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Welcome to the Ballroom Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Dance competition story published in English by Kodansha Comics

The February 2017 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine is announcing on January 6 that an anime adaptation of Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso or Sweep Over the Dance Hall) manga has been green-lit.

Kodansha Comics will publish the third manga volume in North America in February, 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 series has been 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.

Update: The anime will air on television.

Update 2: The Amazon Japan listing that featured the anime adaptation announcement has been taken down.

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