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: 7.281 (scored by 157351157,351 users)
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Ranked: #25932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #565
Members: 337,990
Favorites: 1,156

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamazaki, Mitsue
Director, Sound Director
Clark, Leah
Ishikawa, Kaito
Theme Song Performance
Fairouz, Ai
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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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)

Sep 18, 2019
Inferno792 (All reviews)
How many anime have you watched or even heard about, whose main narrative is about exercising? Heck, how many shows in general, anime or otherwise, have you come across that have exercising as their premise? In this time of generic anime filled with clichés and predictable outcomes that bore you to death, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (How Heavy are the Dumbbells you lift?) comes off as a breath of fresh air. From dumbbells to girls flexing their bodies and showing off their curves and “macho” guys posing with their bulging muscles ripping their clothes off, this anime has it all in abundance. Which other anime read more
Sep 18, 2019
Optigisa (All reviews)
There are Anime that try to be the jack of all trades, and they very much succeed in doing so. Then there are the Anime that try to do the same, only to fail miserably and fall flat on their faces. This Anime is not exactly the latter, but it comes close to being so, and why is that you ask? Because it tries to do so many things, but it doesn’t quite hit the mark with what it does, and it becomes obvious to the audience that it is trying it’s hardest to stand out, rather than just be a silly ecchi disguised as read more
Sep 18, 2019
HellLyter (All reviews)
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru is probably the most fun anime I’ve watched this season. Its got a colorful cast of characters who each add their own flair to the show and showcases some really solid comedy. It also provides some actually useful knowledge about the human body and working out. But you know what sets it apart from practically all other anime I’ve watched?

It’s motivational

To me, this is a pretty monumental feat. You’ll be hard pressed to find a show that actually inspires you to do what’s being shown. When I watch sports anime for example, I don’t immediately think to go and become read more
Sep 18, 2019
Perception (All reviews)
Most people would agree that when it comes to judging a person's actions, the intent of the individual is what is most important. But is that really true? Even if the intent is poor, doesn't the result outweigh the intent?

Let's say a company makes an anime, with the intent of earning money and entertaining an audience. After all, making a profit is the entire goal of any business, correct? However, the result is motivating people in a positive way. To try new things, look outside the box. To give them a small push that leads them to self-improvement. To donate an extra few milligrams read more

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