Kentarō Tomita, Sumire Morohoshi Join Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The June issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine is revealing two more cast members on Tuesday for the television anime of Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom manga. The new cast includes Sumire Morohoshi (Tokyo Ghoul's Hinami Fueguchi) as Mako Akagi and Kentarō Tomita (Dream Festival!'s Junya Sasaki) as Gaju Akagi. The two characters are siblings and also dance partners.
The rest of 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
The anime will premiere in July.
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, Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Death Parade, Robotics;Notes) is composing the music, and Takahiro Kishida (Haikyu!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is the character designer.
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. Kodansha will publish the ninth volume in Japan on June 23. Kodansha Comics published the fourth volume in North America on March 21. 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.
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