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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. 


Official Website


Dance Dance Danseur 




Launch Info


Launch Time: April 9

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page


Official Trailers 





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)!!


Characters and Cast


Junpei Murao

VA: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia)



Ruō Mori

VA: Kouki Uchiyama (Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!!)



Miyako Godai

VA: Kaede Hondo (Yasuko Nawashiro in Akebi’s Sailor Uniform)



Natsuki Oikawa

VA: Misato Fukuen (Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia)



Misaki Yasuda

VA: Kohei Amasaki (Otto Suwen in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)



Yamato Takura

VA: Kotaro Nishiyama (Frate Vanetti in 91 Days)



Kotobuki Himenokouji

VA: Jun Inoue (Suu Gen in Kingdom)





Original Creator

George Asakura



Munehisa Sakai (One Piece Film Strong World)


Series Composition

Yoshimi Narita (My Senpai is Annoying)


Character Designer

Hitomi Hasegawa (assistant character design on Kimi ni Todoke – From Me to You)


Chief Animation Director

Hitomi Hasegawa

Masahiko Komino

Yumi Kuroiwa


Art Director

Mari Fujino


3D Director

Tomoko Washida



Naoya Homan


Ballet Supervision

Sayako Abe


Ballet Director

Hajime Ohtani


Ballet Animation Director

Atsushi Ogasawara

Tsuyoshi Kuwahara


Director of Photography

Madoka Yagi


Color Design

Kana Tanabe



Tomoki Nagasaka





Opening Theme Song Performer



Ending Theme Song Performer



Animation Production




Additional Info


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:






Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.