Welcome to the Ballroom Manga Does Not Return as Planned
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tomo Takeuchi's Welcome to the Ballroom manga did not return from hiatus as planned in the April issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on Tuesday. The magazine noted that Takeuchi's health deteriorated while drawing the new chapter, and she could not make it in time for the magazine issue.
The magazine further noted that Takeuchi is aiming to resume the manga in the magazine's next issue in April.
The manga's two-month hiatus started in December, and it did not appear in the February and March issues. The manga's chapter that debuted last October had fewer pages due to Takeuchi's health.
Takeuchi began the series in Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and Kodansha published the ninth compiled volume last June. Kodansha Comics published the manga's ninth volume in North America on January 30. 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.
Production I.G's television anime adaptation of the manga premiered last July, and ended in December with 24 episodes. The series streamed on Amazon's now-defunct Anime Strike channel as it aired in Japan.