Watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (80)

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is a Japanese anime television series that premiered on NHK General on January 5, 2020. The show is a coming-of-age story centered around three high school girls who share a passion for creating their own anime. The series is produced by Science SARU and directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who is known for his unique art style and direction.

The three main characters are Midori Asakusa, Tsubame Mizusaki, and Sayaka Kanamori. Midori is a quirky and imaginative girl who dreams of creating her own anime. Tsubame is a talented artist with a passion for animation, but is also struggling to find her place in the world. Sayaka is the practical and business-minded member of the group who is determined to turn their anime dreams into a reality.

Throughout the series, the three girls come up against a variety of obstacles, including lack of resources, timidness in expressing themselves, and dealing with a school principal who doesn't understand their passion. Their main goal is to create their own anime and share it with the world.

One of the main themes of the show is the power of creativity and imagination. The girls use their imaginations to come up with new ideas for their anime, and they are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. They experiment with different animation techniques and styles, and they are not afraid to take risks and try new things.

Another important theme is the importance of collaboration and teamwork. The three girls have different strengths and weaknesses, but they are able to work together to overcome any obstacles that come their way. They rely on each other for support and encouragement, and they are always there to lift each other up when one of them is feeling down.

The animation of the show is top-notch, with a unique and colorful art style that is both visually stunning and engaging. The characters are well-defined, with distinctive personalities and quirks that make them stand out. The backgrounds are also beautifully rendered, with an attention to detail that adds depth and richness to the world of the show.

The soundtrack is equally impressive, with catchy and upbeat music that perfectly captures the mood and tone of the series. The opening theme, "Easy Breezy" by chelmico, is especially memorable, with its infectious beat and fun lyrics.

In addition to its fantastic animation and music, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is also notable for its strong storytelling and well-developed characters. The show explores themes of friendship, creativity, and self-discovery in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The characters are relatable and engaging, and viewers will find themselves rooting for them as they work to achieve their dreams.

Overall, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is a must-watch anime for anyone who loves animation, creativity, and storytelling. The series is equal parts entertaining and inspiring, with a unique and engaging cast of characters that will capture your heart and leave you wanting more.

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2020.

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Shibahama UFO Wars!
12. Shibahama UFO Wars!
March 23, 2020
At the last possible second, the eizouken runs into a snag with their short film for the upcoming Comet A convention. With time running out, can they manage to salvage their new film in time?
Each Other's Existence!
11. Each Other's Existence!
March 16, 2020
The deadline for Comet A looms large as the Shibahama High School film club gradually feels the squeeze; the school administration pressures other clubs to stop collaborating with the eizouken, Kanamori gets sick, and Asakusa still hasn't quite figured out the concept for their new film.
Against Our Independent World!
10. Against Our Independent World!
March 9, 2020
As production starts to spin up for the eizouken's latest project, Asakusa has trouble nailing down the fine details of the story, which leads to no shortage of anxiety for Kanamori. And if that wasn't enough, it seems like Shibahama High School's administration has got major issues with the potential sale of the club's film at Comet A.
Aim for Comet A!
9. Aim for Comet A!
March 2, 2020
With the robot anime a critical success, if not a financial one, the eizouken sets their sights on their next project. In order to maximize the potential gains for their grueling efforts, the time has come to produce something to sell at a local media convention. The stage is set for an alien invasion at Shibahama's self-published art expo, Comet A!
The Grand Shibahama Festival!
8. The Grand Shibahama Festival!
February 24, 2020
The day of the Shibahama High School culture festival has come, and the eizouken and robot club are teaming up to make their robot anime screening a success! The only problem is that the student council is out for blood after some irregular publicity stunts, and Mizusaki's parents have shown up, curious about what their daughter is up to...
I Have to Do It for Myself!
7. I Have to Do It for Myself!
February 17, 2020
Doumeki moves into the Eizouken's clubhouse, securing a sound director for the girl's new robot anime. After a harrowing meeting with the art club, a torrential downpour forces a temporary pause on anime production that results in a afternoon of relaxation and reflection.
Let's Do Better Than Last Time!
6. Let's Do Better Than Last Time!
February 10, 2020
Production begins on the Eizouken's new robot anime, and improving on their last work means expanding the club's reach. Asakusa struggles to convey her instructions to the art club, who are going to help with the backgrounds this time around, while a run-in with the student council puts a prospective new ally in Kanamori's sights.
An Iron Giant Appears!
5. An Iron Giant Appears!
February 3, 2020
Asakusa discovers a mysterious robot, and before long Mizusaki and Kanamori are implicated in the conspiracy surrounding it. The nature of that insidious plot? The Shibahama High School robot club commissioning an anime short from the eizouken. After exploring the maintenance tunnels beneath the school, the girls have their first production meeting with the robot club, where they run into the complicated contradictions in the visions of their would-be clients.
Hold That Machete Tight!
4. Hold That Machete Tight!
January 27, 2020
The student council's budget committee looms on the horizon as the eizouken's project is still far from finished. As Mizusaki struggles with effects shots, Kanamori reminds her of the grim reality of the approaching deadline. While Asakusa manages to extend their run-time with creative use of existing art, the club is forced to make hard decisions about what parts of their creative vision to sacrifice and which parts to preserve. But even then, will they have something that resembles a complete product in time?
Let's Accomplish Something!
3. Let's Accomplish Something!
January 20, 2020
Eizouken's so-called club room was merely a storage with holes in all sides. Therefore, fixing the room was a priority. Asakusa imagine the process as spaceship fixing training. To promote their club, they decided to create a new anime to show at the "budget decision committee meeting". Three of them choose a scene from one of Asakusa's many sketches. Asakusa wants to animate a tank while Mizusaki is persistent about actions. With her producer-like vision, Kanamori eggs on their creative energy.
The Eizouken Takes the Stage!
2. The Eizouken Takes the Stage!
January 13, 2020
As Mizusaki is banned from joining the anime club by her parents, the only way for the three of them to make anime is to set up a new club. At the staff room, their teacher tells them that they will be granted a certain budget if the objective of their club was to create a live-action movie. Kanamori suggest that they will call their club "Eizou (Film) club" and use its name as a disguise. Thus " Eizou-ken" came into existence! They head off to a storage space previously used by the anime club and realized all kinds of treasures behind the door!
The Greatest World!
1. The Greatest World!
January 6, 2020
Midori ASAKUSA is a first year high school student who dreams of creating her own animation. When she visits a screening event held by Anime Club with fellow student Sayaka KANAMORI, an amateur model Tsubasa MIZUSAKI starts talking to them. As she was being chased by men dressed in all black, ASAKUSA and KANAMORI help her get rid of them. To their surprise, they learn that MIZUSAKI is also aspiring to be an animator. The three of them hit it off to realize their own "Incredible World" together!
Where to Watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is available for streaming on the NHK website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! on demand at Max, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (80)