Pony Canyon’s ready to take this ballroom act on a global tour.
Earlier today, Pony Canyon took to YouTube with a new promotional video for the Welcome to the Ballroom (Ballroom e Yokoso) anime. In addition to the normal stream, Pony Canyon is offering a version of the 95-second trailer with English subtitles – a first in the promotional run-up for the show:
The background track for the teaser is opening theme song 10% roll, 10% romance by Unison Square Garden.
Welcome to the Ballroom will hit MBS on July 8 at 26:08 (7/9/2017 at 2:08AM). Tokyo MX, BS11, and Gunma TV will carry the show a day later, on July 9.
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 visuals have been released to promote the series. You can check these out below:
Source: YouTube (Anime PONY CANYON)