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
Ramuda Amemura: Yuusuke Shirai
(Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!
Gentaro Yumeno: Souma Saitou
(Piano no Mori
Dice Arisugawa: Yukihiro Nozuyama (Goblin Slayer
Jakurai Jinguuji: Show Hayami
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
Bad Ass Temple
Kuukou Harai: Shouta Hayama
(Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu Happy Kiss!
Jyuushi Aimono: Yuki Sakakibara
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