Ballroom e Youkoso

Welcome to the Ballroom

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Alternative Titles

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


Score: 8.191 (scored by 136872136,872 users)
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Ranked: #3502
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Popularity: #687
Members: 303,017
Favorites: 3,288

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsushita, Keiko
Itazu, Yoshimi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation


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
I admit I haven’t actually sat down and read the manga, but I’ve seen more than enough to undoubtedly know the original creator put clear passion and effort into her manga. While you could perhaps say the same about the work ethic of the anime’s adaptation team, I’m afraid you could not similarly stand up for the anime’s painfully transparent budgeting and scheduling. Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Production IG—the titans of Japanese animation—those who have, over recent years, released many of the highest quality sports anime ever made, finally made what I think we can all agree is a bad adaptation.

Welcome to the ...
Dec 16, 2017
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 ...

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