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GoHands' Hand Shakers Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Cast, January Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Visual also revealed for series centering on pairs of fighters who fight each other to grant their wish

Frontier Works began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday for Hand Shakers, the original anime project with animation studio GoHands, production company Frontier Works, and publisher Kadokawa. The video reveals the show's cast and January 2017 premiere.

Note: The below video is region-locked and can't be viewed in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.

The video also reveals GoHands is in charge of the original planning, and GOON TRAX is composing the music. GoHands, Frontier Works, and Kadokawa are all credited with the original work.

The tagline on the key visual on the show's website reads, "protect it, with these hands." The key visual depicts Osaka's famous Dōtonboribashi bridge.

The video lists the following voice actors without associated roles:

Shintarō Asanuma
Yūsuke Kobayashi
Risa Taneda
Jun Fukuyama
Sora Amamiya
Mikako Komatsu
Kenjirō Tsuda
Ayumu Murase
Kaito Ishikawa
Sōma Saitō
Daisuke Namikawa
Showtaro Morikubo
Ai Kakuma
Satomi Satou
Saori Hayami
Sumire Morohoshi
Ai Kayano
Tomokazu Sugita
Yōko Hikasa

The anime takes place in Osaka in "AD20XX," and revolves around the Hand Shakers — partners who can summon "Nimrodes," weapons born from their deep psyche by joining hands. In order to grant the pair's wish, the Hand Shakers compete with and fight other Hand Shaker pairs. The top pair will then meet and challenge "God."

The English text on the anime title logo reads:

They, the receivers of the Revelation of Babel. They, the challengers to God.
They, who inevitably throw themselves into battle with their partners. What does God want from them?
And did they want powers exceeding that of Gods? The chosen ones, their souls linked,
join hand and hand for the Ziggurat where the fighting shall ensue.

The anime is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ANIMATE chain of anime character goods stores.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the second embedded video.

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