Burning Kabaddi Sports TV Anime Casts Shin'ichirō Kamio, Wataru Komada, Ayumu Murase

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TMS Entertainment anime premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of Hajime Musashino's Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) sports manga announced three new cast members on Tuesday. The newly announced cast includes:

Shin'ichirō Kamio as Nobutaka Ban

Wataru Komada as Ryuta Seki

Ayumu Murase as Yūki Hitomi

The series will premiere in April.

The anime 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

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kyōhei Misumi

Shunsuke Takeuchi as Shinji Date

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 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, and the 16th volume will ship on March 18. 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, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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