The trailer of the solo song “Party wo Tomenaide” by Izanami Hifumi (CV: Kijima Ryuichi) from the CD “Matenro -Before The 2nd D.R.B-” of Shinjuku Division “Matenro”, which will be on sale on Mar. 23, 2020 from “Hypnosis Mic”, has been released.
The solo song “Party wo Tomenaide” by Izanami Hifumi is an addictive song with a catchy, memorable phrase that you won’t be able to forget once you hear “Don’t stop the party”.
At the same time, it was also announced in the credit of the song, that the songwriting was done by the frontman Kiryuin Sho from Golden Bomber.
The CD of Matenro “Matenro Before The 2nd D.R.B-” will be released on Mar. 25, 2020 at a fixed price of 2,000 JPY (+ tax). In the future, a trailer of Jinguji Jakurai (CV: Hayami Sho)’s solo song will also be released.
From the second stage, " 'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.2-" based on "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-", the main visual of the Asakusa Division, "Onigawara Bombers", who will perform from the original division for the stage, has been released.
" 'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.2-" is a second stage featuring the Shibuya Division, "Fling Posse " and the Shinjuku Division, "Matenrou ".
The main visual of the recent release of "Onigawara Bombers" has a different atmosphere from "Fling Posse" and "Matenrou", and is full of quaint old town atmosphere.
" 'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.2-" will be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from May 15 to May 31, 2020.
Also, on Apr. 22, Blu-rays and DVDs of the first stage. " 'Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-' Rule the Stage -track.1-" will be released.
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The main image of the second stage "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rule the Stage -track.2-" has been revealed, with a focus on Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" and Shinjuku Division "Matenro".
This revealed image shows a pop visual concept of Shibuya Division "Fling Posse" and a dark and cool visual concept of Shinjuku Division "Matenro" against it.
With joining Asakusa Division "Onigawara Bombers" from here, what kinda story will unfold? The result of the preparations.
"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rule the Stage -track.2-" will be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from May 15 to May 31, 2020.
And on April 22, Blu-ray and DVD of the first stage "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage -track.1-" will be released.
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Ahead of the release of the anime '"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" Rhyme Anima', "Hajimete no Hypnosis Mic" has started on the special web page to offer the contents for beginners. "Hypani -Division Rap School-" by Kimura Subaru and Zeebra has been released as the first content.
"Hypnosis Mic" is a music project centered on rap battles among the characters, which started in Sep. 2017. The individualistic characters singing attracted a lot of fans, and it has several media mix developments such as a comic, game application and stage play.
"Hajimete no Hypnosis Mic" is a project to offer various contents for beginners ahead of the broadcast of the TV anime starting in Oct. 2020.
"Hypani -Division Rap School-" has been released as the first content, where you can learn HIP HOP related words with Zeebra, the legend in Japan HIP HOP industry, and Kimura Subaru, the voice of Yamada Ichiro. It has a total of 12 lessons, and each one will be uploaded on every Monday and Friday. It will be a great chance to learn basic words, which will appear in the anime as well.
Furthermore, "Hajimete no Hypnosis Mic" will also offer a music playlist that gathered essential songs to listen to before watching the anime, a correlation chart of the 12 characters in the anime, and other contents.
TV anime '"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" Rhyme Anima' will start to be broadcast on TOKYO MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and other channels from Oct. 2.
(C)"Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle" Rhyme Anima Production Committee
The digest video of Blu-rays and DVDs from "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-5th LIVE @AbemaTV <<SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME>>", which will be released on Aug. 19, has been revealed.
This work is a special program that was performed at ABEMA in Mar. 2020 and was watched by over 3 million viewers.
In the digest video released this time, you can see the song "Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle" by all 18 people from 6 divisions" in addition to 18 solo songs by each character such as "Break the wall" by Kimura Subaru (as Yamada Ichiro), "Sogyaran BAM" by Hayama Shota (as Harai Kukou), and "Party wo Tomenaide" by Kijima Ryuichi (as Izanami Hifumi).
