Avex Pictures has released a dance video for the popular opening song “Chiki Chiki Ban Ban” from Ya Boy Kongming!with a 3D rendition of heroine Eiko Tsukimi performing the full choreography.
The “Dance Motion Data” of the video is offered as a free download for a limited time. Avex Pictures notes that the download may not be used for commercial purposes or redistributed.
It was also announced that the full version of QUEENDOM“Chiki Chiki Ban Ban”, which is a cover of the 2014 Hungarian song “Bulikirály” by Jolly, will be released on May 20.
Ya Boy Kongming! premiered on April 5 and aired by HiDive and Bilibili. It is based on the manga series of Yuuto Yotsuba and Ryou Ogawa, which began serialization in 2019 and has nine tankoubon volumes as of April 2022. The manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Comic Days app/website and Weekly Young Magazine, and published under the Young Magazine Comics label. The main character, Zhuge Kongming, is based on the real Chinese statesmen and military strategists of the same name, who were active during the Three Kingdoms era.
Kodansha describes the manga series as follows:
General of the Three Kingdoms, Kongming had struggled his entire life, facing countless battles that made him the accomplished strategist that he was. So, on his deathbed, he only wished to be reborn in a peaceful world…and was sent straight to the center of modern partying, Tokyo! Can even a brilliant strategist like Kongming adapt to wild beats and even wilder partygoers? !
The show’s main staff includes Osamu Honma (Aquatope on White Sand episode director) as a director, Yoko Yonaiyama (Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 screenwriter) as the composer of the series, and Kanami Sekiguchi (SHIROBAKO the movie) as a character designer. sound works is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Ryoutarou Okiayu like Zhuge Kongming, Kaede Hondo and 96Neko (singing voice) as Eiko Tsukimi, Shoya Chiba like KAB Etaijin, Hibiku Yamamura like Nanami Kuon, and June Fukushima as owner Kobayashi.
Sources: youtube channel photos avex, @paripikoumei_PR