English: Wanna Be the Strongest in the World
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 22, 2013
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.151 (scored by 4002 users)
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SynopsisHagiwara Sakura and Miyazawa Elena are the leading members of a popular idol group, Sweet Diva. One day, Elena is injured by the attack of a female pro-wrestler Kazama Rio during the recording of a TV program. Sakura gets mad at Rio and gives her a dropkick. To avenge Elena, Sakura enters the female pro-wrestling matches.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
Side story: Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! Specials
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Do you like breasts? Of course you do, you wouldn't be watching anime if you didn't. Do you like wrestling? Doesn't matter, have some more breasts.
Sekai De Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai (Sekatsuyo for short) is a story about breasts. Sentient breasts with butts attached for panty shots. Two pairs of terrific titties stop by to watch other bodacious boobies bounce around in a wrestling ring. One pair of breasts gets rankled and gives a dropkick to another pair, setting off a string of wacky adventures in the world of foxy wrestling.
Sakura, the main character, has her personality summed up entirely in the show's title (spoiler: she wants to be the strongest in the world). The others have about as much depth as they do cleavage. There's the mean one, the wise one, the spunky one, the rival, the big shot, and a bunch of others who exist just to fill space (and bras). But who watches fanservice shows for the compelling characters? How about some compelling coconuts, right!? Unfortunately, Sekatsuyo falls short on this as well. There are roughly three kinds of shots throughout the series: close-ups of boobs, close-ups of butts, and close-ups of Sakura twisted up like a pretzel moaning in agony(?). These staple shots are repeated over and over in every episode, sometimes with differently colored boobs and butts, but always with lots and lots of moaning. Seriously, you could just listen to a clip of Sakura shouting “ITAIIII” and skip the first three episodes (which would vastly improve the pacing, more on that later). Don't get me wrong, I love fanservice, and I love breasts, but I also love a little variety. Couldn't we have had a wardrobe malfunction, or some shower shenanigans, or drunken skinship, or a hot springs episode, or ANYTHING to break up the “ITAIIII” monotony? The answer is no, we can't, not until the blu-ray specials at least. Oh well, even if the fanservice is a bit disappointing, at least the action is entertaining, right?
Let's take a minute to actually look at the wrestling presented in Sekatsuyo. Don't worry, we'll get back to the breasts soon enough. Sekatsuyo can't seem to decide if its wrestling is fake or real. On one breast, the characters seem take an inhuman amount of punishment in the ring, but there's never any mention of some supernatural wrestling powers or fighting spirit or any of that. Later on, Sakura compliments another character not on her athletic ability, but for going easy on Sakura to ensure the match is entertaining for the audience. On top of this, the animators went to great lengths to make sure all the moves were performed “safely.” For example, whenever someone takes a piledriver, the piledrivee's head is always clearly tucked in the other girl's thighs, safely away from any contact with the ground. Considering how bad the animation can get elsewhere in the show, I'm positive that the moves were intentionally and consistently shown this way as a reminder that these girls aren't really trying bust each other's boobies. So it's all fake, right?
Not so fast. On the other side of the breast, the characters all seem deathly serious about the various plotlines they get involved in. The show spends an awful lot of time backstage and out of the ring, and not once do we hear any of the characters talk about storylines or planned finishes or any of the “worked” aspects of wrestling. At one point, a masked villainess begins ambushing the other breastlers, and everyone seems genuinely surprised by this unscripted turn of events, even when there's no audience around or any other reason for them to fake surprise. Even in the ring, things get a bit blurry. Despite the moves being obviously safe, the characters still seem to get injured, and even comment on their own status in their thoughts, and try to think of strategies for legitimately beating their opponents. At one point in a match, Sakura's leg is nearly broken by an opponent who is hellbent on ending her career, which hampers her wrestling acumen later in the fight (don't worry though, her breasts are fine). If this was fake, then why would she think privately about how much it hurts and how to work around the injury? If it was real, then why would she risk hurting herself even more doing lots of outlandish flips and throws that wouldn't work without a willing partner? Sekatsuyo can't decide, so it just throws lots of boobs at your face and hopes you won't think too much.
The worst problem with Sekatsuyo, even more so than the same-y fanservice and the hard-to-follow action, is the first three episodes. As in, the ENTIRETY of the first three episodes. There's about 10 minutes of set-up for the plot at the beginning, then nothing but Sakura losing over and over and over and over until you start to wonder why you're wasting your time with this show. Even her fans in-universe give up on the show for the same reason, almost like the producers are saying “it's fine drop this and watch something else.” It's hard to describe the unbearable monotone of these episodes; Sakura loses the same way while shouting the same way as her fans shuffle out the same way. Imagine if Haruhi started with Endless Eight, except there's not even any paranormal explanation. It's really just the same thing over and over and everyone hates it, real or fictional. The show thankfully improves after this, but it's a very high hurdle to jump over for new watchers, and the payoff is still not that great.
If you want to see anime breasts, you can do better than Sekatsuyo. You're on the internet, after all. If you want to see anime breasts wrestling, well, I'm not sure you really can do better at the moment. Wrestling is a very niche topic in anime (the only other example I can think of is Kinnikuman, which is pretty much the opposite of breasts), and shows like this aren't likely to inspire a stampede of copycats. You'll just have to make do with MMA or something in the meantime. Overall, there are worse ways to spend your time than watching Sekatsuyo, and plenty of better ways, but if you want some boobs and don't want to think, then go for it. You have no one to blame but yourself. read more
This is my first review since joining this site years ago, I am usually not all for making a review on an incomplete anime or manga like most people but I feel like I just have to do this.