Also, the special program "Hypnosis Mic 5th Live BD DVD release commemoration! All Division Leaders Gathering SP", which was streamed the other day, is currently being streamed again for free at ABEMA. In the program, each of the leaders from the 6 Divisions talk about the highlights of the 5th concert, so check it out.
For "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- 5th LIVE@AbemaTV <<SIX SHOTS UNTIL THE DOME>>", the Blu-ray is priced at 8,000 JPY (tax excluded), the DVD is priced at 7,000 JPY (tax excluded), and they will be released on Aug. 19, 2020.
The new anime "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima", which had been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus, is scheduled to be broadcast on Oct. 2, 2020. Also, the second anime PV has been released.
"Hypnosis Mic", which started in Sep. 2017, is the first rap music CD project in the history of voice acting, based on the original work by King Records. The singular characters who sing the music have received strong support from fans, and in addition to the original CD, the project has been developed into various media mixes, including a comic book, app game, and stage adaptation.
The second promo video starts with an impressive content featuring the announcement of the Division Rap Battle by Tohoten Otome (voiced by Kobayashi Yuu). In the footage, new images and the official OP of the anime are used.
In addition, a new song is added to each episode of the anime, and commercials for each division, where you will be able to enjoy a piece of the songs, are set to be aired for 4 consecutive weeks from Sep.
Furthermore, the official website of the anime has been updated with additional staff information, as well as a character introduction page with the story and Chuo Ward's anime illustrations.
The anime "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima" will start to be broadcast on TOKYO MX and other channels at 12:00 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2020.
(C) "Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima" Production Committee
"Survival of the Illest" is the title of the OP song which has been implemented in the game app "Hypnosis Mic: Alternative Rap Battle". It is now available on the music distribution services and has also been released on the official YouTube channel of Hypnosis Mic.
"Hypnosis Mic: Alternative Rap Battle" is a rhythm game for smartphones featuring a different original storyline than "Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle".
"Survival of the Illest", which is now available for streaming, is a popular song that has been often requested by both fans of the original work and fans of the game app to be released.
It is performed by 12 members from 4 Divisions, including Yamada Ichirou (voiced by Kimura Subaru) and the other members of the Ikebukuro Division "Buster Bros!!!", Aohitsugi Samatoki (voiced by Asanuma Shintarou) and the other members of Yokohama Division "MAD TRIGGER CREW", Amemura Ramuda (voiced by Shirai Yuusuke) and the other members of Shibuya Division "Fling Posse", and Jinguji Jakurai (voiced by Hayami Show) and the other members of Shinjuku Division "Matenrou".
Since the sound source has been implemented separately for each part in the game app, the full-length viewing is now available for the first time. Unlike the previous songs by Division All Stars, this is going to be a little different by featuring a microphone relay in which characters' unique personalities shine through.
The OP song "Survival of the Illest" from "Hypnosis Mic: Alternative Rap Battle" is now available on various music streaming services.
The ending theme song "Get Wild" from the anime "City Hunter" has been the top trending topic on Twitter as of Sep. 11, 2020, under the hashtag "Get Wild Taikin" widely spread by users coming back from work while listening to the song (Taikin = to leave work). The music has become a huge topic discussion amongst netizens in Japan.
"Get Wild" is the main song of the 10th single released by TM NETWORK 1987, which became a big hit adopted as the ending theme of the anime "City Hunter".
The song would start playing on the cliffhangers at the end of each episode giving way to the closing credits. To this day it is considered by many anime fans as "one of the best anime ending theme ever".
The song was also used for the movie that premiered on Feb. 2019, "City Hunter Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes", and once again managed to grab the heart of many fans.
