshiharu Shimizu
Mechanical design: Shinji Aramaki
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Masahide Okino
Executive producer:
Eiji Kishi
Yutaka Takahashi
Assistant Mechanical Design: Kimitoshi Yamane
Music producer: Mitsuhisa Hida
Planning: Toshimitsu Suzuki
Special Effects: Toyohiko Sakakibara
Theme Song Performance:
Akira Asakura (ED;as Saori Saitō)
Demon Kogure (IN)
Seikima II (IN)
Eriko Hara as Miki Morita
Miki Takahashi as Eri Kazama

Akio Nojima as Oki Sonada
Eiko Yamada as Bloody Matsuki
Shōzō Iizuka as Dr. Sawada
Shūichi Ikeda as Tetsuma Kidō
Urara Takano as Buster Horiguchi
Yūsaku Yara as Joe Taguchi

Demon Kogure as Manager Demon Kogure
Fumihiko Tachiki as Reporter A
Ichirō Furutachi as Announcer
Maria Kawamura as Secretary
Maya Okamoto as Dream Angel
Mayumi Shō as Dream Angel
Michitaka Kobayashi as Referee
Ryūsuke Ōbayashi as Ring Announcer
Satoko Kitō as Girl
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Production Coordination: Cliff Rosen
English companies
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)

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