Ballroom e Youkoso ( Welcome to the Ballroom ) will be airing this spring, and the main cast includes Tsuchiya Shinba, Sakura Ayane, Okamoto Nobuhiko, and Morikawa Toshiyuki! This anime follows protagonist Fujita Tatara, who gets swept into the world of dancing.
Fujita Tatara will be played by Tsuchiya Shinba, also known for other roles like Goshiki Tsutomu in Haikyu!!. This will be his first lead role and he commented, “Every time I read this series I get fired up by its intensity. The power of the images that seem like they’re moving towards you, the words that soak into your heart, Tatara’s growth… I put my all into this role to bring these things out, and I know I have to work hard at it to not lose to Tatara.”
Sakura will be playing Hanaoka Shizuku, a classmate of Tatara’s who’s thinking about studying dancing abroad after graduating junior high. Okamoto’s playing the genius who dances as a pair with Hanaoka, Hyodo Kiyohara.
Morikawa will be playing Tatara’s teacher, Sengoku Kaname. Sengoku is still a professional dancer with achievements from all over the world, and he’s the one that convinces Tatara to try social dance.
There have been a lot of sports animes released over the past few years, but not many of them are focused on dancing, making the release of Ballroom e Youkoso all the more exciting. Don’t miss it!
Fujita Tatara: Tsuchiya Shinba
Hanaoka Shizuku: Sakura Ayane
Hyodo Kiyoharu: Okamoto Nobuhiko
Sengoku Kaname: Morikawa Toshiyuki
Ballroom e Youkoso
(c) Takeuchi Tomo・Kodansha / Ogasawara Dance Studio