Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima
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ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
(Hipunoshisu Maiku: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima)
Created byEvil Line Records
Anime television series
Directed byKatsumi Ono
Written byShin Yoshida
StudioA-1 Pictures
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GTV, GYT, MBS, TVA
English network
Original run October 3, 2020 December 26, 2020
Episodes13 (List of episodes)

Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima (Japanese: ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, Hepburn: Hipunoshisu Maiku: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima) is an anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures created as part of the media mix project of the same name. The series aired from October to December 2020.

Characters[edit]

Team Character Voice cast[1]
Buster Bros!!! Ichiro Yamada Subaru Kimura
Jiro Yamada Haruki Ishiya
Saburo Yamada Kōhei Amasaki
Mad Trigger Crew Samatoki Aohitsugi Shintarō Asanuma
Jyuto Iruma Wataru Komada
Rio Mason Busujima Shinichiro Kamio
Fling Posse Ramuda Amemura Yusuke Shirai
Gentaro Yumeno Sōma Saitō
Dice Arisugawa Yukihiro Nozuyama
Matenro Jakurai Jinguji Show Hayami
Hifumi Izanami Ryuichi Kijima
Doppo Kannonzaka Kent Itō

Production and release[edit]

The anime television series was announced on December 4, 2019.[2] Funimation has licensed the series via Aniplex.[3] The 13-episode series was animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by Katsumi Ono, with Shin Yoshida handling series composition, and Minako Shiba designing the characters.[4][5] Division All Stars performed the opening theme "Hypnosis Mic -Rhyme Anima-" (ヒプノシスマイク -Rhyme Anima-, Hipunoshisu Maiku - Rhyme Anima -).[4] Buster Bros!!! performed the first ending theme "Kizuna - IKEBUKURO ver. -" (絆 -IKEBUKURO ver.-) from Episodes 1–3, while Mad Trigger Crew performed the second ending theme "Kizuna -YOKOHAMA ver.-" (絆 -YOKOHAMA ver.-) from Episodes 4–6, Fling Posse performed the third ending theme "Kizuna -SHIBUYA ver.-" (絆 -SHIBUYA ver.-) from Episodes 7–9, Matenro performed the fourth ending theme "Kizuna -SHINJUKU ver.-" (絆 -SHINJUKU ver.-) from Episodes 10–12, and Division All Stars performed the fifth ending theme "Rhyme Anima's Mixtape" for Episode 13.[6] The series was originally set to premiere in July 2020.[4] However, it aired from October 3 to December 26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7][8][a]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [9]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [10][a]
1"As soon as man is born he begins to die."Katsumi Ono[11]Yūichirō Momose[11]October 3, 2020 (2020-10-03)
2"Speak of the devil and he will appear."Ryūta Yamamoto[12]Yasuyuki Suzuki[12]October 10, 2020 (2020-10-10)
3"Two heads are better than one."Yūsuke Maruyama[13]Shin Yoshida[13]October 17, 2020 (2020-10-17)
4"A friend in need is a friend indeed."Naoki Kotani[14]Yūichirō Momose[14]October 24, 2020 (2020-10-24)
5"Seeing is believing."Akiko Seki[15]Yasuyuki Suzuki[15]October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31)
6"He who laughs last, laughs best."Satoshi Saga[16]Shin Yoshida[16]November 7, 2020 (2020-11-07)
7"The darkest hour is just before the dawn."Ryūta Yamamoto[17]Shin Yoshida[17]November 14, 2020 (2020-11-14)
8"Dead men tell no tales."Yūsuke Shibata[18]Yasuyuki Suzuki[18]November 21, 2020 (2020-11-21)
9"Life is what you make it."Kazuo Nogami[19]Yūichirō Momose[19]November 28, 2020 (2020-11-28)
10"Today is a good day to die."Akiko Seki[20]Yasuyuki Suzuki[20]December 5, 2020 (2020-12-05)
11"No pain, no gain."Yūsuke Shibata[21]Yasuyuki Suzuki[21]December 12, 2020 (2020-12-12)
12"You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs."Ryūta Yamamoto[22]Shin Yoshida[22]December 19, 2020 (2020-12-19)
13"Tomorrow is another day."Katsumi Ono[23]Shin Yoshida[23]December 26, 2020 (2020-12-26)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tokyo MX listed the series premiere at 24:00 on October 2, 2020, which is at midnight on October 3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff/Cast". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 4, 2019). "Hypnosis Mic Franchise Gets TV Anime in 2020". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Whisennand, Haley (September 29, 2020). "Gods, Rap Divisions and Battle Maidens: Three Aniplex Japan Titles Head to Funimation This Fall". Funimation. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Loo, Egan (March 29, 2020). "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- TV Anime's Video Unveils Staff, July Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Bluray&DVD". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "Music". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (May 20, 2020). "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- TV Anime Delayed to October Due to COVID-19". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 16, 2020). "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- TV Anime Premieres on October 2". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Story". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "『ヒプノシスマイク-Division Rap Battle-』Rhyme Anima". Tokyo MX (in Japanese). Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "#01: As soon as man is born he begins to die". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "#02: Speak of the devil and he will appear". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "#03: Two heads are better than one". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "#04: A friend in need is a friend indeed". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "#05: Seeing is believing". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  16. ^ a b "#06: He who laughs last, laughs best". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  17. ^ a b "#07: The darkest hour is just before the dawn". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  18. ^ a b "#08: Dead men tell no tales". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  19. ^ a b "#09: Life is what you make it". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  20. ^ a b "#10: Today is a good day to die". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  21. ^ a b "#11: No pain, no gain". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  22. ^ a b "#12: You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  23. ^ a b "#13: Tomorrow is another day". hypnosismic-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved December 25, 2020.

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