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New Welcome to the Ballroom Teaser Reveals More Dancing Goodness

We’ve been woefully remiss in covering any news about the upcoming summer anime Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yokoso), but the release of a new teaser has given us an opportunity to rectify that oversight.

The new teaser for the series gives us a look at main character Tatara Fujita and his first steps into the world of ballroom dancing. It also features BGM by Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia), who’s composing the series’ music.

Welcome to the Ballroom is based on a manga by Tomo Takeuchi which is being released Stateside by Kodansha. They describe the first volume like this:

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.

Our own Evan Minto reviewed the first volume in our February issue, and wasn’t a huge fan, but we’ll see what director Yoshimi Itazu (chief animation director, Den-noh Coil) and script supervisor Kenichi Suemitsu do with the material.

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.