The trend started when a single user tweeted the hashtag explaining how listening to the song while going back home after work makes you feel a sense of accomplishment for the day', suggesting people to try it too, which then started spreading and eventually becoming viral
Among the various tweets were the following: "I'll try it today.", "This song is way too cool for a workday's ending soundtrack.", "Will they please replace Hotaru no Hikari for this song?"(*Auld Lang Syne, aka Hotaru no Hikari in Japan, is commonly played during the end of events, graduation ceremonies, and commercial establishments to signal closing time), "Oddly enough, listening to Get Wild after a full day of work does actually make you feel satisfied and cool, and no matter how hard it was you're able to go home feeling fresh.
The official City Hunter 35th anniversary account also tweeted that "It's really exciting if you listen to it while repeating the lines from Ryo while fantasizing about the anime! I'll definitely try it tonight."
"Get Wild" was also played during the program re-broadcast on Sep. 11 from 19:30, "Uchi de Utaou! Sunfes Ouen Jouei Returns Online" of the "Sunrise Festival" event, organized by the studio behind the production of the anime, Sunrise.
From Bushiroad's new project "D4DJ", it has been decided that the event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! -", in which 24 cast members will appear, will be streamed for free in real time.
"D4DJ" is a new media mix project with the theme of "DJ" by Bushiroad, following "Bang Dream!" and "Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight". It express a completely new world of DJ with "DJ Live x Anime x Game". They will play (remix) famous songs that transcend generations and develop original songs.
The free streaming has been decided for the live event "Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. ~ LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !! ~" and is scheduled to be held on Oct. 11. The video will be available for free and for a fee. You can watch the video from a fixed-point camera with free streaming, and watch the video switching from multiple cameras with paid streaming.
For more detailed information, wait for the announcement on the official website.
Also, this event, which was scheduled to be held for 2 days on Oct. 11 and 12, will be held only on the 11th.
"Groovy Mix Presents D4DJ D4 FES. -LOVE! HUG! GROOVY !!-" will be held on Oct. 11, 2020 and will be streamed on the same day.
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The MV （Muscle Video・Muscle Video） of the OP "Onegai Muscle" of the anime "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" has exceeded 100 million views. To commemorate that, comments from MAAM, the original artist, and Fairouz Ai, who played Sakura Hibiki, and Ishikawa Kaito, who played Machio Naruzo, also arrived.
Moreover, comment videos with Saiki Reika & Yokokawa Naotaka, who appeared in the MV, have also been released.
The original "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?" is a "JK Body Modification Comedy" written by Sandrovich Yabako and drawn by MAAM, which has been serialized on MangaONE. It aired from July to September 2019 and caused a "muscle training craze" among anime fans.
Regarding the 100 million views of the music video, Fairouz said, "I'm really, really happy that so many people have loved it! My muscle fibers are happy too! ". Ishikawa congratulated, "I'm thrilled to think that this work, which shows the beauty of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Also, video comments by Saiki Reika, a muscular idol who appeared in the music video, and Yokokawa Naotaka, a professional bodybuilder, have been released, so be sure not to miss it as well.
<Full comments are below>
Fairouz Ai (role of Sakura Hibiki)
"Onegai Muscle" has reached 100 million views!! Thank you to everyone who listened to it and everyone who was involved in the production! "Onegai Muscle" is a character song that I sang for the first time in my life, so I put a lot into it, and I'm really happy that it is loved by so many people! I am also pleased with my muscle fibers!
While listening to "Onegai Muscle", I will continue to work on my muscles with Hibiki and Machio! Lose weight! I would be happy if you could do it too.
Ishikawa Kaito (role of Machio Naruzo)
Congratulations on the fact that the MV has exceeded 100 million views. I am very impressed to think that this work, which conveys the wonderfulness of muscle training, has been recognized by so many people.
Even around me, there were many voices from people who played this song during exercise and training. I hope that it will get you interested in the exercise and help you to continue training. I look forward to your continued support of "How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?"
