It's another All About Anime and today we are talking about two shows with a primarily female cast. Both of these are recent additions to anime's illustrious line-up coming out within the last two years. The pro wrestling anime Wanna Be The Strongest In The World debuted in 2013 in Japan, but came out only recently in English, and the coming-of-age zany action-comedy The Rolling Girls which is brand-new in 2015 in both English and Japanese. Both feature strong women, hard work, weird jokes, and amazing animation.
|Pop idol by day, pro wrestler by night|
"Not the face" has to be in Sakura's contract
Wanna Be The Strongest In The World tells the story of Sakura Hagiwara, a pop music idol who is a member of the group Sweet Diva. She is their lead star when the group arranges a press event where the idols go to a local women's wrestling promotion Berserk to try out. While there, one of Sakura's teammates in Sweet Diva speaks disparagingly of wrestling and irks one of the stars of Berserk, Rio. Rio is angry and prideful, thinking it is disgusting that mere pop idols can assume they can make it in pro wrestling. She takes the position of the long-term and established veteran who just hasn't made their own title run, but everyone has to go through in order to reach the next level... think Tyler Breeze's position in NXT with boobs and a camel clutch. Sakura steps into the ring to face Rio and it leads her into the world of pro wrestling full-time seeking a chance to be strong. Not just strong, but the Strongest in the World.