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 144453144,453 users)
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Ranked: #3732
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Popularity: #696
Members: 324,682
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)


Sep 15, 2023
•The character development,the story narration, animation,fluidity,pace and beauty would make you feel all those things bro truly.

I was searching for something like this for a while and then I found it and trust me it was amazing.

•There is something about passion and the pursuit to find your true self, something you truly love and still don't know why the whole anime is based on.
• Talking about the op's and Ed's the ones in the second half were my favourite and when you finish watching the majority of the episodes you will connect everything you saw in the intro and even in the ending which ...
Mar 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Story: 7 - Good

Welcome To The Ballroom portayed the cut-throat nature of competitive dance accurately, while also making something I never cared about, actually interesting to watch. This anime also was surprisingly written like a battle shounen. Main character starts off really bad at something. Main character has a special ability no one else has (For Tatara, he was a natural at dancing, and was a very, very fast learner). The main character has training arcs, battle arcs, and tournament arcs, with character development mixed in between it all. Battle shounen writing is actually unexpectedly fitting for competitive ballroom dancing.
Nov 10, 2019

Visually very appealing and most of the animation is good if not great, especially certain dance sequences. Good OST.
But big disappointment, so deeply sexist in its narrative and messages, even tho it had the potential to subvert so many ideas engrained in our society, and here in sport/dance.
But just didn’t tell anything about gender roles, or sexism, etc‧, just follows the good old status quo, kinda reinforces it even, with straightforward ideas, sometimes deeply problematic ones (misogyny, heteronormativity, the comparison women=beast to tame, etc), +some sexual assault for fun/jokes, oversexualisation, etc
And the characters or their « arcs » didn’t rectify that : loved some ...

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