(C) 2019 Yabako Sandrovich, MAAM Shogakukan / Silverman Gym
It has been decided that the broadcast of the TV anime series"NOBLESSE", based on the WEB comic, which has a cumulative total of over 4.6 billion views worldwide, will be startfrom Oct. 7, 2020. At the same time, new visuals, new characters and cast information, and video comments for the Japanese fans from the theme song artists Kim Jae Joong and OH MY GIRL were also released.
"NOBLESSE" is a Korean dark action fantasy comic, which tells a story about various characters with absolute power - "NOBLESSE", modified human of the mysterious organization "Union", and the "Nobles".
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel is a "NOBLESS", the protectors of the nobles with noble blood and spirit. He wakes up from the 820-year sleep and starts to attend a junior high school as a student and enjoyed a peaceful life for the first time.
However, the modified humans of "Union" are after him, and his peaceful everyday life is over...
The new visuals released this timehas the main protagonist Raizel in the center with his servant, Frankenstein, on the right side, and the experimental modified human from "Union", M-21, is on the left side.
Behind them, we see Raizel's classmates Tashiro Yusuke and Kase Manabu, along with Regis K. Landegre and Seira J. Loyard, which had been unveiled for the first time.
Moreover, 4 additional cast members who will be in charge of new characters have also be announced this time. Wakayama Akihisa plays the "Noble" Regis K. Landegre, who is the successor to the Landegre family and goes to Ye Ran High School to investigate a case. Kayano Ai plays "Noble" Seira J. Loyard, who is the landlady of the Loyard family, who attends Ye Ran High School to investigate together with Regis.
Nakazawa Masatomo is Tao, an amiable and talkative modified human who belongs to the "Union". Ootsuka Takeo plays Takeo, a modified human that looks unfriendly but has a gentle heart, and actually likes children, who also belongs to the "Union".
In addition, from Kim Jae Joong, who sings the OP theme song "BREAKING DAWN", and "OH MY GIRL", who sings the ED theme song "Etoile", comment videos for Japanese fans who are looking forward to the broadcast have also been released.
"NOBLESSE" will be broadcast on TOKYO MX, and other channels from midnight on Oct. 7.
<Full comments are below>
Regis K. Landegre (CV: Wakayama Akihisa)
I'm Wakayama Akihisa, and I will be playing Regis K. Landegre.
Regis is a "Noble" with a mighty power who came to Japan for some investigation.
He is very proud to be a "Noble" and looks down on humanity, but I think that he is a very attractive character with some tsundere characteristics.
It's a work full of highlights, such as the gap between the serious part and the everyday part, the surreal laughter, etc. I hope many people will enjoy it.
Personally, I really like the interaction between Regis and M-21, so please check it out!
Seira J. Loyard (CV: Kayano Ai)
Seira J. Loyard, one of the almighty persons who are called "Nobles" in the story.
She seems like a cold person because there are no emotions on her face. It's easy to think this way, but I think she is a passionate and affectionate person on the inside.
I like the feeling of the unevenness of Seira when she gets emotional through her interactions with Regis.
I'm sure everyone will look at Regis with a smile as well as Seira (laughs).
There are a lot of other attractive characters in the show, so I hope you will feel attached to the characters while following the story!
Tao (CV: Nakazawa Masatomo)
Tao, who I play, is a hacker and modified human belonging to a special task force of the mysterious organization "Union".
He is a cheerful young guy who cracks a joke with anyone and interacts with unexpected characters.
Tao speaking openly to others is satisfying and relateable. I had a lot of fun during the recording.
Please look forward to it!
Takio (CV: Ootsuka Takeo)
Takio is a modified human who belongs to "Union", but he does not like his duties.
Also, he is a character who seems unfriendly but has a gentle heart.
Please enjoy the every day life, battle, and the story of Raizel and his friends that develops one after another until the end!
（C）Noblesse Animation Partners
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
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.