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Ya Boy Kongming! OP Shows Its Catchy Power with Over 9 Million Views

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Even if a couple shows come close, it’s hard to argue for anything other than Ya Boy Kongming! taking home OP movie of the season. From the catchy track by QUEENDOM, “Chikichiki Banban”—which itself is a cover of a 2013 song by Hungarian singer Jolly-Bulikirály—to the smooth dance moves on display, it’s both an earworm and an eyeworm, and the numbers on YouTube reflect that.

The latest tally for the non-credit opening movie has it pulling in over nine million views since hitting YouTube on April 12. The digital single hit Japan on May 20 and went up to the #4 spot on Oricon’s weekly charts for the category. 

Enjoy the video in all its glory: 

Original song:

The Ya Boy Kongming! anime is currently available to stream on HIDIVE.

Kodansha Comics publishes the English language version of the original Ya Boy Kongming! manga, and HIDIVE plans to simulcast the series as it airs this April. Here’s the official synopsis:

“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!”

Via Crunchyroll News