This is perhaps one of the more bizarre things to come out of the world of anime, but once one stops to think about it, why not? Muneshige Nakagawa, owner of the company Primastrea, started the business for the sole purpose of creating this anime workout video. In an interview with culture website GyaO, Nakagawa said that he wanted to make this project that no one else would be stupid enough to do.
And just what is that premise, you ask? Simple: A cute anime girl goes through what seems like a pretty standard fitness routine, and the viewer is entice to follow along. Of course, a few well-placed camera angles reward the hard-training otaku.
So, will Isshoni Training become the fitness revolution for otaku worldwide? (At least the fellow in this video seems to be on the bandwagon.) Or will the more likely scenario of “watch, not participate” pervade the already over 10,000 purchasers of this video?