Sentai Filmworks launched on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime of Yuto Yotsuba and Ryō Ogawa‘s Ya Boy Kongming! (Paripi Kōmei) manga. The agency has distinctive worldwide rights apart from in Asia, and it will launch the anime on home video. HIDIVE will begin streaming the anime on April 5 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Fate and reincarnation ship smart navy strategist, Kongming, from warring, historic China to Japan’s stylish celebration scorching spot in Shibuya City, Tokyo. After a lifetime of battles and navy skirmishes, Kongming wished alongside together with his closing breath to be reborn in a world of peace and prosperity. It’s nearly two millennia later and he’s discovering his method in a very utterly totally different world than that of his earlier life. When he meets Eiko, an beginner musician with giant needs, the unlikely duo strikes up a good unlikelier friendship. Eiko has avenue smarts to help Kongming navigate this uncommon new world, and Kongming will use his strategic ideas to help Eiko receive stardom! The story is a clever take (and good twist) on fish-out-of-water and person-out-of-time themes with out-of-this-world outcomes for Ya Boy Kongming!
The anime will premiere on April 5 on the Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS NTV channels.
Kaede Hondo stars throughout the current as a result of the speaking voice of the musical artist Eiko Tsukumi, nevertheless 96Neko provides the character’s singing voice. Ryotaro Okiayu costars as Zhuge Kongming. The totally different stable members embrace: Shōya Chiba as Kabe-Taito, Hibiku Yamamura as Nanami Kuon (singing voice not however launched), and Jun Fukushima as Owner Kobayashi.
Osamu Honma (episode director for The aquatope on white sand, Fairy gone, IRODUKU: The World in Colors) is directing the anime at P.A. Works. Yoko Yonaiyama (scriptwriter for Uma Musume Pretty Derby every seasons) is overseeing the sequence scripts, and Kanami Sekiguchi (Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow, Shirobako) is designing the characters. Genki Hikota (theme songs for Lapis Re:LiGHTs, Yuri!!! on Ice) from Hifumi,inc. is composing the music at Avex Pictures.
QUEENDOM, a model new music unit made up of hibiki and moka from lol, Akina and Taki from FAKY, and Maria Kaneya from GENIC, are performing the opening theme tune “Chikichiki Banban.” Eiko Starring 96Neko is performing the ending theme tune “Kibun Jōjō ↑↑” (“I’m Super Pumped↑↑”), which is a cover of mihimaru GT‘s 2006 hit tune.
The manga launched on Kodansha‘s Comic Days website in December 2019, and likewise began working in Kodansha‘s Weekly Young Magazine in November 2021. Kodansha revealed the manga’s eighth compiled e-book amount on January 6. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English.
Sources: Sentai Filmworks, HIDIVE