September 27, 2019 / By: Taichirou Onose (Translated by トナカイ )
「Hypnosis Mic」Stage performance…November “Ikebukuro VS Yokohama” performance! Stage cast revealed
Character Rap Project 『Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-』 will be performing on stage. The 1st round will feature the Ikebukuro division and Yokohama division, and will be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo in November 2019.
Character Rap Project 『Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-』 will be performing on stage. The 1st round 「『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』Rule the Stage -track.1-」 will feature the Ikebukuro division and Yokohama division, and will be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo in November 2019.
From the original 『Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-』, for the Ikebukuro division”Buster Bros!!!”, Subaru Kimura voiced Ichirou Yamada, Haruka Ishiya voiced Jirou Yamada and Kouhei Amasaki voiced Saburou Yamada. While for the Yokohama division “MAD TRIGGER CREW”, Shintarou Asanuma voiced Samatoki Aohitsugi, Wataru Komada voiced Juuto Iruma and Shinichiro voiced Fusujima Meison Riou. With male voice actors voicing various characters and rapping previously.
The cast are renewed in the stage performance announced this time.
With Akira Takano as Ichirou Yamada, Shouta Matsuda as Jirou Yamada and Ryuuto Akishima as Saburou Yamada. Aran Abe as Samatoki Aohitsugi, Kenta Mizue as Juuto Iruma and Yuuki Byrnes as Fusujima Meison Riou.
The stage 「『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』 Rule the Stage -track.1-」 will be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball from November 15th to December 1st. Tickets are 18,000¥ (Tax included) for both advance and same day tickets. A special audience kit will be distributed to theater visitors as part of an exclusive.
Also in the spring of 2020, there will also be a second stage show 「『Hypnosis Mike-Division Rap Battle-』 Rule the Stage -track.2-」scheduled which will be centering around the Shibuya division “Fling Posse” and the Shinjuku division “Matenrou(麻天狼)”.
Stage Show Title 『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』Rule the Stage -track.1-
Date / Theater November 15 (Fri)-December 1 (Sun) 2019 Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball
Original EVIL LINE RECORDS
Production Gou Ueki
Screenwriter Jirou Kamedashin（Tokyo Pachi Produce）
Cast Ikebukuro Division“Buster Bros!!!“
Ichirou Yamada：Akira Takano
Jirou Yamada：Shouta Matsuda
Saburou Yamada：Ryuuto Akishima
Yokohama Division“MAD TRIGGER CREW“
Samatoki Aohitsugi：Aran Abe
Juuto iruma：Kenta Mizue
Fusujima Meison Riou：Yuuki Byrnes
Sponsor 『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』Rule the Stage Production Committee
Ticket Information – General Release Date: November 2nd, 2019 (Sat) AM 10:00
Ticket price: 18,000¥ (advance tickets / same day / all seats reserved / tax included) ※with audience kit
In 『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』Rule the Stage -track.1-,a limited audience kit will be distributed to all visitors to the performance！
【Audience Kit Description】
1.Rule the Stage -track.1-Original CD
Rule the Stage Original Songs（3 songs+instrumental recordings of songs, a total of 6 songs）scheduled recording！
2.Audience Bag ver track.1
Rule the Stage Original design bag is very convenient with its BIG size! Excellent usability with vinyl material！
3.Audience pass with ticket case ver track.1 ※Comes with a limited serial code
A limited exclusive with a limited serial code containing a password that is available only here! The ticket case can be filled with money and cards for short trips!
※Limited serial codes will be distributed randomly.
4.Big Audience T shirt ver track.1
Famous BIG T shirt Rule the Stage Original Design！ Oversized comfort GOOD！
5.Hipmai Horn ver track.1
Sound the horn and liven things up at the stage！
※Please refrain from using the Hipmai Horn outside the performance.
（C）『Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-』Rule the Stage Production Committee
The live concert "Chou-Neppa NEPPA!" opening on Mar. 31, 2020, will have fans singing the opening and ending themes of various Tokusatsu series with the world-class notorious singers known as "legends of Tokusatsu songs" such as Mizuki Ichiro, Kageyama Hironobu, Kushida Akira, and others are set to perform.
The event is set up in a way that the fans can sing along with their favorite Tokusatsu theme songs. The setlist which includes not only theme songs but also inserts and ending songs promises to make fans roar. There will also be subtitles displayed on the screen during the show.
