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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 DramaSchool 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.44: Heat 39: Zero-sum game v2
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726 Comments

Okay, this the worst manga I have ever read in my life. Boring, and full of crappy characters. I gave it ten chapters, but jeez. I am going to go watch paint dry. At least that will accomplish something.

 

It's a bad tempo for a rumba IMO (on-beat it just feels too fast, or you go with every other beat it's agonizing and you'd just switch to the even slower dance that actually fits the tempo, bolero), but yeah, I could see her doing a cha-cha to it.

 

I remember Terra Jolé danced an okay cha cha cha to it... Yes, I admit it, I watch DWTS. I just like griping at the horrible song choices they make (since this bug studied music) and seeing how the ringers go to the eternal favorites.

What are the chances Tatara beating Kugimiya and then being at the 1st place?

 

Very low, but not nothing. The author would have to allow Kugimiya's annoyance manifest as an actual mistake *while* Tatara is dancing his best. They're just not quite at the same level yet. (Chinatsu is at that level though, so she's no concern)

 

 

Chii-chan's thinking about bananas. That's it XD.

 

Maybe she'd dance a rhumba or a cha-cha-cha to the Banana Boat song.

 

It's a bad tempo for a rumba IMO (on-beat it just feels too fast, or you go with every other beat it's agonizing and you'd just switch to the even slower dance that actually fits the tempo, bolero), but yeah, I could see her doing a cha-cha to it.

What are the chances Tatara beating Kugimiya and then being at the 1st place?

Maybe it has something to do with Kugimiya? Also this chapter didn't show Chinatsu's thought, i wonder what is she thinking right now.

 

 

Chii-chan's thinking about bananas. That's it XD.

 

Maybe she'd dance a rhumba or a cha-cha-cha to the Banana Boat song.

Am I the only one that noticed that Idogawa was shown reacting to some things? Either she's so focused on dance she didn't see obvious things, or she's extremely perceptive... I wonder.

Maybe it has something to do with Kugimiya? Also this chapter didn't show Chinatsu's thought, i wonder what is she thinking right now.

Am I the only one who thinks his teachers are terrible at their job? No one tells him outright what to do. They just set him up against impossible odds (or seemingly so) and don't bother explaining anything to him, all the while staying mysterious and I-know-something-you-don't-and-you-should-be-smart-enough-to-figure-it-out and smug on the side. I'm getting irritated.

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.

Am I the only one who thinks his teachers are terrible at their job? No one tells him outright what to do. They just set him up against impossible odds (or seemingly so) and don't bother explaining anything to him, all the while staying mysterious and I-know-something-you-don't-and-you-should-be-smart-enough-to-figure-it-out and smug on the side. I'm getting irritated.

I'm not "technical" enough to see this as a coming-of-age story, since his development is towards being a proper dancer and not a better person. Or, ofr the sake of argument, a "proper adult." He's not socially challenged, his personality doesn't need fixing and he definitely isn't something else which society would consider "bad" for me to think he needs to "grow up" as a person.

Regardless, this is a valid discussion outside of the point I was trying to make.

He isn't socially challenged, and his personality doesn't need fixing?  I agree with you now, but in the very beginning, could you really say the same thing?

 

Just because he doesn't need fixing it does not mean he cannot grow, which is why I still consider this coming-of-age (because he's still young).  He started out below standard, so to speak, but he's going places quite a bit farther than most, I would say.

I might agree with you except I can hardly call this "outside his target audience".  Unless you happen to think she's writing solely for people who dance, but I'd guess it's more of a mix between telling a coming-of-age story using dance as a means, and actively portraying dance.  Basically dance is not the subject here, Tatara is, so you would not be a "manga-only casual" unless she based it off of some other story, Light Novel, etc.

 

In that regard the anime is simply the exact same story told in a different medium to attract a wider audience, hence the "casual" term.  I would normally ignore it regardless, but somehow that technical mistake of yours bugged me.

I'm not "technical" enough to see this as a coming-of-age story, since his development is towards being a proper dancer and not a better person. Or, ofr the sake of argument, a "proper adult." He's not socially challenged, his personality doesn't need fixing and he definitely isn't something else which society would consider "bad" for me to think he needs to "grow up" as a person.

Regardless, this is a valid discussion outside of the point I was trying to make.

 

Anyone who refuses to consume the original version of a story is a casual.

 

For Harry Potter, movie-only viewers are casuals. You don't have to be a fucking wizard to not be a casual.

 

For Haruhi, manga- and anime-only people are casuals (only people who read the light novels aren't). Same with No Game No Life.

 

For this, the manga is the original. Anime-only viewers are casuals.

By your logic, if I watch a German movie dubbed to English which I actually understand, I'm corrupting your idea of "perfection" for the sake of my own convenience. Interesting.

 

I too prefer my entertainment in its original form, but that's not reason enough for me to label others who don't. Your personal preferences mean very little in the end if the author will see more money from the "casuals."

I don't know jack about ballroom dancing/dancesports, does that make me a manga-only casual?

I'm enjoying this regardless, which speaks loudly of the author's skill in capturing the attention of people outside his target audience. "Casuals," as you called them.

 

Anyone who refuses to consume the original version of a story is a casual.

 

For Harry Potter, movie-only viewers are casuals. You don't have to be a fucking wizard to not be a casual.

 

For Haruhi, manga- and anime-only people are casuals (only people who read the light novels aren't). Same with No Game No Life.

 

For this, the manga is the original. Anime-only viewers are casuals.

Am I the only one that noticed that Idogawa was shown reacting to some things? Either she's so focused on dance she didn't see obvious things, or she's extremely perceptive... I wonder.

I don't know jack about ballroom dancing/dancesports, does that make me a manga-only casual?

I'm enjoying this regardless, which speaks loudly of the author's skill in capturing the attention of people outside his target audience. "Casuals," as you called them.

I might agree with you except I can hardly call this "outside his target audience".  Unless you happen to think she's writing solely for people who dance, but I'd guess it's more of a mix between telling a coming-of-age story using dance as a means, and actively portraying dance.  Basically dance is not the subject here, Tatara is, so you would not be a "manga-only casual" unless she based it off of some other story, Light Novel, etc.

 

In that regard the anime is simply the exact same story told in a different medium to attract a wider audience, hence the "casual" term.  I would normally ignore it regardless, but somehow that technical mistake of yours bugged me.

when is the anime dropping?

 Somewhere in July.

when is the anime dropping?

awww that board game thing at the end is adorable

Lot of good icon potential in this one

Spoiler


Lol

This means anime only casuals...

No longer sure if yisss.

 

I don't know jack about ballroom dancing/dancesports, does that make me a manga-only casual?

I'm enjoying this regardless, which speaks loudly of the author's skill in capturing the attention of people outside his target audience. "Casuals," as you called them.

Can't watch, not allowed in my country apparently. RIP THE DREAM

Try this: https://u.nya.is/cvafpg.mp4

I kind of forgot what was happening and who everyone is...

was wondering if this would eventually get an anime.

aaawwww yissss

This means anime only casuals...

No longer sure if yisss.

Anime PV



was wondering if this would eventually get an anime.

aaawwww yissss

It's monthly, the raws for the next chapter are already out.

 

Yes, and I just read the raws for the new chapter. I hope the translation will come out soon.

Anime PV



 

Can't watch, not allowed in my country apparently. RIP THE DREAM


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