Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: January 21, 2022 at 18:52 PHT (GMT+8)
Hajime Musashino's kabaddi manga series Burning Kabaddi is inspiring a stage adaptation. The live performances will run from Feb. 18 to 27, 2022 at the Theater 1010 in Tokyo.
See the official commercial!
The first main visual features the main cast from rival teams Nōkin High School and Souwa High School.
Cast: Nōkin High School
Rui Tabuchi (田淵累生) as Tatsuya Yoigoshi
Shota Takasaki (高崎翔太) as Masato Ojo
Kaiki Ōhara (大原海輝) as Sōma Azemichi
Yuga Iwasaki (岩崎悠雅) as Kei Iura
Atsuki Kashio (樫尾篤紀) as Kyōhei Misumi
Shunsuke Kobayakawa (小早川俊輔) as Shinji Date
Takuya Kishimoto (岸本卓也) as Nobutaka Ban
Yuya Miyashita (宮下雄也) as Ryuta Seki
Yuu Miyazaki (宮崎湧) as Yūki Hitomi
Cast: Souwa High School
Bishin Kawasumi (川隅美慎) as Ayumu Rokugen
Keisuke Kaminaga (神永圭佑) as Ren Takaya
Soushou Tomimoto (富本惣昭) as Shintarō Kizaki
Haruki Mochida (持田悠生) as Yū Eikura
Taishin Hirano (平野泰新) as Daisuke Muroya
Source material: Hajime Musashino's "Burning Kabaddi" (serialized in Shogakukan's MangaONE)
Director: Nishida Shatona
Screenplay: Sho Kubota
Organizer: Burning Kabaddi Stage Production Committee
Tickets for the stage adaptation will be on sale starting tomorrow, Jan. 22, 2022 on Lawson Ticket's website.
Burning Kabaddi (Japanese: 灼熱カバディ, Romaji: Shakunetsu Kabadi) is a Japanese kabaddi manga series by Hajime Musashino. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday website and MangaONE app since July 2015 and has been collected in 19 tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired from April 3 to June 19, 2021.
Synopsis from MAL:
Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a once nationally recognized soccer player, is now a first-year student at Noukin High School. Due to his developed hatred for sports, he has abandoned his previous aspirations to become a famous livestreamer on the internet. One day, Souma Azemichi, a first-year on the kabaddi team, seeks to recruit Yoigoshi and spontaneously interrupts his livestream.
Without any expectations, Yoigoshi follows Souma to the school gym, where he witnesses second-years Kyouhei Misumi and Shinji Date engaged in the primal contact sport of kabaddi. Despite ridiculing the rules of play, Yoigoshi is stunned by the intensity of the round. Because of an enticing deal and slight coercion, he agrees to settle the prospect of his recruitment through the most invigorating way: a battle of kabbadi, a team sport played empty-handed.