The list of performers includes big names like Mizuki Ichiro, Kageyama Hironobu, Kushida Akira, Endo Masaaki, Psychic Lover, Nagareda Project, Kamen Rider GIRLS, and Hatano Tomohiro. Miyajima Sakura who is a fan of super sentai series herself will be in charge of the MC.
"Chou-Neppa NEPPA!" will open on Mar. 21, 2020. Tickets sales start on Feb. 15, 2020.
To commemorate the film "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" (released Apr. 17, 2020), "Detective Conan Cafe 2020" will open in 12 venues in 9 cities nationwide (Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Saitama, Chiba, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Okinawa) from Mar. 25, 2020 for a limited time.
The theme of this collaboration cafe is "a home party at Agasa Hiroshi's house!" and will feature plaid somewhere in the decorations, and is a place where the characters can enjoy themselves without holding back in a relaxed atmosphere.
In addition to the original menu featuring food inspired by the characters, there will be over 100 originally designed items in the cafe, putting the Conan universe in full display in this collaboration cafe.
Furthermore, as a special gift exclusive to those that make reservations in advance for the cafe, an "original sticker (24 types total)" will be presented at random to those who order from the menu under a reservation (reservation fee: 500 JPY (tax excluded) per person). Moreover, as a special gift to cafe guests, an "original luncheon mat (2 types total)" will be given at random. And an "original coaster (24 types total)" will be given at random to those who order from the drink menu.
"Detective Conan Cafe 2020" will open in 12 venues in 9 cities nationwide from Mar. 25, 2020 for a limited time.
（C）Aoyama Gosho/Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS 1996
All the 44 stage programs of "AJ Stage" in "AnimeJapan 2020", an anime event that is held in Tokyo Big Site from Mar. 21 to Mar. 24, 2020, have been announced.
It will be a gathering of various contents such as: the movie "Fate/Grand Order - Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot", "Attack on Titan", "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World", "My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Fin", "Higurashi When They Cried", "Sword Art Online", "My Hero Academia", "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", "Kaguya-sama: Love is War", "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime", "Anisama 2020", etc.
In "AnimeJapan 2019", a total of 4 stages were set up with the theme of "beauties of nature" which is related to "harmony".
Pre-registration is required for viewing the programs on "FLOWER RED stage", and "BIRD BLUE stage" while free viewing is available for "WIND GREEN stage", and "MOON YELLOW stage".
The "One Piece" art exhibition "BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE" will be held in Japan for the first time at ASOBUILD in Yokohama from Mar. 29 to Apr. 12, 2020. Two hundred artists from all over the world will be participating.
The exhibition is being organized by the "BUSTERCALL PROJECT", which started as a "One Piece" art project on Instagram on Oct. 4, 2019.
The project started with the purpose of expressing the stories, messages and themes of "One Piece" in completely new forms. Based on the manga and anime of "One Piece" that have been entertaining the world over for over 20 years, artists from Japan and around the world have recreated its identity.
The exhibition was first shown at "ComplexCon Long Beach" in Los Angeles on Nov. 2019. After, it was shown at a booth at "innersect Shanghai" in Shanghai on Dec. It has attracted the interest of "One Piece" fans from all over the world, and it will now be shown for the first time in Japan.
"BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE Exhibition" will be held at ASOBUILD in Yokohama from Mar. 29 to Apr. 12 2020. Details of the exhibition and information on limited products will be released soon, so please stay tuned for the next update.
(C) Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
Did you know that "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-" is becoming a big boom now? The project started in Sept. 2017, and the 1st music video released on YouTube as a promotion of the beginning called "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle" ranked in 3rd in popular videos. Although it was unknown project at the time, it became a big topic.
Additionally, "Fling Posse VS Matenro", which was released in Jul. 8, 2018, ranked 1st in album ranking of Oricon, and 3rd in CD album ranking. Furthermore, the latest album just released called "Bad Ass Temple Funky Sounds" recorded on the first week a total number of sales of 9.9 million copies, and ranked in 1st in Oricon weekly ranking although it was its first appearance. It was great achievement done for the 2nd time in the series' history.
As these evidences show, the project is gathering attention not only in anime song industry, but also music industry itself, and it is the project that is most popular.
Also, the project is becoming a TV anime show in 2020. This article contains"things to look out" for "Hypnosis Mic" to the readers who think, "I think it's too late to ask about it!", "I see and hear about it, but I don' t know anything about it", or "I want to learn about it before watching anime!"
