Ayana Taketatsu, Kana Asumi Star in 'Wanna Be the Strongest in the World' Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Voice actresses play idols, one of whom becomes a female professional wrestler

The official website for the anime adaptation of ESE and Kiyohito Natsuki's Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!) manga announced the main cast on Friday.

Ayana Taketatsu will play Sakura Hagiwara (pictured above), the main vocalist of the nationally renowned idol group Sweet. Sakura suddenly decides to become a female professional wrestler one day. Kana Asumi will play Erena Miyazawa (pictured below), the singer who competes with Sakura to be the top idol in Sweet. (Aki Toyosaki and Yōko Hikasa played the same roles in the manga's earlier drama CD.)

Rion Kujo (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku) is directing the anime at the studio ARMS (MAOYU, Ikki Tousen). Rin-Sin (Queen's Blade, Ikki Tousen) is designing the characters for the first 30-minute television anime based on a manga from Comic Earth Star.

The anime will premiere in October. The manga version launched in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star in 2011, and the fourth compiled book volume will ship on September 12.

[Via 0takomu]

Images © ESE/Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! Production Committee

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