Written by: Gabriel Castillo
Published on: August 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of Charisma House revealed on Wednesday a visual featuring the first character of the project named Fumiya Ito (the charisma of right and wrong) with veteran voice actor Yuki Ono playing the role. In addition to the character preview, the official website showcases a new visual featuring lady justice in her famous pose, a gavel, a pile of books, and a mysterious countdown.
Prior to this reveal, the project released its official teaser trailer last Saturday. Charisma House is a new project focusing on character content spearheaded by Evil Line Records, known for developing rap project “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, and Dazed Co. Ltd. starting this fall. Evil Line Records is also in charge of producing music for the project with BALCOLONY taking charge of art direction.
More on Evil Line Records
Evil Line Records is a sub-label under the recording giant King Records Co., Ltd. One of their most projects, established in 2017, was entitled Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle which featured eighteen voice actors going against each other in rap battles with fans voting for their favorite teams. The story is set in a world where women take over running the Chuo ward leading them to ban and destroy all weapons. This scenario forced men to fight each other by way of rap battles using so-called Hypnosis Mics which allows lyrics to damage people’s minds.
The project was well-received and several of their albums have topped the Oricon charts, such as “Fling Posse vs Matenro”. The projects popularity spawned several manga series, a video game, and an animated series entitled “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima” produced by A-1 Pictures and ran from October to December of 2020. Check out the anime’s synopsis from My Anime List below:
In a world overtaken by war and conflict, "Hypnosis Microphones"—devices through which a user channels lyrics that can affect the listener's brain and even cause physical damage—were introduced to the masses by the Party of Words. Revolutionizing warfare, Hypnosis Mics have transformed words and music into the sole weapons used by gangsters, terrorists, and the military, with physical weapons having been banned from use.
As a result of swooping in during the chaos, the all-female Party of Words rules over the Japanese government. Women in Japan now live in Chuuouku, while men battle over surrounding territories outside the ward through rap battles.
With intentions unknown, the Party of Words begins to gather the former members of the now-disbanded legendary rap crew The Dirty Dawg to fight not for territory or war, but for their respective crew's pride and honor in the greatest rap battle of all time. The first Division Rap Battle is about to commence, and practice isn't something these rappers are going to need.
More on the Character's VA Yuki Ono:
Yuki Ono is a Japanese voice actor and singer that has worked on a wide variety of anime series and video games. Some of his notable roles in anime include Jousuke Higashikata (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable), Taiga Kagami (Kuroko no Basket), Louis (Beastars), and many others.