The boys of HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- fight on in the anime world this season, but a new battle is about to begin on the live stage this January.
The media mix project, in which voice actors take on the roles of near-future rappers battling for dominance, has announced its “2nd Division Rap Battle” live show, taking place early in 2021. A key visual (seen above) showcases all six divisions currently active in the project. Otome Tohoten (CV Yu Kobayashi), leader of the ruling trio known as the Party of Words, lays down more info in the concert’s PV:
Shows will be performed in Osaka, Aichi, and Tokyo, with each performance showcasing a different pair of divisions going head-to-head.
The first show (January 30-31) will take place at Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka. Osaka’s Doitsutare Honpo (CV Ryota Iwasaki, Kengo Kawanishi, and Takaya Kuroda) will face off against Ikebukuro’s Buster Bros!!! (CV Subaru Kimura, Haruka Ishiya, and Kohei Amasaki).
The second show (February 13-14) will take place at Aichi Sky Expo. Nagoya’s Bad Ass Temple (CV Shota Hayama, Yuki Sakakihara, and Eiji Takeuchi) will square off against Shinjuku’s Matenrou (CV Sho Hayami, Ryuchi Kijima, and Kento Ito).
Finally, on Feburary 20-21, the last show will go up at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. The card that night will be Shibuya’s Fling Posse (CV Yusuke Shirai, Soma Saito, and Yukihiro Nozuyama) vs. Yokohama’s MAD TRIGGER CREW (CV Shintaro Asanuma, Wataru Komada, and Shinichiro Kamio).
Tickets are 8,500 yen per person, with HYPNOSISMIC HYPSTER fan club members getting a first crack at seats strting November 30.
HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- currently has feelers in the worlds of concerts, theater, anime, manga, and mobile games. The anime adaptation, Rhyme Anima, is being simulcast by Funimation.
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