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* BadassBaritone: Naturally comes from being voiced by the deep voiced Sho Hayami himself.

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* BadassBaritone: Naturally comes from being voiced by the deep voiced deep-voiced Sho Hayami himself.



* DarkIsNotEvil: His raps tend to have a sombre or eerie tone, with lyrics featuring unsettling imagery such as "piercing the enemy with venomous fangs", but he is a calm, polite, and good-natured person in his day-to-day life.



* OlderThanTheyLook: At a glance, you wouldn't expect that he's in his mid-thirties.



* OlderThanTheyLook: At a glance, you wouldn't expect that he's in his mid-thirties.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: At [[spoiler:ProfessionalKiller: Used to be an infamous assassin with a glance, you wouldn't expect that ''100% kill rate''. He then disappeared about ten years before he and Ramuda met; according to Ramuda, he's in his mid-thirties."been playing doctor ever since".]]


!Matenro (Shinjuku Division)

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!Matenro (Shinjuku Division)


* {{Motifs}}: Silver crosses/flowers, which can be found as the buttons of Jakurai's shirt, on Hifumi's belt, and on Doppo's tie clip.

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* {{Motifs}}: Silver crosses/flowers, crosses, which can be found as the buttons of Jakurai's shirt, on Hifumi's belt, and on Doppo's tie clip.clip. It goes along with their ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming.



* ThoseTwoGuys: With Doppo. They're rarely seen apart.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: With Doppo. They're rarely seen apart. Gentaro even lampshades it in the ''Me Against The World'' drama track.



* {{Foil}}: To Dice.

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* {{Foil}}: To Dice. While Doppo works a repetitive, tedious office job, Dice is a thrill-seeker who's terrified of being held down by responsibilities and boredom.



* OnlyFriend: Hifumi, according to his profile. However, as the series goes on, he also develops a friendship with Jakurai as well.

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* OnlyFriend: Hifumi, according to his profile. However, as the series goes on, he also develops a friendship with Jakurai as well.



* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hifumi. They're rarely seen apart.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hifumi. They're rarely seen apart. Gentaro even lampshades it in the ''Me Against The World'' drama track.

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!Matenro (Shinjuku Division)
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mtr.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Representing the ailing city of Shinjuku,\\
the city that never sleeps bathed in neon glow."'']]
The Shinjuku Division representatives. Led by former The Dirty Dawg member and doctor Jakurai Jinguji, the team consists of him, host Hifumi Izanami, and office worker Doppo Kannonzaka. Their representative color is gray.
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* AnimalMotifs: Wolves, as the name "Matenro" contains the kanji character for wolf.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Hifumi is blonde, Jakurai is brunette (well, dark purple-haired), and Doppo is a redhead.
* FireForgedFriendship
* {{Foil}}: To the Shibuya Division, which is often highlighted by their interactions in the drama [=CDs=]. Compared to the very pop-y and colorful Fling Posse, Matenro is has a somber and serious aura.
* {{Motifs}}: Silver crosses/flowers, which can be found as the buttons of Jakurai's shirt, on Hifumi's belt, and on Doppo's tie clip.
* MulticoloredHair: Jakurai's is purple/lavender, Hifumi's is blonde/green, and Doppo's is orange/blue.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: The Matenro members' surnames all contain motifs associated with religion and mythological goddesses from Japanese mythology.
** Jinguji means "heavenly temple/shrine".
** Izanami is the name of a Japanese Shinto goddess of creation.
** Kannon (Guan Yin in Chinese) is a Bodhisattva goddess associated with Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia.
** The name "Matenro" itself contains the character for "heaven".

