Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hypmic
Japanese: ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
German: Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
French: Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2020 to Dec 26, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Mixed media
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.801 (scored by 1868518,685 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2687
Members: 57,958
Favorites: 678

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #4844Popularity #2687Members 57,958
Add to List
Episodes: /13
* Your list is public by default.


In a world overtaken by war and conflict, "Hypnosis Microphones"—devices through which a user channels lyrics that can affect the listener's brain and even cause physical damage—were introduced to the masses by the Party of Words. Revolutionizing warfare, Hypnosis Mics have transformed words and music into the sole weapons used by gangsters, terrorists, and the military, with physical weapons having been banned from use.

As a result of swooping in during the chaos, the all-female Party of Words rules over the Japanese government. Women in Japan now live in Chuuouku, while men battle over surrounding territories outside the ward through rap battles.

With intentions unknown, the Party of Words begins to gather the former members of the now-disbanded legendary rap crew The Dirty Dawg to fight not for territory or war, but for their respective crew's pride and honor in the greatest rap battle of all time. The first Division Rap Battle is about to commence, and practice isn't something these rappers are going to need.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Katsumi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Saitou, Souma
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Hypnosis Mic -Rhyme Anima- (ヒプノシスマイク -Rhyme Anima-)" by Division All Stars

Ending Theme

1: "Kizuna -Ikebukuro ver.- (絆 -IKEBUKURO ver.-)" by Buster Bros!! (eps 1-3)
2: "Kizuna -Yokohama ver.- (絆 -YOKOHAMA ver.-)" by MAD TRIGGER CREW (eps 4-6)
3: "Kizuna -Shibuya ver.- (絆 -SHIBUYA ver.-)" by Fling Posse (eps 7-9)
4: "Kizuna -Shinjuku ver.- (絆 -SHINJUKU ver.-)" by Matenrou (eps 10-12)
5: "Rhyme Anima's Mixtape" by Division All Stars (eps 13)

Dec 25, 2020
In anime, everything happens for a reason. But what happens if you try to mesh some of Japan's well-known corporations altogether? Take for example:
King Records' (famous for co-producing shitpost anime) Evil Line Records X Idea Factory's Otomate label (Fujoshi-bait) X A-1 Pictures (one of the best high-quality anime studios), and you get Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle, more commonly known as HypMic to hardcore fans and fandoms.

First spawning hip-hop rap battles of endless hit banger songs in 2018 under the Evil Line Records sub-label, then manga adaptations of its 4 main rap groups and stage plays in 2019, and this year, other than Idea Factory's ...
Dec 25, 2020
Mixed Feelings
“And they’re ‘rhymes wack, you hear’?”

HypMic.......is a mess. A massive, massive mess. The dialogue is stilted, the tone bafflingly serious despite the premise, the lighting weakly considered, characterization inconsistent with numerous unearned turns, animation mediocre at best and empathetic context missing.

Yet, somehow, it manages to be a really funny time.

“So Bad It’s Good” is hard to truly quantify, since it depends on what can crack the spectrum to any particular person beyond average, everyday badness. However, most of the time, when applied to anime, it’s used to refer to something that tries to be dark and miserable but comes out as comedic instead; Assassin’s Pride, ...
Dec 25, 2020
Hypnosis Mic is set in the future where the government is overthrown by the all female "Party of Words." They ban lethal weapons and force citizens to defend themselves via Hypnosis Microphones by rapping.
Our story centers around the 4 teams representing 4 districts of Japan, Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Shinjuku, and Shibuya, as they prepare and compete in a division rap battle. As someone who watched idol anime growing up, I was intrigued by this concept, so I followed this anime during winter 2020.

The art style is very bright and colorful, and it brings life to the mildly chaotic world of hypnosis mic. One thing that ...

Interest Stacks

by Bunille
41 Entries · 34 Restacks
42 Entries · 27 Restacks


Recent News

'Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima' Gets Second Season

'Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima' Gets Second Season

The Aniplex booth at AnimeJapan 2023 announced on Saturday a second season of the Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima television anime series. A-1 Pictu...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for April Week 1: April 5 - 11 Anime Releases Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi (Grenadier: The Beautif...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Worth watching if you don't like rap music?
bonefom - Jan 9, 2022
7 repliesby juliayousoro»»
Mar 26, 7:22 AM
Poll: HYPE!
Stippling - Dec 7, 2019
13 repliesby Disapeared_Ghost»»
Feb 13, 4:08 AM
Poll: Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima Episode 5 Discussion
Stark700 - Oct 30, 2020
35 repliesby raspberryranpo»»
Nov 26, 2022 1:18 PM
Poll: Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Oct 2, 2020
91 repliesby LidlKijktAnime1»»
Nov 14, 2022 1:30 PM
Poll: Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima Episode 13 Discussion
KANLen09 - Dec 25, 2020
40 repliesby CrimsonMidnight»»
May 30, 2022 7:36 AM

Recent Featured Articles

MAL Staff Picks: Fall 2020 Opening Themes

MAL Staff Picks: Fall 2020 Opening Themes

26 staff members judged 39 songs to bring you our definitive ranking of nearly every opening theme this season!

by Shymander


It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login