Promo video features Ai Fairouz pumping iron with comedian / bodybuilder Nakayama Kinni-kun
Did you know that Ai Fairouz - the voice actress for Hibiki Sakura, the heroine of the upcoming How heavy are the dumbbells you lift? TV anime - is into bodybuilding in real life? Now you can catch a glimpse of her work-out routine in the first of a series of special promotional training videos designed to promote the show.
The first video (above) features Ai Fairouz doing dumbbell curls with bodybuilder / comedian Nakayama Kinni-kun at Gold's Gym in Harajuku, Tokyo. Check out those guns! Nice bulk!
The original How heavy are the dumbbells you lift? manga (known in Japan as Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?) is serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday digital manga magazine. The How heavy are the dumbbells you lift? TV anime is directed by Mitsue Yamazaki and features animation production by Doga Kobo. Funimation describes the story of the series as follows:
Hibiki Sakura’s love for food is starting to affect her size. In effort to slim down, she scopes out her local gym only to discover two problems—it’s a haven for intimidating body builders, and her classmate Akemi has a weirdly aggressive muscle obsession. After meeting her handsome personal trainer, Machio, Hibiki bites the bullet and starts her quest for a hot bod!
How heavy are the dumbbells you lift? will broadcast in Japan on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and other stations beginning on July 03, 2019, and Funimation will also stream How heavy are the dumbbells you lift? as part of their Summer 2019 simulcast lineup.
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