burning kabaddi is one of the sports anime that occupies an important place in Japanese anime culture. The manga, which has been published since 2015, was first adapted into anime in 2021 and was received with interest by anime lovers who love the sports genre in animes. The anime was created by TMS Entertainment, which deals with dozens of manga and light novel adaptations each year. We also know the studio from major anime adaptations such as dr. stone and Bakic† Licensed by crunchy rolls, the anime, which has the ability to be watched from all over the world, was also broadcast on many local channels such as TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, AT-X as 12 episodes between April 3, 2021 – June 19, 2021 Only a few of the anime can get the chance for the new season. What fans are wondering is, will Burning Kabaddi be one of the anime to seize this opportunity, and will there be a second season from the anime?
What is the storyline of the anime?
Tatsuya Yoigoshi, the nationally recognized star of the high school soccer team, quits the sport after losing interest in high school. His hatred for sports continues into high school. Things start to change when he gets an invitation to play at Noukin High’s Kabaddi club by Azemichi Soma. Tatsuya initially taunts Kabaddi and shows no regard for the sport. However, that situation changes when he attends one of the training sessions and is shocked to learn how Kabaddi requires extraordinary flexibility and athleticism. Despite the absurd rules of the game, after watching a club training, he becomes interested in this fast-paced sport that resembles martial arts. Tatsuya realizes that his first impression of the sport may be wrong after seeing parallels between Kabaddi and the art of fighting. His sarcasm soon turns into a true passion for the sport, and he eventually falls in love with Kabaddi.
Will there be a second season of Burning Kabaddi?
The anime’s first season ended on June 19, 2021. Since animes are taking a long season break, it may be early for a new season. TMS Entertainment or any other anime related company has yet to renew the anime for a second season† However, it is possible to predict whether there will be a new season under a number of important factors. If the anime meets these key factors, they will get the approval of the new season with a 95% probability. Chief among these is the availability of manga source material.
The manga of the series is written and illustrated by Hajime Musashino. The manga series published by Shogakukan has been running since July 2015. Only the first 4 parts of the series, which consisted of: 19 parts in total were adapted for the first season. It looks like the source material is available for a second season or even more.
While there is sufficient written source material to new season, this is not the only important factor. Popularity is more important because anime’s productions are for-profit and popularity is directly linked to revenue. The anime’s disc sales were pretty bad and off-target. On the other hand, if we look at the Twitter account from the anime, we see that very few people follow the series, even in Japan. 31k people are currently following the anime’s official Twitter account, which is a pretty low number of followers for an anime aiming for a second season. We don’t see a strong search volume in Google searches worldwide. Given its popularity, a new season seems quite difficult. Frankly, we are not waiting for the new season of burning kabaddi†
At best, if an English publisher licenses the manga series, you can follow the manga’s sequel. However, we must say that the world of anime is full of surprises, and while this chance is very slim, the creators can surprise us and their fans with a new season confirmation. Stay tuned for updates.
What could be the storyline of Season 2?
The first season ended with Noukin High School’s friendly against Saitama Kyouyou High. Everyone in attendance was stunned when Yoigoshi spun into the match to avoid dodging. At the end of the match, Yoigoshi gave the team 6 points in total, as 4 and 2 separately. Thanks to Yoigoshi, the score became 40:44 and Noukin High won the match. At the end of episode 12, Hiramoto told Yoigoshi that they would meet again if they both entered the tournament successfully.
We will continue to watch Noukin High’s games in Season 2. In the final, Hiramoto announced that we will meet a new player. In fact, the player can be a foreigner. We will have the opportunity to learn where he comes from, how successful he is in the sport and how he contributes to his team. Yoigoshi will finally take on a player as successful as himself. In addition, we will check the three new characters of the team in the new season.