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New Cast Members Unveiled In First “Hand Shakers” PV

It’s time to shake hands with a surprisingly large cast!

Earlier today, Frontier Works started streaming their first promotional video for Hand Shakers. The two-minute teaser introduces the show’s cast, and confirms a January 2017 première date.

The promo credits GoHands, Frontier Works, and Kadokawa with the original concept. GoHands is in charge of the initial planning, while studio Goon Trax provides the soundtrack.

The trailer unveils 19 actors attached to the project, though specific roles weren’t announced:

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

The show’s website also updated with a new visual.

Hand Shakers Visual 001 - 20160716

The overlay on the visual features the tagline “Protect it, with these hands.”

Hand Shakers Tagline 001 - 20160716

Hand Shakers is an original series, set in Osaka. The show will be set in the year “AD20XX”, in a world where pairs of special humans can summon weapons from within their psyches. These special folks, called “Hand Shakers”, join hands to bring forth these weapons, known only as “Nimrodes.”

These pairs of Hand Shakers are locked in a competition with one another, as there can be only one team who can challenge a being known only as “God.” Success against the almighty will see the pair’s greatest wish granted.

The show’s logo contains English text, which 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.

Source: Animate Times, DailyMotion (PKjd)

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