Dance like you mean it! We want to see your best moves as the Dance Dance Danseur anime spins its way to the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup today. The MAPPA production adapts the manga of the same name by George Asakura, and you can tip-toe your way toward full ballet brilliance in our spotlight below.
Launch Time: April 9
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS
Danseur noble–a ballet dancer qualified to dance the role of the prince. Second-year junior high school student Murao Junpei was fascinated by ballet as a boy, but gave up on dancing after his father’s death, as he had to become a man. However, one day, a beautiful transfer student named Godai Miyako appears before him. Miyako takes notice in Junpei’s love of ballet and invites him to dance with her. Along with Miyako’s cousin Mori Ruou, he begins his career as a full-fledged ballet dancer, with the aim of becoming the world’s best dancer–the Danseur noble! Only those who have sacrificed everything are permitted to stand in the beautiful and harsh world of classical ballet. What will be the fate of a total beginner like Junpei?! Popular manga artist Asakura George’s first TV anime adaptation is the story of the passionate adolescence of a group of ballet dancers by MAPPA (production) and Sakai Munehisa (director)!!
VA: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia)
VA: Kouki Uchiyama (Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!!)
VA: Kaede Hondo (Yasuko Nawashiro in Akebi’s Sailor Uniform)
VA: Misato Fukuen (Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia)
VA: Kohei Amasaki (Otto Suwen in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)
VA: Kotaro Nishiyama (Frate Vanetti in 91 Days)
VA: Jun Inoue (Suu Gen in Kingdom)
Munehisa Sakai (One Piece Film Strong World)
Yoshimi Narita (My Senpai is Annoying)
Hitomi Hasegawa (assistant character design on Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You)
Chief Animation Director
Ballet Animation Director
Director of Photography
Opening Theme Song Performer
Ending Theme Song Performer
The manga has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine since 2015, and received the Jury Selection award of the Manga Division at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2020.
The covers for volume 1 and volume 20:
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