Nakayama Kinni-kun is a comedian, bodybuilder and also YouTuber who has 1.39 million subscribers on his YouTube channel called, “The Muscle TV”. He covered the song ‘Muscles Please!’ and made a music video which will release on Wednesday the 26th of January. The song is the opening theme song of the TV anime, “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?” The music video of this original song is a popular anime song worldwide and has been viewed over 241 million times. He collaborated with Singing Cosplayer Hikari who is a global cover singer, a YouTuber and a TikToker. She made her launch on social media on New Year’s Day of 2021. Since then, she has released 23 anime and vocaloid cover songs and her songs have been viewed over 8 million times and 97.4％ of the viewers are from the outside of Japan. Her vocaloid cover song, ‘Yume To Hazakura’, which was released in April 2021 has been viewed over 2.45 million times and was ranked No.1 on the J-POP charts of 14 countries.
Nakayama Kinni-kun & Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s cover song, ‘Muscles Please!’ ‘will release to the entire world on January 26. The artist and the album cover photo has been revealed today. This song is going to be on air as the ending theme of the nationwide TV program “Doyou wa nani suru?! (What will you do on Saturday!?)” on both Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji Television Network. The music video will be on air for 30 seconds every Saturday for 3 months. This is a great opportunity for them. This music video was shot at GOLD’S GYM at Makuhari Chiba ANNEX. While Nakayama Kinni-kun taught how to do the exercise, TikToker Singing Cosplayer Hikari choreographed the dancing. She hit upon the choreography one day before shooting day and they practiced it together right before shooting the music video. The key part of their collaboration movie was released on Singing Cosplayer Hikari’s TikTok today. Please check it out!
About Nakayama Kinni-kun
He was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1978 and is a comedian and bodybuilder. He went to Los Angeles in 2006 to “study muscle” and graduated from Santa Monica College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. In May 2021, he won the 29th Tokyo Novice Bodybuilding Championship in the 75kg class. He is also active as a bodybuilder. Currently, his YouTube channel “The Muscle TV” is gaining popularity with over 1.39 million subscribers.
About Singing Cosplayer Hikari
A global cover singer, a YouTuber and also a TikToker who has started her activity on social media on New Year’s Day of 2021. She has released 23 anime and vocaloid cover songs in 2021 and her songs have been viewed over 8 million times and 97.4％ of the viewers are from outside of Japan. Her vocaloid cover song, ‘Yume To Hazakura’, which was released in April 2021 has been viewed over 2.45 million times and ranked No.1 on J-POP charts in 14 countries. She joined the biggest Japanese culture festival in the UK, HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021, as a singer, cosplayer and model.
The music video of the original song is the opening theme song for the TV anime “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?”
Corporation for the shooting: GOLD’S GYM at Makuhari Chiba ANNEX