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麻天狼
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Division Shinjuku
Color Gray
Members Jakurai Jinguji
Hifumi Izanami
Doppo Kannonzaka

Matenro (麻天狼) is the Shinjuku Division representative rap group. The team consists of the salaryman Doppo Kannonzaka, host Hifumi Izanami, and their leader, Dr. Jakurai Jinguji.

Matenro were the winners of the First Rap Battle.

Description

Their mysterious atmosphere and unique rhythm attract others with an outstanding flow. Representing Shinjuku, the city that never sleeps.[1]

Members

Story

Songs

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


Matenro -Aural Medicine-

Tracks:

  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 Matenro

Tracks:

  1. BATTLE BATTLE BATTLE (featured)
  2. Shinjuku Style ~Don't Make Us Laugh~

Release Date: July 18, 2018

MAD TRIGGER CREW VS Matenro

Tracks:

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

Release Date: November 14, 2018

The Champion

Tracks:

  1. The Champion

Release Date: February 27, 2019

Enter the Hypnosis Microphone

Tracks:

  1. Papillon

Release Date: April 24, 2019


Matenro -Before The 2nd D.R.B-

Tracks:

  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


Straight Outta Rhyme Anima

Tracks:

  1. WELCOME U
  2. Fallin'
  3. D.R.B Rhyme Anima -2nd Battle- Fling Posse VS Matenro (featured)
  4. D.R.B Rhyme Anima -Final Battle- MAD TRIGGER CREW VS Matenro (featured)

Release Date: January 13, 2021


Bad Ass Temple VS Matenro

Tracks:

  1. Light & Shadow (featured)
  2. TOMOSHIBI

Release Date: March 10, 2021


Others

Trivia

  • "Matenro" with mostly different kanji (摩天楼) means "skyscraper", which is a nod to Shinjuku having some of the tallest skyscrapers in Japan.
    • "Matenro" also contains the kanji for "wolf".
  • 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 chain belt and necklace, 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.

Gallery

References

  1. Prologue chapter of the Hypnosis Mic -Alternative Rap Battle-