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ヒプノシスマイク
-Division Rap Battle-
Rhyme Anima
HypnosisMic - Rhyme Anima.jpg
Studio A-1 Pictures
Original Run October 2, 2020
- December 25, 2020
Genre Music
Website hypnosismic-anime.com

Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima is an anime adaptation of the Hypnosis Mic franchise, produced by A-1 Pictures and licensed by Aniplex of America. The anime had been licensed by Funimation, Wakanim and AnimeLab for streaming outside Japan.

The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in July 2020, but was delayed to October 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official anime Twitter hashtag is #ヒプアニ.

The Blu-Ray and DVD edition with bonus materials will be split into five version for sale. The Buster Bros!!! version was released on December 23, 2020. The MAD TRIGGER CREW version was released on February 10, 2021.

The CD album Straight Outta Rhyme Anima, consisting of all original songs and background music featured in the anime will be released on January 13, 2021.

Plot

Year XXXX.

The world lost one-third of its population in World War III. Those in power who feared the destruction of humankind are not armed forces. They tried to avoid war by discussion. But the foolish men couldn't end their conflicts. And the last year of the known era, the existing world ended by the hands of women.

H Era.

The armed war was eradicated. Under them, all conflict, small or military-scale was replaced by the use of a special device mesmerizing the psyches of the people. Its name is Hypnosis Microphone. The lyrics channeled through this microphone can affect human sympathetic nerves, parasympathetic nerves, etc. It became possible to alter one's state of mind.

H Era, 3 years ago.

The superiority or inferiority of a man is determined by rap. Outside of the Chuohku District, men live in the Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Shibuya and Shinjuku Divisions. Groups of MCs representing their division would fight over territories with the power of music, with the loser of a rap battle having to hand over a part of their territory to the winner.

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

Staff

  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Music Production: EVIL LINE RECORDS
  • Director: Katsumi Ono
  • Series Composition: Shin Yoshida
  • Character Design: Minako Shiba
  • Chief Animation Directors: Minako Shiba, Hitomi Ochiai, Yukari Takeuchi
  • Sub-Character Design: Chisato Kawaguchi, Mahiru Shinya
  • Prop Design: Kazutaka Ema
  • Art Director: Ayano Okamoto
  • Color Design: Kanako Hokari
  • Director of Photography: Yohei Miyawaki
  • CG Director: Yuusuke Noma
  • Editing: Eiichi Nishimura
  • Music: R・O・N
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Sound Production: HALF・H・P STUDIO

Cast

Music

Opening Theme
Ending Theme
Insert Songs
  • WELCOME U by Matenro (Episode 3)
    • Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: Kohei by SIMONSAYZ
  • SHIBUYA GHOST NIGHT by Fling Posse (Episode 5)
    • Lyrics: TOKYO HEALTH CLUB
    • Composition: Yuki "T-Groove" Takahashi, Yuma Hara, TOKYO HEALTH CLUB
    • Arrangement: Yuki "T-Groove" Takahashi & Yuma Hara
  • Fallin' by Matenro (Episode 7)
    • Lyrics: Pecori (ODD Foot Works)
    • Compostion: Tondenhey (ODD Foot Works)
    • Arrangement: ODD Foot Works

Episode List

No. Title Air Date (JST)
01 As Soon as Man is Born, He Begins to Die October 2, 2020
Buster Bros!!! tracks down the Tender Loinz, MAD TRIGGER CREW intercepts a drug deal, Fling Posse organize a street performance, and Matenro deals with a terrorist situation at the hospital.
02 Speak of the Devil and He Will Appear October 9, 2020
Ichiro is trapped in a hostage situation orchestrated by a bank robber, while Jiro and Saburo rush to help their brother.
03 Two Heads Are Better Than One October 16, 2020
Matenro dive deep into Shinjuku's criminal underworld to clear Doppo's name after he was framed for a crime he didn't commit.
04 A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed October 23, 2020
MAD TRIGGER CREW engage in a turf war with the yakuza clan who set their sight on the Yokohama Division.
05 Seeing is Believing October 30, 2020
A paranormal situation in Shibuya forces Ramuda to face his fears with the help of Gentaro and Dice.
06 He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best November 6, 2020
The Party of Words officially announce the Division Rap Battle, however, there are people who will stop at nothing to sabotage the event, and Buster Bros!!! must stop them before it's too late.
07 The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn November 13, 2020
Matenro investigate the series of crimes across Shinjuku that seems to involve Doppo's colleague.
08 Dead Men Tell No Tales November 20, 2020
MAD TRIGGER CREW investigate the series of robberies in Yokohama, while Ramuda and Gentaro go to rescue Dice.
09 Life Is What You Make It November 27, 2020
Buster Bros!!! and MAD TRIGGER CREW face each other in the first round of the Division Rap Battle.
10 Today Is a Good Day to Die December 4, 2020
Fling Posse and Matenro face each other in the second round of the Division Rap Battle, however, the Party of Words have their own plans.
11 No Pain, No Gain December 11, 2020
MAD TRIGGER CREW and Matenro face each other in the final round of the DIvision Rap Battle.
12 You Can't Make Omelet Without Breaking Eggs December 18, 2020
Division Rap Battle is concluded, however, the Party of Words decides to make their move against the teams.
13 Tomorrow Is Another Day December 25, 2020
Secret Aliens challenges Buster Bros!!!, MAD TRIGGER CREW, Matenrō and Fling Posse for one last battle.

Airing

TV Channels

  • TOKYO MX
  • BS11
  • Gunma TV (群馬テレビ)
  • Tochigi TV (とちぎテレビ)
  • MBS
  • Aichi TV (テレビ愛知)
  • Animax (アニマックス)

Streaming

  • ABEMA
  • D Anime Store (dアニメストア)
  • Netflix
  • U-NEXT
  • Anime Hodai (アニメ放題)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Amazonプライム・ビデオ)
  • GYAO!
  • Bandai Channel (バンダイチャンネル)
  • Hulu
  • TELASA
  • J:COM Mega Pack (J:COMメガパック)
  • Video Market
  • DMM.com
  • music.jp
  • Hikari TV (ひかりTV)
  • FOD
  • NicoNicoChannel (ニコニコチャンネル)
  • NicoNico Live Broadcast (ニコニコ生放送)
  • Funimation
  • Wakanim
  • AnimeLab

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