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Jul 3, 2019 6:51 AM
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Oh my goodness....this is quite something. We got muscles and exercising from the start with some nutrition facts. The OP theme song is pretty catchy imo.

The world of working out looks like a tough place as the way they showed this. Muscles everywhere. Akemi's reactions are comedy gold.

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Jul 3, 2019 7:03 AM
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Stark700 said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Oh my goodness....this is quite something. We got muscles and exercising from the start with some nutrition facts. The OP theme song is pretty catchy imo.

The world of working out looks like a tough place as the way they showed this. Muscles everywhere. Akemi's reactions are comedy gold.



Lol, the macho's anime version is quite more realistic compared to manga. I like.
Jul 3, 2019 7:40 AM
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honestly the manga of this one was brilliant so i was waiting for this and it was worth it.
I was waiting for Macho's signature move and Hibiki's reaction which was funny to watch.
The characters turned out nicely.
And the kept the showoff scenes.
Jul 3, 2019 7:41 AM
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Welcome to another round of anime is saved.

This is low-key like a dream of mine that has come true, even tho I was hoping for a proper anime about fitness/bodybuilding and not a meme-factory. But better than nothing I guess :D
One Piece episode 914 & 915 & 1027 were a mistake and 957 brought the salvation

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Jul 3, 2019 8:02 AM
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"This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare"
Jul 3, 2019 8:04 AM
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I can already see that someone, somewhere is writing an article like "Toxic masculinity in anime is NOT ok".
Jul 3, 2019 8:09 AM
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I can already see that someone, somewhere is writing an article like "Toxic masculinity in anime is NOT ok".


Will you be surprised that the first joke about this anime that I saw on Twitter was “oh, this is definitely not a very body-positive show”?
Jul 3, 2019 8:12 AM
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Not surprised at all.
Jul 3, 2019 8:13 AM
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RobertBobert said:

Will you be surprised that the first joke about this anime that I saw on Twitter was “oh, this is definitely not a very body-positive show”?

Well, East Asia is not a very body-positive region.
Jul 3, 2019 8:16 AM

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Not surprised at all.


Vaylard said:
RobertBobert said:

Will you be surprised that the first joke about this anime that I saw on Twitter was “oh, this is definitely not a very body-positive show”?

Well, East Asia is not a very body-positive region.


I wonder what ANN will write about this show. Of course, they could "bribe" them with pretty girls, but this show has a clear heterosexual romance, which is very "problematic".
Jul 3, 2019 8:20 AM

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RobertBobert said:
but this show has a clear heterosexual romance, which is very "problematic".

What heterosexual romance?
That girl is just obsessed with muscles, not necessarily male.
Jul 3, 2019 8:23 AM

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I can see the femnazis getting their boxers in a twist about this because it's about an overweight girl getting fit.

The SJW nation would rather people die prematurely from fat related disease than someone hurt their feelings and tell them to shape up.

It sorted of reminded of Grand Blue with the ridiculous bodies but I liked the way they took the piss out of the gym rats, unfortunately the the losers who complain about it cannot see that.
Jul 3, 2019 8:23 AM

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Well this wasn't exactly how i expected it to be but this was a gd way to start this show. Looking forward to seeing some muscle girls.
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Jul 3, 2019 8:25 AM

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Doga Kobo saved anime once again.

This was my most hyped anime of this season just because Doga Kobo was making this and boy did they deliver. The music, the voice acting, the superb animation… this show is gonna be amazing.
Jul 3, 2019 8:34 AM

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Vaylard said:
RobertBobert said:
but this show has a clear heterosexual romance, which is very "problematic".

What heterosexual romance?
That girl is just obsessed with muscles, not necessarily male.


In later chapters there will be an easy romantic subplot with one-sided love. But I'm not sure that the anime comes to this at all.
Jul 3, 2019 8:36 AM

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Thank god this didn't turn out to be a short educational Anime. The ending segments will keep me in shape, nice bulk!
Jul 3, 2019 8:38 AM

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This... was actually not bad. Humour, while predictable, more or less worked and it actually reminded me that I need to go back to some daily workouts. I definitely prefer sexy girls doing helling workouts over cure girls doing jackshit. I thought it might be another lazy fanserivce show but actually looks like a keeper.
Ii tenki desu ne...
Jul 3, 2019 8:40 AM
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I could not stop smiling. I love this
Jul 3, 2019 8:48 AM

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An anime about bodybuilding and staying fit. Akemi's reactions were funny.

