Avex Pictures has released a dance video for the popular “Chiki Chiki Ban Ban” opening song from Ya Boy Kongming!, featuring a 3D rendition of heroine Eiko Tsukimi performing the full choreography.
The “Dance Motion Data” of the video is being offered as a free download for a limited time. Avex Pictures notes that the download cannot be used for commercial purposes or be redistributed.
It was also announced that the full version of QUEENDOM‘s “Chiki Chiki Ban Ban,” which is a cover of the 2014 Hungarian song “Bulikirály” by Jolly, will be released on May 20.
Ya Boy Kongming! premiered on April 5 and is being streamed by HiDive and Bilibili. It is based on the manga series by Yuuto Yotsuba and Ryou Ogawa, which began serialization in 2019 and has nine tankoubon volumes as of April 2022. The manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Comic Days app/website and Weekly Young Magazine, and published under the Young Magazine Comics label. The main character, Zhuge Kongming, is based on the real life Chinese military statesmen and strategist of the same name, who was active during the Three Kingdoms era.
Kodansha describes the manga series as:
General of the Three Kingdoms, Kongming had struggled his whole life, facing countless battles that made him into the accomplished strategist he was. So on his deathbed, he wished only to be reborn into a peaceful world…and was sent straight to modern-day party-central, Tokyo! Can even a brilliant strategist like Kongming adapt to the wild beats and even wilder party people?!
The main staff of the show includes Osamu Honma (The Aquatope on White Sand episode director) as director, Yoko Yonaiyama (Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 scriptwriter) as series composer, and Kanami Sekiguchi (SHIROBAKO the Movie) as character designer. P.A Works is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Ryoutarou Okiayu as Zhuge Kongming, Kaede Hondo and 96Neko (singing voice) as Eiko Tsukimi, Shouya Chiba as KABEtaijin, Hibiku Yamamura as Nanami Kuon, and Jun Fukushima as Owner Kobayashi.
Sources: avex pictures YouTube channel, @paripikoumei_PR