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Ballroom e Youkoso – 12

「出会い」 (Deai)
“Encounters”

We may still technically be in the first cour of Ballroom e Youkoso, but the scene change unmistakably happened after last week’s episode.

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September 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm Comments (11)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 11

「評価」 (Hyouka)
“Final Evaluation”

There’s a real sense that the story is just getting started with Ballroom e Youkoso.

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September 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm Comments (9)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 10

「ボルテージ」 (Voltage)
“Voltage”

People are complicated (and so is this relationship diagram).

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September 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm Comments (10)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 09

「花と額縁」 (Hana to Gakubuchi)
“Flower and Frame”

The only thing in this show longer than the necks is the minutes…

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September 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm Comments (8)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 08

「現実」 (Genjitsu)
“Reality”

There are definitely times when watching Ballroom e Youkoso that my abject lack of knowledge about ballroom dancing frustrates me.

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August 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm Comments (8)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 07

「天平杯」 (Tenpei Sakazuki)
“Tenpei Cup”

That was certainly eventful!

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August 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm Comments (14)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 06

「ライン・オブ・ダンス」 (Rain Obu Dansu)
“Line of Dance”

With the last couple of episodes, I’m really starting to appreciate just what all the fuss was about.

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August 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm Comments (14)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 04, 05

「ダンサーズ・ハイ/ パートナー」 (Dansaazu Hai/Paatonazu)
“Dancer’s High/Partners”

Welcome to the Ballroom is certainly full of shounen tropes, of that there can be no doubt. But it works in spite (and maybe even a little bit because) of that.

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July 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm Comments (14)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 03

「ワルツを踊れ」 (Waltz wo Odore)
“Dance the Waltz”

This might not be a bad time for younger anime fans to Google “Wally Pipp”.

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July 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm Comments (11)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 02

「兵藤清春」 (Kiyoharu Hyoudou)
“Kiyoharu Hyoudou”

In the final analysis, I think expectations will have a lot to do with how this series is perceived.

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July 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm Comments (18)

Ballroom e Youkoso – 01

「小笠原ダンススタジオへようこそ」 (Ogasawara Dansu Sutajio e Youkoso)
“Welcome to Ogasawara Dance Studio”

To be honest, my initial take on Ballroom e Youkoso was “Dance Haikyuu with Necks”.

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July 8, 2017 at 11:18 pm Comments (21)