Welcome to the Ballroom Anime to Have 24 Episodes
posted on by Karen Ressler
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Director Yoshimi Itazu announced at the world premiere of the Welcome to the Ballroom anime at Anime Expo on Sunday that the series will have 24 episodes.
The series will stream on Amazon's Anime Strike as it airs. Amazon will stream the first episode on the Twitch livestreaming website worldwide on July 6 at 9:30 p.m. EDT, with a special pre-show at 9:00 p.m. EDT. In Japan, the series 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.
Kodansha Comics is publishing Tomo Takeuchi's original 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.
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.
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