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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's Video Previews Unison Square Garden Song

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Akagi siblings' character designs revealed

The official website for the television anime of Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom manga began streaming the fourth promotional video for the series on Tuesday. The video previews the insert song "Tettōtetsubi Yonayona Drive" (Through and Through, Night After Night Drive) performed by Unison Square Garden.

The website also revealed character designs for two new characters who are both siblings and dance partners. The siblings also appear in the above promotional video.

Kentarō Tomita as Gaju Akagi

Sumire Morohoshi as Mako Akagi

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 on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, and other networks 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.

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. 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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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