Hajime Musashino’s “Burning KABADDI” manga will be getting a TV anime adaptation! The manga has been running since 2015, with 13 volumes out so far — and the latest volume #14 coming out on 10th July. “Jounetsu KABADDI” follows the story of former football club ace Tatsuya Yoetsu, who has found a new passion in the contact sport kabaddi after losing interest in sports overall.
Kabaddi is a contact team sport popular in South Asia and is recognised as the national sport of Bangladesh. It is sometimes described as a cross between tag and rugby and played between two teams of seven players each. A single player from one team runs into the opposing team’s half of a court, tags as many of their defenders as possible, and tries to return to their own court without being tackled.