Matenro were the winners of the First Rap Battle.
Their mysterious atmosphere and unique rhythm attract others with an outstanding flow. Representing Shinjuku, the city that never sleeps.
Release Date: December 6, 2017
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- Don't Pass The Mic (featured)
- Rule the Stage -2nd Battle- Fling Posse VS Matenro (featured)
- "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.
- Prologue chapter of the Hypnosis Mic -Alternative Rap Battle-