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Ballroom e Youkoso


Alt Names: alt ボールルームへようこそalt 볼룸에 오신것을 환영합니다alt 舞动青春alt Selamat Datang di Lantai Dansaalt Sweep over the Dance Hallalt Welcome to the Ballroom
Author: TAKEUCHI Tomo
Artist: TAKEUCHI Tomo
Genres: Award Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyDrama DramaPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: An ordinary middle school student, Fujita Tatara couldn't find any objective in life and spent his days idly.
One day, a group of delinquents picks a fight with him and he is saved by a mysterious man. After that, the man surprisingly takes him to a ballroom dancing class!
While being inspired by a girl dancer who goes to that school, Hanaoka Shizuku, and her partner, a genius dancer, Hyoudou Kiyoharu, Tatara starts decicating his youth to dancesport!!

2nd place in the 2013 Manga Taisho Awards and 6th at the Taisho Awards 2015.

>> The volume 01 and 02 are licensed and available at Kodansha Comics in the US <<
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Chapters

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Vol.9 Ch.46: Heat 41 - Agreement
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I started, read, and caught up all in one morning. I didn't even plan to. I couldn't stop reading. I actually lost time. This series should come with a warning label or something...

 

All we can say is... Welcome to the Ballroom ;)

I started, read, and caught up all in one morning. I didn't even plan to. I couldn't stop reading. I actually lost time. This series should come with a warning label or something...

Goddamn the way this manga handles development is fucking beautiful. It alternates between the protagonists and supporting characters, novices and experts, and metaphor and reality seamlessly to simultaneously develop all the characters at once. It's everything I've ever wanted from a drama.

Just like the manga on your avatar right? They are truly both amazing series.

Perhaps childish or cowardly is the wrong term, but the virtue that Tatara holds also hinders his own personal growth at this current stage.

 

Dance itself is an artistic expression, hence there is no room for negotiation. These dancers are self-driven in polishing their own art and as a result have found success (Hyodou, Shizuku, Gaju, Kugimiya,etc.)

 

If Tatara is letting Chinatsu have full rein, then he himself is unable to dictate their relationship (hence the analogy of taming a wild mare, it will probably throw off the rider).

 

All in all its about moderation, some accommodation may be beneficial, but if he is giving in each time Chinatsu breaks into her old habits, then their partnership will go nowhere.

Exactly this, and with the way this chapter ends, you get a true idea of their partnership, and the ones that are terrifying, not a leader leading, but a partnership having a form. What's terrifying is the form they bring out together. And with the way Tatara and Chinatsu are, by breaking their old habits to push them to evolve, we'll get to see something truly beautiful and amazing.

I remember reading this about 2 weeks back when dancefag posted in on 4chan with the translations, and this chapter is hands down one of my favorite of all time. I love the growth of Chinatsu here, especially with her feeling she'd left behind, and realizing how selfish she is. I love how the muscle therapy is what pushed this, and how Tatara will come to form his own dance and form with Chinatsu, now given more room to dance, and room to express himself rather than to hold back and conform to Chinatsu. They are gonna be terrifying.

But that's the thing, why is accommodating for others seen as a childish or cowardly thing? There are other many ways to be an adult or brave, and I personally consider avoiding unnecessary friction to be a virtue. Chinatsu is all too easy to be driven angry, and deflecting her straightforwardness is a good way to avoid saying things you will immediately regret. (see ch. 32, pg. 27)

Perhaps childish or cowardly is the wrong term, but the virtue that Tatara holds also hinders his own personal growth at this current stage.

 

Dance itself is an artistic expression, hence there is no room for negotiation. These dancers are self-driven in polishing their own art and as a result have found success (Hyodou, Shizuku, Gaju, Kugimiya,etc.)

 

If Tatara is letting Chinatsu have full rein, then he himself is unable to dictate their relationship (hence the analogy of taming a wild mare, it will probably throw off the rider).

 

All in all its about moderation, some accommodation may be beneficial, but if he is giving in each time Chinatsu breaks into her old habits, then their partnership will go nowhere.

Well Tatara is a newbie in a sense, and does not have that much experience compared to any of the other dancers, so naturally its hard to put trust in him to lead. However, theres also a point of Tatara's view of what a partnership looked like in chapter 7, that to him a partnership should always be together and shouldn't be broken off, hence the analogies of kid Tatara appearing, His past and thinking is naive in ballroom dancing, and his personality hasn't grown much. He is still the same timid, cowardly, child he was in the past and at the beginning of the series, accommodating for others, akin to a small puppy that appears in many of the surreal scenes.

 

But that's the thing, why is accommodating for others seen as a childish or cowardly thing? There are other many ways to be an adult or brave, and I personally consider avoiding unnecessary friction to be a virtue. Chinatsu is all too easy to be driven angry, and deflecting her straightforwardness is a good way to avoid saying things you will immediately regret. (see ch. 32, pg. 27)

The story, the art, everything about this manga is amazing
 

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I started this series yesterday, someone can tell me why theres a romance tag?

