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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's 5th Promo Video Streamed With English Subtitles

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime premieres July 8

Pony Canyon began streaming a fifth promotional video for the television anime of Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom manga on Wednesday, and also began streaming a version with English subtitles. The video previews rock band Unison Square Garden's opening theme song "10% roll, 10% romance."

The anime will premiere on MBS on Saturday, July 8 at 26:08 (effectively Sunday, July 9 at 2:08 a.m.), and will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Gunma TV on July 9.

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

Kentarō Tomita as Gajū Akagi

Sumire Morohoshi as Mako Akagi

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.

In addition to the opening theme song, Unison Square Garden also performed an insert song titled "Tettōtetsubi Yonayona Drive" (Through and Through, Night After Night Drive). Earlier promotional videos for the anime also featured Unison Square Garden songs as part of a collaboration.

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.

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