Hand Shakers
Osaka City, Osaka

Hand Shakers

Set in Osaka in 20XX A.D., this original action anime is about "Hand Shakers" Takatsuki Tazuna and Akutagawa Koyori, who can create weapons with their deep psyche by holding hands. To fulfill their wishes, the two battle against other Hand Shakers in order to meet and challenge God. Top attractions such as Osaka Castle and Dotonbori are the backdrops to some battle scenes. Some will definitely find it amusing to spot familiar locales while watching.

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Sightseeing Spot in This Area

Namba - Dotonbori, a battleground in the anime, is covered in large illuminated signboards, and is a street that sums up what makes Osaka special. Known as "the gourmet street where you can eat to bankruptcy", the area is perfect for sightseeing and dining. A short walk further south in the Namba district is the comedy theatre “Namba Grand Kagetsu” run by Yoshimoto, one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. It is an ideal place to soak up the unique culture of Japanese comedy. A trip to Osaka is not complete without a visit to Osaka Castle, also the location of a scene in the anime. The Castle is one of the top 100 castles in Japan, and admission for adults is 600 yen.

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