Currently serialized in Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app, Hajime Musashino’s (武蔵野創) “Burning Kabaddi” (灼熱カバディ) sports manga is confirmed to inspire a TV anime. The series centers on the hot-blooded contact team sport, Kabaddi, which is said to have minority players in Japan.
▍About “Burning Kabaddi”
The manga started serializing in Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app and Ura Sunday website in 2015. The series has been collected into 13 volumes and the 14th volume will be released on 19th July 2020. The series has an accumulated page view of over 120 million. It also 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.
The story centers on first-year high school student Tatsuya Yoigoshi (宵越竜哉), 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.