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HIDIVE Sets ‘Ya Boy Kongming!’ Anime Dubcast Plans

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© Yuto Yotsuba / Ryo Ogawa / Kodansha / Ya Boy Kongming! Production Committee

The spring 2022 anime TV season saw a fun show with the debut of Ya Boy Kongming! The folks at Sentai Filmworks had picked up the property for home video release in the future and it saw streaming as a simulcast through HIDIVE. While it wrapped up previously, HIDIVE confirmed at Otakon that they are planning a Dubcast for it with a fall 2022 debut to come, along with details such as the staff and cast for it.

The series is directed by Osamu Honma based on the scripts by Yoko Yonaiyama. Kanami Sekiguchi is on board for the character designs with P.A. Works handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Kaede Hondo as Eiko Tsukumi
  • Ryotaro Okiayu as Zhuge Kongming
  • Shōya Chiba as Kabe-Taito
  • Hibiku Yamamura as Nanami Kuon
  • Jun Fukushima as Owner Kobayashi

The ending theme song is “Kibun Jojo,” which is performed by Eiko Starring 96Neko as they cover the 2006 original work from mihimaru.

The manga comes from writer Yuto Yotsuba and artist Ryo Ogawa.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: 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!

Series trailer:

Previous promos and visuals;

© Yuto Yotsuba / Ryo Ogawa / Kodansha / Ya Boy Kongming! Production Committee