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Synonyms: Wannabes
Japanese: ウォナビーズ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 1986
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.151 (scored by 11811,181 users)
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Ranked: #122362
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Popularity: #9841
Members: 3,010
Favorites: 4


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This OVA begins with a tag-team battle between the elegant girls of Dream Team and the heavy-face-painted women of Foxy Ladies. Naturally, the Dream Team gets the crap kicked out of them, but not before one of them makes one strong attempt at lifting the 250-pound Foxy lady over her head. The ones to take their place are Eri and Miki of the Wanna-Be's team. Miki and Eri are both just fun girls who want to have fun, but once they begin their new training with the mysterious Kidou Corporation, the same corporation that trained the Dream Team, they discover that there is something deeper behind their training.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hasegawa, Yasuo
Director, Storyboard
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Hayashi, Hiroki
Storyboard, Character Design
Asakura, Akira
Theme Song Performance


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Jun 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Yes, I have a female wrestling fetish. That's why I watched this.

It would be good if it focused more on the wrestling and less on the techno-thriller aspects. There's a whole subplot of a mad scientist wrestling promoter with military contracts trying to create super-soldiers. It goes deep into sci-fi territory and mixes a lot of ideas together that distract from what I came for: a wrestling fetish OVA. This is 1/3 wrestling at most.

A shame there isn't a lot of anime like this. Perhaps this early work was a warning for anime producers to try more proven genres like mecha. I can dream of ...
Jan 23, 2019
Wanna-Be's gets a really bad rap, and frequently earns a spot near the bottom of many people's "worst" list. But to be honest, it's not *that* bad. Sure, it's pretty blah, but not the eye-searingly bad level of bad that you would think from the way people talk about it. Perhaps they see the character designs by Kenichi Sonoda, and think, hey, if he's working on it, then it has to be good. And then end up disappointed when they actually see it. But he *only* did the basic character designs, and that's it.

To put it simply, this ...

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