Anime for years has been used as a medium to bring life to new things and sports is no stranger to it. The medium has spawned many known legends such as the classic boxing show Ashita no Joe and the mega-hit volleyball centred series Haikyuu!! along with simple stories told through using a sport such as Run with the Wind. And the latest to join the list of these sports anime is “Burning Kabaddi”, an upcoming shonen anime centred around Indian sport Kabaddi.

Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) is an upcoming sports anime which follows 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 Episode 1 will premiere tomorrow and will run from April 3 to June 29, 2021, for 12 episodes. A new episode will be released every Saturday at 1:25 am JST.

TMS Entertainment Animation studio is animating the snow with Kazuya Ichikawa as the Director. Yuuko Kakihara and Midori Gotou are the scriptwriters, Mari Takada is designing the characters and Ken Ito will be composing the soundtrack.

Now this season a lot of new and sequel anime is coming out and it will be hard to keep track of the release dates of each one of them. That’s why we have created release schedule for Burning Kabaddi as well as many other anime series coming out this season.

Burning Kabaddi Episode Release Schedule

Episode NumberRelease Date
Episode 1April 3, 2021
Episode 2April 10, 2021
Episode 3April 17, 2021
Episode 4April 24, 2021
Episode 5May 1, 2021
Episode 6May 8, 2021
Episode 7May 15, 2021
Episode 8May 22, 2021
Episode 9May 29, 2021
Episode 10June 5, 2021
Episode 11June 12, 2021
Episode 12June 19, 2021

Where to Watch Online?

Viewers in the USA and Canada can watch the show on Crunchyroll and VRV in its original Japanese dub with embedded English dub. It is also available on Ani-One for most of the South-East Asian countries. It is currently not available on Netflix though, but we are hoping they will license the show once it will finish broadcasting.

How many episodes will it have?

It has been confirmed that the Burning Kabaddi TV anime will run for a total of 12 episodes starting from April 3 to June 19, 2021. A new episode in the series will be released every Saturday at 1:25 am JST.

When the English Dub for Shakunetsu Kabaddi Anime will premiere?

There is no official confirmation of whether or not Burning Kabaddi will receive an English dub or not. However taking into account the fact that Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, who have been lately producing lots of their shows in dub, it is relatively safe to say that an English dub will be announced very soon.

About Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi)

Burning Kabaddi Anime Key Visual
Burning Kabaddi Anime Key Visual

Written and illustrated by Hajime Musashino, Burning Kabaddi is a Japanese sports manga serialized in Shogakukan’s One app and Ura Sunday website simultaneously since 2015. As of now, 14 compiled volumes have been published in Japan. 

It follows First-year high schooler Tatsuya Yoigoshi, the former ace of a junior high school soccer team who has come to dislike sports, receives an invitation to join the Kabaddi club. Initially mocking the idea of Kabaddi, he takes an interest after watching an intense competition akin to martial arts at a practice session.