First off this is merely my own personal opinion on this so don't take this seriously if you don't like what I have to say. Secondly, as a fan of wrestling I was so happy to finally see a bona fide female pro wrestling anime that is true to the sport unlike other wannabe animes and manga that merely take wrestling and turn it into something completely different that deviates from the concept, the only exception being Metal Fighter Miku. I have patiently waited for MONTHS for Sekatsuyo to air and since I read, or rather saw, the RAWs of the manga so I know what happens but actually seeing the action on the screen? I was NOT disappointed.
The plot of this anime is about an idol named Sakura Hagiwara who is, or rather was, the center vocalist of the Idol Group, Sweet Diva who takes up pro wrestling after an incident were Rio Kazuma, a Mid-Class wrestler, attacked her friend Elena during a live wrestling gimmick show.
This style of a plot has been around before which is almost cliche now with a complete newbie entering something to which he or she has absolutely NO knowledge of and usually fails in the beginning of it. It's done fairly okay but Sakura sure got WAY over her head when she made this decision, but it was still good to see someone try something new despite the struggles they encounter as they get better in the process which is something I enjoy.
The art of Sekatsuyo is just beautiful, and I mean beautiful. But, no I do not mean the fanservice as most people would watch this for, but just the art in general. It's great to see the attention they put into it, as in the matches you see them sweating and, whil not counting the perverted angles, the animation of the wrestling is just superb and fluent. The submission holds especially were also animated very well and look just as painful as seeing them performed in real life.
Also something I need to bring up is a major improvement that the anime did over the manga which I thought was really good. After Sakura's first unofficial match with Rio, she gets her long hair cut short. In the manga Sakura's hair is magically full length again after her official debut match, but in the anime it gradually takes it's time to grow with it being slightly longer with every episode.
While I'll admit that the music and sound is not the best I have heard, it's still okay to hear. The ending song, "Fan Fanfare" is pretty catchy and interesting to hear but I don't know what to think of "Beautiful Dreamer", the opening song. But still, it's an okay soundtrack. You can't expect EVERYTHING to be perfect of course.
The voices however! Oh my god, they did very good and Ayana Taketatsu did a great job with Sakura's voice. With how she makes Sakura grunt, scream and moan in pain is just surreal that sends a chill down my spine. It CAN get old and annoying at times, but the work she puts into it, as well as the other seiyuus that do so too is just amazing.
Mainly it's Sakura who has most of the development, but it was done VERY well. She always thinks of the future of Sweet Diva and puts herself before everything else which is why she took up wrestling which was to restore Sweet Diva's honor originally. Although she obviously starts very roughly and bad though, but as she goes on she learns so much about wrestling as she gets better and comes to enjoy and love it despite the pain, and wants to get stronger and keep winning. Vowing to become the strongest, hence the title which is translated to be "Wanna be the Strongest in the World".
The enjoyment factor can go either way for anybody, especially when there is mixed receptions. But for me personally? I really love this. As a wrestling fan when there is a match going on, I feel like I am actually watching a REAL actual wrestling match! The tension, the excitement, as well as watching the wrestler you root for getting beaten, it feels just as the same as watching real wresting. But also watching the scenes out of the ring such as the training or other things was also very interesting to see.
Despite that Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai has mixed reception, mostly negative, I feel that it's under appreciated considering that unlike other wrestling animes and mangas and even WWE that fail to do so, Sekatsuyo captures the true spirit and enjoyment of wrestling and that's why I enjoy this so much. While the fan service is nice to see as I DO like watching ecchi despite being overdone and having very perversive camera angles, I don't let it get in my way. I am a wrestling fan first and an ecchi lover later.
There is no fillers in this anime, but it did alter some scenes and added slight extras to already existing scenes but it's nothing that takes time and attention away from the plot.
People refer to this and sometimes wrestling in general as a hentai or at least soft core porn which I find very insulting, if there isn't any sex then its NOT a hentai.
I really recommend this mostly to fans of wrestling like myself who I hope can see what I see in Sekatsuyo to some degree and not just watch this for the ecchi and fan services like most people out there since this anime is much more then that. Also on a side note, I hope I did an okay job with this since it's my first review. read more
Both anime have similar have similar sports genre, pertaining to contact sports, except one more into boxing where the guy has to defend his belt, while the other is into all female wrestling where the idol has to defend her honor.
One is a sequel while the other is new, but both have the same plot which the MC has something to defend.
Both have the same determined characters who aim to be the best, except one is a sequel where the guy has to defend his title, while the other anime involves an idol whose pride is broken when she had her ass whooped by an opponent so she enters her world, determined to regain her fame.
Both are the same wrestling themed animes.
Both involves a MC who got his butt kick by a bad ass wrestler before getting into the sport.
Both MC's have guts to even think about getting into such sport.
The MC from one anime is a girl who got whose honor was ruined by a cocky female wrestler, while the MC in another anime is a lazy and rowdy tough guy who just got owned, when he insulted a group of sumo wrestlers.
One was based on a WWE diva theme, while the other was more into the traditional Japanese Sumo wrestling.
One has an extra ecchi genre, while the other has romance and comedy.
Both involves the MC who are in the world of westling, and both MC's got owned first prior to getting in the said sport, the difference are, one was more of a WWE Diva wrestling themed, while the other is more on the traditional sumo westling, also one was more of ecchi while the other is more of comedy.
Opening Theme"Beautiful Dreamer (ビューティフル・ドリーマー)" by Kyoko Narumi (鳴海杏子)
Ending Theme#1: "Fan Fanfare!!!" by Sweet Diva (Ayana Taketatsu, Kana Asumi, Yuka Ootsubo, Miku Itou, Sora Amamiya) (ep 1-7, 9-12)
#2: "Sorairo Monologue (空色モノローグ)" by Kyoko Narumi (鳴海杏子) (ep 8)
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