Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine – Edge announced important news on Friday, May 15th, in its June issue. Rui Karasuzuki and Yuichiro Momose’s manga, Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle – the Dirty Dawg will reach the climax of its “main story” in the magazine’s next issue which will be released on June 17th.
The manga debuted in Shonen Magazine Edge back in December 2018. That issue also featured the manga on its cover. The issue sold out as soon as it hit the shelves of the store.
The manga’s third compiled book volume was published on April 17th by Kodansha.
Hypnosis Mic – Before the Battle – The Dirty Dawg is the first manga series in the Hypnosis Mic franchise featuring The Dirty Dawg. The Dirty Dawg was a legendary rap group that consisted of the members Ichiro Yamada, Samatoki Aohitsugi, Ramuda Amemura, and Jakurai Jinguji.
The Hypnosis Mic rap-themed project features Voice actors who rap in the personas of original characters. It was launched back in September 2017. A brief storyline of Hypnosis Mic is:
“The history of H was eradicated by an armed military force in a war. The conflict was replaced, not by the military forces, but by a special device mesmerizing the psyches of the people. Its name is Hypnosis Microphone.
The lyrics channeled through this microphone affects people’s sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, making it possible to alter a person’s state of mind. Rap is used to determine one’s superiority.
Outside of Chuuoku District, men live in the Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya Divisions. As each division’s representative MC group fought, the districts who won were allowed to acquire certain parts of other territories.In this world, where words, not weapons, became tools of power, the battles for territories holding men’s pride and prestige begins.”
The Hypnosis Mic project includes multiple manga tie-ins, stage plays, live events, and even a mobile game.
The voice actors’ group also clinched the top spot as the most popular Voice Actors’ account for 2018 in Japan.
Hypnosis Mic – Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima, a TV anime inspired by the franchise, is premiering this July.
Source: Shonen Magazine Edge June issue