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Vocal Training is the seventy-ninth chapter of the manga Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru?.



Hibiki's older brother Ibuki has opened a brand a karaoke shop and is joining his sister, Ayaka and Gina while they play and sing some songs. The girls seems miffed when their singing scores are abnormally low and equally surprised when Ibuki's scores are so high. Asking for some help, the girls receive some vocal training tips to improve their vocal range and quality.

Exercise Learned

The exercise focused on in this chapter is training the cricothyroid muscle which help control the vocal chords by singing falsetto and other stress-relieving postures and breathing techniques.


  • Gina's first song selection is a reference to Japanese heavy metal band Maximum the Hormone and Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth.
  • Ibuki seems to have great interest in baseball, specifically the Japanese Yomiuri Giants, as the score "55", the sfx of "Goji", the outcry of "Roda(m)n!" and other number scores all relate to Hideki Matsui, also known as "Godzilla" and an all-star MVP.
  • Gina's and Akemi's appearance with a painted face and star over their eye is a reference to Kiss' guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley or "The Starchild." He's especially well-known for a wide-ranging voice.