One two three, Osaka Division!
The world of Hypnosis Mic is welcoming another trio of rap battle hopefuls next month. The group, who go by the name Dotsuitare Hompo, were announced at this weekend’s 4th LIVE. They’ll be squaring off against Buster Bros!!!, Mad Trigger Crew, Fling Posse, and first-season winners Matenrou for the mind-controlling Hypnosis Mic.
The manzai-themed trio is led by comedian Sasara Narude (“Tragic Comedy”), voiced by Ryouta Iwasaki (Inasa Yoroashi, My Hero Academia):
Teacher Rosho Tsutsujimori (“WISDOM”) is voiced by Kengo Kawanishi (Gen, Dr. STONE):
And con-man Rei Amayado (“MC MasterMind”) is voiced by Takaya Kuroda (Kazuma Kiryu in the Yakuza games):
In addition to recording audio tracks, the performers for the mixed media project appear onstage for live battles and scenes. A new photo shows the Osaka Division trio in costume… though Kuroda pretty much just looks like he always does:
Dotsuitare Hompo makes their official debut on October 30.
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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRV, We Are Cult, Fanbyte, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. Kara blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.