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Manga 'Dance Dance Danseur' Receives TV Anime Adaptation

by DatRandomDude
Apr 8, 10:07 PM | 17 Comments
Publishing company Shogakukan announced on Friday that Asakura George's Dance Dance Danseur manga will receive a television anime adaptation.

Synopsis
Junpei is happily snoozing away during his sister's ballet recital when a male ballet dancer steps onto the stage. Moved by the strength and skills the dancer displays, the boy discovers his love for this art.

But after a certain tragedy happens, he vows to leave his past behind and turn into the epitome of manliness! What will he do when his love for ballet reignites?! (Source: MU)

George began serializing the dancing drama manga in Big Comic Spirits magazine in September 2015. Shogakukan published the 19th volume on January 12, with the 20th volume shipping on April 12. Dance Dance Danseur has a cumulative 1.45 million copies in circulation across its 19 volumes.

Manga official site: https://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/volume/44348

Source: animate Times

Dance Dance Danseur on MAL

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Everytime i see this title i trick myself into thinking the show is called "Dance Dance Dinosaur"

Apr 12, 7:39 AM by VivavideoUser2x

Kind of interested in this one.

Apr 10, 11:39 PM by MegamiRem

this_shit_again said:
sanovagobong said:

No. The manga is about this boy's journey to learn ballet. It criticises general opinions about how a male should be/do but it is just one of the themes in the manga.
It baffles me how people eager judge without even reading the story themselves.

It was three pages of panty shots and they had the boy blushing like a horndog.. It was very deliberate.. Basically ecchi/fanservice..


So you looked at it but didn't read it..
Apparently you've never read a manga before..
Those are not pages but panels..
In a seinen drama fanservice mostly serves for character but not for the reader (in this case it is for the character)..
A highschool boy would blush to his crush and of course they might be as horny as real teens..
And I find a fictional character blushing for the girl he loves more real than a real person calling a fictional character horndog from the a few pages they've seen...

Apr 10, 4:43 PM by sanovagobong

sanovagobong said:
this_shit_again said:
So what.. The manga is supposed to be a critique on toxic masculinity but they tought it was a good idea to fill the pages with crotch shots of a girl's panties..

No. The manga is about this boy's journey to learn ballet. It criticises general opinions about how a male should be/do but it is just one of the themes in the manga.
It baffles me how people eager judge without even reading the story themselves.

It was three pages of panty shots and they had the boy blushing like a horndog.. It was very deliberate.. Basically ecchi/fanservice..

Apr 10, 1:45 PM by this_shit_again

So this will be a ballet version of Welcome to the Ballroom? Or something like that ballet school manga?

@this_shit_again I'm not entirely sure if your idea of ​​the manga is correct, but in general it's called "Zach Snyder's feminism." You know, those hundreds of hot chick action shows that appeal to teen boys but still consider themselves woke.

Apr 10, 11:19 AM by RobertBobert

this_shit_again said:
So what.. The manga is supposed to be a critique on toxic masculinity but they tought it was a good idea to fill the pages with crotch shots of a girl's panties..

No. The manga is about this boy's journey to learn ballet. It criticises general opinions about how a male should be/do but it is just one of the themes in the manga.
It baffles me how people eager judge without even reading the story themselves.

Apr 10, 11:18 AM by sanovagobong

So what.. The manga is supposed to be a critique on toxic masculinity but they tought it was a good idea to fill the pages with crotch shots of a girl's panties..

Apr 10, 10:34 AM by this_shit_again

The cover art looks really similar to Ballroom e Youkoso but I just hope the characters don't have elastic necks....

Apr 10, 6:07 AM by Rickydory123

You know these japanese animators really don't have it easy right ... so in japan they are treated like shit, underpaid, overworked ... and then even here some random dude is like "what a waste of animation".

Jesus, poor animators.

Apr 10, 4:32 AM by Swagernator

This sounds interesting. I really like Ballroom e Youkoso and wished they made more seasons of that. I will have to jump into the original content. I hope this can compare, if so, it will be worth it.

Apr 10, 4:21 AM by Jenkinsaustin

Boutroux said:
In which case this is going to be a waste of animators' labour.

Lmao. You must have not heard that hentai and child rape animes don't create themselves out of thin air.

Most importantly, people still read MAL reviews? Gosh.

Apr 10, 2:49 AM by theHamzter

Definitely something to look forward to.

Apr 9, 5:40 AM by FMmatron

So is this good like Ballroom e Youkoso or is it one of those cringe mangas about a dense MC who dont know what he wants, and is usually published in josesi magazines at the last page ?

Apr 9, 4:25 AM by Swagernator

Boutroux said:
Judging from the only review, albeit it only covers the starting chapters. The story looks to affirm rather than challenge traditional and toxic (hetero)masculine norms and behaviour.

In which case this is going to be a waste of animators' labour.

You shouldn't trust a review on MAL, even if a manga/anime has numerous reviews. This is just that kind of site.

This series is not Ballroom e Youkoso. Just because it is about dancing you can not expect the same allure. From the 8 chapters I've read, the main character loves ballet but has inner conflict about doing what he wants and doing what others expect from him. It criticises conventional gender roles in public's eye (in this case Japan's).

Hope it does well, I want to see more dancing manga get adapted. Maybe one day Wondance get adapted too. (one can only wish because it will be near impossible to use all the songs used in that manga ^^ )

Apr 9, 4:12 AM by sanovagobong

I really enjoy this manga from the few chapters that I've read. The art style of the manga is very interesting and it kinda reminded me of Ballroom e Youkoso.

Definitely looking forward to seeing this anime adaptation. Hopefully, the studio working on this will do a great job.

Apr 9, 3:17 AM by ERROR-88

Judging from the only review, albeit it only covers the starting chapters. The story looks to affirm rather than challenge traditional and toxic (hetero)masculine norms and behaviour.

In which case this is going to be a waste of animators' labour.

Apr 9, 2:21 AM by Boutroux

This looks like Ballroom e Youkoso which is great because I loved that show.

Apr 8, 10:55 PM by Phlaryx

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