First of all, what is "Hypnosis Mic"?
It is directed by Kind Record, the business which creates many hit songs in several genres not limited to anisong and enka. This is first rap music CD project in the history of voice actors. It is titled as "rap battle project", which 18 male voice actors rap in characters, and often called "Hyp Mi".
The story is set in H era, where all violent actions have been eliminated, and women are in control of the world. Male residents lived in areas outside of Chu-o-ku, such as, "Ikebukuro Division", "Yokohama Division", "Shibuya Division", "Shinjuku Division", etc.
The struggle did not disappear from there, so people in Chu-o-ku used Hypnosis Mic, a special tool to interfere with peoples' minds, and set a rule that requires to decide the winners through rap battle called "Law H". The representative MC group from each division competes with rap battle, and the winner can take away the territory from the losers.
So far, each division released 1 CD (only Shinjuku has 2). Plus, 3 "VS" CDs, which each division competes (including the album introduced previously). In addition to those, there is a "The Dirty Dawg" CD, about the team in which the leaders from Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Shibuya, and Shinjuku were once in. One full album was released also. In CDs, in addition to rap music, an audio drama is recorded as well.
Unique characters that 18 male voice actors play
One big reason why "Hyp Mi" is so popular is because "the rap musics by the voice actors are in high quality". The participating 12 voice actors are Kimura Subaru, Ishiya Haruki, Amasaki Kouhei, Asanuma Shintarou, Kamio Shinichirou, Komada Wataru, Hayami Shou, Kijima Ryuuichi, Itou Kento, Shirai Yuusuke, Saitou Souma, Nozuyama Kouichi.
Additionally, the additional cast members for a new team announced in this September are Iwasaki Ryouta, Kasai Kengo, Kuroda Takaya, Hayama Shou,Sakakibara Yuuki, and Takeuchi Eiji. It has a total of 18 members.
What to look at is their ability to sing. The rap pieces of music have various types, such as singing, speaking, quickly talking, or screaming, but the voice actors adapt to what they are given, showing off their wonderful articulation, and taking in characters' uniqueness to the music.
The 2nd reason why it is so popular is those charming characters.
Let me first introduce "Buster Bros!!!" the representative team from "Ikebukuro Division".
As you can tell from their names, Yamada Ichirou, Yamada Jirou, and Yamda Saburou from "Buster Bros!!!" are brothers. The oldest Ichirou is leading the team, and all members have different eye colors for their each eye.
Next is "MAD TRIGGER CREW" from "Yokohama Division". Having a yakuza who is in charge of Yokohama area, Aohitsugi Samatoki, as a leader, a policeman Iruma Juuto, and a former marine Busujima Maison Riou are consisting the team.
Lastly comes "Fling Posse", the representative team from "Shibuya Division".
A fashion designer Amemura Ramuda is doing a leader for the team, with teammates of a write Yumeno Gentarou and a gambler Arisugawa Daisu.
"Matenrou" from "Shinjuku Division" is the winner of the competition held among the 4 division last spring.
The leader is a doctor called Jinguuji Jakurai, and the rest of the team is made of a host Izanami Hifumi, and a medical businessman Kanonzaka Doppo.
Furthermore, 2 new teams were added in this September, called "Osaka Division" and "Nagoya Division".
The representative team of "Osaka Division" is called "Dotsuitare Honpo", and made up of unusual members, including solo comedian, Nurude Sasara", as a leader, together with a teacher Tsutsujimori Roshou, and a con man called Amado Rei.
The representative team from "Nagoya Division" is called "Bad Ass Temple", and Harai Kuukou, a monk, is a leader. The unique members are Aimono Juushi, a member of visual style band, and Amaguni Hitoya, a lawyer.
It is full of "Relationship Moe"! The complicated backgrounds of the members are unveiled...
After listening to drama part recorded in each division's CDs, not only learning why the members created the teams, but also "complicated relationships" among the different teams are revealed in the album.
Yamada Ichirou from Ikebukuro Division and Aohitsugi Samatoki from Yokohama Division, and Amemura Ramuda from Shibuya Division and Jinguuji Jakurai from Shinjuku Division do not get along well, but they once formed a team called "The Dirty Dawg".
Why the team broke up, although it was known to be a "legendary team"?
The reason has not been released completely, but the lines with hints are hidden in multiple sections of drama tracks. The complicated relationships will be unveiled as the project progresses, and thinking about possible reason is another way to enjoy.
