First Impressions: Wanna be the Strongest in the World

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Alternate titles: Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai
Manga Adaptation by Arms
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Premise: A famous idol takes up pro-wrestling

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Zigg’s┬áVerdict: Tapped Out

This show is creepy, poorly animated, pandering, badly plotted and terribly written, but it achieves a crime greater and more hideous than that – it’s BORING. Seriously, I have absolutely no reason to care about anything that’s happening to these blank, useless characters. They’ve got barely any motivation, no emotion or backstory and no personality. The ‘wrestling’ such as it is is painfully limited and slow and dull – there’s a reason submission based mat wrestling is used only sparingly in modern events. Oh yes and there’s the parade of degrading porno-quality voice acting, boob and crotch shots and general distastefulness. In conclusion…

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Lifesong’s Verdict: Why Is This Not Porn?

It’s written like porn, and it sure as hell sounds like an eroge. Sure you could argue the merits of soft porn, but this show has none of those. Everything this tried to do would be batter as porn, porn I doubt I would want anything to do with, but the point still stands. About the only merits of this show are going be come from the vocals. They moan like it’s eroge, but these are anime voice actress… or at least they aren’t using their eroge names if they have worked in eroge. If you want to watch this I’m not going to judge you for it, but know what you are getting into.

Marlin’s Verdict: Just no.

I knew this was gonna be bad, but I wasn’t expecting a gropey shower scene right off the bat. It didn’t get any better, with enough moaning to make a porn star blush and crotch shots so close that, out of context, I’m not sure you’d even be able to tell what you’re looking at. These kind of shows have always baffled me. If you want porn, just get some porn. What’s the point of a porno-level narrative without even shallow visceral qualities like that?

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Jel’s Verdict: Down For the Count

I’m still of the opinion this should have been amazing. Even as the main girl was spouting amazingly dumb lines about defending her honor as an idol and avenging her friend, I couldn’t help but think how great it would have been if they played this with a ridiculous amount if camp. Instead, as everyone noted, we got porn. Seriously, if you took just the audio and the subtitles you’d think they were doing a very different kind of wrestling. Unless you really get off on anime crotches, stay away at all costs.

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