How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? TV Anime Opening Theme Muscle Video Squats Past 100 Million Views
That's some nice side chest!
While the world is a much different place than it was a year ago when How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? first broadcast, one thing is for certain, people really love the opening theme song 'Onegai Muscle.'
As we reported when the video first released, alongside the anime version of the OP being uploaded to YouTube, KADOKAWAanime also posted a special 'Muscle Video' version, featuring muscle idol Reika Saiki and bodybuilder Naotaka Yokokawa. On August 4, that 'Muscle Video' hit over 100 million views on YouTube!
This is in stark contrast to the actual anime OP, which only has a paltry 5.5 million views on YouTube. The anime version needs to start lifting more – maybe it should take some tips from the fitness parts of each episode!
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? was broadcast on Japanese TV from July 2019 to September 2019, adapting the manga of the same name written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by MAAM.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.