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How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift? (2019) was a great anime for me, as it was a refreshing and light-hearted piece which allowed me to escape the stresses of everyday life. Dumbbell did this by approaching comedy in a much softer and subtle way than most, which was a big theme that underpined most of my analysis. In this episode, I’ll be looking into how the show completely subverted my expectations, the art of comedy, the notion of ‘soft comedy’ and more. On the side, I take the time to discuss my thoughts on Satoshi Kon’s film, Perfect Blue (1998), particularly how Kon manages to portray of fear and vulnerability.

THERE ARE NO SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE:

RELEVANT LINKS:

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (Anime) (MyAnimeList)

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Wiki

Sora Amamiya (MyAnimeList)

MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

Bossa Nova by Joth

Difference by chasersgaming

Go Lucky by chasersgaming

Mandatory Overtime by Joth

8-Bit Title Screen by Joth

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