One show that didn’t get a lot of attention when it landed now has a chance to shine a bit more as Crunchyroll has added the dub for Hand Shakers onto their service as part of the dissolution of their partnership with Funimation. The full season is now available on the service in this form and its original Japanese language with English subtitles.
Check out our review of the series.
Jerry Jewell directed the show with scripts by Monica Rial. The main cast includes Justin Briner as Tazuna, Lara Woodhull as Koyori, Alejandro Saab as Break, Monica Rial as Bind, Natalie Hoover as Lily, Aaron Roberts as Hayate, and Anthony Bowling as Makihara.
The Japanese cast includes Ai Kakuma, Ai Kayano, Ayumu Murase, Daisuke Namikawa, Jun Fukuyama, Kaito Ishikawa, Kenjirou Tsuda, Mikako Komatsu, Risa Taneda, Saori Hayami, Satomi Sato, Shintaro Asanuma, Showtaro Morikubo, Soma Saito, Sora Amamiya, Sumire Morohoshi, Tomokazu Sugita, Yoko Hikasa and Yuusuke Kobayashi.
OxT is handling the opening theme song “One Hand Message” while the ending theme is being handled by Akino Arai with “Yume Miru Ame.”
Plot concept: Tazuna is a high school student, living in Osaka, who loves to fiddle around with machines. One day, he receives a repair request from an university laboratory. He accepts the request and ends up meeting a girl named Koyori, who has been bedridden for a very long time. Guided by something unknown, Tazuna touches Koyori’s fingertip, and they create a weapon called “Nimrod”. After creating the Nimrod, Tazuna hears a voice:
“Those of you who’ve overcome many battles and difficulties, who’ve had a revelation, and who intend to challenge Me are “Hand Shakers.””
Suddenly, Tazuna and Koyori get pulled into a whole different world called “Ziggurat”. In this world, there are Hand Shakers, two people who touch hands and create the Nimrod. Their goal is to defeat other Hand Shakers in order to gain an audience with “God”, who will grant them wishes. Bewildered by this new world before him, Tazuna tries to comprehend what’s happening. At that moment, Tazuna and Koyori are attacked by an unknown assailant.