Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to Ya Boy Kongming!, the anime adaptation of Yuto Yotsuba’s comedy manga, Paripi Kōmei.

Fate and reincarnation deliver brilliant military strategist, Kongming, from warring, ancient China to Japan’s modern party hot spot in Shibuya City, Tokyo. After a lifetime of battles and military skirmishes, Kongming wished with his last breath to be reborn in a world of peace and prosperity. It’s nearly two millennia later and he’s finding his way in a very different world than that of his past life. When he meets Eiko, an amateur musician with big dreams, the unlikely duo strikes up an even unlikelier friendship. Eiko has street smarts to help Kongming navigate this strange new world, and Kongming will use his strategic mind to help Eiko achieve stardom. The story is a clever take (and smart twist) on fish-out-of-water and person-out-of-time themes with out-of-this-world results for Ya Boy Kongming!

The series stars Kaede Hondo as Eiko Tsukimi and Ryotaro Okiayu as Kongming Zhuge.

Ya Boy Kongming! is animated by P.A. Works and directed by Osamu Honma. The theme song is performed by 96neko while Genki Hikota provides the series’ music. Masahiro Murakami is in charge of special effects. Kodansha USA handles the Ya Boy Kongming! manga series’ English-language release.

Sentai will stream Ya Boy Kongming! exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, with a home video release to follow.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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