Just subtle romance and tension, no real romance yet

That "doors" analogy is pure poetry.

While I don't understand why she's so hellbent on leading or why he's so muddy when it comes to it, it does feel like they're finally reaching a common ground.

 

Well Tatara is a newbie in a sense, and does not have that much experience compared to any of the other dancers, so naturally its hard to put trust in him to lead. However, theres also a point of Tatara's view of what a partnership looked like in chapter 7, that to him a partnership should always be together and shouldn't be broken off, hence the analogies of kid Tatara appearing, His past and thinking is naive in ballroom dancing, and his personality hasn't grown much. He is still the same timid, cowardly, child he was in the past and at the beginning of the series, accommodating for others, akin to a small puppy that appears in many of the surreal scenes.

That "doors" analogy is pure poetry.

While I don't understand why she's so hellbent on leading or why he's so muddy when it comes to it, it does feel like they're finally reaching a common ground.

Goddamn the way this manga handles development is fucking beautiful. It alternates between the protagonists and supporting characters, novices and experts, and metaphor and reality seamlessly to simultaneously develop all the characters at once. It's everything I've ever wanted from a drama.

I ship tatara and chinatsu so hard 

I really love all these characters, but I'm honestly starting to get a little burned out on Chinatsu. 

I started this series yesterday, someone can tell me why theres a romance tag?

 

 

Keep reading, and you'll see why ;)

I started this series yesterday, someone can tell me why theres a romance tag?

Yo...

 

Which Gremlins movie is this from...?

 

Spoiler

Looking at the translations of newest chapter, this entire arc is pretty much Chinatsu's arc. This is her growth arc, or the only one we've really seen grow this tournament. And it's pretty great. With her growth I'm looing forward to how Tatari can evolve now

Not sure if I'd rate this manga as high as I did before its return. Something about it seems off now compared to earlier chapters. The writing comes off as way more frantic and disorganized and Tatara as a lead (in every way) is sinking like a rock. He seemed so competent but then ever since the author's return the story has done nothing but shit all over him.
 
It's still pretty good but I'm definitely not feeling the magic.


I honestly disagree. Tataris growth isnt as rapid but its still growing, and the dynamic and growth from his partnership with Chinatsu is great. And wr're gonna see some big steps coming up. This chapter Chinatsu just, youll see how great this next chapter is. I will say the tournament is going long but its a huge step. And tatari needs to sink, hes still stuck in a balancing act with Chinatsu that he had to do. Thats still a huge part of their relationship. And he does seem in some ways breaking during competition but he has all this pressure and then got fucked by hyouda.

Oh boy, is the new chapter something to look forward to!

The new chapter's called "Landing Point"... And just with that name, I think you guys will understand a lot.

 

-Squee!-

 

EDIT: Fellow ballroomers, I have bad news.

 

 

次号は休載いたします。6月6日発売の7月号にご期待ください

Next issue, there's a hiatus. Please look forward to the July issue, released on June 6

 

I hope this doesn't mean Takeuchi-sensei is sick again!

[spoiler]New PV is out:
 


Alternate link in case it's blocked in your country: https://u.nya.is/vrrmaa.mp4

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>Production IG

>UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

 

I'm in

Not sure if I'd rate this manga as high as I did before its return. Something about it seems off now compared to earlier chapters. The writing comes off as way more frantic and disorganized and Tatara as a lead (in every way) is sinking like a rock. He seemed so competent but then ever since the author's return the story has done nothing but shit all over him.

 

It's still pretty good but I'm definitely not feeling the magic.

Holy crap.  Pururin is my ringtone too.

New PV is out:
 


Alternate link in case it's blocked in your country: https://u.nya.is/vrrmaa.mp4

The german term is 'Fleckerl" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleckerl

Only in Austria and parts of Bavaria, at least regarding common use.

Granted related to the Wiener Walzer it's fitting to use "Fleckerl". My bad, I have absolute no clue regarding dancing so I just noticed the former.

They tried to explain to him in the early chapters and it didn't work. Tatara is learning by seeing the others dancing as Sengoku noticed in also the early chapters. If you look at the chapter 43, Tatara is indeed observing like he's always doing since always  (This is also shown in the early chapters where he's helping his grand mother to know about the sumo fight etc..)

 

As for Hyoudo, he just stretched his muscle and that should help him. Tatara is too much under pressure right now because of Hyoudo's mother ultimatum (he needs to be at least second) to notice anything.

 

I take your point, but as we see in chapter 45,

Spoiler

 

"Experiment" my ass. I want to twist Hyoudo's ear.

 

My frustrations could be overblown from lack of knowledge of how these competitions are scored. I don't know how many mistakes Tatara can have at this point before their effect on his score will cause him to fail his objective. I guess it also depends on how good the rest of the couples in the competition are. Since we haven't heard much about them beyond Chinatsu's rival (sorry forgot her name), does that mean there's no other remarkable pair besides the two main pairs and the rival? In that case, Tatara's chances are still pretty good despite all the "help" he's been getting, maybe.


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