Ya Boy Kongming: Road to Summer Sonia (Paripi Koumei Road to Summer Sonia) anime movie has revealed a new visual and trailer. The movie will premiere in Japanese theaters on March 1, 2024. Watch the new trailer below:
Also check out the new visual for the movie, which was announced in November this year:
Zhuge Konming, known as the greatest tactician of the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China, found himself reincarnated in modern-day Shibuya and as the tactician for Eiko, a budding artist. Ya Boy Kongming: Road to Summer Sonia is a retelling of the story of Eiko competing for a spot to participate in the Summer Sonia with Kongming at her side. Many of the scenes that appeared in the popular 12-episode anime series will be re-edited for their theatrical appearances alongside newly added live scenes specific to the movie.
Many of the cast members will be returning to reprise their roles, such as Kaede Hondo, 96Neko, Ryoutaro Okiyau, Shouya Chiba, Hibiku Yamamura, and Jun Fukushima. Osamu Honma, who directed the 2022 anime series, is returning to direct the movie at PA Works, which is animating and re-editing the movie. Genki Honda is also returning for the movie’s music.
Ya Boy Kongming! is a manga series written by Yuuto Yotsuba and illustrated by Ryou Ogawa. The manga was first serialized on Kodonsha’s Comic Days website and later on the Weekly Young Magazine. The manga series has sold over 2 million copies due to the author’s unique idea of combining the classic coming-of-age story with an outrageous setting. The manga inspired an anime series that aired in 2022 and a live-action TV Series that premiered in September 2023 of this year.
The manga series is licensed and published by Kodansha in English and is described as:
The 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 part-central, Tokyo! Can even a brilliant strategist like Kongming adapt to the wild beats and even wilder party people!?
Source: Official Website
© Yutuo Yotsuba, Ryo Ogawa, Kodansha/”Paripi Koumei” Production Comittee