Ballroom e Youkoso

Welcome to the Ballroom

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Japanese: ボールルームへようこそ
English: Welcome to the Ballroom
German: Welcome to the Ballroom
Spanish: Welcome to the Ballroom
French: Welcome to the Ballroom
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:08 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 144354144,354 users)
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Ranked: #3712
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Popularity: #697
Members: 324,446
Favorites: 3,495

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Tatara Fujita is a shy middle schooler who has no particular plan for the future. He has gotten through life by avoiding any kind of confrontation and blending in with the crowd. But blending in isn't enough to get out of trouble, as some bullies harass him for money. Luckily, he is saved by a man named Kaname Sengoku.

Kaname invites Tatara to his dance studio. Although he would normally never set foot in such a place, Tatara is captivated by Sengoku's commanding presence. Granted an opportunity to dance with fellow classmate Shizuku Hanaoka—who often practices at the studio—Tatara realizes there's something about the idea of being put in the limelight and dancing where people will see him that keeps him coming back. With an earnest, passionate drive to improve, Tatara begins his journey into the world of competitive dance.

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Opening Theme

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1: "10% roll, 10% romance" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 1-11)
2: "Invisible Sensation" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (eps 12-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Maybe the next waltz" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 1-11)
2: "Swing heart direction" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 12-24)


Dec 16, 2017
"This adaptation is like a painting, it has a beautiful frame that could be the story itself presented and maintained throughout the show, and the remarkable artistic quality of the main characters enclosed in this frame that is compared to the hypnotic and vivid sunset that fascinates our eyes and earns our total attention."

At first, you may be a bit skeptical after reading the summaries of this anime, the central theme is a bit unusual, a ballroom anime. Also, you can consider, a dance competition, another anime about some championships or tournaments that could be similar to any other sports anime, but you could be ...
Dec 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
May contain slight spoilers...

For an anime that’s entire focus is dancing, I’m a little disappointed in some of the dance scenes I found in Welcome to the Ballroom. Why, you may ask? Well, if I had to sum up my issues with the show, I’d probably blame them on the show’s budget. Of course, it wasn’t all bad as I thoroughly enjoyed the characters that I met in this 2 cour anime, and the drama and comedy kept me watching for more, but I just couldn’t shake the problems I kept picking up on.

First of all, let’s start with the good points. The characters are ...
Dec 16, 2017
Ballroom e Youkoso’s hype sank faster than 2-ton anchor. And it’s easy to see why. The show is plagued by lackluster animation and unlikeable characters.

Ballroom’s biggest disappointment is the extreme lack of any actual dancing (or ballroom-styled music). Shows can survive dull characters and repetitive melodrama if they deliver something else worth sticking around for, but Ballroom failed on its biggest promise - to see some dancing.

Instead of dancing, we get drawn stills and repetitive commentary from the audience about how great someone is or how much they improved or the differences between one dancing style and another, but never see any of ...

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