Jul 3, 2019 8:51 AM

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I've been waiting for something like this since forever, when I first saw this been announced I was curious if this was going to be somewhat edutainment, and it is, and I love this already.

Hands up if you did ten squats with Hibiki as best macho Machio-san instructed.
Jul 3, 2019 8:52 AM
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Can this compete for best opening song of the season? I think it can. (and it remind me a lot of Cell at Work OP song where characters also sing the song themselves)
Nowadays when all fitness center are 100% business and 0% health, I think this anime might be a savior to the health club business.
Jul 3, 2019 8:56 AM
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op is really catchy
when i started reading this manga i didnt expect how useful it actually is for someone just starting with gym, really happy it got anime
Jul 3, 2019 8:56 AM

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Hands up if you did ten squats with Hibiki as best macho Machio-san instructed.

o/

I'm gonna do every workout they say every day until this Anime is over and see how fit i get lol.
Jul 3, 2019 8:56 AM

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AOTS bois, anime is saved! Souryuin's faces were quite something and her heavy breathing too Sakura's calorie intake is high af damn. And that guy is ripped af for his face.

I legit did ten squats and hope to continue it

More of moaning while exercising to come lets gooo!
Jul 3, 2019 9:02 AM
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Intriguing first episode!

Akemi’s reactions are seriously priceless and let the muscle hype begin! I could totally relate myself to Hibiki there, keeping up with such a chore is seriously demotivating as heck. Lol, good thing she found her Prince Charming to help with that. Lol @ that muscle revelation there though and so that’s a lot of muscles in the Op & ED! Voice Acting and the Sound Department really delivered too, Doga Koba with yet another dime!

I’m looking forward to more of this!

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Hands up if you did ten squats with Hibiki as best macho Machio-san instructed.


Lol, that was totally me! After credit scene workout, guess my Wednesday’s are going to be a lot more proactive for one thing.
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Jul 3, 2019 9:03 AM
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And that guy is ripped af for his face.


Lol, that photoshop joke was gold!
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Jul 3, 2019 9:06 AM

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Saying this as a guy who've been bodybuilding for like ~2 years straight... this is amazing!

But... for Christ's sake, why HALF SQUATS?
Real men do only FULL SQUATS!

Oh wait. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Jul 3, 2019 9:24 AM

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I can see the femnazis getting their boxers in a twist about this because it's about an overweight girl getting fit.

The SJW nation would rather people die prematurely from fat related disease than someone hurt their feelings and tell them to shape up.

It sorted of reminded of Grand Blue with the ridiculous bodies but I liked the way they took the piss out of the gym rats, unfortunately the the losers who complain about it cannot see that.


https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2019/summer/how-heavy-are-the-dumbbells-you-lift/.148462 Keep what you want. It's pretty funny that the woman found it quite problematic, while the main ANN's SJW seemed to be frankly enjoying the first episode.
Jul 3, 2019 9:30 AM
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I liked it, but those half reps on bench hurt muh soul.
Jul 3, 2019 9:36 AM
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hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not
Jul 3, 2019 9:37 AM

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Well that was... informational? Its making me want to bench press as well lol
Jul 3, 2019 9:41 AM

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Doga Kobo's 3rd anime of the yearly individual season...and it's all about weights and bodybuilding! Reminds me of last year's Kamoi Tsubame from UzaMaid, only more crafty in its premise. TIME TO GET FIT!

Even endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, this is comedy gold and a statistic I can't ignore.

HELL O HELL, the gym is like Grand Blue, ONLY MORE man-lified.

Akemi's addiction to muscle fetish is truly the gold. And Hibiki...found her Prince Charming. IN A GYM. WAD...HAHA!?!

Machio's edutainment "video" really warrants more interest! And Machio, took me by surprise and what an absurd bodybuilder he is.

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Kmlshblr said:
And that guy is ripped af for his face.


