Ballroom e Youkoso

Welcome to the Ballroom

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English: Welcome to the Ballroom
Japanese: ボールルームへようこそ


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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.201 (scored by 114326114,326 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #660
Members: 265,541
Favorites: 2,834

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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
Pipe (All reviews)
"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 read more
Dec 16, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
Competition is a beautiful thing. It makes us strive to accomplish, to win, and hope that we can simply be good at something in our lives. When it comes to expressing talent, we try to be the show-off and express it like a form of art. For a guy named Tatara Fujita, he just wants to prove to the world that he can be good at something. That is, one day…he discovers the world of ballroom dancing.

Watching Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to the Ballroom) feels like taking a journey down memory lane. I’m talking about the type of memory lane where you were once a read more
Dec 16, 2017
SingleH (All reviews)
Have I properly read the manga, Welcome to the Ballroom, which this anime is based on? No, I haven’t, but I have looked into it extensively given my experience with this adaptation, and frankly, I’ve seen more than enough to know without a shadow of a doubt the original creator put immeasurable work and passion into realizing her manga, and while you could make the same argument regarding the work ethic of the anime adaptation team, you cannot argue for the anime’s painfully transparent budgeting, scheduling, and staffing. Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. The gods of the industry, the titans of the medium, the read more
Dec 16, 2017
PaladinAlchemist (All reviews)
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 read more

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