On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga by Yuto Yotsuba Y Ryou Ogawa, paripi koumei (Ya boy Kongming!) it was announced that the opening sequence has surpassed 9 million cumulative views on YouTube. It should be noted that this series is considered a "seasonal gem" despite appearing in the same season as other heavyweights such as Kaguya-sama: Love is war, SPY x FAMILYamong other.
The opening theme "Chikichiki Banban' was performed by the special musical unit queen, founded by Bibiki and Moca from Lol, Akina and Taki from FAKY and Maria Kaneya from GENIC. It is a version of the Hungarian singer's original song "Ciki Ciki Bam Bam". Jolly-Bulikiraly released in 2013. The version was released digitally in Japan on May 20, peaking at number four on Oricon's weekly digital singles chart.
The series premiered in Japan on April 5, while the platform HIDE takes care of sales in the west. On the other hand, Yuto Yotsuba began publishing the manga through the digital service Comic Days in December 2019, while the publisher Kodansha released the sixth compilation volume on July 14, followed by the seventh on November 18 in Japan.
Summary for Paripi Koumei
Zhuge Kongming earned a reputation as one of the greatest tacticians of 3rd-century China's Three Kingdoms period. After leading his army to countless grueling victories, Kongming falls seriously ill during the Battle of Wuzhang Plains. Fatigue and regret from the seemingly endless war catches up with him, and as he draws his last breath, Kongming wishes that if he were born again he would be in a more peaceful age. His wish is granted, and Kongming awakens in modern-day Tokyo with a younger body and memories intact.
In an unfamiliar world, he enters a nightclub and meets Eiko Tsukimi, an aspiring singer whose performance immediately captivates him. Pitying his confusion, Eiko takes Kongming under her wing and teaches him about the contemporary world, sparking Kongming's interest in contemporary music. Seeing Eiko's immense musical potential, Kongming vows to bring her to the world and soon takes on the role of her manager. As expected, the music industry does not forgive those who make even the smallest mistake. However, Kongming is determined to achieve his goals, even if he has to employ the war strategies of his past life.
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