News Crunchyroll to Stream Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Yu-sibu Anime
posted on 2013-10-04 13:13 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of ESE and Kiyohito Natsuki's female wrestling idol manga Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!), as well as the television anime adaptation of Jun Sakyo's Yūsha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita (Yu-Sibu) light novels under the title I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.
Crunchyroll will stream Wanna Be the Strongest in the World on Sundays starting on October 6 at 8:30 a.m. EDT for viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Central America, South America, Spain, and Portugal. The site will stream I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job on Fridays starting on October 4 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and all French speaking territories.
ESE and Natsuki launched the original Wanna Be the Strongest in the World manga in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star in 2011, and the fourth compiled book volume shipped on September 12. This is the first 30-minute television anime based on a manga from the magazine. In the story, Sakura Hagiwara (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu), the main vocalist of the nationally renowned idol group Sweet, suddenly decides to become a female professional wrestler one day. The show also stars Kana Asumi, Yuka Ōtsubo, Miku Itou, and Sora Amamiya. The five main cast members are performing the ending theme song "Fan Fanfare!!!."
Rion Kujo (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku) is directing the "most fainting-in-agony female professional wrestling anime ever" at the studio ARMS (MAOYU, Ikki-Tousen). Rin-Sin (Queen's Blade, Ikki-Tousen) is designing the characters.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 6.
In I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job, the story revolves around boy named Raul, who did not get a chance to become a Hero, since the demon lord was already defeated just before his Hero exams. His dreams dashed, Raul spends his days working at a Magic Shop in the capital. One day, a part-time job seeker appears at the shop with an amazing résumé:
Previous Occupation: Demon Lord Heir
Motive: Because my father was defeated
The work comedy revolves around this former Hero-in-training and the daughter of the demon lord.
The staff of the television anime was announced in May. Kinji Yoshimoto (Genshiken 2, Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye) is directing the anime at studio asread (The Future Diary, Shuffle!). Tetsuya Takeuchi (Yomigaeru Sora - RESCUE WINGS -) is adapting Masaki Inuzumi's novel illustrations for the animation character designs, and Masashi Suzuki (Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox, Shuffle!, Oda Nobuna no Yabō) is in charge of the series scripts. Azusa Tadokoro and Keisuke Koumoto will star as Fino Bloodstone and Raul Chaser respectively. ZAQ is performing the opening theme song "Extra Revolution."
The anime premiered on Japanese television on October 4.