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[[folder:Jakurai Jinguji (ill-DOC)]]
!!Jakurai Jinguji (ill-DOC)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShoHayami
->'''Age:''' 35
->'''Birthday:''' January 9 (Capricorn)
->'''Height:''' 195 cm
[[quoteright:305:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jakurai_portrait.png]]
[[caption-width-right:305:''The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.'']]
[[caption-width-right:305:[[labelnote:Click here to see him during TDD era]]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jakurai_tdd.png[[/labelnote]]]]
A doctor, the leader of Matenro, and a former member of The Dirty Dawg.
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* AlliterativeName
* [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Dark Haired Guy]]: Averted. His design may give you this impression, but as a therapist, he's actually rather warm and welcoming.
* BadassBaritone: Naturally comes from being voiced by the deep voiced Sho Hayami himself.
* BadassLongcoat
* BerserkButton: Ramuda, it seems. As Gentaro notes, Jakurai is known for being "so saintly that he wouldn't hurt a fly", yet he is openly hostile towards Ramuda.
* BigGood: Most of the rest of the cast seems to respect him and his work, even Samatoki. The sole exception is Ramuda, of course.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Turns into an aggressive drunk after a single glass of champagne, traumatizing Hifumi and Doppo from ever attempting to drink with him again.
* CombatMedic: In terms of the Hypnosis Mic world. His rapping heals and defends himself and others instead of attacking.
** He was once a combat medic in the more traditional sense as well, working as a doctor on the front lines during [[WorldWarThree WWIII]].
* DeadlyDoctor: Doesn't seem to actually be one in his everyday life, but he sometimes plays as one in his raps. It's most notable in Division Rap Battle and BATTLE BATTLE BATTLE.
* {{Foil}}: To Ramuda.
* GentleGiant
* HealingHands: Healing ''voice'', to be precise. His rap can be used to heal others. It's unknown if this has anything to do with his occupation as a doctor.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Has very long hair that [[RapunzelHair reaches his legs]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Drops a [[GratuitousEnglish "motherfucker"]] in ''Division Rap Battle''. It's censored in the Website/YouTube version, though.
* OlderThanTheyLook: At a glance, you wouldn't expect that he's in his mid-thirties.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
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[[folder:Hifumi Izanami (GIGOLO)]]
!!Hifumi Izanami (GIGOLO)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Ryuichi Kijima
->'''Age:''' 29
->'''Birthday:''' June 22 (Cancer)
->'''Height:''' 179 cm
[[quoteright:305:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hifumi_portrait.png]]
[[caption-width-right:305:''Today is the first day of the rest of your life.'']]
A host with an extreme fear of women.
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* ChickMagnet: Unfortunately, he's terrified of all women, and needs to put on a suit jacket and switch to an entirely different personality before he can even ''talk'' to them.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Doppo.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Apparently thought Ramuda's name was "Shiguma". He also thought that the best way to deal with his fear of all the women of Chuoku was to put on his suit jacket. You know, the one that turns him into a [[SecurityBlanket charismatic womanizer]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Shinjuku's #1 host, he's popular to the point of attracting murderous stalkers and hordes of fangirls.
* FlowerMotifs: Yellow roses, as shown in his attire. His hypnosis speakers are also in the shape of roses.
* {{Foil}}: To Gentaro.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Is blonde and also a NiceGuy who patiently takes care of his perpetually depressed childhood friend. There's also the fact that he goes to Jakurai to seek an assistance to help his troubled ''stalker''.
* HostClub: Works as one to help get over his fear of women.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: At times, such as when he kept asking Jakurai about his bad blood with Ramuda despite Jakurai stating that he didn't want to talk about it, or when he continued insulting Gentaro's sense of fashion even when it became obvious that Gentaro was pissed off.
* InSeriesNickname: Tells people to call him Hifumin.
* [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns Japanese Pronouns]]: Uses "orecchi" regularly, but switches to "boku" in his host mode.
* {{Keet}}: Very enthusiastic, outspoken and outgoing, mostly in his "Hifumin"/normal personality whenever there's no women around.
* OddFriendship: His relationship with Doppo. Doppo's pessimistic, Hifumi is absurdly upbeat and chipper. Doppo is a no-name average salaryman, Hifumi is a well-known and popular host.
* PunnyName: "Hifumi" means "1-2-3". "Gigolo" in Japanese is pronounced similarly to [[GoroawaseNumber "shigoro"]], would could be translated to "4-5-6". So "Hifumi Gigolo" could also mean "1-2-3 4-5-6".
* RealMenCook: Often cooks for both him and Doppo.
* SecurityBlanket: His suit jacket.
* SharpDressedMan: To fit his job as a host.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Doppo. They're rarely seen apart.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Has a rather severe case of [[DoesNotLikeWomen gynophobia]]. This isn't helped by the fact the girls he attracts are [[{{Yandere}} romantically insane.]]
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[[folder:Doppo Kannonzaka (DOPPO)]]
!!Doppo Kannonzaka (DOPPO)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Kento Ito
->'''Age:''' 29
->'''Birthday:''' May 15 (Taurus)
->'''Height:''' 175 cm
[[quoteright:305:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doppo_portrait.png]]
[[caption-width-right:305:''The real world is much smaller than the imaginary.'']]
An exhausted office worker with a pessimistic personality.
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* AffectionateNickname: Hifumi sometimes calls him [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Doppochin]].
* ApologisesALot: Due to the stress of his job. He even apologizes in his raps and his ''sleep''.
** He is often also forced to apologize for [[InnocentlyInsensitive Hifumi's actions]].
* CatchPhrase: "It's all my fault, it's all my fault..."
** He sometimes even says this about things that are clearly not in his control, like his little brother failing his exams or the fact that it rained. Jakurai's trying to get him to break this habit.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Hifumi.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Towards Hifumi.
* CrazyPrepared: Put down a mattress by the building Hifumi's stalker was on top of in case someone fell over, saving both Hifumi and his stalker's life.
* {{Foil}}: To Dice.
* TheEeyore: To wit: his character image is of him miming ''choking'' himself.
* InUniverseCatharsis: Since his mic is his work phone, the ability to rap harsh lyrics into it may just be him blowing off steam at either his boss or his co-workers.
* OddFriendship: His relationship with Hifumi. Doppo's pessimistic, Hifumi is absurdly upbeat and chipper. Doppo is a no-name average salaryman, Hifumi is a well-known and popular host.
* OnlyFriend: Hifumi, according to his profile. However, as the series goes on, he also develops a friendship with Jakurai as well.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost never seen smiling in his official arts, but the album art for ''DEATH RESPECT'' shows him in an angered expression, as if he's finally snapping.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: Unlike the rest of the cast, his MC name is just his first name.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: His profile states that his most notable characteristic is that he has no notable characteristics.
* SoulCrushingDeskJob: His life as a salaryman did such a number on him, perpetual gloom and [[ExhaustedEyebags exhaust]] is his ''default'' expression.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Hifumi. They're rarely seen apart.
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