Tokyo’s Voice Actor Rap Battle Sounds Pretty Awesome

The Animate Girls Festival at Ikebukuro Sunshine City is hosting a rap battle featuring anime voice actors, which will happen on November 4, 2017. Idea Factory and Otomate created new personas for each voice actor for the upcoming battle.

Four teams with three voice actors each will represent a major district in Tokyo.

Ikebukuro Division: Buster Bros

  • Subaru Kimura – Kanba Takakura in Mawaru Penguindrum
  • Haruki Ishiya – Tamotsu Denkigai in Akiba’s Trip The Animation
  • Kohei Amasaki – Jun Furuya in Tsurezure Children

Yokohama Division: Mad Trigger Crew

  • Shintarou Asanuma – Youichi Kuramochi in Diamond no Ace, Nishiki Nishio in Tokyo Ghoul
  • Shinichirou Kamio – Kuro Kiryu in Ensemble Stars
  • Wataru Komada – Computer in Little Witch Academia

Shinjuku Division: Matenrou

  • Sho Hayami – Aizen Sousuke in Bleach
  • Ryuuichi Kijima – Mitsuki in Boruto
  • Kent Ito – Michio Hazama in Idolm@ster SideM

Shibuya Division: Fling Posse

  • Yusuke Shirai – Kei Hanada in Handa-kun
  • Souma Saitou – Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyuu!!
  • Yukihiro Nozuyama

Buster Bros

Each group will release a CD including music tracks, voice dramas, and karaoke tracks. The release schedule is:

  •  Buster Bros – October 25, 2017
  • Mad Trigger – November 15, 2017
  • Matenrou – December 6, 2017
  • Fling Posse – December 27, 2017

Who do you think will end up being the best rap crew?

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Majored in Music @Duke, but realized that being a Jazz singer wasn't a real job. Now I spend my days watching anime and writing about the music industry. Glad to be in the new round of GB hires. Look forward to my coverage.
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