An official website opened on Tuesday to announce that Hajime Musashino’s Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) manga is getting a television anime adaptation. The website began streaming a teaser video, and Musashino provided a teaser visual for the announcement.
The manga’s story centers on first-year high school student Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a former ace soccer player who dislikes sports. He gets invited to join a team for the contact sport kabaddi. He scoffs at the idea at first but becomes interested after watching a kabaddi practice.
The manga debuted on Shogakukan‘s Manga ONE app and Ura Sunday website in 2015. Shogakukan released the 13th compiled book volume on February 12, and the 14th will ship on Friday. The series ranked on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2017 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.
Besides the teaser and that the series will be airing on TV Tokyo in Japan, nothing else is known about the adaption, but we’ll keep you in contact when we learn more!
Kabaddi is an Indian contact team sport played between two teams of seven players each. The objective of the game is for a single player on offense, referred to as a “raider”, to run into the opposing team’s half of a court, tag out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders, and in a single breath. Points are scored tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider. Players are taken out of the game if they are tagged or tackled, but are brought back in for each point scored by their team from a tag or tackle.