Lol, that photoshop joke was gold!


DAT JOKE. Never dies.

Plus, the Ecchi game here is super strong. No wonder everyone was hyped for this.

OP is great, plus MAH BOY's favorite Naofumi VA Kaito Ishikawa for the ED.

Summer's gonna heat up a HELLA LOT!

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Hands up if you did ten squats with Hibiki as best macho Machio-san instructed.


DAT's me too, and Wednesdays will be get-fit days!

NICE BULK! (Reference to Zombieland Saga, Kotarou, Mamoru Miyano's VA of "Nice Bird.")
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abbe44 said:
hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not

Fam, it doesn't work like that. It's not about your weight per se.
It's about your %BF (Body Fat).

Gym guys tend to have high BMI but they look great.
Muscle are heavier than fat.

She looks thick because she eats junk food.

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Jul 3, 2019 9:46 AM

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Looks like even the sensei is going to be working out. My body is ready.

At least the delusional yuri fans can drop this early and we can be spared their whining in the future.
Jul 3, 2019 9:48 AM
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Its just starting!
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Kamiyan3991 said:
abbe44 said:
hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not

Fam, it doesn't work like that. It's not about your weight per se.
It's about your %BF (Body Fat).

Gym guys tend to have high BMI but they look great.
Muscle are heavier than fat.

She looks thick because she eats junk food.

@papsoshea 'sup, my soul mate.
she looked fine aswell tho, , 35% body fat is unrealistic anyways with those stats, and again she looked totally fine, her body type is perfectly healhy
this just feels like those bullying commercials where they make the bullied child pretty so she'll be more sympathetic and likable
Jul 3, 2019 10:00 AM

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this is a wild ride from beginning to end
Jul 3, 2019 10:02 AM
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Great first episode. This is exactly the kind of craziness I look for in anime. Let the memes begin.

Just one thing bothering me, tho... will they touch the subject of performance-enhancing drugs? You can't get a body like Machio's without steroids, no matter how much you work out, you will look good but not like this.
Jul 3, 2019 10:04 AM

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I actually quite liked this. The comedy was rather surprising and I appreciate the positive message it's giving. The characters are likable too, especially our main lead.
7.5 for the first episode (aka 8 in MAL ratings) for me.

About that ANN review though...
I don't think the show was trying to encourage women being in shape simply because they think men will find it more attractive. If anything, I think the show was lightly mocking it, in an indirect manner. Even then, does it really matter why someone wants to be in shape? Motivation is motivation.
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abbe44 said:
Kamiyan3991 said:

Fam, it doesn't work like that. It's not about your weight per se.
It's about your %BF (Body Fat).

Gym guys tend to have high BMI but they look great.
Muscle are heavier than fat.

She looks thick because she eats junk food.

@papsoshea 'sup, my soul mate.
she looked fine aswell tho, , 35% body fat is unrealistic anyways with those stats, and again she looked totally fine, her body type is perfectly healhy
this just feels like those bullying commercials where they make the bullied child pretty so she'll be more sympathetic and likable


If you watched, you could see that she had a bigger waist. Even the ending song depicts her waist as being thicker than everyone else's.
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abbe44 said:
hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not


the answer for this is cultural differences. In for example, america, the "healthy" form is buff, bulky for men, thicc for women. but for japan, the "healthy" form is skinny yet muscular type and for women very skinny, almost like a stick. you'll see most of this stuff through magazines and that's how being slightly chubby in japan can be called unhealthy for some reason.

for some reason, this anime goes for american ideals to the point of ripped muscles and bulky body lmao
Jul 3, 2019 10:06 AM
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This show is looking to be a lot of fun. I like the opening and ending, and Machio's muscle reveal was funny. Looking forward to more of this show.
Jul 3, 2019 10:10 AM

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Yup, were great start as thought from manga, tho anime feels much better as movements and such are seen fully.

