So, yeah. It’s a show about ballroom dancing.
Earlier today, the official website for an anime adaptation of Tomo Takeuchi’s Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso) opened its doors. The site contains a new teaser visual, as well as the show’s first promotional video.
The promo video features Unison Square Garden’s Chandelier Waltz as a background musical track.
The teaser visual features a tagline which reads “Youth, dance passionately.”
Welcome to the Ballroom will hit Japanese TV in Summer 2017.
Welcome to the Ballroom is based on Tomo Takeuchi’s manga of the same name. Yoshimi Itazu will direct the series at Production I.G., with Takahiro Kishida (Haikyu!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) providing character designs. Kenichi Suemitsu is in charge of series composition.
Yuuki Hayashi is scoring the show’s soundtrack.
Welcome to the Ballroom kicked off int he pages of Kodansha’s Monthly Shōnen Magazine in December 2011. The series currently spans eight collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores in October 2015. Kodansha Comics currently holds the North American rights to the title. They describe the series as:
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.