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Hand Shakers

Alternative Titles

English: Hand Shakers
Japanese: ハンドシェイカー


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
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Genres: Action
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.651 (scored by 19,656 users)
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Ranked: #86642
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Popularity: #1320
Members: 70,598
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The anime takes place in Osaka in "AD20XX," and revolves around the Hand Shakers—partners who can summon "Nimrodes," weapons born from their deep psyche by joining hands. In order to grant the pair's wish, the Hand Shakers compete with and fight other Hand Shaker pairs. The top pair will then meet and challenge "God."

"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: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Awaza, Kodama
Komatsu, Mikako
Morikubo, Shoutarou
Sugita, Tomokazu
Fukuyama, Jun
Ishikawa, Kaito


Suzuki, Shingo
Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director
Rial, Monica
Ooishi, Masayoshi
Theme Song Performance

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

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"Yume Miru Ame (ユメミル雨)" by Akino Arai

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Mar 28, 2017
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
Let us shake hands… with the future. The future of anime, and the future of society.

Friends, welcome. On the third season, The Order has risen once again to free us from our eternal struggle. In an industry that rarely takes risks, Hand Shakers stands above all others to become the most daring, most challenging, and most breathtaking anime ever created.

When Gen Urobuchi broke out in the 90’s with the release of Neon Genesis Evangeliation, the anime community was both equally fascinated and outraged at its unique story and characters. Hand Shakers pushes the envelope much further, challenging the community, the industry, and the entire world.

The read more
Mar 28, 2017
ZephSilver (All reviews)
What's the ultimate sign of a "bad anime?" For some, it's a poorly written script, for others, it's a lack of effort on the audiovisual front. It could even be something trivial, like a personal gripe against certain cliches or tropes. Whatever the reasoning may be, we all have ways of coming to our own conclusion.
As for me, the ultimate sign of a lousy anime is not what that particular work does by itself, but how it forces me to retroactively reexamine other terrible works in the process. When the show in question is so bad that I have to commend the efforts of read more
Mar 28, 2017
TuyNOM (All reviews)
Ladies and gentlemen, greetings!

Two questions first:
Did you think Big Order or Glasslip were the worst series you've ever seen?
Did you think Berserk 2016 and Ajin had the worst animations with CGI you've ever seen?
Negative! Hand Shakers is here to show you the opposite and... believe me, it does it well. Let's look at this together!

- Use of pretentious terms like "Nimrod(o)" or "Ziggurat(o)"?
- Action with lots of explosions and unimaginable powers?
- Main character without goal?
- Main character nice, and weak at first?
- One of the girls is a loli kuudere?
- One of the girls is a loli idol like Nico Yazawa?
- One of the girls read more
Mar 28, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
**DISCLAIMER: This version is outdated, however I will keep it up here as a mark of how I felt a year prior when constructing this review (I spent 50 days). Since then, I have created a superior version of this review; link to that will require you to copy and past into the website search bar, but that is the version I stand by. Regardless, enjoy!

Version 3.33: https://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=810045 **

“HOLY FUCK; this show has got to be the worst anime I’ve seen in my whole life! I mean, I've seen some dog shit like Big Order, Pupa, Mahouka, Mars of Destruction, and Skelter+Heaven, but this takes read more


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