The anime adaptation of Sumito Owara’s manga series Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is underway as part of the winter 2020 season and Crunchyroll is handling the simulcast for it. They’re getting fans a look at the show that has just started with their first clip for it where Asakusa drags Kanamori to a screening where Kanamori is forced to admit there might be something to this anime thing. Check it out below!
The series has Masaaki Yuasa directing from the scripts he’s supervising. Naoyuki Asano is handling the character designs with Science SARU studio handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Sairi Itō as Midori Asakusa
- Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori
- Misato Matsuoka as Tsubame Mizusaki
- Yumiri Hanamori as Doumeki
- Mikako Komatsu as Sowande Sakaki
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Mr. Fujimoto
Check out the visuals for the first three characters below as well as the actors, noting that this role is Ito’s debut.
The manga began in 2026 in Gakkan! Spirits magazine with four volumes released so far.
Plot Concept: The story follows Midori, Tsubame, and Sayaka, an energetic trio of first-year high school girls who come together in the Eizouken (Video Research Club) to turn their anime dreams into a reality. Midori is nervous to create an anime alone. She meets Tsubame who appears to be a well-to-do girl but she really has artistic dreams of being an animator. Midori’s best friend Sayaka has the financial sense to bring the project to fruition and joins the pair on their quest.