Matenrō (麻天狼) is the Shinjuku Division representative rap group. They were the winners of the First Rap Battle.
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- Wolves are often associated with this group, as the name "Matenro" contains the kanji character for "the wolf".
- "Matenro" with mostly different kanji (摩天楼) means "skyscraper", which would fit with the fact Shinjuku has some of the tallest skyscrapers in Japan.
- Each of the members' surnames contains motifs associated with religion and mythological goddesses from Japanese mythology.
- Jinguji means "heavenly temple/shrine".
- Izanami is the name of a Japanese Shinto goddess of creation.
- Kannon (Guan Yin in Chinese) is a Bodhisattva goddess associated with Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia.
- The name "Matenro" itself contains the character for "heaven".
- All of the members wear silver crosses on their outfits. They can be found at the buttons of Jakurai's shirt, on Hifumi's belt, and on Doppo's tie clip.
- Shinjuku is a commercial and administrative centre, having one of the busiest railway stations in the world. Within it, it houses the red-light district of Kabukichō where there are many host clubs.