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Burning Kabaddi Sports TV Anime Casts Tatsuhisa Suzuki

posted on by Egan Loo
Suzuki plays ex-delinquent who becomes a team player in TMS Entertainment's April show

The official website for the television anime of Hajime Musashino's Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) sports manga announced a new cast member on Tuesday. Tatsuhisa Suzuki plays Kyōhei Misumi, a second-year student on Nōkin High School's kabaddi team. Misumi was a delinquent who spent his time getting into fights until junior high school. His personality changed upon entering high school, and he joined the team thanks to Iura holding proof of his delinquent past. He has been playing kabaddi for 13 months.

The anime also stars:

Yūma Uchida as Tatsuya Hoigoshi (pictured below left) and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Masato Ohjyo (below right)

Gen Sato as Sōma Azemachi

Makoto Furukawa as Kei Iura

Kazuya Ichikawa (The World Ends with You the Animation, Clean Freak! Aoyama kun) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, in collaboration with Domerica. Yuuko Kakihara (Aikatsu! franchise, Digimon Adventure tri., Cells at Work!) is writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Midori Gotou (Otogi Zoshi, Hozuki's Coolheadedness) is also writing the scripts. Mari Takada (Bakugan: Armored Alliance, Bakugan Battle Planet) is designing the characters. Shōji Hata (The Ancient Magus' Bride, Fairy Tail) is directing the sound, and Ken Itō (Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic, I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives.) is composing the music.

The series will premiere next April.

The manga's story centers on first-year high school student Tatsuya Yoigoshi, 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.

The manga debuted on Shogakukan's Manga ONE app and Ura Sunday website in 2015. Shogakukan published the 15th volume on October 12. The series 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.

Sources: Burning Kabaddi anime's website, Comic Natalie

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