Also, Yamada Ichiro, Harai Kuukou from Nagoya Division, Aohitsugi Samatoki, and Nurude Sasara from Osaka Division were in the same team in the past. "Hyp Mi" also have comic version, and the reason for the break-up is hidden in the comics.
The authority of HIP HOP and popular rappers participate! Music is too cool!
"Hyp Mi" has another appeal that we cannot forget. That is the fact that the authorities of HIP HOP and poplar rappers compose and write the songs.
Surprisingly, Zeebra, who was always in the first line of Japanese HIP HOP industry, provided music to "Hyp Mi".
The song was a gift for "Matenrou", who won the tournament, and it became even more fantastic with popular participants of KOHH and ANARCHY.
"Ore ga Ichirou" (I am Ichiro) by Yamada Ichirou is written by the singer himself, Kimura (also known as Kourabin Tarou), and composed by "Gesshoku Kaigi", the team made up of Endou from a punk music band GEEKS, Kusunose Takuya, the former member of Hysteric Blue, Iwata Acchu, the former member of NIRGILIS, and other musicians.
Additionally, "Gesshoku Kaigi" also composes "Sensen Hukoku" a song sung by Yamada Jirou and "Champagne Gold" by Izanami Hifumi.
The lyrics for "Champagne Gold" is written by Fujimori Shingo, a comedian of the tag team called Oriental Radio, and a man known to be "flirting comedian".
"Sougyaran BAM", the song which Harai Kuukou sing, and which was provided by Diggy-MO from SOUL'd OUT provided became a big topic recently.
The fact that Diggy-MO provides music caused SNS active, and there was a comment worrying, "can the singer recreate complicated and unique lyrics of Diggy-MO..?" Once the trailer was released, there were several comments praising the music by saying, "Why is it so wonderful!?", "He sings it perfectly!", and "Harai Kuukou is now my favorite".
Not only in anime and music industry! 2.5 dimension stage is also sensational.
As I mentioned before, "Hyp Mi" is becoming TV anime.
Not only the project is making sensation in anime and music industry, but also the live action stage (2.5 dimension) was held from Nov. 15, 2019 to Dec. 1.
The stage "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-" caused a great sensation when it was released.
Of course it is. Yamada Ichiro from "Ikebukuro Division" was played by Takano Akira, who has appeared in stages such as, "Touken Ranbu" and "Star Musical" and has a great popularity in the 2.5 dimension. Furthermore, Abe Aran from Johnny's played Aohitsugi Samatoki from "MAD TRIGGER CREW" in Yokohama Division and other sensational cast members were nominated.
In addition to them, Matsuda Shouta played Yamada Jirou, Akishima Ryuuto played Yamada Saburou, Mizue Kenta played Iruma Juuto, and Barns Yuuto played Busujima Maison Riou. The cast members for an original team, "North Bastard" from Akabane Division, were Kishimoto Yuuto played Douan Wasei, Nanbu Kaito played Kyukuri Keizan, and Matsuura Tsukasa played Hebiana Takeharu.
These cast members performed high quality rap music not inferior to the voice actors.
In 2020, "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle" Rule the Stage -track.2- will be performed. As the new cast members for "Fling Posse" from Shibuya Division, Sekoguchi Ryou is playing Amemura Ramura, Maeyama Takahisa is playing Yumeno Gentarou, and Takizawa Ryou is playing Arisugawa Teito. The cast members for "Matenrou" from Shinjuku Division are Ayukawa Taiyou for Jinguuji Jakurai, Araki Hirofumi for Izanami Hifumi, and Miyagi Koudai is playing Kannonzaka Doppo. The cast members sensational in 2.5 dimension are appearing.
Not only in anime and music industry! 2.5 dimension stage is also sensational.
I explained for long by this point, but I want you guys to listen to this song.
I believe now you are also interested in other songs.
Each Division CD recorded 3 rap musics for each 3 characters. The songs are full of uniqueness of each character, so I recommend you to start listening from the song of your favorite character. You will find yourself to be listening to all songs without realizing, and you will be fascinated by "Hyp Mi"'s world.
"Hyp Mi" is so sensational right now, together with TV anime.
The biggest live event in Hypnosis Mic's history will be held in Met Life Dorm in Mar. 28, 2020 and Mar. 29, 2020. All cast members from all 6 divisions, including new Osaka and Nagoya Divisions, will gather in one place, and it will be successful for sure.
