The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of George Asakura's men's ballet-themed manga Dance Dance Danseur released a new key visual and a two-minute new PV to announce its premiere date of April 8, 2022.
The clip features the anime's OP theme song "Narihibiku Kagiri" (As long as it echoes) sung by YUKI (JUDY AND MARY ex-vocalist). In addition to the previously-announced Daiki Uchiyama as the protagonist Junpei Murao, two more voice cast members are also announced: Kouki Uchiyama as Ruou Mori and Kede Hondo as a Miyako Godai:
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The manga has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits since 2015 and won the Jury Selection award of the Manga Division at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2020. It has rereleased 22 tankobon volumes and printed 1.45 million copies in total so far.
As announced at Anime NYC in November 2021, the TV anime Dance Dance Danseur will be streamed on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan.
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)!!
© George Asakura. