How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift? Season 2: Release date, Cast, and Plot

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? is a sports anime series adapted from a Japanese manga series penned by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by MAAM. It began serialization in August 2016 through Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday website and MangaONE app and since then collected 15 tankobon volumes which were last published in December 2021. The manga series is being licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment in North America. Later, it was announced that an anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo was happening. The first season consisting of 12 episodes was launched on July 3, 2019, and concluded on September 18, 2019.


Although the audience wants a second season, it looks like there’s been no word from the show makers despite its last episode dropping about three years ago. Let’s find out whether or not Studio Doga Kobo has any plans to return with a second season.


What is the anime series about?


The story follows high school girls mainly focusing on Hibiki Sakura, a second-year high schooler who has a massive appetite; and due to her constant cravings, it led to drastic weight gain. She starts noticing her weight change and decides to join a gym called the Silverman Gym. Sakura upon joining the gym discovers that one of her schoolmates named Akemi Soryuin is also plans on joining. She then meets Naruzo Machio, a trainer and completely smitten by him and this made her join the gym immediately. Motivated Sakura promises to shed some extra kilos.


Will there be a Season 2 of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? 


As of June 2022, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? has not been renewed or canceled for a second instalment. It appears that studio Doga Kobo is popularly known for not developing more than one or two seasons at the most. This means that it’s highly unlikely that a second season of the anime series will be produced. 


How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Season 2 Release Date: When is it?


The first season of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? was released on July 3, 2019, and ended on September 18, 2019, consisting of twelve episodes. However, a second season is yet to be released and hence, no official release date is announced. It’s also difficult to predict a specific premiere because no word have been provided by the show makers till now.


Among other popular genres like Isekai or games based anime series; sports genre is gaining a lot of attention of over the years and if we talk about How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? it has an ample amount of followers who love this anime series and is awaiting the next installment to arrive but sadly, the prospect of the series returning with season 2 seems to be extremely slim.


The Cast & Characters of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? Season 2


If the series returns with a second season, it is expected that most of the main characters and the voices behind these charactees will reprise their roles including–


  • Hibiki Sakura will be voiced by Fairouz Ai (Japanese); Madeleine Morris (English)

  • Akemi Soryuin will be voiced by Sora Amamiya (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)

  • Ayaka Uehara will be voiced by Shizuka Ishigami (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)

  • Gina Boyd will be voiced by Nao Tōyama (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)

  • Satomi Tachibana will be voiced by Yui Horie (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)

  • Naruzo Machio will be voiced by Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Stephen Fu  (English)


Supporting characters expected to return in the second season are–


  • Harnold Dogegenchonegger/ Barnold Shortsinator will be voiced by Tesshō Genda (Japanese); Cris George (English)

  • Nana Uehara will be voiced by Rina SatōEp (Japanese); Molly Searcy (English)

  • Rumika Aina will be voiced by Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese); Jessica Cavanagh (English)

  • Yakusha Kure will be voiced by Sayaka Ohara (Japanese); Natalie Hoover  (English)

  • Kutaro Deire will be voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese); Christopher Bevins (English)

  • Jason Sgatham will be voiced by Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese); Ray Hurd (English)


What can we expect from the Season 2 Storyline of How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? 


If a second season returns, it will most likely again centre on the girls and how Hibiki is determined to lose her weight. We can also expect new characters in season 2. Until then wait for further announcements.

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