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French Press is the eightieth chapter of the manga Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru?.



Hibiki is called to a Koyo Girls' Academy student council meeting by the president, Akemi, for the first time (having been absent previously due to neglect). While at the unusually ornate meeting room along with the class representatives for the other classes, we are introduced to Akemi and the student council executives; vice president Hosina Eimi and an un-named silhouette who remains silent through the chapter. Eimi, however, shouts down her distrust and annoyance with Hibiki, revealing she is obsessed and fanatical with Akemi. Counter-intuitively to the extremely aggressive and loud speech pattern of Eimi, she however is too shy to reveal any of her feeling directly, satisfied with her role as merely an assistant.

During the course of the meeting, Akemi exercises while discussing common school topics. The meeting ends when Eimi reminds Akemi to express concern for the B-class action movie being shot on the Koyo campus grounds, and we see its star and director make way from the airport...

Exercise Learned

The exercise focused on in this chapter is the French Press, which primarily trains the triceps muscles, to help increase upper-arm strength and tone.


  • This is the first appearance of Hoshina Eimi in Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru? Contrary to her extremely boisterous and intimidating presence, she is actually easily swayed, shy and introverted.
  • When it is revealed that Hibiki was chosen as the class' rep by lottery, we come to know that their homeroom teacher Aina Rumika seems to select students' roles randomly, as with their Sports Day festival roles in chapter 13.
  • The sfx surrounding Harnnold Dogegenchonegger as he walks through the airport is a reference to the opening march of the Terminator 2: Judgement Day theme by Brad Fiedel.