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: Crunchyroll
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 122974122,974 users)
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Ranked: #3912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #667
Members: 297,971
Favorites: 3,581

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Choi, Eun-Young
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Planning
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Inoue, Keisuke
Episode 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
Mixed Feelings
I love anime. You love anime. We all love anime.

Eizouken: Hands off the Motion Pictures Club is about people who love anime. They love it so much. They spend the entire show making anime, talking about anime, and thinking about anime. The intricacies of storyboarding, animation, sound design, voice acting, and management get illustrated in detail. I learned a great deal about anime production by watching this.

Eizouken wanted to capture the magic of creativity and artists’ extraordinary minds, and maybe it did for a few moments. The rest is an unfulfilled promise that left me feeling robbed.

It introduces three likable comrades who are ...
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 ...
Mar 22, 2020
Animation is a wonderful medium, isn’t it? The way drawings get put into a consecutive illusion of motion, combining all sorts of aspects of art and color to create spectacles that inspire others to do the same. That’s the power of visual media: creative inspiration. You can look at all sorts of auteurs and visionaries such as Quentin Tarantino and Hideaki Anno, and they’ll tell you their inspirations: anime, movies, tokusatsu productions, etc. It’s the origin story of most in all creative industries. Creativity begets creativity, so it’s all the more wonderful to see works that celebrate it. 2014’s Shirobako was a charming and immersive ...

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