Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima

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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
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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: 6.811 (scored by 2065820,658 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #50732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2782
Members: 62,825
Favorites: 735

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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
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Yamamoto, Ryuuta
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


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, ...
Feb 10, 2021
The Hypnosis Mic anime was a very hyped anime within the HypMic fandom, but I can't help but feel like it just completely missed the mark entirely. As a fan of the original multimedia project, the anime pales in comparison and was just not a good show on its own either.

What is Hypnosis Mic? It's a multimedia project created by King Records with character designs from Otomate (Idea Factory). The premise of HypMic revolves around a fictional Japan run by women where weapons are illegal and men fight for territory using the power of rap. The story follows the relationship between ex-The Dirty Dawg members ...

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