If you got interested in "Hyp Mi", why don' t you go to the live event? PEACE!
（C）King Record Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
The character rap project "Hypnosis Mic-Division Rap Battle-"'s second play "Rule the Stage-track.2-" has released information about the main cast members. Sekoguchi Ryou is playing Amemura Ramuda, and Ayukawa Taiyou is playing Jinguuji Jakurai.
A musical version of "Ace of Diamond" titled "Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL", will be staged in Tokyo on Jun. 2020, and in Osaka on Jul. 2020. In addition, the first visual, cast & staff, and stage period have been announced.
"Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL" is originally a high school baseball manga series titled "Ace of Diamond" by Terajima Yuuji, which offers a variety of contents such as anime and stages.
The main cast includes Itokawa Youjirou as the protagonist Sawamura Eijun, Kashizawa Yuta in the role of Furuya Satoru, and Kohatsu Aren as Miyuki Kazuya. In addition, the first main visual, which shows the three characters in a lively motion appearance, and the character visuals were unveiled.
The staff members include Yamazaki Akira, representative of the theater company "warui-shibai" (Bad Theatre) in the role of director and scriptwriter, GARNiDELiA alias Toku (known for the activities of the musical band "GARNiDELiA") in charge of the music, and Shiono Takuya of the dance entertainment group "Umeboshi", responsible for the choreography. Every remarkable person from its own field, will create the world of "Ace of Diamond" with a new interpretation.
"Ace of Diamond The MUSICAL" will be performed in Tokyo at "THEATRE1010" from Jun. 25 to Jun. 30, 2020, and in Osaka at "Mielparque Hall Osaka" from Jul. 3 to Jul. 5.
(C) Terajima Yuuji, Kodansha / "Ace of Diamond" The MUSICAL Production Committee
A sequel of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" stage play, "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Saisei Re:Build" (Regeneration by Destruction), will be titled "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Kakusei Re:(in)novation" (Awakening by Destruction) and be performed from Jul. 17 to 26, 2020. The new stage play will depict a story with new cast members.
"Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Saisei Re:Build" is a stage adaption of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", which was broadcast from Oct. 2007, and was performed in Feb. 2019. They fascinated their fans through dramatic interpretations and original elements that only a stage play can depict.
The new play, "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Kakusei Re:(in)novation" will have new cast members to develop a spectacular story.
The visuals show the main characters; Setsuna F Seiei played by Hashimoto Shouhei, Lockon Stratos played by Imari Yuu, Allelujah Haptism played by Ayukawa Taiyou, Tieria Erde played by Nagata Seiichirou, Saji Crossroad played by Maekawa Yuuki, and Louise Halevy played by Motonishi Sakiho (from the theatrical company 4 dollars 50 cents).
Mr. Bushidou, who is voiced by the voice actor Nakamura Yuuichi (中村悠一) in the anime will be played by the actor with the same name Nakamura Yuuichi (中村優一). The actor Nakamura Yuuichi (中村優一) posted on Twitter, "I will be playing Mr. Bushidou. Nakamura Yuuichi (中村優一) will be playing the character by Nakamura Yuuichi (中村悠一)". The voice actor Nakamura Yuuichi (中村悠一) retweeted the post and this exchange has gone viral on the internet.
"Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Kakusei Re:(in)novation" will be performed at the middle theater of New National Theatre from Jul. 17 to 26, 2020.
Also, they will stream "Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Hakai ni yoru Saisei Re:Build" with the audio commentary of the cast on the official "Gundam" YouTube channel, "Gundam Channel".
The stage play "Project Sakura Wars the Stage" has been announced to have 8 performances during Mar. 5 to Mar. 8, 2020. The members of Flower Division as the main cast along with the main visual has also been released.
The original stage reading directed by a voice actor Hayami Sho "Shinjuku RUMBLE FISH" has released its cast members and character settings. Additionally, the 3rd additional cast members are announced to be Yamanaka Mahiro and Shimozuru Naoyuki.
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
The 2nd PV footage from upcoming TV Anime "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bogyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu." shows the protagonist Maple jumping into the VRMMO "NewWorldOnline". In addition, a key visual showing all the main characters has been revealed.
The opening movie of TV animation "Keep Your Hands Off EIZOUKEN!" and the storyboard by Yuasa Masaaki have been released. The scene cuts of the original author, Owara Sumito, who worked on the ending movie himself, were also revealed, and both have become noteworthy.