Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima

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Synonyms: Hypmic
Japanese: ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima


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: Other
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.771 (scored by 1126311,263 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2633
Members: 42,969
Favorites: 484

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Katsumi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Shiba, Minako
Character Design, Chief Animation Director


Opening Theme

"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 (ep 13)

Dec 25, 2020
SunlitSonata (All reviews)
“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, read more
Dec 25, 2020
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 25, 2020
Auron_ (All reviews)
The introduction to the beloved multimedia franchise establishes serious concepts with a likable cast, but has trouble utilizing them to any meaningful degree, coming off as insincere.

The streets of Tokyo have been rid of weaponized conflicts. Spearheaded by the Party of Words, a coup d'etat has radically transformed the way of living for the Japanese populace, springing up a matriarchal society where women alone are in positions of power and men are segregated to regions called "divisions" where they have to settle disputes by lyrical battles through the use of state-issued augmented microphones and with it either gain or lose territory; naturally, any other form read more
Dec 25, 2020
astrocoffee (All reviews)
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 read more

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