Japanese home video release scheduled for July features prequel episode "Go ago Go" with new character
Hand Shakers, a TV anime with animation by GoHands that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Animate retail store chain, is getting a separate Japanese home video release entitled Hand Shakers EX for the untelevised 13th episode of the series.
The 13th episode, entitled "Go ago Go", is set one day before the events of episode 01 of Hand Shakers, and it introduces a new character named Kouichi (voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama).
Hand Shakers EX will be released on Bluray and DVD in Japan on July 26, 2017. The DVD retails for 5000 yen ($44.41 US) plus tax, while the Bluray retails for 6000 yen ($53.30 US) plus tax. Bonus features include liner notes, textless OP / ED animations, and a CD soundtrack.
Hand Shakers is directed by Shingo Suzuki and Hiromichi Kanazawa. Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
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. 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. Protect with your own Hands!
An English dubbed version of the seris is also available via Funimation.
Official Hand Shakers TV anime home page
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