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Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? | Episode 2 Review

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Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?, was an anime I watched to watch, but never got around to. I guess that shows how high it was on my ‘to-watch’ list. Like 3-Gatsu no Lion, it’s been on-hold for god knows how long and I figure, since I do not have anything to watch, that I try and binge the anime. So I will be picking up where I left off and jump right into episodes two and three.


Episode Two Thoughts

Sports genre anime has never been my thing, although I’ve seen a ton of them by this point. I’ve never really been attracted to them, they just do not suit my style. Not to mention, I do not remember the last time I watched the first episode. Which was probably a good thing because it’s now a cleanslate!

What were my thoughts of episode two? Immediately, the first thing that came to mind was that this anime Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?, combines anime with education. It’s a mix that I didn’t really expect to be quite honest and it’s interesting how they’ve combined the two together, to not only be informative but also entertaining at the same time. In that regard, I give episode two and this anime a lot of props for. I also find it very ironic that I was watching the anime about exercise and how to properly do so, while sitting down.

Anyway, I found it weird that everyone within the episode thus far are ripped out of their minds, in one way or another. Whether that be full-body, legs, abs etc. Literally everyone is muscular except for Hibiki. In that regard, we can all relate to her because she works out, but like all of us, she’s lazy and would much rather do other stuff and eat all types of food as a treat for working out so hard.

While I still have to adjust to this style of anime. I did find episode two to be quite entertaining. This was something I didn’t really expect because I am not one who likes to exercise, nor do I like to pay attention whenever I’m there learning something about any topic that isn’t something I want to know. However, putting information about how to properly exercise, what machines do what for you, and the science behind dieting into a form that is consumer friendly, like anime is very smart. You’re effectively promoting exercise to everyone through anime, where you have someone very relatable (Hibiki) go through the rounds of learning how to properly exercise and everything that goes with that. There something very entertaining about that.

Overall, the concept itself has been very interesting to watch and experience. Weirdly enough I am looking forward to whatever else the anime has in store. Maybe it’ll convince me to work out (which probably won’t happen). This episode is a solid B.


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