New cast members and OP / ED theme performers revealed for upcoming adaptation of muscle-training manga
A new key visual, a new cast member, and the OP / ED theme performers have all been revealed in an effort to get you pumped up for Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (now known in English as How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?), an upcoming TV anime based on the muscle-training manga written by Sandrovitch Yabako and illustrated by MAAM about high school girls who fall in love with weight-lifting.
The new cast member for Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? includes:
Kaito Ishikawa as Naruzou Machio, a professional trainer at the gym that Hibiki and company frequent. Machio has studied sports medicine abroad, and he's very familiar with the workings of the human body and proper training techniques.
The opening theme for the series, entitled "Onegai Muscle" ("Please, Muscle"), is performed in-character by Hibiki Sakura (CV: Ai Fairouz) and Naruzou Machio (CV: Kaito Ishikawa). The ending theme, entitled "Macho A Name?", is performed in-character by Naruzou Machio.
The original Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? manga is serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday digital manga magazine. The story of the series follows Hibiki Sakura, a high school girl who loves to snack. When Hibiki decides to begin exercising to manage her weight, she gets roped into joining a gym that specializes in extreme muscle-training by her muscle-crazed classmate, Akemi Souryuuin.
The Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? TV anime is directed by Mitsue Yamazaki and features animation production by Doga Kobo. The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:
- AT-X: every Wednesday during the 22:30 time slot beginning on July 03, 2019.
- Tokyo MX: every Wednesday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on July 03, 2019.
- KBS Kyoto: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on July 03, 2019.
- Sun TV: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on July 03, 2019.
- and Others.
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