BUVzQCYZN1U.jpg

Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- (ヒプノシスマイク-Division Rap Battle-) is a Japanese multimedia project, based off rap and hip-hop, created by King Records under their EVIL LINE RECORDS label. The characters were designed by Idea Factory under their Otomate label, with Yuichiro Momose as the main scenario writer. The project had started on September 2, 2017.

The project was initially based around four rap teams, Buster Bros!!!, MAD TRIGGER CREW, Fling Posse, and Matenro. In September 2019, two new teams, Dotsuitare Hompo and Bad Ass Temple had debuted.

The franchise has grown to include manga adaptations, live stage production, a mobile game, and an upcoming anime adaptation.

Synopsis

The history of H was eradicated by an armed military force in a war. The conflict was replaced, not by the military forces, but by a special device mesmerizing the psyches of the people. Its name is Hypnosis Microphone.

The lyrics channeled through this microphone affects people's sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system​s, making it possible to alter a person's state of mind.

Rap is used to determine one's superiority.

Outside of the Chuohku District, men live in the Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya Divisions.

As each division's representative MC group fought, the districts who won were allowed to acquire certain parts of other territories.

In this world, where words, not weapons, became tools of power, the battles for territories holding men's pride and prestige begins.

Story

In the wake of the Third World War that eradicated the fifth of humanity, the government of Japan was overthrown and replaced by the Party of Words, using Hypnosis Mics. The Party of Words had split the country into so-called "Divisions", the only parts of the country where men were allowed to live, with the Chuohku District as the center. That's how the H Era began.

They handed out the mics to the men, allowing them to participate in the rap battles for the territory, which had almost started a turf war to rule the country. Around that time, the legendary rap group, The Dirty Dawg, consisting of Ichiro Yamada, Samatoki Aohitsugi, Ramuda Amemura and Jakurai Jinguji rised. They took over the entire country, being right after the Party of Words, however, one day, the group disbanded and former friends turned into enemies.

Years later, the Party of Words organized the Division Rap Battle, the grand championship between Divisions' representatives where they can't fight each other for money, territory, and prestige. The former members of The Dirty Dawg had formed their own teams to represent their home Division:

Eventually, they were joined by the two new teams:

Characters

v  d  e
Characters
Divisions
Logo ikebukuro color.png Ichiro YamadaJiro YamadaSaburo Yamada
Logo yokohama color.png Samatoki AohitsugiJyuto IrumaRio Mason Busujima
Logo shibuya color2.png Ramuda AmemuraGentaro YumenoDice Arisugawa
Logo shinjuku color.png Jakurai JingujiHifumi IzanamiDoppo Kannonzaka
Logo osaka color.png Sasara NurudeRosho TsutsujimoriRei Amayado
Logo nagoya color.png Kuko HaraiJyushi AimonoHitoya Amaguni
NorthBastard.png Kazusato DoanRyozan KokuriKenei Saragi
OnigawaraBombers.png Jinpachi Ho-ZukiMasamune KomagataDoshiro Yogo
Chuohku District

Chuoku.png

Otome TohotenIchijiku KadenokojiNemu Aohitsugi
Alternative Rap Battle
Rokuro DoudantsutsujiAmiria NakiriNaozari Kanukutyou
Other Characters

Cast & Staff

For all actors, track makers and staff members, working on the Hypnosis Mic, see here.

Music

v  d  e
Music
Buster Bros!!! Generation.png I Am IchiroThis Means WarNew star
Baymtc.jpg G anthem of Y-CITYBayside Smoking BluesWhat's My Name?
Matenroucd1.jpg Labyrinth WallChampagne GoldTigridia
Fling Posse Fling Posse-F.P.S.M-.jpg dropsScenario Liar3$EVEN
Bbvsmtc.jpg WAR WAR WARIKEBUKURO WEST GAME PARKYokohama Walker
Fpvsmtr.jpg BATTLE BATTLE BATTLEShibuya Marble Texture -PCCS-Shinjuku Style ~Don't Make Us Laugh~
Mtrvsmtc.png DEATH RESPECTIKEBUKURO WEST GAME PARK (Boyz Sunshine remix)Yokohama Walker (Triple Trippin’ remix)Shibuya Marble Texture -PCCS- (Candy Dazed remix)Shinjuku Style ~Don't Make Us Laugh~ (Nerve Rackin’ remix)
Matenroucd cvr.png The ChampionT.D.D LEGEND
Enterthehypmic cd.jpg HoodstarDivision Rap BattleGood Morning, IkebukuroMoney Maker (Dead Pools)StellaPapillonDivision Battle Anthem
DH-OsakaAlbum.jpg Ah, Osaka Dreamin' NightTragic TransistorOwn StageFACES
BAT-NagoyaAlbum.jpg Bad Ass Temple Funky SoundsSougyaran BAMMoonlight ShadowOne and Two, and Law
BB2-Cover.jpg Break The WallSchool of IKBRequiem
MTC-B2DRB.jpg Gangsta's ParadiseUncrushable2DIE4
FP-B2DRB.png Pink-Colored LoveCalyxSCRAMBLE GAMBLE
MTR2DRB.jpg You Are, Therefore I AmDon't Stop The PartyBLACK OR WHITE
Other
Rule the Stage Gimme The MicCounterfeit BustersTrigger OffWe Are North BastardDon't Pass The MicTrap of FlingCrush Your Mic
Manga Specials Nausa de ZuiquBB's CityWrap&Rap ~3 Minutes Vibe Cooking~LESSONPrivate TimeOnce Upon a Time in Shibuya
EZ DO RAPThe Three Musketeers Mic RelayAlternative Rap BattleDivision Rap Battle+Division Battle Anthem+Survival of the IllestSUMMIT OF DIVISIONSFemme FataleRhyme Anima

Drama Tracks

More details: List of Drama Tracks

The story of Hypnosis Mic is mainly told through the audio drama tracks included with each CD release (except MAD TRIGGER CREW VS Matenrō) beginning with the current divisions getting together and continuing the plot from there.

Manga

There are four different series of manga adaptations of Hypnosis Mic. All of their scenarios are written by Yuichiro Momose. Some limited editions of manga also include exclusive duet songs and drama tracks.

Live Events

A series of stage productions that feature various divisions within the Hypnosis Mic franchise, titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage, was announced in September 2019.

Game

A mobile rhythm game, titled Hypnosis Mic -Alternative Rap Battle-, developed by Otomate and published by Idea Factory, was released in March 2020.

Anime

An anime adaptation titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima is scheduled for release in October 2020.

Radio

From October 2019 to March 2020, Tokyo FM was hosting radio show titled Hypnosis Radio on Spotify, featuring Hypnosis Mic characters answering fan questions and interview with composers. Daichi Yajima served as the MC.

Battle Season

Battle Season is a project requiring user participation to vote for teams that battle it out on their respective albums. Those that buy the first press edition of the CDs or purchase select official merch are eligible to vote via the website using a code that comes with the merch.

Tours

  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: 1st Live at Ikebukuro (2017)
  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: 2nd Live at Shinagawa (2018)
  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: 3rd Live at Odaiba (2018)
  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Welcome to Our Hood: 4th Live at Osaka (2019)
  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME: 5th Live (2020; live stream)

Character Relationships

Provided by eng-hypnosismic Twitter

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.