Welcome to the Ballroom Manga's Hiatus Continues for Another Month

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga author Tomo Takeuchi's workflow interrupted due to problems moving to digital environment

Manga creator Tomo Takeuchi announced on Twitter on Wednesday that her Welcome to the Ballroom manga would not appear in the December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on Friday. Takeuchi stated the hiatus was due to problems moving the manga's workflow to a digital work environment.

The manga also took a hiatus last month due to the establishment of a new system and the replacement of assistants, which slowed down the manga's workflow.

The manga went on hiatus in December 2017 due to Takeuchi's health, and had returned from hiatus in July 2019. The manga then went on hiatus again from January to July 2020.

Takeuchi began the series in Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011. Kodansha published the manga's 11th compiled book volume on April 16. Kodansha Comics published the manga's 10th volume in North America on Wednesday. The series was 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.

Kodansha Comics 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.

Production I.G's television anime adaptation of the manga premiered in July 2017, and ended in December 2017 with 24 episodes. The series streamed on Amazon's now-defunct Anime Strike channel as it aired in Japan.

Source: Tomo Takeuchi's Twitter account

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