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Fourth “Welcome to the Ballroom” PV Hits the Web


Get ready to have a ball… room!

Earlier today, the official Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yōkoso) anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 30-second teaser features a song by Unison Square Garden as its background track.

Welcome to the Ballroom will hit Japanese TV this July.

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
  • Gaju: Kentarou Tomita
  • Mako Akagi: Sumire Morohoshi

Welcome to the Ballroom kicked off in the 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.

Several teaser trailers and character visulas have been released to promote the series. You can check these out below:

Promo Videos

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x56zwi4_ballroom-e-youkoso-welcome-to-the-ballroom-pv-teaser_tv

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5aolet_ballroom-e-youkoso-welcome-to-the-ballroom-pv2_tv

Character Visuals

Source: Ota-suke

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