Crunchyroll Streams English-subtitled Trailer For Hand Shakers Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Saturday for GoHands, Frontier Works, and Kadokawa's original television anime series Hand Shakers. The trailer is the English-subtitled version of the latest trailer Frontier Works posted on December 21.
The anime will premiere in Japan on January 10 at 24:30 (effectively January 11 at 12:30 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, and will also then air on MBS, TV Aichi, and BS11.
Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia starting on January 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Funimation will premiere an English simuldub of the series on January 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Crunchyroll describes the series:
Tazuna is a high school student, living in Osaka, who loves to fiddle around with machines. One day, he receives a repair request from an university laboratory. He accepts the request and ends up meeting a girl named Koyori, who has been bedridden for a very long time. Guided by something unknown, Tazuna touches Koyori's fingertip, and they create a weapon called “Nimrod”. After creating the Nimrod, Tazuna hears a voice:
“Those of you who've overcome many battles and difficulties, who've had a revelation, and who intend to challenge Me are “Hand Shakers.””
Suddenly, Tazuna and Koyori get pulled into a whole different world called “Ziggurat”. In this world, there are Hand Shakers, two people who touch hands and create the Nimrod. Their goal is to defeat other Hand Shakers in order to gain an audience with “God”, who will grant them wishes. Bewildered by this new world before him, Tazuna tries to comprehend what's happening. At that moment, Tazuna and Koyori are attacked by an unknown assailant.
The anime stars: The cast includes:
- Team Gear: Soma Saito as Tazuna and Sumire Morohoshi as Koyori
- Team Card: Ai Kayano as Riri and Ayumu Murase as Masaru
- Team Shadow: Sumire Uesaka as Chizuru and Kaito Ishikawa as Hayate
- Team Sword: Mikako Komatsu as Kodama and Tomokazu Sugita as Hibiki
- Team Chain: Jun Fukuyama as Break and Yōko Hikasa as Bind
- Showtaro Morikubo as Makihara
- Sora Amamiya as Musubu Takatsuki
- Shintarō Asanuma as Tazuna's Father
- Satomi Satou as Tazuna's Mother
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tomoki Tachibana
- Daisuke Namikawa as the Voice of God
- Kenjiro Tsuda
- Ai Kakuma
- Saori Hayami
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. Shingo Suzuki (K, Coppelion director) and Hiromitsu Kanazawa (K, Coppelion series director) are directing the series at GoHands, and Kanazawa is also in charge of the series scripts. Takayuki Uchida (Asa made Jugyō Chu!) is the character designer.
OxT (Overlord) is performing the anime's opening theme song "One Hand Message." Masayoshi Ōishi is playing the acoustic guitar on the song, while [email protected] is playing the electric guitar. Akino Arai is performing the ending theme song "Yume Miru Ame" (Dreaming Rain).