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
German: Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
French: Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
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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
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.801 (scored by 2084920,849 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2805
Members: 63,276
Favorites: 737

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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 is not something these rappers are going to need.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Katsumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Saga, Satoshi
Episode Director


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)

Episode Videos


Jan 18, 2024
Hypnosis Mic is easily one of the best idol anime of all time. It separates itself from it's contemporaries with absurd storylines, memorable art direction, and most importantly, hilarious writing. Almost every character stands on their own within the show's narrative. The interpersonal relationships and history between the divisions leaves me eager to learn more. The music is some of the best in the genre, with solid raps and instrumentals that bring me back to listen over and over again. For fans of idol content, this is a welcome departure from the norm with familiar staples. For those new to musical anime, I find this ...
Nov 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
so, hypmic's anime.. i didn't mind it, unlike Ensemble Stars's anime adaptation they didn't overshoot or actively try to adapt an incredibly long story that would have been too difficult/cumbersome to adapt into animation; instead they made their own separate canon that didn't veer too far from the main timeline and general premise of Hypnosis Mic as a whole. which is a good thing.

so, a spoiler-free overall thoughts of the anime as a whole..?
again, its fine. nothing mind blowing or overly crazy, found it to be fun and laughed a lot. the only nitpick is the group exclusive to the anime called "Secret Aliens", found ...
Oct 24, 2023
The story is lackluster at best and lets be honest, it takes a backseat to the hip-hop/rap performances. Nothing about the story was interesting; I know I'm not familiar with Japanese hip-hop culture, even though I do listen to a lot of rappers (artists & battle rappers) from that area. Maybe that's why it didn't jive with me like it should have.

The odd hip-hop segment will have 1 character with awesome rap flow but that's it. The beats are terrible; well written on their own, just not good enough to freestyle or rap to. I suggest someone remix it - I ...

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