Shakunetsu Kabaddi

Burning Kabaddi

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 灼熱カバディ
English: Burning Kabaddi
German: Burning Kabaddi
Spanish: Burning Kabaddi
French: Burning Kabaddi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2021 to Jun 19, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.061 (scored by 3420734,207 users)
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Ranked: #36362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1885
Members: 88,270
Favorites: 722

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Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a once nationally recognized soccer player, is now a first-year student at Noukin High School. Due to his developed hatred for sports, he has abandoned his previous aspirations to become a famous livestreamer on the internet. One day, Souma Azemichi, a first-year on the kabaddi team, seeks to recruit Yoigoshi and spontaneously interrupts his livestream.

Without any expectations, Yoigoshi follows Souma to the school gym, where he witnesses second-years Kyouhei Misumi and Shinji Date engaged in the primal contact sport of kabaddi. Despite ridiculing the rules of play, Yoigoshi is stunned by the intensity of the round. Because of an enticing deal and slight coercion, he agrees to settle the prospect of his recruitment through the most invigorating way: a battle of kabbadi, a team sport played empty-handed.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ichikawa, Kazuya
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Kakihara, Yuuko
Script, Series Composition
Gotou, Midori


Opening Theme

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"FIRE BIRD" by Shunya Ohira (大平峻也)

Ending Theme

"Comin' Back" by Yuuma Uchida (内田雄馬)

Jun 18, 2021
IrrelevantGuy (All reviews)
Kabaddi is a fairly popular sport in South Asia, particularly the Indian subcontinent where it is often played by rural kids during the summer. In my country Bangladesh, kabaddi is officially recognized as the national sport, and I myself used to play it a lot few years ago. All of this makes the sport seem very favorable, but when you go past South Asia, you begin to realize how obscure it actually is. Outside the boundaries of Asia, it is extremely difficult to find someone who has even heard of kabaddi, let alone someone who has played it. Guess how surprised I was then, when read more
Jun 18, 2021
ESER10 (All reviews)
This had potential to be amazing. Instead, it's just…. Decent. Don't get me wrong, I still really enjoyed this show quite a bit, but it just does not hit anywhere near the potential because of the extreme lack of animation.

But before getting into that further, what is this show about? Shakunetsu Kabaddi is about the sport of Kabaddi, which I knew absolutely nothing about. It's a sport that's most popular around India, and to oversimplify the rules drastically: two teams of 7 on each side of the court take turns to send one person to the other side and tag others out, while trying not read more
Jun 18, 2021
ren0080 (All reviews)
Let me get this straight. This is the 3rd best anime this season in my opinion. Just behind Fumetsu no Anata e and Shaows House.
That's a pretty bold statement I know, but hear me out.
I'll explain myself in this review.

The story is just the typical sports plot where team finds MC, then get themselves stronger as they go to the Nationals. You know, the basic stuff.
But the way this anime handles this just reminds me of Slam Dunk. You know, arguably the best Sports Anime of All Time.
Why do I compare this mediocre-looking series to a legendary series you may ask?
Simple. Because unlike every read more
Jun 19, 2021
ScraF (All reviews)
Kabaddi is a very intriguing sport. When simplified, it is basically a game of tag with additional rules that can add small but noticeable differences in playstyles and allow for a variety of strategies to be implemented to the game and leave a lot of room for strategizing rather than just relying on brute force, speed or athleticism of the players, which of course, largely comes into play as well.

Shakunetsu Kabaddi takes a very questionable approach when it comes to representing the game of kabaddi itself. Kabaddi originates from South Asia, more precisely, India, yet the show never touches upon this fact. It has some read more

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