Who is it? It’s Ya Boy Kongming! The time-slippin’ reverse isekai comedy adaptation is on the way to TV in Japan this April, and Sentai Filmworks is officially handling distribution. Sentai announced it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights outside of Asia for the series, which will come to HIDIVE as a simulcast with a home video release to follow.
P.A. Works is handling animation production on Ya Boy Kongming!, which features direction by Osamu Honma (episodes of Golden Time). Kaede Hondo is in the lead as Eiko Tsukumi alongside Ryotaro Okiayu as Kongming Zhuge.
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!
Source: Sentai Filmworks