The official site for a 2013 fall TV anime Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! (Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!) announced the voice cast for the two main characters of the anime series today. The anime is based on a manga with the same title created by ESE (story) and Kiyohito Natsuki (art), which has been serialized in EARTH STAR Entertainment's Comic Earth Star monthly manga magazine since March 2011. The 4th volume of tankobon is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 12.
Ayana Taketatsu plays the protagonist Sakura Hagiwara, who was a center vocalist of the national idol group "SWEET" and suddenly sets foot into the world of female professional wrestling. Kana Asumi plays Sakura's rival and best friend, Elena Miyazawa. In the drama CD which was bundled with the 1st volume of the manga in October 2011, Sakura was played by Aki Toyosaki and Elena was voiced by Yoko Hikasa. The 30-minute TV anime series will start airing in Japan in this October.
Sakura Hagiwara (left) and Elena Miyazawa (right)
1st PV posted in March
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