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Kodansha Comics Licenses Welcome to the Ballroom, That Wolf-Boy is Mine! Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Shonen competitive dance manga, supernatural romance manga slated for this fall

Kodansha Comics announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso or Sweep Over the Dance Hall) and Yōko Nogiri's That Wolf-Boy is Mine! (Watashi no Ōkami-kun) manga. The first volumes of both series are slated for this fall.

Kodansha Comics describes Welcome to the Ballroom:

Fujita has drifted through middle school aimlessly, unable to find friends or anything that can hold his attention. Then, one day, he's attacked by a gang and saved by a mysterious man. But this isn't a karate master; it's a ballroom dance instructor! Reluctantly, Fujita takes a few beginner's classes, only to find his inspiration… an entrancing, teenage dance prodigy named Shizuku. It's Fujita's first step into the high-octane world of competitive dance!

Takeuchi began the series in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen magazine in 2011, and Kodansha released the eighth compiled volume in October. The series has been nominated nominated for Manga Taisho awards, and was ranked on Comic Natalie's and the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook's lists of best manga in 2013.

Kodansha Comics describes That Wolf-Boy is Mine! (title tentative):

Komugi's not sure what to expect when her family moves to remote Hokkaido and she starts at a new high school. But she certainly didn't expect a boy to come up to her and say, “Gee … you smell good!” That boy is Yu Ogami, and Komugi finds herself strangely drawn to him. But when she sees him in an unguarded moment, she discovers he's half wolf! Now she has a choice to make: to keep his secret, or to ask for help and risk angering a wolf-boy?

Nogiri began the series in the October 2014 issue of Kodansha's Aria shojo magazine. Kodansha will release the fourth compiled volume in Japan on May 6.

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