It’s time to meet the true lords of the dance.
The latest issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine (April 2017) unveiled the major cast members for the upcoming Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso) anime series. The show will star the following:
- Fujita Tatara: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Hyodo Kiyoharu: Shinba Tsuchiya
- Shizuku Hanaoka: Ayane Sakura
- Sengoku Kaname: Toshiyuki Morikawa
You can check out the cast reveal page below:
Welcome to the Ballroom is slated for a Summer 2017 première. The series 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 Shonen 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.
A pair of teaser trailers have been released to promote the series, which you can check out below: