Via the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? It was announced that the series’ opening theme video has exceeded 150 million views on YouTube. The video shows the single “Onegai Muscle” performed by the voice actors Ai Fairuz Y. Kaito ishikawa. It should be mentioned that this is not the first animated sequence that opens the series, but a video with the professional wrestler Reika Saiki and the bodybuilder Naotaka Yokokawa.

For their part, Sandrovich and MAAM, relatively new artists to the industry, began posting the manga on the website. Ura Sunday from the publisher Shogakukan and in the application Manga ONE by the same publisher in 2016. The publisher published the ninth compilation volume on April 10th.

The piece inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. Doga Kobo, Headed by Mitsue Yamazaki and scripts from Fumihiko Shimo, published in July 2019.

Synopsis of dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

Hibiki … Are you getting fat again? Cruel words from a friend cut like a knife through the heart of Hibiki Sakura, a high school girl who loves to eat. Hibiki then decides to go on a diet to be absolutely slim for the summer vacation, but she cannot exercise on her own. Then Hibiki comes across a gym near her home!

Upon entering the gym, Hibiki meets the beautiful and charismatic President of the Student Council, Akemi Sōryūin, and delves into the intense and fun world of fitness training.

© サ ン ド ロ ビ ッ チ ・ ヤ 原著 (原著), MAAM (イ ラ ス ト) / SHOGAKUKAN 小学 館


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