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Ballroom e Youkoso


Alt Names: alt ボールルームへようこそalt Bienvenidos a la Pista de Bailealt 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 PsychologicalSchool 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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there should not be a romance tag in this

there is no romance going on, the drama and conflict comes from the sport purely, not a single ounce of sexual tension 

 

I would like you to reread ch. 31, when

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

 

there should not be a romance tag in this

there is no romance going on, the drama and conflict comes from the sport purely, not a single ounce of sexual tension 

Its been a while since ive found a sports manga that has hooked me this well, most of the ones ive read tip too far into the "sports" part and make me confused about the technical terms or are some kind of super-tech bs(still fine to read mind you). Not to mention the godly MC archetype. This one is so well written and executed that i can see how characters develop clearly. There is no bs just pure training and how they get through competitions which i appreciate. Most other mangas that ive read seem either too predictable or a bit slapstick. This one is much more structured and well-thought. Kudos to author for making a good manga

So im still at chapter one, I fucking hate this protag

 

Edit: Good, he got better quick, wouldve dropped it if it stayed

He walked the very fine line between being meek and being a bitch.

 

He's still pretty meek, but he's no bitch.

I thought this was dead for a good while. and before i knew it, I was behind by 4 chapters. *feelsgoodman* 

Quick reminder: The series is on hiatus this month. 

BRB. gonna go cri in a corner now.

So im still at chapter one, I fucking hate this protag

 

Edit: Good, he got better quick, wouldve dropped it if it stayed

Quick reminder: The series is on hiatus this month. 

New anime trailer:
 
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Wow, this is truly a great story as before I knew it I had read through to Chapter9. Great art work as well.  Thanks for translating this series. 

The cover of the volume 9 at the bottom of this pic!!! Holyshit, the art is simply beautiful:

 

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Also, the anime adds Kentarou Tomita & Sumire Morohoshi in the cast.

Anime merchandise:

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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 ;)


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