Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Gets Amazon Prime-Only Streaming Inside, Outside Japan
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
In Japan, the first episode will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 7 at 24:00 (effectively July 8 at 12:00 a.m.), a full day before the anime premieres on MBS on July 8 at 26:08 (effectively Sunday, July 9 at 2:08 a.m.). Subsequent episodes will be available on Amazon Prime Video immediately after they air on MBS.
Anime Expo will host the anime's world premiere in Los Angeles on July 2.
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 Gaju Akagi
- Sumire Morohoshi as Mako Akagi
- Mamiko Noto as Tamaki Tsuburaya
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.
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. Rock band Unison Square Garden is performing the opening theme song "10% roll, 10% romance" and an insert song titled "Tettōtetsubi Yonayona Drive" (Through and Through, Night After Night Drive). Mikako Komatsu is performing the ending theme song "Maybe the next waltz."
Thanks to Thorfinn for the news tip.