Hypnosis Mic season 2: Release Date + What will be about?

Hypnosis Mic fans, the wait is finally over! Get ready to dive back into the world of epic rap battles and charismatic characters as Hypnosis Mic season 2 -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima + (Plus) is set to premiere on October 6th, 2023. In this article, we’ll explore what you can expect from this highly anticipated sequel.

What will it be about?

A still from HYPNOSIS MIC season 2 PV
A still from HYPNOSIS MIC season 2 PV (Image via A-1 Pictures)

Before we explore the anticipated details of season 2, let’s take a moment to appreciate the phenomenon that is Hypnosis Mic. This multimedia project, rooted in character rap battles, has become a cultural sensation. With its unique blend of music, storytelling, and memorable characters, it has captured the hearts of fans around the world.

Season 1: Rhyme Anima

A still from Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima
A still from Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima (Image via A-1 Pictures)

In season 1, titled “Rhyme Anima,” we were introduced to a world devastated by World War III. The conflict had taken a toll, leading those in power to search for alternative means of avoiding war. They found a solution in the form of a special device known as the Hypnosis Microphone. This microphone could alter human states of mind through the lyrics channeled through it.

  • Three years ago, in the H Era, the world was transformed. Rap battles became the ultimate determinant of a man’s superiority or inferiority.
  • Men residing in the Ikebukuro, Yokohama, Shibuya, and Shinjuku Divisions engaged in fierce battles using the power of music.
  • The winner of these rap battles would claim territories, while the loser had to concede a part of their domain.

In this world, words became the tools of power, and pride and prestige were fiercely contested in battles for territories.

Hypnosis Mic Season 2: Rhyme Anima +

A still from Hypnosis Mic season 2 (Rhyme anima +) PV
A still from Hypnosis Mic season 2 (Rhyme anima +) PV (Image via A-1 Pictures)

In season 2, set in the same H Era where armed wars are a thing of the past, the power of conflict has shifted from military forces to a remarkable device—the Hypnosis Mic. Lyrics delivered through this microphone have the ability to influence the human psyche, inducing various states.

Three years into the H Era, MC groups representing each division continue to engage in the Division Rap Battle. This intense competition allows the winning division to claim determined amounts of other territories.

  • The first Division Rap Battle took place in the first half of the year.
  • In the second Division Rap Battle, we saw last year’s finalists, including Buster Bros!!!, MAD TRIGGER CREW, Fling Posse, Matenro, Dotsuitare Hompo, and Bad Ass Temple, all vying for victory in the final tournament.

As the dust settles on the second Division Rap Battle, a new challenge emerges.  This time, the men carrying the pride and prestige of their divisions on their shoulders are ready to take on a fresh battle.

Release date and where to watch

  • Release Date: “Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima + (Plus)” season 2 is set to premiere on October 6th, 2023. Mark your calendars for this highly anticipated event!
  • Where to Watch: You can catch all the rap battles, drama, and excitement of season 2 TOKYO MX and BS11, the series kicks off every Friday from October 6, 2023, at 24:00 JST, so be sure to stay tuned for its release in October 2023. Enjoy the show!

Music to your ears

The PV features a snippet of the opening theme song, “RISE FROM DEAD,” performed by the talented members of the 6 Divisions. The music has always been a standout aspect of Hypnosis Mic, and season 2 promises to deliver on that front once again.

Behind the scenes

Here’s a quick look at the talented individuals working on bringing this thrilling series to life:


  • Original / Music Production: EVIL LINE RECORDS
  • Director: Katsumi Ono
  • Series Composition: Shin Yoshida
  • Character Design: Minako Shiba / Rina Morita
  • Chief Animation Director: Rina Morita / Hitomi Ochiai
  • Production: A-1 Pictures

The star-studded cast

A still from Hypnosis Mic season 2 (Rhyme anima +) PV
A still from Hypnosis Mic season 2 (Rhyme anima +) PV (Image via A-1 Pictures)

The voice actors behind the beloved characters are returning to breathe life into the story once more. Here are some of the key cast members:

  • Ichiro Yamada: Subaru Kimura
  • Jiro Yamada: Haruki Ishitani
  • Saburo Yamada: Kohei Amasaki
  • Aoi Coffin Samatoki: Shintaro Asanuma
  • Amemura Random Number: Yusuke Shirai

And many more!


In conclusion, Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima + (Plus) is gearing up to be a sensational addition to the Hypnosis Mic saga. With an expanded cast, new divisions, and the promise of electrifying rap battles, fans can expect an unforgettable experience. Be sure to mark your calendars for the premiere on October 6th, 2023, and get ready to be mesmerized by the world of Hypnosis Mic once again.

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