Didn't made me feel to workout, instead felt hungry :P

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KlinyKlinn said:
abbe44 said:
hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not


the answer for this is cultural differences. In for example, america, the "healthy" form is buff, bulky for men, thicc for women. but for japan, the "healthy" form is skinny yet muscular type and for women very skinny, almost like a stick. you'll see most of this stuff through magazines and that's how being slightly chubby in japan can be called unhealthy for some reason.

for some reason, this anime goes for american ideals to the point of ripped muscles and bulky body lmao
yikes and i thought america had it bad, that sounds outright dangerous, god the eating disorders and malnutrition that must go on there
feels bad man
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abbe44 said:
Kamiyan3991 said:

Fam, it doesn't work like that. It's not about your weight per se.
It's about your %BF (Body Fat).

Gym guys tend to have high BMI but they look great.
Muscle are heavier than fat.

She looks thick because she eats junk food.

@papsoshea 'sup, my soul mate.
she looked fine aswell tho, , 35% body fat is unrealistic anyways with those stats, and again she looked totally fine, her body type is perfectly healhy
this just feels like those bullying commercials where they make the bullied child pretty so she'll be more sympathetic and likable


Asian has a lower range of healthy BMI. The typical established healthy range is only from 18.5 to 22.9. Some Asian countries even has lower limit of 17.5.
They are at higher risk of metabolic diseases than other races.
And the threshold for overweight body fat is only 31% BW.
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KlinyKlinn said:
abbe44 said:
hmm
something kinda rubbed me the wrong way when i started watching
>55,6KG
>160CM
>unhealthy????
uh no?
that's perfectly healthy for that age
it's just a show, i know, but that still bothereed me, dont think this show is for me anyways
hopefully young girls wont feel that their totally fine bodies are ugly or wrong

i mean seriously that would be a bmi of 21.9 which is in the 18-25 range
honestly thinking that is unhealthy is unhealthy imo.

like it would make more sense if she was overweight but she is objectively not


the answer for this is cultural differences. In for example, america, the "healthy" form is buff, bulky for men, thicc for women. but for japan, the "healthy" form is skinny yet muscular type and for women very skinny, almost like a stick. you'll see most of this stuff through magazines and that's how being slightly chubby in japan can be called unhealthy for some reason.

for some reason, this anime goes for american ideals to the point of ripped muscles and bulky body lmao


no, what youre talking about is "fashion"/body image in different countries but what is healthy is same in every culture, country and japan goes for unhealthy slim (although korea has it beat when it comes to that)
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KlinyKlinn said:


the answer for this is cultural differences. In for example, america, the "healthy" form is buff, bulky for men, thicc for women. but for japan, the "healthy" form is skinny yet muscular type and for women very skinny, almost like a stick. you'll see most of this stuff through magazines and that's how being slightly chubby in japan can be called unhealthy for some reason.

for some reason, this anime goes for american ideals to the point of ripped muscles and bulky body lmao


no, what youre talking about is "fashion"/body image in different countries but what is healthy is same in every culture, country and japan goes for unhealthy slim (although korea has it beat when it comes to that)


"healthy is the same"... If only. That would make curing patients much easier.
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remiska said:
KlinyKlinn said:


the answer for this is cultural differences. In for example, america, the "healthy" form is buff, bulky for men, thicc for women. but for japan, the "healthy" form is skinny yet muscular type and for women very skinny, almost like a stick. you'll see most of this stuff through magazines and that's how being slightly chubby in japan can be called unhealthy for some reason.

for some reason, this anime goes for american ideals to the point of ripped muscles and bulky body lmao


no, what youre talking about is "fashion"/body image in different countries but what is healthy is same in every culture, country and japan goes for unhealthy slim (although korea has it beat when it comes to that)



Don't compare bf% for americans to us asians.. I mean I have a college classmate that looks like 10. She's less than 4'11 tall and less than 43kg weight.. It is considered normal and healthy.. On the other hand, most 16 year old that I see on european country looks like 30+ years old from our point of view.. Higher bodyfat percentage and tall.. Doesn't look like 16 to us at all.. That you call 'Thick' looks like fat to us.. Unless, you have a low bf%..
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I genuinely genuinely love this show. It's better and more creatively animated than 95 percent of ecchi, it has an incredibly catchy OP and ED, incredibly charismatic characters, and just pure charm in its presentation of actual workout advice. If the show keeps this up, I will give it a 9/10.
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Yeah as expected it was a pretty good first episode
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