This is has been awhile since I did a review on here. I just finished watching this one and it was a blast to watch. It was funny, informative, and a great watch. This is an ecchi anime but for ecchis go this one is pretty tame. Let's get the review started
The story is very basic but for something like this anime it doesn't need to have a heavily detailed story. It just Hibiki wanting to lose weight so she goes to a gym called the Silverman Gym. She meets her new friend Akemi who's crazy about muscles and working out. Her best friend Ayaka, her teacher Ms. Tachibana, and Gina Boyd the Russia rival/friend of hers. There's also Mr. Machio who I will talk about later. The anime also has tips and info about various work out exercises and how to do them properly.
The animation was very nice to watch especially with the character's facial expressions. The muscles on the buff guys surprisingly weren't distracting especially with Machio's too. There are a few scenes that will make you laugh or terrify you but I won't be spoiling too much ;).
The sound/music was pretty good. The opening is a nice listen the thing is that the opening sequence that was going one while the song was playing kinda made it hard to listen but it's still a good opening. The ending was fine as well. Not something that I will listen but it's a good one none the less.
Let's see what the characters have to offer
(I watched the English Dub so I will be putting the voice actors names in here.)
Hibiki Sakura: voiced by Madeleine Morris
Hibiki, some of the girls call her Hibs, is a cool, determined, and a bit of a food eater at times. She could rival Goku with how much food she eats. At first she was heistant when going to the gym cause of all of the buff guys but she has gotten used to them especially with Machio when he turned buff. She also works at her brother's restaurant to pay for food. She does have this strange thing that she can do. She is somehow so strong she can punch a punching bag with "ONNNEEE PUNNNCHHH" (hehe had to throw that in. It was too good to pass up).
Akemi Soryuin: voiced by Sarah Wiedenheft (side note: she does Tohru from Dragon Maid and Ruby from Love Live Sunshine)
Akemi is an interesting girl cause she's considered the best girl in school and richest too. She went to the Silverman Gym not only to work out but to find someone her age and that's where she and Hibiki became good friends. She has a thing for muscles and working out. She loves them very much and it's can be funny at times.
Ayaka Uehara: voiced by Morgan Garrett
Ayaka is Hibiki's best friend when they were young. Like Hibiki she likes action movies. She has a family boxing studio that she works at times and she is ripped when she is doing it. Ayaka does care about Hibiki's weight and well being. There is one scene in the last episode that I will not spoil if you haven't seen it yet. Heads up it's hilarious
Gina Boyd: voiced by Alexis Tipton (she also does Kid Trunks in DBS)
Gina shows up in episode 6 and she is the so called "rival" of Hibiki after she beat her in the arm wrestling competition. She's also Russia in case that wasn't clear. She does have a tendency to get sayings wrong. She also likes idols so she sets up and "idol" group with the girls and it was very strange
Ms. Tachibana: voiced by Leah Clark (Minami Shimada from Baka and Test)
Ms. Tachibana is the history teacher at the school the girls go to and she has a hidden secret that she is a famous cosplayer. She doesn't want this secret to be revealed. She also works out with girls when she gets the chance. She also has to teacher friends Rumika Aina and Yakusha Kure.
Naruzo Machio: voiced by Stephen Fu (Newcomer)
Machio is the trainer at the gym and is very nice and informative when it comes to training and working out. He does tend to flex out his massive muscles when gets the chance. He does shrink down when he is wearing his track suit.
The Narrator is played by Ian Sinclair (Whis from DBS) and he is hilarious. Just imagine Whis saying this stuff and it's funny.
Overall this is a great anime to watch. If you feel the need to work out or you want to but your too lazy give this anime a watch. You will feel like working out at home when you want. There are also work out segments at the end of each episode for you to try so hey give them a shot. As they always say at the end of the episode
TRUE STRENGTH COMES FROM WITHIN