More of the main cast members for the upcoming TV anime series Burning Kabaddi have been revealed along with comments for each voice actor.
Soma Azemichi (Voiced by: Gen Sato)
Soma Azemichi is a first-year student at Nōkin High School, the same school as the series protagonist Tatsuya Hoigoshi. His parents home and pottery workshop sits high up in the mountains, so every day of Soma’s life is like muscle training. As a result, he is very strong despite his small body. He’s played kabaddi for one month.
Gen Sato | Comment
“I’m Gen Sato, and I’ll be voicing Azemichi! I begin the voice work after actually having a go at kabaddi, and all I can say is that it was a lot of fun. Do you know about this hot, burning sport too? Or maybe you’ve never heard of it? If that’s the case, then I urge you to check out Burning Kabaddi! You’re sure to be burning to try it after you see it.”
Kei Iura (Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa)
Vice captain of Nōkin High School’s kabaddi team. He is very intelligent with incredible analytic ability. At first glance, he seems like a calm and gentle person, but he’s actually a cunning fellow. When the protagonist Tatsuya Hoigoshi joins the kabaddi club, Kei sees him as a threat. He has 6 years experience in kabaddi.
Makoto Furukawa | Comment
“I’m Makoto Furukawa, and I’m working on Kei Ura’s voice. Kei has excellent analytical ability. He has an aloof air to him, especially towards Hoigoshi and other club members who enter the world of kabaddi, but on the inside he’s pretty passionate. It’s my job to express that!”
The Burning Kabaddi anime series will premiere in April 2021. The story is centred Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a former soccer ace who cut his ties with sports after entering high school. He gets invited to the school’s kabaddi club and finds himself getting wrapped up in the contact sport.
©2020 Hajime Musashino・Shogakukan / Burning Kabaddi Production Committee
Initial Broadcast: April 2021
Official Website: http://ani.tv/kabaddi/