Ever wondered that when every type of weapons will be outlawed and eradicated, then how will people fight out? Through a battle, a rap battle. In this world, the freestyle rap battles would decide everything.
The hype was for real when A-1 Pictures revealed the trailer in March 2020. It was very well received in the community, and people appreciated the concept.
But it all fell when the anime got postponed due to the Covid-19. Here’s everything you need to know about the new release date and other interesting facets of the multimedia project.
1. Release Date of the Show
The production team for ‘Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle’ revealed that the anime series would be premiering in October 3, 2020 and will run for a duration of 13 episodes.
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Earlier, the anime was set out to release in July 2020, but it got delayed due to the pandemic, which caused the studio to work from home and numerous other delays in the anime industry as well.
In light of announcements from the government and various governmental agencies associated with the spread of new coronavirus infection, we have decided to postpone broadcasting and distribution in October 2020, giving top priority to the safety and health of staff and casts.
We kindly ask for your understanding in light of the various circumstances.
2. Theory Section
The production of the anime started back in September 2019 only. In March 2020, the official Twitter account of the anime series announced that the show is all set and is ought to release in July 2020 sometime.
The 2.5D animation was certainly very alluring to the eyes; many big names in the Japanese Hip-Hop scene came together to create songs and music sung by individual original characters. This sparked interest among the fans, and the work received exploding support from the community.
(a) Financial Standings
Fling Posse VS Matenro ranked #1 in the Oricon Weekly Digital Albums Chart. Mad Trigger Crew VS Matenro also ranked #1 on the Oricon Weekly Digital Albums Chart during its first week of release, with approximately 8,000 downloads.
Matenro’s album, The Champion, ranked #1 in digital album sales on Oricon on its first week of release, with approximately 9,000 downloads.
The January 2019 issue of Shonen Magazine Edge, where Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Before the Battle: The Dirty Dawg debuted, unexpectedly sold out upon manga release.
(b) The Studio
The multimedia project ‘Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle’ will be helmed by the well-known ‘A-1 Pictures’. The studio has consistently released some of the best anime out there with high production quality.
Some of their famous works are ‘Your Lie in April,’ ‘Kaguya-Sama Love is War,’ ‘Erased’, and ‘The Promised Neverland.’
(c) About the Storyline
In a world where now women dominate and influence the government, weapons have been eradicated. However, the conflicts are still there; it hasn’t stopped. But now instead of weapons, the wars are waged through music and words.
Strife and conflicts are now not fought with force but with Hypnosis Mic; the lyrics sung through that peculiar mic affect people in various ways and cause real damage. With dignity on the line, the battle has begun in the territory of men.
(d) Production Update
As of the last update, A1 Pictures, Evil Line Records, or any other production company related to ‘Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle’ anime series hasn’t disclosed the release date. All we know is that the show will be released sometime in October 2020, and that’s it.
3. Key Visual
The key visual features the handsome main characters who will be firing up the stage with the fierce rap battles in the Chuou Ward.
From the looks of it, the character designs seem neat and clean, with the pop culture look, which was necessary.
Everybody is a gangster till the pretty boys start spitting facts.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of several characters that are going to be playing a significant role in the series.
With the thrilling music, cute boys, and compelling songs, this one is going to be a hell of a ride.
5. Cast and Staff
The cast and staff for the anime series are –
|Director||Ono Katsumi||Amon Saga|
|Character Design||Shiba Minako||Fullmetal Alcheimist|
|Studio||A-1 Pictures||Sword Art Online|
|Amemura Ramuda||Shirai Yuusuke||A3! Season Spring And Summer (Usui Masumi)|
|Yumeno Gentarou||Saitou Souma||12-Sai (Takao Yuuto)|
|Aohitsugi Samatoki||Asanuma Shinatrou||A3! Season Spring And Summer (Chigasaki Itaru)|
|Arisugawa Dice||Nozuyama Yukihiro||Tokyo Revengers (Hayashi Ryouhei)|
6. About Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle
Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle is a Japanese multimedia project by King Records under their Evil Line Records label. The characters were designed by Idea Factory under their Otomate label, with Yuichiro Momose as the leading scenario writer.
Centred on rap battles, the project features eighteen voice actors, with fans voting for their favorite team among the lot. The franchise has grown to include manga adaptations, a mobile game, and an upcoming anime series.
A-1 Pictures adapted the project and, in September 2019, announced that they are working on the much-anticipated music anime series.
The showdown was supposed to happen in July 2020 only, but due to the pandemic, it got postponed and was shifted in the slots of Fall 2020, i.e., in October.