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: 8.131 (scored by 145265145,265 users)
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Ranked: #4652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #830
Members: 298,711
Favorites: 2,620

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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


Jun 16, 2022
Paripi Koumei is very silly and very good, and while there isn’t much you can say about it in a review, there’s very much to enjoy when you actually watch it. The legendary Chinese tactician, Zhuge Liang, being isekai’d to modern-day Tokyo, becoming the manager of an adorable amateur EDM idol, using his strategic prowess to conquer the world of music, and leading the girl to stardom using the art of war is easily the most confusingly out-of-left-field storyline I’ve seen in years. Despite having such a weird premise, though, it sells you on the characters instantly, and you just watch it like a normal ...
Jun 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Well that was disappointing. I'm not sure what killed my enjoyment more, the lack of direction after episode 5, that same one song that was bland despite having a talented singer or Kabe. Wait I know, it was the padding and lack of Koumei. You know, the reason many of us picked up the anime in the first place? They somehow managed to make me not care about Eiko halfway through.

Maybe PA Works should have consulted with Koumei regarding how long they were gonna stretch an arc since they are so used to making original shows that span over 13 episodes? Nah let's just add ...
Jun 16, 2022
The reception of this anime is so strange. There's literally nothing here that merits any kind of universal praise as it already does.

What is introduced to us is essentially the Sun Tzu sequel hears an Aimer song for the first time and dedicates his life to making sure that music ends up universal. No hate on Aimer, by the way, I just lacked a better example.

I actually quite like the premise, as it is a good idea, and the first episode kinda sells everything really well. You know, Kongming seemed like an interesting guy, he meets Eiko and they talk about life and all that ...

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