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'How much heavy dumbbells can you lift?' Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Doga Kobo animates "body-building comedy" about school girl & schoolmate with muscle fetish

A website opened on Wednesday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich and MAAM's How much heavy dumbbells can you lift? (Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru? or How Many Kilograms Can You Lift in Dumbbells?) manga has been green-lit for this summer.

The "body-building comedy" centers around Hibiki Sakura, a high school girl who loves eating, and Akemi Sōryūin, the beautiful and charismatic student council president who has a muscle fetish. The staff describes the story:

"Hibiki … Are you fat again?"

A friend's cruel words which cut like a knife into the heart of Hibiki Sakura, a high school girl who loves to eat. Hibiki decided to go on a diet to be absolutely thin by summer vacation, but she cannot keep exercising right alone. That's when Hibiki found herself before a training gym! Upon joining the gym, Hibiki meets her beautiful and charismatic student council president Akemi Sōryūin and steps into the intense yet enjoyable world of weight-training.

Ai Fairouz will play Hibiki Sakura, and Sora Amamiya will play Akemi Sōryūin.

Mitsue Yamazaki (Tada Never Falls in Love, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo and Fumihiko Shimo (New Game!) is in charge of the series scripts. Ai Kikuchi (New Game!) is designing the characters. Silver Man Gym is presenting the project.

Sandrovich and MAAM, a relatively new manga artist, launched the manga in Shogakukan's web manga site Ura Sunday and in Shogakukan's Manga ONE app in 2016, and Shogakukan will publish the sixth volume on Friday, January 18.

Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga also inspired a television anime.

Sources: 'How much heavy dumbbells can you lift?' anime's official website, Comic Natalie, MoCa News

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