The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Burning Kabaddi (Shakunetsu Kabaddi) manga by Hajime Musashino, announced its April 2021 premiere. It also revealed the show's staff and the two main cast members.
The manga's story centres 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 two main cast members revealed are Yūma Uchida as Tatsuya Hoigoshi and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Masato Ohjyo.
Kazuya Ichikawa (Clean Freak! Aoyama Kun) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment alongside Domerica. Yuuko Kakihara ( Digimon Adventure tri., Cells at Work!) is writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Midori Gotou (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 Ito (I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives.) is composing the music.
The trailer for the anime was released back in July, and Musashino provided a teaser visual for that announcement.
The manga debuted on Shogakukan's Manga ONE app and Ura Sunday website in 2015. Shogakukan released the 14th volume on July 10.