Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - The Dirty Dawg
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Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - The Dirty Dawg

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Japanese: ヒプノシスマイク -Before the Battle- The Dirty Dawg


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 17, 2018 to Jul 17, 2020
Genre: Action Action
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Magazine Edge
Authors: Momose, Yuuichirou (Story), Karasuzuki, Rui (Story & Art)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 775775 users)
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Ranked: #7862
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Popularity: #7196
Members: 2,689
Favorites: 97


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After the Third World War, the world descended into chaos and a matriarchy was established in the power vacuum. In Japan, a new female-only government controls the country, forcing the male population to live outside of Chuuouku. Furthermore, the "H Law" is put into motion, which prohibits all weaponry; instead, people must fight battles using devices called "Hypnosis Microphones" that directly affect the opponent's mind through lyrics.

A year later, a conflict in Ikebukuro rises between two factions: "Mad Comic Dialogue," lead by gang member Samatoki Aohitsugi, and "Starway to Heaven," of which 17-year-old Ichirou Yamada is a part of. Both of them are bound to confront each other in order to gain more territory in the district.

Elsewhere, medical specialist and former assassin Jakurai Jinguji meets the cheerful but mysterious Ramuda Amemura after Ramuda saves him from a rebel attack at the hospital where he works. Impressed by the new musical technology, Jakurai asks Ramuda to teach him how to rap and become a mic-wielder.

When the four men join forces by pure chance, they realize they have what it takes to gain control of all divisions in Japan and fight against the unjust system created by Chuuouku. But everything might not go as well as they planned when their enemies are closer than they expected.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Hypnosis Mic: Before The Battle - The Dirty Dawg is based on the multimedia rap project Hypnosis Mic produced by Evil Line Records.



Sep 9, 2019
Preliminary (4/21 eps)
Hypnosis Microphone, mostly known as Hypmic, is a rap music project consisting of four divisions that fight for their territories and to recover their "freedom." After a revolution carried out by women to end World War III, the country is then divided and governed by them after they decided to eliminate all kinds of weapons and replace them with Hypnosis Microphones. These microphones, legally provided by the government, can be used by selected men to fight rap battles over territory.

Hypnosis Mic: Before The Battle - The Dirty Dawg tells the origin of the revolution, from the moment The Dirty Dawg was formed until the moment ...
Dec 14, 2020
Preliminary (13/21 eps)
I feel like most people interested in this manga are either:

A) just getting/early into the Hypnosis Mic fandom
B) anime-only fans who are looking for more story content

If you are in either of those groups (I was), you would probably read this manga anyways, even if it was bad. Luckily for you, it's amazing, i highly recommend it.

If you are in the small minority of people who haven't been initiated into the Hypnosis Mic fandom yet, I would strongly suggest going to listen to the music albums first before consuming this manga as that's the way the franchise is meant to be consumed. Trust me, it ...
Sep 9, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/21 eps)
For those who don't know, Hypnosis Mic is based on a musical anime project where the voice actors sing and attend concerts based on their characters. Some of the songs are quite good so if you're interested to read this you should definitely go check their musical projects and drama tracks.

The idea, however, of making a manga about rap battling was not very good.
The universe and the story HypMic is set fits very well the simple concept of music projects, but not enough to build a visual comic. It became dull and childish to a bad shounen level.

I think this manga will only (and ...

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