The popular rapper character franchise includes manga, mobile games stage plays, live events. The staff behind the Hypnosis Mic multimedia franchise announced on Wednesday that the franchise is inspiring the Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima television anime in 2020. The staff will reveal more information about the anime in March.
The rap-themed project features voice actors who rap in the personas of original characters, and it launched in September 2017. The Hypnosis Mic performers are Ikebukuro Division Busters Bros (Subaru Kimura, Haruki Ishiya, Kōhei Amasaki), Yokohama Division Mad Trigger Crew (Shintarō Asanuma, Shin’ichirō Kamio, Wataru Komada), Shinjuku Division Matenrō (Sho Hayami, Ryūichi Kijima, Kent Itō), Shibuya Division Fling Posse (Yusuke Shirai, Sōma Saitō, Yukihiro Nozuyama), Osaka Division Dotsuitare Hompo (Kengo Kawanishi, Ryōta Iwasaki, Takaya Kuroda), and Nagoya Division Bad Ass Temple (Yūki Sakakihara, Shouta Hayama, Eiji Takeuchi).
For a few years now, mixed media project Hypnosis Mic has been building up its franchise via CDs, lives, manga, and more. In 2020, it will be taking the big jump: an anime adaptation! The story of the series takes place in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, where women have taken over all political proceedings and destroyed and banned all weapons. Turf wars are now conducted via rap battles using the Hypnosis Mic: a microphone that can influence people’s thoughts. “Battles” take place in the form of singles and live shows in which the project’s voice actors appear onstage as their characters.