Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! volume 1 cover.png
Cover of Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! volume 1 by Shogakukan
映像研には手を出すな!
(Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na!)
GenreComedy[1]
Manga
Written bySumito Ōwara
Published byShogakukan
DemographicSeinen
ImprintBig Comics
MagazineMonthly Big Comic Spirits
Original runJuly 27, 2016 – present
Volumes4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by
  • Masaaki Yuasa
  • Mari Motohashi (assistant)
  • Fūga Yamashiro (assistant)
Produced by
  • Shinya Tsuruoka
  • Jun Sakata
  • Eunyoung Choi
  • Junya Okamoto
Written by
  • Masaaki Yuasa
  • Yūichirō Kido
Music byOorutaichi
StudioScience Saru
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkNHK General TV
Original run January 5, 2020 – present
Episodes2 (List of episodes)
Live-action film
Directed byTsutomu Hanabusa
Written byTsutomu Hanabusa
ReleasedQ3 2020
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (映像研には手を出すな!, Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sumito Ōwara. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Monthly Big Comic Spirits since 2016 and has been collected in four tankōbon volumes as of May 2019.

An anime television series adaptation by Science Saru premiered on January 5, 2020. A live-action film adaptation will open in Japan in the third quarter of 2020.

Plot[edit]

Midori Asakusa wants to create an anime, but she's too disheartened to make that first step by herself. By pure chance, she meets Tsubame Mizusaki, an up-and-coming socialite secretly dreaming of becoming an animator. Together with Midori's money-loving best friend Sayaka Kanamori, the energetic trio slowly work towards making their "greatest world" a reality!

Characters[edit]

Midori Asakusa (浅草みどり, Asakusa Midori)
Voiced by: Sairi Ito[2]
Portrayed by: Asuka Saitō (live-action)[3]
A freshman at Shibahama High who likes anime. She is full of curiosity and imagination, yet not very sociable. Her policy is "Anime is all about its setting" and she has kept various designs inspired by her daily life in her sketchbook. Sayaka Kanamori, Asakusa's classmate, used to be the only person who knows about Asakusa's passion, but when they visited Anime Club together, they got along with Tsubame Mizusaki, which lead them to start up Eizouken. Her goal is to explore her own "greatest world".
Sayaka Kanamori (金森さやか, Kanamori Sayaka)
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura[2]
Portrayed by: Minami Umezawa (live-action)[3]
Asakusa's tall and long-legged classmate. Though she has neither interest nor knowledge of anime, she somehow took interest in Asakusa and hangs out with her. She loves getting involved with money-making activities and she tries to find a way to earn some cash even in small talk. After starting up Eizouken, she takes on the role of producer, being the only realist on the team, and proves herself through negotiating with the school and student council. Asakusa and Mizusaki's creative spirits often trouble her though she respects their abilities.
Tsubame Mizusaki (水崎ツバメ, Mizusaki Tsubame)
Voiced by: Misato Matsuoka[2]
Portrayed by: Mizuki Yamashita (live-action)[3]
Asakusa's classmate who is a charismatic amateur model and famous in the school. She is expected to be an actress in the future as both of her parents are actors, but she actually wants to be an animator and is especially good at capturing character movement. As Mizusaki has been banned from joining Anime Club by her parents, she joins Eizouken instead and starts to create anime together with Asakusa and Kanamori. She has a different sense for money from the two of them as she comes from a rich family.
Doumeki (百目鬼)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[2]
The only member of Audio Club. She joined the club for the vast numbers of the audio files that are stored there, but ended up giving up a part of its storage to the student council. Approached by Eizouken, she accepted to take the role of audio consultant on the condition that she can lodge in their club room.
Sowande Sakaki (さかき・ソワンデ, Sakaki Sowande)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu[2]
The school council's secretary. She is better at seeing through the essence of things than the opportunistic president, and considered an influential person of the council. She seems to care about Eizouken which tends to push their ways, but her true intent is unknown.
Mr. Fujimoto (藤本先生, Fujimoto-sensei)
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue[2]
Eizouken's consultant. He is known for the historical-figure-like mustache. He rarely gives direction to Eizouken and leaves the activities up to the members' independence. He likes to play games in his free time.
Robot Club Ono (ロボ研小野, Robo Ken Ono)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[4]
Robot Club Kobayashi (ロボ研小林, Robo Ken Kobayashi)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi[4]
Robot Club Gotō (ロボ研後藤, Robo Ken Gotō)
Voiced by: Ryūnosuke Watanuki[4]
Robot Club Seki (ロボ研関, Robo Ken Seki)
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa[4]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is written and illustrated by Sumito Ōwara. The series started in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits on July 27, 2016.[5] Shogakukan has compiled its individual chapters into tankōbon volumes. The first volume was published on January 12, 2017,[6] and as of May 10, 2019, four tankōbon has been published.[7]

