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Anime television series
Directed byShingo Suzuki
Hiromitsu Kanazawa
Produced byFrontier Works
Licensed by
Original networkMBS, Tokyo MX, TVQ, BS11
Original run January 5, 2019 – present
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W'z is an 2019 anime television series produced by Frontier Works and animated by GoHands. The series stars Katsumi Fukuhara in the lead role, and will also feature music by various EDM artists.


Shortly after the events of Hand Shakers, Tazuna, Koyori. Mayumi, and Nagaoka finally meet god, their wish was later granted. However, they later diseappear without trace. This is also resulting Koyori loses her power. Tazuna decided searching them without ending.

Ten years later. Yukiya Araki, an irregular Hand Shakers. Trying to become a DJ, Yukiya tries to avoid holding hands with other people, lest he will turn them into Hand Shakers like him. One night, while trying to get more views for his music videos, Yukiya brings his friend Haruka into the Ziggurat, the alternate dimension that hosts battles for all Hand Shakers. Unfortunately, this brings the attention of other Hand Shakers, who want to defeat Yukiya and take his power.


Yukiya Araki
Voiced by: Katsumi Fukuhara[1]
The protagonist of the series. Yukiya has been instructed never to hold hands with anyone and he has tried to live a normal life, away from the Hand Shaker fights. He is a new kind of Hand Shaker called the irregular Hand Shaker. He wants to become a DJ and attempts to get more views for his music video by entering the Ziggurat and bringing his friend Haruka along. Unfortunately, this earns him some unwanted attention from other Hand Shakers and he is forced to defend Haruka from them.
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda[2]
Midori is an heir of a prestigious company. He is a Hand Shaker, and his partner is his butler, Seba.
Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi[3]
Seba, also known as Seba Suchan, is the butler of Midori. He is a Hand Shaker, and is Midori's partner.
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[3]
Gai, also known as Gai Kishiwada, is a stargazing enthusiast. Amazed by Yukiya's irregularity, he wishes to obtain his power to be able to live inside of Ziggurat. He is a Hand Shaker, paired with his friend Masataka. His Hand Shaker name is Rigel Pile.
Voiced by: Yoshinosuke Yamagami[3]
Masataka, also known as Masataka Sakai, is Gai's stargazing friend. He is a calm person who wishes to obtain Yukiya's power, in order to live inside Ziggurat. Masataka is Gai's Hand Shakers partner, bearing the name Betelgeuse Pile.
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[3]
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama[3]
Reijiro, also known as Reijiro Araki, is the father of Yukiya.
Voiced by: Akane Fujita[4]
Haruka, also known as Haruka Tosaburi, is Yukiya's childhood friend. She attempts to help Yukiya with his music video and accepts his invitation into the Ziggurat, unaware he is a Hand Shaker. However, upon entering the Ziggurat, Haruka receives a strange vision.
Voiced by: Inori Minase[4]
Senri is a bubbly girl who is a close-friend of Hana. She is a Hand Shaker, paired with Hana. Together, the duo becomes Team Connect. Senri is fond of her best-friend, hoping to be able to hold hands with her without initiating the Ziggurat dimension.
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki[4]
Hana is a mature & goal-driven girl. She is Senri's close-friend, and is her Hand Shakers partner. Together with Senri, the duo forms the Hand Shaker's team, Connect. Similar to Senri, Hana hopes to be able to hold hands with her best-friend without initiating the Ziggurat dimension.
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi[4]
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa[4]
Yukine, also known as Yukine Araki, is the mother of Yukiya.


The series will premiere in January 5, 2019 on MBS, Tokyo MX, TVQ, and BS11.[1][2]  GOON TRAX will produce the series' music.[5] Ryōhei Takenaka will perform the series' opening theme, while Fuki will perform the series' ending theme.  The series will air for 13 episodes.[6]  W'z is a sequel to Hand Shakers.[7]

No. Official title Original air date
1"Eye's Y's Shout"January 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)
2"ShE SaW Soul"January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)


  1. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 18, 2018). "Go Hands, Frontier Works Reveal Original Anime Project W'z for 2019". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 19, 2018). "GoHands' Original W'z Anime's New Promo Video Reveals New Characters, January 5 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 1, 2018). "GoHands' Original W'z Anime Reveals 5 More Cast Members, New Key Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Sherman, Jennifer (November 8, 2018). "GoHands' Original W'z Anime Reveals Female Cast, Ending Theme Artist". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 5, 2018). "GoHands' Original W'z Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals January 2019 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (November 8, 2018). "GoHands' Original W'z Anime Reveals Unaired Episode on Home Video, Stage Play Adaptation". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Beckett, James; Martin, Theron (5 January 2019). "The Winter 2019 Anime Preview Guide - W'z". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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