Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

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Synonyms: How Many Kilograms are the Dumbbells You Lift?
Japanese: ダンベル何キロ持てる?
English: How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
German: How Heavy Are The Dumbbelss You Lift?
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2019 to Sep 18, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 177241177,241 users)
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Ranked: #28792
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Popularity: #578
Members: 382,373
Favorites: 1,295

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During a regular after-school grub crawl, gluttonous high schooler Hibiki Sakura is confronted about her ever-expanding waistline by her best friend, Ayaka Uehara. With her attempts at solitary exercise failing miserably, Hibiki decides to join the newly opened Silverman Gym. At her orientation, Hibiki runs into student council president and school idol Akemi Souryuuin.

However, it soon turns out that Hibiki is in for a lot more than she bargained for. Not only is Silverman Gym full of world-renowned bodybuilders and athletes, but to make matters worse, Akemi turns out to be a total muscle fetishist! Grossed out by the scene unfolding before her eyes, Hibiki begins to leave, only to be stopped by trainer Naruzou Machio. Completely enthralled with her newfound Prince Charming, Hibiki signs up as a gym member. Now, as a result of her spur-of-the-moment decision, Hibiki must adapt to her new lifestyle.

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"Onegai Muscle (お願いマッスル)" by Hibiki Sakura (Ai Fairuz), & Naruzou Machio (Kaito Ishikawa)

Ending Theme

"Macho a Name? (マッチョアネーム?)" by Naruzou Machio (Kaito Ishikawa)


Feb 7, 2022
Read dozens of praising in video/text review

Just now, at the end of summer, it dawn upon me. "Maybe I need to watch this~"

I after 1 episode...man oh my..it is interesting!

no. honestly, it is. Now I could join their agreement saying this anime is actually pretty nice.


Sep 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The idea of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? is more entertaining than the execution. I dropped the manga for this years ago, and have finally gotten around to watching the anime 4 years late. The idea of a series legitimately giving you work out advice is great, and for the most part the advice and instruction this series gives is good. I used to workout a lot when I was younger so to some degree I am the target audience except I am not a newbie by any means. The show does a pretty good job explaining how to do different exercises while ...
Jul 1, 2020
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru is an anime from last year. It's a Doga Kobo series based off of a Web Manga. You know, the studio behind New Game & Yuru Yuri. I have yet to review a bad anime from them. So, let's dive in with a little cautious optimism. 


Sakura Hibiki is worried about her weight and her inability to attract a hunky boy. So, she decides to hit the gym. Little realising that her unattractiveness stems from being dumb as a brick and not her appearance. She tries the newly opened Silverman gym and winds up collaborating with a group of classmates on a light-hearted ...

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