Welcome to the ballroom! Two dancers enter; one dancer leaves.

Earlier today, the official Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yokoso) anime website updated with four character visuals. The site revealed character designs for each of the main characters, which you can check out below:

Welcome to the Ballroom is slated for a July 2017 première. A new trailer will be released on March 22.

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.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Fujita Tatara: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Hyodo Kiyoharu: Shinba Tsuchiya
  • Shizuku Hanaoka: Ayane Sakura
  • Sengoku Kaname: Toshiyuki Morikawa

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:

Source: MoCa News