The BEST episodes directed by Miyuki Kaieda

After Giving Every Last Drop
13 votes

#1 - After Giving Every Last Drop

Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 12

There is one minute remaining. Noukin has lost Ojo and allowed Kouyou to take a five point lead. Their fatigue is at its peak. Amidst all this, Yoigoshi does not relent in his raid and takes back two points. However, he was unable to return Ojo to the court. Still, Noukin refuses to give up, and their morale rises through the efforts of Misumi. Fifteen seconds remain. Yoigoshi is raring to go. "This time, it's my turn."

16 votes


Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 7

The second half of the match begins. Ojo and Takaya battle furiously, switching from offense to defense and back again. Noukin closes the point gap to four points. Then, Iura tells Ojo he can't go out on the next raid. If Ojo, tired as he is, gets injured, they won't be able to enter the upcoming tournament. It's a decision made to keep Noukin's dreams from ending. Once Ojo understands Iura's true intentions, he entrusts the task of sending Takaya out to Yoigoshi.

Chase X Counterattack
18 votes

#3 - Chase X Counterattack

Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 6

Yoigoshi's successful raid has earned his team 3 points. Noukin thought they had momentum on their side, but with Takaya scoring a huge number of points and Rokugen executing perfect defense, the tables are turned and the point spread grows larger and larger. The fact that all of Takaya's attention is trained on Ojo sitting on the bench makes Yoigoshi angry. With the widening point gap, Azemichi's injury, and Noukin's weakening mental fortitude, the only one who can save them would have to be...

Into the Burning World
19 votes

#4 - Into the Burning World

Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 3

First years Yoigoshi and Azemichi go up against second years Misumi and Date in a practice match resulting in the first years suffering an overwhelming defeat. Realizing that the cause of their failure is their lack of coordinated teamwork, and that he'll have to work with Azemichi, makes Yoigoshi angry. Then he gets a flash of inspiration. If they need to work together to win, then they can use codes to coordinate their plays. Yoigoshi and Azemichi begin secret training sessions. All fired up, they challenge the second years once more!

Men Who Connect
23 votes

#5 - Men Who Connect

Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yoigoshi refuses to practice being an anti because he doesn't like the defense formation commonly known as a "chain" where they have hold hands. However, even though he rejects the idea of holding hands with other guys, his raid success rate against them is zero. But after observing Iura, and second years Misumi Kyohei and Date Shinji, Yoigoshi declares that he has discovered a surefire way to win — a raiding hat trick.

What Is Kabaddi?
27 votes

#6 - What Is Kabaddi?

Burning Kabaddi - Season 1 - Episode 1

Yoigoshi Tatsuya was a famous soccer player, but when he entered high school, he took the opportunity to sever every relationship he had with sports. Azemichi Soma barges in on him to invite him to join the kabaddi team, and drags him to practice saying all he needs to do is watch. Yoigoshi thinks it's a ridiculous sport, only good for gags, but he's soon caught in a trap set by the vice-captain, Iura Kei, and forced to try kabaddi for himself...