It’s time to shake hands with the Hand Shakers. I mean… that’s why they’re here, right?

Yesterday, Crunchyroll started streaming an English-subtitled trailer for Hand Shakers. The teaser, which features a bit of awkward bathing and various shots of the show’s female cast, first hit the web on December 21, albeit without subtitles.

Hand Shakers hits Japanese TV on January 10. Crunchyroll will stream the show on their platform on January 19, at 1:00PM Eastern (10:00AM Pacific). Funimation is producing a simuldub, which will première on January 29.

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: Sōma Saitō
  • Koyori: Sumire Morohoshi
  • Riri: Ai Kayano
  • Masaru: Ayumu Murase
  • Break: Jun Fukuyama
  • Hayate: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Kodama: Mikako Komatsu
  • Makihara: Showtaro Morikubo
  • Musubu Takatsuki: Sora Amamiya
  • Chizuru: Sumire Uesaka
  • Hibiki: Tomokazu Sugita
  • Bind: Yōko Hikasa
  • Tomoki Tachibana: Yūsuke Kobayashi
  • Voice of God: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Tazuna’s Mother: Satomi Satou
  • Tazuna’s Father: Shintarō Asanuma

Ai Kakuma, Kenjiro Tsuda, Risa Taneda, and Saori Hayami are also credited, though their roles aren’t specified.

Crunchyroll describes the seires as:

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.

Source: YouTube (Crunchyroll)