On June 15, 2022, Avex Pictures released a music video featuring singer Lezel’s 3D Vtuber avatar singing “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, as part of a collection of videos called “I Tried To Dance Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” featuring various artists singing and dancing the special dance that goes along with the song using their own unique 3D Vtuber avatar.
Lezel provided the singing voice for the character Nanami Kuon in the anime Ya Boy Kongming!
Lezel has also released her debut single “Murder Circus”, which is streaming on all platforms. You can watch the music video by Avex Pictures on Lezel’s official website.
The special event “Party Time!” will be included as a bonus in the Blu-ray of the TV anime series Ya Boy Kongming! Pre-orders for the Blu-ray DVD boxed set are now available here on the official website, and the series will go on sale Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Ya Boy Kongming’s original soundtrack is available for pre-order here on the official website and will be released on June 29, 2022.
The song album of the TV anime Ya Boy Kongming! is titled VOCAL COLLECTION MEGAMORI! And pre-orders are now available here on the official website. The album will be released on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Also on June 15, 2022, Avex Pictures released a music video featuring singer 96 neko’s (the artist who is Eiko’s singing voice in the anime Ya Boy Kongming) 3D Vtuber avatar singing “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, and dancing the special dance that goes along with the song.
On May 17, 2022, Avex Pictures released a YouTube video featuring a 3D model of the main character, Eiko Tsukimi dancing the unique dance that goes along with the opening song. The video is titled “I Tried To Dance Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. On May 20, 2022, the full version of the song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” by QUEENDOM was distributed on Apple Music, Spotify, and more!
The opening theme song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is actually a Japanese cover of the song “Bulikiraly” by Hungarian singer Jolly. In Japan, the song “Bulikiraly” is known as Chikichiki Banban.
Hibiki and Moka from the band LOL, Akina and Taki from FAKY and Maria Kaneya from GENIC – make up the group QUEENDOM. LOL is a dancing and singing group under the record label Avex Trax. The band wanted to make people smile with their music and lift their spirits, hence why they chose to name their band “LOL” (short for “Laugh out loud”).
FAKY – the band that Akina and Taki are from is a five-person group that debuted in 2013 under Avex’s Rhythm Zone record label. Their band name is a play on the word “fake”, which they chose to remind them that their goal is to bring something “real” to the Japanese music scene. The band name is also an acronym that means: Five Ass Kicking Youngsters. Akina made her solo debut on Nov 27, 2020, with the single “Touch”.
Kaneya Maria, also under Avex management, is not only a singer but also a model. The group GENIC, which she is a part of, is co-ed.
Ya Boy Kongming! is a Japanese manga written by Yuto Yotsuba and illustrated by Ryo Ogawa. From December 2019 to November 2021, the manga was serialized on Kodansha’s Comic Days website, as well as in Weekly Young Magazine. As of April 2022, the manga chapters have been gathered into nine tankobon volumes. Ya Boy Kongming!’s anime adaptation by P.A. Works premiered this March 2022 on streaming sites and on TV in April 2022.
If you haven’t gotten to watch the show yet now is the time to start! In the story, the general of the Three Kingdoms Kongming participated in countless battles, which forged him into an accomplished military strategist. He was mortally wounded during the Battle of Wuzhang and on his deathbed, he wished to himself that in his next life he would end up somewhere peaceful and free of bloodshed and war. Kongming is abruptly reborn as a young man with his memories intact. He appears in the middle of a Halloween Party taking place in Tokyo’s club district.
The Shibuya partygoers drag Kongming to a nightclub where he meets the singer Eiko Tsukimi. He immediately thinks she has the voice of an angel and is captivated by her. When he learns that Eiko is struggling with her career as a singer he decides to lend his intellect to help her gain followers and fame.