The girls go to Nikunoshima Island to watch the Mr Nikunoshima muscle man pageant, but when there aren’t enough entries, they end up competing for the title of Miss Nikunoshima!
How Heavy Are the Barbells You Lift?
Another day at Silverman’s Gym and there’s a poster for a muscle man pageant on Nikunoshima island. Machio is packed and ready to go. Gina and Uehara have already signed up as have Uehara’s sister, Saotomi, Aina, and Kure. It’s just Hibiki and Akemi who haven’t yet committed and both appear to have plans, but then the thought of muscular bodies and hot guys convinces them to change their minds.
It’s almost time for the Mr Nikunoshima contest and the older girls are busy toasting the day away, but unfortunately, there aren’t enough contestants so the contest is cancelled. Up next is the Miss Nikunoshima contest and all of the girls decide to enter. For the talent section, Gina is going to do some Cossack Dancing but then the girl before her does the same. Uehara is going to complete a set of dragon wings, but her swimsuit is too lewd and is disqualified. Akemi gets onto the stage and does a set of handstand push-ups… The final contestant is Hibiki and she’s ready to knock out the competition!
Firstly, I loved this series. It has made a real impression on me and I don’t think I’m the only one. This episode managed to combine a swimsuit episode, a tournament episode, and a heartfelt farewell episode into one. All while maintaining the exercise tips and positive attitude that has permeated the series. I feel like the ending to the tournament was the perfect way to end things and then the discussion between Hibiki and Akemi on the beach topped it off.
For a series that was focused on bodybuilding and fitness, it had really surprised me with how great it made me feel. Machio is a champion of epic proportions and highlights the effects a positive and nonjudgemental attitude can have on not just you but the people around you. I would love a second season or maybe an exercise video, even an interactive workout game would be incredible. There’s so much potential to take things further with this series and I hope they do. It definitely warrants a rewatch or two.
Traps Shrugs Demonstration!
The Men’s Talent Show!
The Women’s Talent Show – Gina!
The Women’s Talent Show – Ayaka!
The Women’s Talent Show – Akemi!
The Women’s Talent Show – Hibiki!
The Women’s Talent Show – The Tiebreaker!
The Women’s Talent Show – The Result!
Other posts in the series
- Episode 1 – Why Don’t You Try Strength Training?
- Episode 2 – Why Don’t You Have Some Protein?
- Episode 3 – Sensei’s on a Diet, Too?
- Episode 4 – Did You Have a Nice Summer?
- Episode 5 – What’s Your Sports Day Event?
- Episode 6 – Want a New Rival?
- Episode 7 – Want to Be an Idol?
- Episode 8 – What If We Get Lost?
- Episode 9 – Have You Seen God Before?
- Episode 10 – Do You Like Christmas?
- Episode 11 – How Are You Spending New Year’s?
- Episode 12 – How Heavy Are the Barbells You Lift?