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Matenrō (麻天狼) is the Shinjuku Division representative rap group. They were the winners of the First Rap Battle.



Track List

All of Hypnosis Mic's songs and albums can be found here.

Matenrō -Aural Medicine-


  1. Labyrinth Wall (Jakurai Jinguji's solo song)
  2. Champagne Gold (Hifumi Izanami's solo song)
  3. Tigridia (Doppo Kannonzaka's solo song)

Release Date: December 6, 2017

Fling Posse VS Matenrō


  1. Shinjuku Style ~Don't Make Us Laugh~

Release Date: July 18, 2018



  1. Shinjuku Style ~Don't Make Us Laugh~ (Nerve Rackin’ remix)

Release Date: November 14, 2018

The Champion


  1. The Champion

Release Date: February 27, 2019

Enter the Hypnosis Microphone

' Tracks:

  1. Papillon

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Matenrō -Before The 2nd D.R.B-


  1. You Are, Therefore I Am (Jakurai Jinguji's solo song)
  2. Don't Stop The Party (Hifumi Izanami's solo song)
  3. BLACK OR WHITE (Doppo Kannonzaka's solo song)

Release Date: March 25, 2020


  • 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.


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