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Hand Shakers TV Anime Reveals New Promo Video, Character Designs

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series by GoHands premieres in January

Frontier Works began streaming a new promotional video on Friday for Hand Shakers, the original anime project with animation studio GoHands, production company Frontier Works, and publisher Kadokawa.

(Note: The below video cannot be viewed in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.)

Fronter Works previously showed the video in Animate stores in March, then streamed a different promotional video in July.

The show's website previously revealed several character designs and the cast members for three of the characters last week.

Team Gear: Sōma Saitō as Tazuna and Sumire Morohoshi as Koyori

Showtaro Morikubo as Makihara

The site additionally revealed character designs for Team Card, but has not yet revealed their respective voice actors.

Team Card: Riri and Masaru

The anime will premiere in January 2017. 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 following voice actors are also cast in the series, but the staff has not yet announced their respective roles:

Shintarō Asanuma
Yūsuke Kobayashi
Risa Taneda
Jun Fukuyama
Sora Amamiya
Mikako Komatsu
Kenjiro Tsuda
Ayumu Murase
Kaito Ishikawa
Daisuke Namikawa
Ai Kakuma
Satomi Satou
Saori Hayami
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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