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Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012





Premise posted:

Year XXX.
The world lost one-third of its population in World War III. Those in power who feared the destruction of humankind are not armed forces. They tried to avoid war by discussion. But the foolish men couldn't end their conflicts. And the last year of the known era, the existing world ended by the hands of women.

H Era.
The armed war was eradicated. Under them, all conflict, small or military-scale was replaced by the use of a special device mesmerizing the psyches of the people. Its name is Hypnosis Microphone. The lyrics channelled through this microphone can affect human sympathetic nerves, parasympathetic nerves, etc. It became possible to alter one's state of mind.

H Era, 3 years ago.
The superiority or inferiority of a man is determined by rap. Outside of the Chuohku District, men live in the Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Shibuya and Shinjuku Divisions. Groups of MCs representing their division would fight over territories with the power of music, with the loser of a rap battle having to hand over a part of their territory to the winner.

In this world, where words, not weapons, became tools of power, the battles for territories holding men's pride and prestige begins.

Hypnosis Mic, commonly known as Hypmic, is a 2017 multimedia series about rapping boys with albums, live shows, manga, stage plays, and a mobage. The anime is titled Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, and it's a wild ride full of explosions, terrorism, and lots and lots of swearing. It's centered around four main groups of three:

Buster Bros!!!, the heterochromia brothers from Ikebukuro.


Mad Trigger Crew, the yakuza/cop/navy vet from Yokohama.


Fling Posse, the Shibuya deadbeats.


Matenro, the doctor/host/office worker from Shinjuku.


MAL | Anilist
Episodes air Fridays, streaming on Funimation.

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Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012



this thread was 100% an excuse to post this video again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WIMrH3_B98

Triggerhappypilot
Nov 8, 2009

SVMS-01 UNION FLAG GREATEST MOBILE SUIT

ENACT = CHEAP EUROTRASH COPY






I am a GUN

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Despite this being a nominally shonen series (the manga adapations ran in shonen series) the characters obviously seem to appeal to a fujoshi type of crowd.

One weird thing is that it's basically a system set up by women (or at least a group thereof) to pit men against each other to reduce conflict or some such and are thus the antagonists. Like it's obviously an excuse to have a bunch of guys do rap battles against each other but it's still sorta weird, but I guess still in bounds of "acceptable" gender stuff in Japan for the genre.

Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012



I really don't think anyone considers this a shounen thing. It originated under Idea Factory's otome game label and the manga series all came more than a year later, with one running in a josei magazine.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Strange Quark posted:

I really don't think anyone considers this a shounen thing. It originated under Idea Factory's otome game label and the manga series all came more than a year later, with one running in a josei magazine.

I didn't know it was under an otome label. Three of the four manga are in shonen magazines and the fourth is in a josei one so I merely assumed, but that probably speaks more to how broadly some shonen magazines tend to target rather than the contents itself.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Have you seen the guys? This is not even slightly directed towards heterosexual men.

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008



Hypmic has always been laser-focused on the fujo crowd. I think at some point it was grouped with male idol franchises as well.

Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012



https://twitter.com/Cringeflavoured...438646503473152

Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012




Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012



Very important news, I learned there’s a 46 year old dad in this: https://hypnosismic.com/character/osaka/mc_mastermind/

Archer666
Dec 27, 2008



Strange Quark posted:

Very important news, I learned there’s a 46 year old dad in this: https://hypnosismic.com/character/osaka/mc_mastermind/

And he's voiced by Yakuza's Kiryu too! And yes, he raps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB1e1wT8eJY#t=57s

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013


Zofia Today
Alm: Human Disaster


Lipstick Apathy

Archer666 posted:

And he's voiced by Yakuza's Kiryu too! And yes, he raps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB1e1wT8eJY#t=57s
For anyone who has played any of the Yakuza games, this comes as absolutely no surprise because the Dragon of Dojima is a Master Entertainer.

Strange Quark
Oct 15, 2012



it's clear to me now that everyone in this are either one of my two favorite types of characters: idiots and bullies

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Insert a Name Here
Nov 1, 2020


Xelkelvos posted:

Despite this being a nominally shonen series (the manga adapations ran in shonen series) the characters obviously seem to appeal to a fujoshi type of crowd.

One weird thing is that it's basically a system set up by women (or at least a group thereof) to pit men against each other to reduce conflict or some such and are thus the antagonists. Like it's obviously an excuse to have a bunch of guys do rap battles against each other but it's still sorta weird, but I guess still in bounds of "acceptable" gender stuff in Japan for the genre.

This happens often when an all or mostly all women circle does something under shonen/seinen. I gotta give Rimuko Takeshi credit for how Inuyasha and even Ranma looks. "Sorta wholesome and fun adventures/fighting but in a Yaoi style" has been going on since "free."

Pollyanna posted:

Have you seen the guys? This is not even slightly directed towards heterosexual men.

This style has also been used for romance manga about really pretty girls and really pretty guys and the horribly abusive relationships they go thru often. Typically the friendships are stable and normal but the love life involved a lot of drawings of a girl getting choked and wide eyed and then stuttering an "i love you kazaki-kun!" and it calms the tragic and angry but hot guy down.

I apparently only did half my homework on this long ago when I wrote that I liked Torhu Honda from fruits basket and Endorph summarized that she is a cliche from this sort of genre, so I flipped thru a few with a similair art style on the cover and apparently Yaoi hands are drawn large for slapping the poo poo out of anime girlfriends.

Also there was a webcomic online of the genre and it was about a girl who wants to be a rockstar and starts dating someone from a band and its really happy and romantic but also another bandmate is the "tragically angry but hot" one and theres all these drawings of him being menacing but it had a commnent section and every single reader was going on about how girl-chan is happy with A-san and should be with B-san while I was wondering why is A-san even hanging out with B-san when he's a fuckin rear end in a top hat.


Pardon the wall of text, and Edit; I found it

https://tapas.io/episode/704880

Insert a Name Here fucked around with this message at 01:15 on Nov 16, 2020

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