The makers of Hand Shakers are at it again, because GoHands and Frontier Works are teaming up once more to produce W’z (pronounced “Wiz”), an original music-themed TV anime aimed at a josei (“young women”) audience that will broadcast in 2019.
Aside from a handful of teaser images and a teaser website, only a few details have been revealed about the production so far: voice actor Katsumi Fukuhara (Touya Mochizuki in In Another World with My Smartphone) will play the lead character Yukiya, a 14 year old middle school student who moonlights as a DJ. The staff for W’z includes:
- Music: GOON TRAX
- Concept / music production co-operation: DJ RENA
W’z will also feature musical contributions by acro jazz laboratories, Afro Soma, A June & J Beat X OCTOBER, Asuka Mochizuki, Avens, CM Smooth, DJ Chika a.k.a. INHERIT, DJ Juice, DJ Ryow a.k.a. Smooth Current, GEMINI, Hiroki Mizukami, Incise, Jay Lee, Kenichiro Nishihara, Kondor, Leehahn, LEMS, Marcus D, MIC B A.K.A. 73 PIKE SET, Nomak, Robert de Boron, Ryosuke Kojima, re:plus, Sam Ock, SoulChef, Still Caravan, 216Project, and others.
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