Hand Shakers

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


Score: 5.321 (scored by 2779327,793 users)
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Ranked: #103212
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Popularity: #1616
Members: 90,051
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Shingo
Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Yume Miru Ame (ユメミル雨)" by Akino Arai

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 that I sadly can't link (it's in my blogs section). Regardless, enjoy!**

“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 the fucking cake, and GoHands will pay with their now abysmal reputation!” -me, now and hopefully read more

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Stark700 - Jan 10, 2017
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Am I the only one that actually liked the artwork..?
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