Anime Review: shakunetsu Kabaddi (2021). Through its official website, the anime adaptation of Shakunetsu Kabaddi has announced the film’s broadcast schedule. In addition, the staff has also revealed the main voice actors for this sports anime.

Shakunetsu Kabaddi is a sports manga series by Hajime Musashino. The comic debuted through Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday website and MangaONE app in 2015. Meanwhile, Shogakukan released the 13th volume on February 12, and the 14th volume shipped on July 10.

Besides that, this manga was great for being included in the top 20 comics for male readers, in the 2017 edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi guide.

Synopsis shakunetsu Kabaddi

The anime Shakunetsu Kabaddi tells the story of Tatsuya Yoigoshi who has just entered Noukin High School. Formerly known as one of the top soccer athletes when he was in junior high, he now hates all things related to sports and decides to change his direction to become a streamer. While he was busy streaming, suddenly Tatsuya was invited to join the kabaddi team at his high school. The vice-captain of the team, Kei Iura, threatens to reveal Tatsuya’s secret as a streamer if he refuses to join his team. Will Tatsuya join a sports team that has been considered a “weird” sport?


English: Burning Kabaddi
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2021, to Jun 19, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Source: Web manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Theme: School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.

shakunetsu Kabaddi

Seiyuu and Staff

Main voice:

-Yuma Uchida as Tatsuya Hoigoshi
-Nobuhiko Okamoto as Masato Ohjyo

The staff involved in this anime project are Kazuya Ichikawa who will be the director, then Yuuko Kakihara who is writing and supervising the script with Midori Gotou.

Meanwhile, Mari Takada is designing the characters, then Shōji Hata is the sound director, then Ken Ito is composing the music and Studio TMS Entertainment.

Review shakunetsu Kabaddi

It’s not wrong if many think kabaddi is a “weird” sport. This sport often appears in several anime as a joke in the story, such as in Gintama (one of the examples that I remember the most). So it’s not wrong if the first episode of Shakunetsu Kabaddi seems to be made as a “tutorial” to get acquainted with this sport like global Sodor.

As a series with a “foreign” sports theme, the Shakunetsu Kabaddi anime presents Tatsuya, the main character who is said to be quite good at other sports, but at first, he didn’t know kabaddi. Through this approach, the process of introducing us as spectators to the sport of kabaddi, which is the central theme in the story, does not seem too long-winded. This anime has managed to bring out the excitement of playing kabaddi. One thing that was successfully achieved in this episode, complete with the story that slipped a little comedy about his team members who also have an eccentric nature.

Of course, curiosity finally arose to look forward to the continuation of the story in the Shakunetsu Kabaddi anime and also curiosity to see kabaddi matches which were described with over-the-top action spices typical of anime.

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