The upcoming stage play adaptation of Ya Boy Kongming! (Paripi Koumei) released new character visuals featuring the main cast of the play. The play is set to perform in Tokyo at the Tennzou Galaxy Theater from May 3 to May 6 and in Osaka at the Sankei Hall Breeze from May 10-May 11. Character visuals for the Ya Boy Kongming! Stage:
The stage play adaptation is written and directed by Akira Ishida, a member of the popular comedy duo unit “Non Style,” the champions of Japan’s top comedy contest: the M-1 Grand Prix. In addition, Ya Boy Kongming! Stage has announced eight supporting cast members and their roles in the play. The supporting cast is as follows:
- Anju Manabe (NMB48) as Futaba
- Shinji Osawa as Mia’s Manager
- Hayate Miyao as Masa, the drummer for an indie band JET JACKET
- Tomohiro Iwasaki as Taku, the band’s keyboardist
- Momoka Natsume as Ichika, the guitarist for AZAELEA
- Tatsuki Mizuta as DJ Satori
- Fumiya Asano as AZALEA staff
- Mariko Kimura as a secretary
Ya Boy Kongming! is a manga series written by Yuto Yotsuba and illustrated by Ryo Ogawa. Kodansha first serialized the manga series on their Comic Days website and later on their Weekly Young Magazine. It inspired a 2022 anime series and a live-action TV Series that premiered in September 2023. The upcoming film Ya Boy Kongming: Road To Summer Sonia is set to release on March 1 in theaters across Japan and will cover all 12 episodes of the anime series with new live scenes added specifically for the movie.
Kodansha USA publishes the manga series in English and describes it as such:
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
© Tato Yotsuba, Ryo Ogawa, Kodansha/Stage “Paripi Koumei” Production Committee