Volume list[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 January 12, 2017[6]ISBN 978-4-09-189296-6
2 September 12, 2017[8]ISBN 978-4-09-189636-0
3 June 12, 2018[9]ISBN 978-4-09-189887-6
4 May 10, 2019[7]ISBN 978-4-09-860241-4
5 January 30, 2020[10]ISBN 978-4-09-860531-6

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on May 7, 2019. Produced by Shogakukan, Warner Bros. Japan and Science Saru, the series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who also handles series composition. Yūichirō Kido is writing the scripts, Naoyuki Asano designs the characters and Oorutaichi composes the music.[11] The series premiered on January 5, 2020 on NHK General TV.[12] chelmico performed the series' opening theme song "Easy Breezy," while Kami-sama, Boku wa Kizuite Shimatta performed the series' ending theme song "Namae no Nai Ao."[13] It is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide, excluding Asia.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[14][15][a] Directed by Original air date
1"The Greatest World!"
Transcription: "Saikyō no sekai!" (Japanese: 最強の世界!)
Mari Motohashi
Masaaki Yuasa
January 5, 2020 (2020-01-05)
2"The Eizouken Takes the Stage"
Transcription: "Eizōken, bakutansu!" (Japanese: 映像研、爆誕す!)
Atsuko TonomizuJanuary 12, 2020 (2020-01-12)
3Transcription: "Jisseki o uchitatero!" (Japanese: 実績を打ち立てろ!)TBAJanuary 19, 2020 (2020-01-19)
4Transcription: "Sono machetto o tsuyoku nigire!" (Japanese: そのマチェットを強く握れ!)TBAJanuary 26, 2020 (2020-01-26)
5Transcription: "Tekkyojin arawaru!" (Japanese: 鉄巨人あらわる!)TBAFebruary 2, 2020 (2020-02-02)

Live-action film[edit]

A live-action film adaptation was announced on October 15, 2019. The film is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa and stars the idol group Nogizaka46. It will be released in Japan in the third quarter of 2020.[3]

Reception[edit]

The manga series was nominated for the 11th Manga Taisho awards in 2018, and it won the top Bros. Comic Award in 2017.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Most Anticipated Anime of Winter 2020". Anime News Network. January 3, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2020. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is a high school comedy about three girls who decide to create an anime together.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime Casts Sairi Itō, Mutsumi Tamura, Misato Matsuoka". Anime News Network. October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Manga Gets Live-Action Film Starring Nogizaka46 Idols". Anime News Network. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime's New Video Previews Opening Animated Sequence". Anime News Network. January 5, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  5. ^ アニメ制作に挑むJK3人組&パフェが好きなサッカー選手、月スピに新連載2作. Natalie (in Japanese). July 27, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  6. ^ a b 映像研には手を出すな! 1 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  7. ^ a b 映像研には手を出すな! 4 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  8. ^ 映像研には手を出すな! 2 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  9. ^ 映像研には手を出すな! 3 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  10. ^ 映像研には手を出すな! 5 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Devilman Crybaby's Masaaki Yuasa Directs Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! TV Anime". Anime News Network. May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! TV Anime's Video Reveals January Premiere". Anime News Network. July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime Unveils Theme Song Artists, January 5 Premiere". Anime News Network. November 25, 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "STORY|TVアニメ『映像研には手を出すな!』公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  15. ^ "映像研には手を出すな!|NHKアニメワールド" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 13, 2020.

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