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Ballroom e Youkoso

Ballroom e Youkoso

Alternative Titles

English: Welcome to the Ballroom
Synonyms: Sweep over the Dance Hall
Japanese: ボールルームへようこそ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 5, 2011 to ?
Authors: Takeuchi, Tomo (Story & Art)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 2498 users)
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Ranked: #1182
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With no paticular dreams or plans for the future, third-year middle schooler Tatara Fujita yearns to find something that he can pursue wholeheartedly. Initially often bullied and extorted for his lack of confidence, Tatara's life changes when he is saved from delinquents by a man named Kaname Sengoku. His savior, a motorcycle-riding dance instructor, proceeds to drag Tatara to Ogasawara Dance Studio, mistakenly believing that the boy was looking at the studio's flyer.

Tatara is then partnered with his schoolmate and skilled dancer Shizuku Hanaoka when he agrees to a trial lesson. The next day after being bullied and only to be saved yet again, he asks the studio to teach him dancing in hopes of changing his image. Now entering a bright and fast-paced new world, Tatara dedicates his time to dancing as he sweeps over the dance hall.

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Ballroom e Youkoso was one of nominee works in the 6th Manga Taisho Awards in 2013 (78 points, third place) and in the 8th edition in 2015 (40 points, sixth place). The series placed ninth in the male readers category in the 2013 edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings.

The series has been published in English as Welcome to the Ballroom by Kodansha Comics USA since September 27, 2016.

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More reviewsReviews

Feb 24, 2015
Bobulated (All reviews)
My first Manga review so go easy on me please :)

As a fellow Ballroom Dancer-anime lover I naturally decided to look for a ballroom anime and this manga is the little gem that came up. I was not expecting much since the Japanese Wikipedia doesn't even contain a page for Swing so i just quickly skimmed the first chapter until I landed on page 20. At that moment I realized, damn this manga is actually pretty funny.

At first glance everything about the main character, Tatara, just seems like a robotic version of Touma from A Certain Magical Index. However as the story went on and read more
Nov 13, 2015
sh0ckra (All reviews)
Note: I have had literally no interest in "Ballroom Dancing", which is what the manga focuses on, before reading this. The work isn't complete.

Ballroom e Youkoso is a work that for all intents and purposes, shouldn't excite any sort of interest within most people. While I'm sure there are some enthusiast ballroom dancers around, the premise itself doesn't lure anyone in. However, as I stumbled into the room of Ballroom, I found myself hooked and craving for more.

STORY: 7/10

Of all the categories, the story is the weakest link, however that isn't to say that it is bad. The story follows a formula that is pretty read more
Feb 20, 2017
VannillaIce (All reviews)
I haven't done ballroom dancing, only ballet. But it's nice to see something about dance that focuses on the hardships, not the whole "dreams come true!" type of thing. We get to see the main character struggle. And it's not as unrealistic as I'd expect: Tatara makes it into not 1st, or even 2nd, at his first competition, but 7th. And he acknowledges the it was unlikely to even have landed there in the first place.
The Story, I give an 8. It's pretty typical, but ballroom, I think, is a first. I haven't seen any manga that focuses on ballroom dancing.
I love the read more
Mar 7, 2017
Plinfa-Fan123 (All reviews)
Although this sports-manga was interesting from the very beginning, it only really started catching my interest to the fullest from approximately chapter ten onwards. The story takes some time to unfold, but once it did you'll be glad to have had a little patience.

Of course the plot seems to follow the usual shounen-pace to a certain extend, since having a main character (Fujita Tatara) who starts from zero and keeps practicing to become a full-fledged dancer. But this doesn't mean the story is flat. On the contrary it's full of exciting ups and downs, getting more exciting chapter by chapter.

This is thanks to the realistic read more


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