Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's 1st Promo Video Features Unison Square Garden Song
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso) manga launched on Sunday, and revealed the show's first promotional video. The video features the song "Chandelier Waltz" by rock band Unison Square Garden.
(Note: The first video below can't be viewed in Australia, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S.)
The website also revealed a teaser visual, which features the tagline "youth, passionately dance."
The anime will premiere in summer 2017.
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, Takahiro Kishida (Haikyu!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is the character designer, and Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Death Parade, Robotics;Notes) is composing the music.
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.
The manga is resuming on January 6 after a hiatus due to the author's poor physical health.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the second embedded video.
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