Announcing Haten MC BATTLE 1.0—fully-fledged rap showdown meets visual spectacle! Wednesday December 7 (JST) at RED° TOKYO TOWER SKY STADIUM; paid livestream tickets also available!

Featuring some of Japan’s hottest MCs, including Ryoff Karma, TKdakurobuchi, and KOPERU! Lottery for venue tickets starts at 19:00 today, October 28 (JST)!

IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that Haten MC BATTLE 1.0 will take place from 19:00 on December 7, 2022 (JST) at RED° TOKYO TOWER SKY STADIUM.

Haten MC BATTLE 1.0 will be livestreamed on Streaming+. The archived stream will be available to watch for a week following the event. Venue attendees will be treated to an exclusive live performance from Ryoff Karma, as well as a bonus Special Cypher—a quickfire team-based freestyle session, this time featuring two teams of eight MCs!

Haten MC BATTLE 1.0—a quest to crown a new generation of Haten rap champions!

Visual spectacle and rap battle antics meet in this brand new tournament beginning December 7, 2022 (JST) at RED° TOKYO TOWER SKY STADIUM!

RED° TOKYO TOWER’s 5F is complete with four huge LED panels, setting the stage for some intense lyrical showdowns. Overseeing proceedings is IzanagiGames’ CEO Shinsuke Umeda, who takes the reins as general producer.

The impressive lineup boasts a total of 16 MCs, including Ryoff Karma, TKdakurobuchi, Sukun, NAIKA MC, and KOPERU; all competing for the 300,000 yen grand prize!

In addition to the stageside venue tickets, paid livestream tickets will be available to purchase from Streaming+. A total of 350 venue tickets are available via lottery draw as of 19:00 today, Friday October 28 (JST)! Don’t miss out! Alongside the main event, an exclusive live performance from contender Ryoff Karma, along with a bonus Special Cypher have been confirmed. 

Get ready for a fresh take on the MC battle tournament concept, jam-packed with content!

◆ Tournament Overview:

  • Tournament name: Haten MC BATTLE 1.0
  • Date: Wednesday December 7, 2022 (JST) Doors: 18:00 / Start: 18:30 (scheduled)
  • Venue: RED° TOKYO TOWER SKY STADIUM (Tokyo Tower 5F)
  • Access:

◆ Venue Ticket and Paid Streaming Ticket Details:

  • Venue tickets: 5,500 JPY (inc. tax & RED° TOKYO TOWER admission fee)
  • Venue ticket sales:
  • Ticket lottery: 10/28/2022 (Fri) 19:00 – 11/13/2022 (Sun) 23:59
  • Lottery winners announcement: 11/15/2022 (Tue) 13:00 – 11/16/2022 (Wed) 18:00
  • *A total of 350 tickets are available.
  • Paid livestream tickets: 2,750 JPY (inc. tax) + 220 JPY system fee
  • Paid livestream ticket sales:
  • Livestream ticket sales period: 10/28/2022 (Fri) 19:00 – 12/13/2022 (Tue) 20:00

*Tickets are available to purchase from Streaming+, operated by eplus inc.
The archived stream will be available to watch until 12/13/2022 (Tue) 23:59.

*Please note, all above times are Japan Standard Time (JST).

◆ Exclusive live performance from Ryoff Karma!

Flanked by four huge LED panels, Ryoff Karma will perform an exclusive live show! The MC is slated to perform “Lucky Boy, Lucky Girl,” the theme song from current YouTube anime series Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods, along with “Against the World prod.T-SPICE.”

*Please note that there is a chance the special live show will not be broadcast on the livestream.
*Venue tickets are available via lottery only. Please check the Venue Ticket and Paid Streaming Ticket Details section for more details.

◆ A Special Cypher featuring all 16 MCs!

The 16 contenders will be split into two crews of eight MCs for a one-off Special Cypher—a quickfire team-based freestyle session! The theme for the Special Cypher is “Haten MC BATTLE hype.” Don’t miss Japan’s hottest MCs passing the mic, trading bars!

◆ Introducing 14 of the contenders! Remaining 2 MCs to be announced later!

14 of the 16 Haten MC BATTLE 1.0 MC contenders are as follows! The remaining two MCs will be announced at a later date!


  • S-kaine
  • mckj
  • MC Ritoru
  • Cool
  • Cypress Ueno
  • Sukun
  • TKdakurobuchi
  • D.D.S
  • Tokage
  • Ryoff Karma
  • Rekko

  • DJ Yuno
  • * MC appearances subject to change.

Message from Shinsuke Umeda, General Producer

Hi, I’m Shinsuke Umeda, General Producer for Haten MC Battle. With Haten, we’re taking the same uncompromising attention to detail MCs bring to their electrifying rap performances and applying that to the visual spectacle side of things to bring you a groundbreaking new tournament. I’d like to add that it’s a real pleasure to stage the tournament’s first outing at Tokyo Tower. Flanked by four cutting-edge LED panels, the brightest lights in Japan’s MC battle scene will go head to head in a momentous lyrical showdown. Who will be crowned champion? You’ll have to stay tuned!

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・What is Haten MC BATTLE?

IzanagiGames brings you a brand new MC battle tournament fusing fully-fledged rap prowess with intense visual spectacle. Haten MC BATTLE aims to shake up the formula by introducing the brand new “Battlefield” system! Watch the hottest MCs from Japan’s unique rap battle scene put their pride on the line as they compete for the top spot. 

We’re also bringing XR technology to the fore; utilizing projection mapping, and much more, to add an extra layer of presence and dynamism to the tournament—background imagery will shift in time to the beat, changing with each battle.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve formulated a brand new battle system to help establish the next generation of star MCs. Haten MC BATTLE X.5 will host newcomers to the scene, while Haten MC BATTLE X.0 will feature veteran MCs. The two event types will be held on an alternating schedule, with newcomers who make it through the qualifying tournament earning the right to go toe to toe with the veterans, and a shot at rap stardom!

Come and witness a new dawn in the MC battle scene.

Contact: IzanagiGames, Inc.

◆ About IzanagiGames

IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world. IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True, World’s End Club, and Yurukill: The Calumniation Games on a variety of different platforms worldwide.

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