I Wanna Be the Strongest in the World #01 — For All the Sadists Out There

October 6th, 2013


Ye lords, that’s a lot of screaming.


The primary thought going through my mind as it opened up with a girl screaming in pain and close-ups of her crotch was "Christ. It’s too early in the morning for this crap." I put about even odds that the director’s instructions to the voice actors was "Scream like you’re being raped. I’ll handle the rest." And by handle, I mean that the go-to answer in all cases was a shot of them with their legs splayed open, usually with the camera shoved into their crotches. It was also the most boring possible wrestling match ever. I have friends who were into pro wrestling, and let me tell you, there’s nothing lamer than a match that’s 95% submission holds, but I guess actually animating anything is haaaaard. 

There’s kind of not a lot more to say about it because there’s not a lot to it besides women screaming and close-ups of crotches. Production is awful, even by Arms’s lower standards and everything about the writing/premise/etc is a complete joke, but nobody on the production staff seems to be in on it as it’s all presented completely seriously without even the slightest trace of awareness. Not even that it’s presenting both idols and pro wrestling as real things, to say nothing of… well… everything else in the show.  

Next Episode:

More crotch.

Posted in Anime | 5 Comments »

5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    Seemed like they were aware to me. The montage presented in the middle episode screamed of ’80’s promo videos. Not ton mention the dramaticness actually looked rather cheesy to me.

    So yeah, they’re being ridiculously subtle.

    • Aroduc says:

      I don’t think “ridiculously subtle” and “fanservice idol pro wrestling anime” belong together. “Riduculously subtle” and “anime” have a tentative enough relationship as it is.

  • The Phantom says:

    Shameless boring show…

  • shadow says:

    The manga have good wrestling, not damage the anime with only fanservice.

  • Shadow says:

    For the next episodes there are best combats