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The world of wrestling is a harsh place, and as the Dream Angels are cruelly dispatched by the butch Foxy Ladies, Eri and Miki of team Wanna-Be's step up to the plate to exact revenge. Their training gym becomes the focus of the latest research by the Kidou Corporation, and the girls undergo a new rigorous workout involving experimental DNA remodelling. Their reward is increased strength and speed, but at what price and what is the ultimate plan of the devious scientists?

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Kenichi SONODA Character Design
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Iron Virgin Jun

Iron Virgin Jun
  • OVA (1 ep x 46 min)
  • 1992

Jun Asuka is a member of an aristocratic family that has a tradition of marrying off its daughters once they reach the age of eighteen. For the athletic and independent Jun, this is a fate worse than death, and thus she escapes the castle with her servant, Kurata Onami. But escape, it seems, is not so easily achieved as her mother has sent a gaggle of goons to not only retrieve her, but to take her virginity as well. Will Jun's purity and kick-ass fighting skills save the day, or will she be screwed -- literally!

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sothis

Iron Virgin Jun and Wanna-be's are two extremely bizarre OVAs filled with very butch women and freakish monsters, plus a disturbing sexual tone. If you liked one, the other should fit you perfectly.

HasseRovdjur

Both anime are campy one episode OVAs that feature a combination of fighting, musclebound women, bizarre plot turns and very crappy production values. Iron Virgin Jun is more offensive and stupid than the more (in comparison) straightforward Wanna-Be's, but they're similar enough to warrant a recommendation. Just don't expect any high entertainment values from either of them.

Bradalee

Both these OVA's are single episode deals, and are filled with butch women fighting for the hell of it, along with an utterly bizarre plot that makes very little, if any sense. 

The productions values are clearly lacking, but if you're the type who enjoys these old, crazy OVA's then you should have a ball with either of these.

Wanna be the Strongest in the World

Wanna be the Strongest in the World

Busty Sakura has just been chosen to be Sweet Diva’s main vocalist for a fourth time in a row, and the idol group couldn’t be happier. With plenty of jobs coming their way, both Sakura and her rival Elena volunteer for a promotional gig at a wrestling arena. But when the pair accidentally offends pro wrestler Rio Kazama, who in turn insults the merits of being an idol, Sakura throws herself into the ring for skimpy, sexy and brutal matches with other well-endowed beauties. For this Sweet Diva member, she’ll endure shameful moves and bend in whatever position it takes to prove that idols are nothing to be looked down upon!

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HasseRovdjur

Put on your spandex leotard and breathe in that locker room smell! Both shows are centred about women wrestlers not the Olympic kind in very tight-fitting clothing duking it out in the ring, working the circuit until they can face off with their rivals. Both are incredibly stupid, yet also pretty fun despite their numerous and obvious flaws. If you watched either one and want more of the same stuff, go ahead and watch it. Both are pretty much a must-watch for any fan of wrestling, or for those that enjoy the rampant silliness inherent to wrestling.

Be advised that Wanna be the Strongest in the World is a whole lot more ecchi and is very exploative while Wanna-be's is very tame by modern standards.

Bradalee

Both of these shows are about wrestlers, which is a fairly uncommon theme in the anime world, so it's worth reccing these just for that reason alone. Aside from that they both feature a pretty stupid plot, and some ecchi scenes thrown in for good measure. Although the ecchi in Wanna-Be's is far, far more tame compared to the other, with Naritai literally brimming with crotch shots, nudity and suggestive moaning. 

Seeing as there's an almost twenty year gap between the shows the animation obviously couldn't really be more different, but the main draw for me is the amount of silly fun that both shows are. Yes they suck hard, but they suck in a hilariously entertaining way.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both anime about female wrestlers training and duking it out to be best at their sport. Both anime feature characters with larger than life wrestling personas. Also both anime have an element of revenge to them, with the main character looking to avenge some slight or insult in the ring. 

Wanna Be the Strongest is much more ecchi and focused almost solely on fanservice both inside and outside of the ring. Wanna-Be's has some science ficition in it's plot and takes itself a bit more seriously.

However, if you're looking for anime about females wrestling then these are the titles you're looking for. 

Ultimate Teacher

Ultimate Teacher
  • OVA (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1988

Teioh High School is renowned as being the worst educational institute in all of Kanto, and its principal has given up hope as the teachers abandon him one by one. That is, until a crazy and mysterious man named Ganpachi Chabane arrives, promising a new era of discipline for the unruly students despite his shadowy history. His unusual techniques are not received well and Hinako, a beautiful gang leader, uses her unrivalled strength to dispose of this new ultimate teacher. Can she still defeat this perverted man once he discovers her cotton-wearing weakness?

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KiraRin

The 80's churned out some very "interesting" OVA's, and these two are an example of just how freakishly bizarre the decade was. Neither are massively entertaining, but there is some enjoyment to be had out of each utterly crazy storyline.