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Hand Shakers Anime Gets Unaired Episode With New Character

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Noriaki Sugiyama voices Koichi in episode included in July 26's "Hand Shakers EX" extra disc

The official website for GoHands, Frontier Works, and Kadokawa's original television anime series Hand Shakers revealed on Tuesday that a "Hand Shakers EX" extra disc will contain an unaired 13th episode on July 26. The "Go ago Go" episode will be a prequel story focusing on Koyori and Makihara's past.

The site also revealed a new character named Kōichi (seen below). Noriaki Sugiyama voices the character.

The anime premiered in Japan on January 10. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan, and Funimation began streaming English-dubbed episodes on January 29.

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 cast includes:

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).

Source: Animate Times

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