Shakunetsu Kabaddi

Burning Kabaddi

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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: 7.021 (scored by 4009640,096 users)
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Ranked: #42272
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Popularity: #2055
Members: 101,087
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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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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)


Feb 2, 2023
Kabaddi is a contact team sport which involves no material equipment but the human body to play.
It is the national sport of Bangladesh, the country where I'm from and has historical origins in Ancient India, particularly in Tamil Nadu around 4000 years ago. Legend says that even Gautam Buddha enjoyed playing this game.
Of all sports known globally, Kabaddi was a sport I never imagined to get an anime adaption, so kudos to the mangaka, Hajime Musashino, for introducing this rather unknown sport to Otakus and making it look cool.
All the characters were enjoyable to watch, even the opponent and side characters. The animation was pretty ...
Jul 26, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Overall its a good sports anime, I like the humour and how they put effort into the development of characters but the thing this lacks is the animation where the character plays a game.An example in haiku is when there are actions scenes they put animation in the movement of people whereas this anime eventhough it has some aspects of animated action they use a lot of slow motion which is understandable in sports because there are scenes that require slow-mo animes but this in anime in particular uses it a lot which does make the anime a little more boring. Overall its a good ...
Jul 5, 2021
Its pretty alright, It's just average on everything.

I don't personally play the sport but if you do, this might be enjoyable to you. Though I find the anime somewhat enjoyable,

The characters are your standard sports anime characters, the gifted one, the underestimated yet strong, the smart one, the hard worker.

This anime isn't revolutionary and definitely not something everyone would enjoy. But if you did watch it you will surely make you want to play the game and be curious about it.


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