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: 7.261 (scored by 173186173,186 users)
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Ranked: #27442
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Popularity: #574
Members: 373,793
Favorites: 1,266

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Preliminary Spoiler
Jul 24, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Pretty girls in sports wear that unveil every inch of their sexy bodies with mind-boggling efficiency. Muscle-bros so big you need a rock climbing permit for a piggyback ride. When gym enthusiasm collides with anti-broscience humor, you have Dumbbell, the funniest ecchi comedy since Prison School. However this is not an entirely comedic series (nor is its ecchi pushy in case someone minds), rather it can also be very serious and motivational at times.

What the series manages to do with its cast is the impressive part because with simple character traits it manages to deliver smooth and hilarious comedy. We have characters such as ...
Sep 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 18, 2019
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 ...
Aug 9, 2019
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Honestly. I was unsure about this at first as with the genres that were listed. But they honestly aren't a problem at all when it comes to this anime. It's hardly impacting the show in any bad light at all. Sure it may get repetitive over time. But it's not to the point that it would be annoying.

I'd honestly say if you are interested in fitness, or just wanting to get into shape. Then give it a watch. It's not gonna be one of the best animes of course. But still a great watch. The characters are all honestly relatable. A nice anime.
Sep 18, 2019
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 ...
Jul 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Put the chips down. Place your sneakers on your feet. Pull your shorts up…now pull them down again. Now repeat that last motion…but slower.

—WAIT! These girls are only 17?…….F—K!!!

Do you love promotional videos? How about bench pressing? What about lat pulldowns?


Anyhow, “How Many Kilograms are the Dumbbells You Lift?” is an infomercial disguised as an anime — but wait, there’s more. It features two ordinary girls — Hibiki (a slightly overweight Japanese girl) and Akemi (a girly who creams her pants every time she sees ‘Yuge!’ muscles) — as they visit the gym to strength train, build endurance, ...
Jul 25, 2019
Preliminary (4/12 eps)

In a season full of Isekai's, viking and more Isekai's, Doga Kobo gives its contribution with Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? I love Doga Kobo and their work, so I was hyped for this anime and Doga Kobo delivered.

Hibiki is your ordinary high school girl who eats tons of food. She gets fat and wants to lose that fat. After failing to work out on her own she starts going to the gym. The rest of the anime we follow her trips to the gym. We get to know how she does the excercises, meet a colorful cast of characters and we get to ...
Aug 28, 2019
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
Starting this anime, I kind of expected to end up dropping this after a couple episodes. Comedy and ecchi aren't typically my cup of tea, but much to my surprise, this anime was an exception.

Besides all the fan service one can expect from ecchi (which to me the fan service hasn't been super in your face or over pushed), this anime is actually very motivational and informative. I think anyone who wants to start a healthier lifestyle or needs the motivation to hit the gym could benefit from this anime. Basically this anime shows you the proper techniques to work out at the gym and ...
Sep 20, 2019
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

Hip raise! Side bend!
(Fukkin roku LDK kai!)

Push up! Bench press!
(Daikyoukin ga aruiteru!)

That was some very unique anime, quite frankly I'm just not amuse by such thing.
Sep 18, 2019
Girl do you even lift!?

How Heavy Are The Dumbells You Lift or my preferred name up above is the recent edition to a new sub genre of anime that I like to call cute girls doing cool and educational things. This year we’ve had girls singing beautiful songs and girls surviving on a deserted island. This time we have girls working out and getting in shape for our viewing pleasure, and what a pleasure it is.

The concept for this anime/manga is genius. How do we get people to start taking care of themselves? How do we get people to hit the gym? The ...
Dec 28, 2019
There are so many distinct cute girls doing cute things anime, which are all fun and colourful, and gives you that wholesome and fluff you are looking for. Now we finally have yet another anime to add that ever-growing collection CGDCT list. It's an anime you didn't know how much you needed before you actually watched it first hand. Basically, Dumbbell is cute girls working out. So first off, we are introduced to our adorable fang gyrau Sakura Hibiki. Who seems to think she is getting a little cubby down the tummy area and decides to hit the gym. But if you ask me, she ...
Sep 19, 2019
Onegai muscle meccha motetaaaai
Onegai muscle meccha yasetaai yes!
Onegai muscle meccha motetaaai kara
Uuu! (Kireteruyo!) Haa! (Kireteruyo!)
Kin niku ni onegai

