So, you know the drill. We go in, shake a few hands, have some fun.
Earlier today, the official Hand Shakers anime website updated with several new casting reveals. The show will feature the following:
- Musubu Takatsuki: Sora Amamiya
- Tazuna’s Father: Shintaro Asanuma
- Tazuna’s Mother: Satomi Satou
- Tomoki Tachibana: Yusuke Kobayashi
- Voice of God: Daisuke Namikawa
Charcter visuals were also unveiled for each of the new players. You can check these out below:
Hand Shakers will hit Japanese TV in January 2017. A special screening event, officially named “A Road to Be Hand Shakers,” will be held in Osaka on November 13. The event will show the first four episodes of the series. After the event, other screening events will be held at theaters across Japan.
Hand Shakers is an original series by studio GoHands. The studio is taking charge of original planning, while Goon Trax composes the show’s music. GoHands, Frontier Works, and Kadokawa are all credited with the original concept.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Tazuna (Team Gear): Soma Saito
- Koyori (Team Gear): Sumire Morohoshi
- Riri (Team Card): Ai Kayano
- Masaru (Team Card): Ayumu Murase
- Chizuru (Team Shadow): Sumire Uesaka
- Hayate (Team Shadow): Kaito Ishikawa
- Kodama (Team Sword): Mikako Komatsu
- Hibiki (Team Sword): Tomokazu Sugita
- Break (Team Chain): Jun Fukuyama
- Bind (Team Chain): Yoko Hikasa
- Makihara: Showtaro Morikubo
The following cast members were confirmed, though specific roles have yet to be announced:
- Ai Kakuma
- Kenjiro Tsuda
- Risa Taneda
- Saori Hayami
Hand Shakers is 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.
Character designs for each of the confirmed cast members, as well as a promotional video were released to promote the show. You can check these out below: