| Tomo Takeuchi|
Monthly Shōnen Magazine
MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11
NA Kodansha Comics USA
| December 2011 – present|
Kodansha USA (NA), Kodansha
March Comes in like a Lion, Kakukaku Shikajika, Scum's Wish, Baby Steps, Chihayafuru
Welcome to the Ballroom (ボールルームへようこそ, Ballroom e Yōkoso) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tomo Takeuchi. It tells the prototypical story of an aimless Japanese youth named Tatara Fujita, who, after a chance encounter, is plunged into the world of competitive dancing. The series is licensed in North America by Kodansha Comics USA. An anime television series adaptation by Production I.G is scheduled to premiere in July 2017.
Tatara Fujita (富士田多々良, Fujita Tatara)
Voiced by: Shimba Tsuchiya
Kiyoharu Hyōdō (兵藤清春, Hyōdō Kiyoharu)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Shizuku Hanaoka (花岡雫, Hanaoka Shizuku)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
Kaname Sengoku (仙谷要, Sengoku Kaname)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Welcome to the Ballroom Wikipedia
The manga began serialization by Tomo Takeuchi in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine in the December 2011 issue. The series went on hiatus in February 2016 due to the author's poor health, but will return in the February 2017 issue. On March 21, 2016, Kodansha Comics announced that it has licensed the manga in English. As of October 16, 2015, eight volumes have been released.
It was announced in the February 2017 issue of the Monthly Shōnen Magazine that the series will receive an anime television series adaptation. The anime series is being directed by Yoshimi Itazu and written by Kenichi Suemitsu, with animation produced by Production I.G, character designs by Takahiro Kishida and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. It will premiere on MBS and other channels in July 2017.
It was nominated for the 6th Manga Taishō. It was number nine on the 2013 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey. It was placed seventh in Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2013, a 2013 ranking of the top 15 manga recommended by Japanese bookstores. It is nominated for the 8th Manga Taishō. Volume 4 sold 53,892 copies in the week of April 14 to 20, 2013.