Ok, so another Josei theme anime has just ended, but unlike the usual josei genre anime which was always set in a school setting, this one was set in a gym where it involves a quartet of girls whom decide to become gym members in some gym called "Silvermans" which btw was a parody of "Golds Gym" in Japan which btw has 38 branches in Japan. So, lets get down to business:

Story-Very Good 8:

Because it was informative, thought the plot was more on the fitness and working out ...
Sep 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
"Do you wanna go get swole man? Do you wanna make some gains?"

As someone who's been going to the gym consistently for a couple of years now, I was hyped about this anime ever since I heard that it was being made. However, even though the concept is brilliant, the execution however, is somwhat dissapointing. This review is mostly going to be from my perspective as a gym bro, so bear with me.

It was oblivious from the first episode that this is an anime writen by someone who has never been to the gym and got most of the advice on it from people ...
Aug 21, 2019
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
Really, I came across this when I was looking for proper

I started playing sports

It became difficult to find the kind of anime I wanted in the completed anime.I looked at the newly released animes and came across it.

Story |9| : I don't need to explain
Art |10|:The drawings are very good and reflect the anime
Aug 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
This show is fun. At first i thought it will probably be the next fanservice anime, which it is, but it actually gives good information. As someone who works out i'm impressed how well they explain things.

I usually don't like fanservice when it distracts too much form the story or the camera is awkwardly placed to allow an upskirt but oddly, since this anime has not much of a story, it is not bothersome. And anybody who works out knows how much fanservice there is in a fitness center. Some of it is actually pretty accurate.

You can to an extent identify with the mc. Who ...
Sep 18, 2019
Picture this: the date is July 4, 2019. One day after “Dumbell Nan Kilo Moteru?” is released. You work at a fairly inconspicuous gym, it’s a slow day and all you can think of is going back home to throw back a cold one and pass out. Suddenly, you hear a loud rumbling sound from outside the gym’s front door. You start to panic, New years is still half a year away and you were planning on quitting before the horde consumed you. As the rumblings get louder you hear a faint: “Nice Muscle!” in the distance and you realize what is happening. It’s too ...
Sep 25, 2019
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is a gReAt anime that goes in depth about body building except it is more body than the building. You want it dem thighs? You got it the thighs! You want dem bOObies? You got it dem tiddies! You want it dem ass? You got dem juicy peaches! You want it dem abs? They got you, baby!

The story goes through the daily life of Sakura, who is a food addict but also wants to cut down weight. However, she has a hidden monstrous strength within her and she now aims to be the greatest hokage in the world!

Characters were very ...
Aug 7, 2019
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is not only an enjoyable series but also gives insight into fitness for those who are new or oblivious. I came into this series with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This show has short little excerpts that explain how to do several exercises, these are presented in a fun and comedic way but also explain the exercises well and are a good place for viewers to gain a little knowledge about fitness and weight lifting.

This show does fall short with it's underdeveloped characters. Though this is okay due to the show mostly being ...
Sep 19, 2019
Anime is known as the medium of extremes, both to its benefit and detriment. Extreme designs, animation, plots, and so on. But with so many anime out there reaching all kinds of extremes, it can be difficult to break out from the crowd and truly feel original. So why not make something that most would say is the exact opposite of what anime fans are interested in? That idea might just be crazy enough to work; and for "How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?", it certainly does.

Creating a show about working out has to be difficult, especially with an audience who has zero interest ...
Sep 19, 2019
Come for the cute girls, stay for the lifting advice seems to be the premise of this anime.

If you're like me, you aren't someone who is a big fan of ecchi at all. It's cool if you are, but I am not. I don't come to an anime to view cute/sexy girls. I come for story substance or comedy or... Well a number of factors. For this anime, the humour felt like it really hit the mark for me, with a good deal being relatable for anyone who has ever lived a gym lifestyle or, like the MC, struggled with food portion control. I am ...
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