Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For Hand Shakers Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Funimation announced the English dub cast on Friday for the Hand Shakers anime series.
The English dub cast — under ADR director Jerry Jewell, ADR engineer Michael Trotzig, scriptwriter Monica Rial, and mixing engineer Neal Malley — includes:
- Justin Briner as Tazuna
- Lara Woodhull as Koyori
- Alejandro Saab as Break
- Monica Rial as Bind
- Natalie Hoover as Lily
- Aaron Roberts as Hayate
- Anthony Bowling as Makihara
The following cast members are in the show's first episode:
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Chizuru
- Chris Rager as God
- Derick Snow as Tomoki
- Jad Saxton as Musubu
The simuldub will premiere on January 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The anime premiered in Japan on January 10, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it airs in Japan.
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.
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).