Welcome To The Ballroom Anime Reveals 4th Key Visual
posted on by Rai Kelly
The anime adapts Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom manga. The series will premiere on MBS on Saturday, July 8 at 26:08 (effectively Sunday, July 9 at 2:08 a.m.), and will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Gunma TV on July 9. Additionally, Pony Canyon announced on that it will present the world premiere of the anime at the Anime Expo convention on July 2.
The show's main cast includes:
Shimba Tsuchiya as Tatara Fujita
Ayane Sakura as Shizuku Hanaoka
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kiyoharu Hyodo
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kaname Sengoku
Kentarō Tomita as Gaju Akagi
Sumire Morohoshi as Mako Akagi
Yoshimi Itazu (Pigtails director, animation director for Paranoia Agent, Miss Hokusai, Den-noh Coil) is directing the series at Production I.G. Kenichi Suemitsu (K, Tōken Ranbu, Isobe Isobee Monogatari ~Ukiyo wa Tsurai yo~ stage plays) is handling the series composition, and Takahiro Kishida (Haikyu!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is the character designer.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga series in North America, and it describes the story of the series:
Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something - anything. Unfortunately, he's about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this, and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku's not the neighborhood watch, though. He's a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same.
Takeuchi began the series in Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and Kodansha published the eighth compiled volume in October 2015. The ninth volume will ship in Japan on June 23. Kodansha Comics published the fifth volume in North America on May 23.
Source: Comic Natalie
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