Hand Shakers

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Japanese: ハンドシェイカー
English: Hand Shakers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2017 to Mar 29, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.251 (scored by 4243642,436 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #122452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2016
Members: 107,501
Favorites: 171

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Those who receive the Revelation of Babel must overcome many battles and trials. By grasping the hand of their special partner, these "Hand Shakers" transport themselves to the realm of Ziggurat, an alternate dimension where time no longer exists. Each pair of Hand Shakers must battle it out for the right to meet with God, who will reward them by granting them a single wish.

Tazuna Takatsuki, a high school student with a penchant for fixing things, is one of these Hand Shakers. After receiving a request for repairs from Professor Makihara of a nearby university, Tazuna stumbles upon Koyori Akutagawa, a bedridden girl that reminds him of his deceased sister Musubu. Remembering her dying wish to never let go of her hand, Tazuna grasps Koyori's hand and awakens his power as a Hand Shaker. However, Koyori's life is directly tied to her status as a Hand Shaker, meaning if Tazuna was to ever let go of her hand she would die. With meeting God being their only hope for saving her, the duo must find a way to make their unique powers mesh together, overcome the opposing Hand Shakers, and make their wish come true.

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"One Hand Message" by OxT (Masayoshi Oishi x Tom-H@ck)

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Aug 22, 2021
Look at the beauty of this anime. And I mean it! (NOT sarcasm) The animation might be fairly okay, with the story and plot progression being...meh. BUT BUT BUT! Again, just look at the beauty of the art! I dunno 'bout others but the fluid animation is sooo relaxing and refreshing...I actually found it tough to make out a reason for such low scores. I mean, seriously. Why does this piece of beauty has such low scores?! I can understand if the reasons are the plot and story, but the art compensates it all!

So, being straight, I would recommend this anime to people who don't ...
Dec 27, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Hand Shakers, the perfect "Mediocre" anime.

For starters, the "Story" receives a five for simple reasons. It's pretty damn basic. There's a story, but it's not a good one. There is development in the story, but they're not interesting. There are twists, but they come abruptly and awkwardly. I can truly describe this anime's plot in such a heartbeat, it's almost sad. "Wattpad Middle-schooler fan-fic." Doesn't ring a bell? Good for you. Essentially, I'm suggesting that the setting of the story, the plot elements, the key details, the premise of the show, etc. are all near immature, and bland, lacking in originality and creativity. The most ...
Nov 15, 2020
Hand Shakers or as I call it, "Aw Gawd My Eyes", is perhaps one of the worst produced and directed anime I've ever seen. From the ever moving 'chains' and 'dub-wub' noises, just makes me go, "which boomer thought it would be cool to do this shit?"

...Anyway, I will admit it's been a few years since I've seen Hand Shaker, but what I remember is:

1) The story? What's it even about? Or is it about anything? ...You know, maybe if it's my brain refusing to intake any information from this hellish shit-show of an anime, so it doesn't lead to a comatose Wxku_shi...!?

2) Oh ...

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