An official website was launched on Wednesday to reveal that King Records' multimedia project Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle will get a TV anime adaptation. Subtitled Rhyme Anima, it will premiere in 2020. Staff behind the project will announce more information regarding the anime in March.
In a world where women now dominate the government, the creation and use of weapons is strictly forbidden. However, by no means has conflict been brought to an end; instead of weapons, war is waged through words. With the power of the "Hypnosis Mic," lyrics can affect one's opponent in various ways and cause real damage. Those in the divisions outside the women-only Chuou Ward thus use it for fierce rap battles as their weapon in the constant clash for territory. (Source: Tokyo Otaku Mode)
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle is a 2.5D project that centers around six units who participate in rap battles. The voice actors of these characters also perform live at stage events and concerts.
Ichirou Yamada: Subaru Kimura (Actors: Songs Connection)
Jirou Yamada: Haruki Ishiya (Kono Oto Tomare!)
Saburo Yamada: Kouhei Amasaki (High Score Girl)
Mad Trigger Crew
Samatoki Aohitsugi: Shintaro Asanuma (Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei)
Jyuuto Iruma: Wataru Komada (The iDOLM@STER SideM)
Riou Mason Busujima: Shinichirou Kamio (Ensemble Stars!)
Ramuda Amemura: Yuusuke Shirai (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!)
Gentaro Yumeno: Souma Saitou (Piano no Mori (TV))
Dice Arisugawa: Yukihiro Nozuyama (Goblin Slayer)
Jakurai Jinguuji: Show Hayami (7 Seeds)
Hifumi Izanami: Ryuuichi Kijima (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Doppo Kannonzaka: Kento Itou (Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii)
Dotsuitare Hompo: Ryouta Iwasaki (Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season)
Rosho Tsutsujimori: Kengo Kawanishi (3-gatsu no Lion)
Kengo Kawanishi: Takaya Kuroda (Fairy Tail)
Bad Ass Temple
Kuukou Harai: Shouta Hayama (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu Happy Kiss!)
Jyuushi Aimono: Yuki Sakakibara (Fight League (Game))
Hitoya Amaguni: Eiji Takeuchi (Diamond no Ace)
Since launching in 2017, the multimedia project has had four main events live, with the fifth one taking place at the MetLife Dome in Saitama between March 28 and 29, 2020. The first full album Enter the Hypnosis Microphone was released on April 24 and it ranked #2 in Oricon's weekly album rankings, selling over 146,000 units.
The project also inspired three manga adaptations: Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - The Dirty Dawg in Shonen Magazine Edge, Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - side B.B. & M.T.C in Monthly Shounen Sirius, and Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - side F.P. & M in Comic Zero-Sum. All three series began serialization in December 2018.
Official site: https://hypnosismic-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @hypnosismic_RA
Source: Comic Natalie
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima on MAL
Modified by Vindstot, Dec 6, 2019 11:18 PM
Joined: May 2015
I've always been interested in this franchise but never actually gone deep into it, just sorta read little bits of character lore and enjoyed fanart. I never actually knew what the context of the story was, and after reading the synopsis... THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT?! I had no idea...
Anyway, I look forward to the anime - especially seeing Samatoki.
♡ haa, i'm super ill! on the outside, i might look crazy healthy, but the truth is i'm a late teenager with a heart of glass! filled with the desire to give up on school! that's me, riamu-chan!! if i become an idol, it'd be my chance to do that!? right!? ♡
Joined: Aug 2018
Really didn't expect an anime adaptation at all considering they just released the two new divisions and their new albums so recently. We're too well fed by this franchise :') Can't wait to see them all animated!!
(PS: there's some mistake for the names of the members in dotsuitare hompo, it should be Sasara Nurude and Rei Amayado)
Joined: Apr 2016
I'm so happy it's getting an anime. I didn't believe it would happen, but I'm happy to be proved wrong. I just hope some good studio will take care of it, cause I want to see my boys Ramuda and Sasara animated as beautifully as possible.
Joined: Dec 2009
T___T I'M SO SCARED AND EXCITED, I HOPE THEY'LL DO WELL AND DO US PROUD
As a Matenrou fan all I can say is PLEASE!!!!!! DOMESTIC DOPPO AND HIFUMI LIVING TOGETHER AND LOTS OF SALMON AND BEAUTIFUL KIND SENSEI SMILING UPON HIS BOYS PLEASE !!!!!!
Also I need to see Rio giving food to (a dying-of-starvation) Dice!!!! PLEASE! I LIVE FOR THIS! IT MUST HAPPEN!!!
BB GONNA BE THE CUTEST BROS EVER I'M JUST SO EXCITED TO SEE THEM ESPECIALLY JIRO!!!!!!!!
-takes some calming deep breaths-
I really hope the adaptation and game will go well T.T
I have no idea how they are going to animate the rap battles but... I have a feeling people who don't know the series beforehand will be like "!!!" and "???" when they see it for the first time in the anime xD