Paripi Koumei

Ya Boy Kongming!

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Synonyms: Party People Koumei
Japanese: パリピ孔明
English: Ya Boy Kongming!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2022 to Jun 21, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2022
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic, ReincarnationReincarnation, ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 143864143,864 users)
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Ranked: #4472
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Popularity: #828
Members: 296,252
Favorites: 2,600

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Zhuge Kongming earned a reputation as one of the greatest tacticians of the Three Kingdoms period of third-century China. Having led his army through countless grueling victories, Kongming falls gravely ill during the Battle of Wuzhang Plains. The weariness and regret stemming from the seemingly never-ending war catch up to him, and as he draws his final breath, Kongming wishes that if he were to reincarnate, he would be reborn in a more peaceful era.

His wish comes true, and Kongming wakes up in modern-day Tokyo with a younger body and his memories intact. Thrust into an unfamiliar world, he finds his way into 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 current world, which leads to Kongming's interest in contemporary music. Seeing Eiko's immense musical potential, Kongming vows to make the world recognize her and soon takes on the role of her manager.

Unsurprisingly, the music industry is unforgiving to those who make even the slightest mistakes. Still, Kongming is determined to accomplish his goals—even if he must utilize the war stratagems he famously used in his previous life!

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Opening Theme

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"Ciki Ciki Bam Bam (チキチキバンバン)" by QUEENDOM (hibiki and moka from lol, Akina and Taki from FAKY, and Maria Kaneya from GENIC)

Ending Theme

"Kibun Joujou ↑↑ (気分上々↑↑)" by 96Neko, Ryoutarou Okiayu, Shouya Chiba, and Lezel


Feb 4, 2024
There are different genres of anime out there to appeal to a variety of tastes. Action, drama, slice of life, comedy, musical, shounen, seinen, etc. You can enjoy any number of these, or none of them, point is that there is an endless variety of different choices out there, so surely you will find what you're looking for. Rarely though, there comes a series that takes multiple of these genres together and weaves them into a seamless blend, making the coexistence of some of these contradicting ideas seem so natural. And while the hilariously named Ya Boy Kongming is a comedy first and foremost, it ...
Oct 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It's fine, safe and easy to watch, no real drama or stakes. The concept of Kongming reborn in modern world mostly plays out in first half and then kinda takes backseat to other characters. Someone who is into the history of Three Kingdoms or j-pop will likely appreciate it more than I did.

Second half of the season is focused heavily on songs and this is where they lost me. I can't help but compare the music in Paripi Koumei to Carol and Tuesday and I feel like music is not even in the same league. Rap part sounded nice but it's hard to evaluate one ...
Apr 11, 2024
I really loved when this show leaned into its overarching plot or its silly premise, but it did unfortunately little of both. Instead it spent a lot of time on character-based plot for characters that felt very flat.

While each character has a generally unique personality, they don't really interact with each other. Eiko is expressive, outgoing and a little silly, but nobody ever reacts to her. She'll emote and quip with no reactions from anybody.

Kongming is stoic with a carefree & goofy side, but people only comment on 1) him being clever and 2) him wearing strange clothes. His close friends never actually ask about ...

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