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Hypnosis Mic Franchise Inspires 2 Stage Plays

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st play running in November, December in Tokyo features Ikebukuro, Yokohama groups

The staff behind the Hypnosis Mic multimedia franchise announced on Friday that the franchise is getting two stage play adaptations. The first play, titled Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle: Rule the Stage -track.1-, will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo from November 15 through December 1.

The play will feature the groups Ikebukuro Division Buster Bros!!! and Yokohama Division Mad Trigger Crew. Gō Ueki is directing the play and Shinjirō Kaneda is writing the script. Evil Line Records is credited with the original work.

The play stars:

  • Akira Takano as Ichirō Yamada
  • Shōta Matsuda as Jirō Yamada
  • Ryūto Akishima as Saburō Yamada
  • Aran Abe as Samatoki Aohitsugi
  • Kenta Mizue as Jyuto Iruma
  • Yuuki Byrnes as Rio Mason Busujima

A second stage play featuring Shibuya Division Fling Posse and Shinjuku Division Matenrō will run in spring 2020. The play will be titled Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle: Rule the Stage -track.2-.

Hypnosis Mic's first full album Enter the Hypnosis Microphone launched on April 24. The group earned the top spot as the most popular voice actor Twitter account in Japan for 2018. The project includes multiple manga tie-ins, a planned mobile game, and live events.

Sources: Hypnosis Mic stage play's website, Comic Natalie


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