Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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Synonyms: Hands off the Motion Pictures Club!
Japanese: 映像研には手を出すな!
English: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
German: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Spanish: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
French: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:10 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 137609137,609 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #699
Members: 335,175
Favorites: 4,176

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Midori Asakusa sees the world a bit differently. Always having her nose in a sketchbook, Asakusa draws detailed landscapes and backgrounds of both the world around her and the one within her boundless imagination. Even the simple act of doodling on a wall evolves into an emergency repair on the outer hull of her spaceship. She is only brought back to reality by her best friend Sayaka Kanamori. The pair are stark opposites, with Asakusa's childlike wonder contrasted by Kanamori's calculated approach to life.

After a chance encounter where the two "save" the young model Tsubame Misuzaki from her overprotective bodyguard, a connection instantly sparks between Asakusa and Misuzaki, as both share an intense passion for art and animation. Whereas Asakusa is interested in backgrounds and settings, Misuzaki loves drawing the human form. Sensing a money-making opportunity, Kanamori suggests that they start an animation club, which they disguise as a motion picture club since the school already has an anime club. Thus begins the trio's journey of producing animation that will awe the world.

From the brilliant mind of Masaaki Yuasa, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a love letter to animation, wildly creative in its approach, and a testament to the potential of the medium.

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Winner of the Grand Prize at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Planning
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Easy Breezy" by chelmico

Ending Theme

"Namae no Nai Ao (名前のない青)" by Kamisama, Boku wa Kizuite shimatta (神様、僕は気づいてしまった)


Mar 22, 2020
Being an anime fan, the question of how animation is made is probably one I’m sure most people have asked themselves before. Before Eizouken debuted on TV, we have to remember that creating anime isn’t an easy task. It takes an immense level of commitment, passion, and expertise to make what we see on the screen. It’s not a program that follows a specific code as every anime is different, in shape, in form, and in seeking its ways to entertain the audience.

Masaaki Yuasa is no stranger when it comes animating and storyboarding in his past projects. With decades of experience, he’s been progressively adapting ...
Apr 14, 2020
Mixed Feelings
It feels wrong to swing the hammer at a show made by Masaki Yuasa. Everything the distinctive director has been responsible I've enjoyed immensely, and even his messier works like Kaiba and Kemonozume were full of heart and punch.

Eizouken was different though. I had to drag myself to the finish line on this one, forcing myself through the final few episodes. It really shouldn't have been this way. Every PIECE of Eizouken is incredible: the animation is distinctive and evocative, switching styles with a grace that demonstrates great understanding of the medium. The central trio all have powerful, unique personalities not often found in anime--Asakusa, ...
Mar 22, 2020
I really wanted to love this show, it’s just there is nothing to love, because there is nothing, period. It is entirely devoid of substance.

The series is a monster-of-the-week about three aspiring anime creators, the “monster” being them imagining their various everyday happenstances as fantastical animated dream sequences. There is some glimpse of a plot about their anime-making school club, but that’s not the point, the point is a love letter to the medium, celebrating the creative power of animation. These imaginative scenarios are indeed creative and pleasant to look at. You know what else is creative and pleasant to look at? Actual anime, where ...

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