Another new cast member has been revealed for Burning Kabaddi (known as Shakunetsu Kabaddi in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the full-contact sports manga by Hajime Musashino about a former soccer ace who gets drawn into the highly competitive world of a sport that hails from India.
In Burning Kabaddi, Makoto Furukawa plays Kei Iura, the deputy director of the Noukin High School kabaddi club. Kei is a brainy player with a strong head for strategy, and despite his gentle demeanor, he is actually quite cunning and ruthless. Kei has been playing kabaddi for about six years.
The story of Burning Kabaddi follows Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a former soccer ace who gave up sports after graduating from middle school. One day Tatsuya is scouted by Masato Ohjyo, the captain of the Noukin High School kabaddi club. Tatsuya is convinced that kabaddi is just a joke, but his athletic instincts awaken when he attends a practice match and discovers that the sport is actually closer to a martial arts competition.
Burning Kabaddi is directed by Kazuy Ichikawa and features animation production by TMS Entertainment. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo and other stations beginning in April of 2021.
Copyright notice: © 2020 Hajime Musashino・Shogakukan / Burning Kabaddi Production Committee
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