Of all the games to ever get an anime adaptation, who’d have thought that Fitness Boxing for Nintendo Switch would be one of them?

Nintendo Fitness Boxing anime key art.
Peculiar idea, but interesting nonetheless.

Anime News Network announces that Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch will become an anime series. You may have noticed in the image above though, that the title isn’t Fitness Boxing. The actual title of this anime is Kimi to Fit Boxing (You and Fit Boxing), since the game’s Japanese title is Fit Boxing. Imagineer, the developer of the original game, and Story Effect will produce this anime with Junpei Morita (Occultic; Nine, Lost Song, Nocturne Boogie) directing. Yūsuke Shirato (Lost Song, Nocturne Boogie) will do the music, and Solid Cube will handle the motion capture. And yes, this anime will feature motion capture, if you didn’t notice the 3D animation.

This Fitness Boxing anime will premiere on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 9:54 PM on the Tokyo MX station. For those of you not actually in Japan, this anime will also stream on various services on that same day. I assume Funimation and/or Crunchyroll, but the article doesn’t specify which one. We will just have to wait for later for more news on this.

Fitness Boxing Anime: Everything We Could Ever Want?

Eh, I’ve seen stranger anime.

With the Fitness Boxing game to base on, one might wonder what the anime is about? Well, according to Anime News Network, Kimi to Fix Boxing will be a 12-episode anime series, with each episode a grand total of 5 minutes long. As for genre, this anime will be a comedy series. Presumably, it will also have slice-of-life elements to it, since the show will “chronicle the daily lives of the games’ popular instructors on the other side of the game screen”.

The faces and voices on the other side of the screen.

The voice actors and actresses of Fitness Boxing will reprise their roles from the game. The list includes Akari Kitō (Karen), Akira Ishida (Hiro), Rie Kugimiya (Janice), Saori Hayami (Lin), Yūichi Nakamura (Evan), Sumire Uesaka (Martina), Ami Koshimizu, (Sophie) Atsuko Tanaka (Laura), and Akio Ohtsuka (Bernardo). If you ever turn on the Japanese audio for the game, you might recognize these VAs for yourself.


Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch will soon be an anime called Kimi to Fit Boxing (You and Fit Boxing). The anime will be a 12-episode comedy series, consisting of 5-minute long episodes focusing on the lives of the fitness trainers in the video game when you’re not playing it. The anime will premiere on October 1, 2021, on “various [streaming] services”, so check out Funimation and Crunchyroll then.

Source: Anime News Network