Have you seen the new anime How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? If so, you're no doubt looking forward to a Season 2. To be honest, the sports genre is very popular in Japan, no matter what exact kind of sport the anime promotes, whether it be volleyball, basketball, ballroom dancing, or weightlifting, as it was in a case with Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
In any case, a sports anime is a lucky strike for any studio. As for Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?, even despite there has been no official announcement of a Season 2, we have every reason to believe that another television round of the series is due to happen. And below, we want to reveal why we think so.
Most of you are aware of that Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is based on a Japanese manga series by Yabako Sandrovich of the same name, which contains seven volumes to date. The most notable fact is that the last, 7th volume was issued on June 19, 2019, just a month before the 1st season premiere. As a result, it's clear that this volume can't be used in the current television adaptation, and we thereby now have new source material for another television adaptation.
It's unclear to date how many episodes the first season consists of, but we doubt nonetheless that the Doga Kobo studio could use all the manga chapters for the current television adaptation. Besides, most viewers have rated How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? very well, given the statistics of the anime on MyAnimeList. According to their metrics, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Season 1 holds a score of 7.45/10 based on over 8,000 votes.
The last thing, which might clarify the possibility of renewal is the BD/DVD sales of the anime, but there is no BD release so far. According to the official website, you just can preorder now the Blu-ray/DVD Vol.1, yet when will it be released is unknown as of today.
Summing up, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? shows all the signs of a promising anime franchise, which no doubt must be renewed for another television season. However, since we don't have the exact data on the subject right now, we are tracking down the official Japanese sources on the subject of renewal. As soon as the Doga Kobo studio announces How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Season 2, we will update this page.
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, in our opinion, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Season 2 is due to happen, yet when will the season premiere in case of renewal? The answer is very depends on two factors while they both depend on each other. If we are talking about a single-cour season, and if we have enough source material for another television adaptation, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? could return for a Season 2 someday next summer, in July 2020, given the current schedule of the series.
On the other hand, if we're discussing the full season of 24 episodes, we could face the lack of source material since we have only one additional volume consisting of four chapters, which might serve a source for another installment of the anime. In such a case, it could take two years or more for Yabako Sandrovich, the manga author, to write and publish more books.
The third option is, even if we have the two-cour season, it doesn't mean that the Doga Kobo studio used all the manga volumes to adapt into 24-episode television series. In such a case, we should also wait for 2020. But still this is only our forecast. As a result, we are looking forward any official news from the Doga Kobo studio. Once any new data emerge, we will inform you on this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates.
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Summary
The story centers on Sakura Hibiki, a second year High School girl, who doesn't care about her shape, while rather thinks about her stomach. Once noticing that she becomes a bit fat, Hibiki decides to change something in her life. That's how Hibiki stumbles upon her classmate named Souryuuin Akemi, who convince her to enroll at the GYM titled "Silverman."
Thankfully, a handsome instructor, Machio, suddenly appears and encourages Hibiki to stand on the way to good shape. However, because of lack of physical activity and bad eating habits, most of progress Hibiki achieves turns to a rollback.
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? debuted on July 3, 2019, on AT-X, and later on Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, and other Japanese television networks. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is a television adaptation of the eponymous manga series, written by Yabako Sandrovich. The Doga Kobo studio served as a developer of the anime series. Funimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Season 2 is yet to be announced.