Funimation Licenses Wanna Be the Strongest in the World Wrestling Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Slated for 2015 home video release with English dub

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the rights for the anime Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!). The company plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD in 2015 with an English dub.

Funimation will begin streaming all 12 episodes with English subtitles on Tuesday 1:00 p.m.

The series premiered last October and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

ESE and Kiyohito Natsuki launched the original Wanna Be the Strongest in the World manga in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star in 2011. Rion Kujo (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku) directed the series at the studio ARMS (MAOYU, Ikki Tousen) and Rin-Sin (Queen's Blade, Ikki Tousen) designed the characters.

Funimation describes the story:

The eye-popping world of women's professional wrestling is sweaty, sadistic, and savagely sexy. Famous Japanese pop idol Sakura Hagiwara is better suited for the dance floor than the wrestling ring, but this ravishing songstress is about to put her body to the ultimate test. When she and fellow idol Elena are assigned to pose as wrestlers for a very special show, a vicious lady brawler by the name of Rio decides to teach the girls a lesson they won't soon forget. Rio unleashes a flurry of ferocious of attacks on Elena, contorting her divine female form into an array of very naughty positions. Shocked by the blush-inducing beating taken by her friend, Sakura vows to get her heavenly curves ready to rumble and redeem the good name of idols everywhere by becoming a bona fide diva of the pro-wrestling world

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