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Japanese: ウィズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Frontier Works
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Music
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.341 (scored by 2,098 users)
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Ranked: #94822
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Popularity: #3589
Members: 13,190
Favorites: 37
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Yukiya, who is "probably" 14 years old, spends his time DJ-ing alone. Due to his father's influence, he's listened to house music since he was young, and he uploads videos online. He wants to convey something to someone. He wants to be recognized, and become important. But getting hurt is scary. One day, while trying to get more views, he does something that can't be undone. And he sees a live broadcast from "that world." Yukiya believes he can't do anything alone, but that he could accomplish something if he were doing it together with someone else.

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Suzuki, Shingo
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Kanazawa, Hiromichi
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Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director
Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director

Edit Opening Theme

"Reason" by Ryouhei Takenaka (竹中凌平)

Edit Ending Theme

"Kamisama wa Kitto (神様はきっと)" by Fuki

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Jan 26, 2019
Karhu (All reviews)
Hand Shakers is back and majority of the 3 people who liked the original season all seem to be hyped. As for me, this show doesn't annoy me and I have mainly used it as a sleep medicine because it's pretty chill.

GoHands has surpassed itself with this level of art and animation. As far as I am concerned, their unique style is fresh and pretty to look at. Art in its original meaning. The character design is awful as ever of course. The other side of the production, the sounds, are making the series quite soothing to watch if being honest. The score is read more
Feb 3, 2019
mikachu (All reviews)
Story - 7 - the storytelling has its own pace, feels rushed sometimes, the Tower of Babel myth shows us what has been divided can be united thro holding hands and empathy

Art - 9 - K-project makers get better and better

Sound - 8 - for whatever reason I thought W’z will be about a DJ contest, opening is ok, skipped ending, goon trax work noticable

Character - 6 - more development needed, the first love theme including holding hands, blushes and couples getting stronger reminds me of couples in Loveless

Enjoyment - 9 - how can I not enjoy blushing cute boys

Overall - 8 - all the read more
Jan 26, 2019
Shirokuza (All reviews)
Have you ever imagined living without ever having contact with other people?

W'z tells the story of humans who can enter the fantasy world by holding hands with each other, Yukiya is a student who can enter the world without a partner that ability is called "Hand Shaker". A slow storyline makes the story in this series not interesting much attention, coupled with the theme of music starting from the beginning of the storyline this series is not very neatly arranged even in my opinion not interchangeable.

I admit that in this series it is very superior in the graphics, drawing techniques / character designs, and good read more


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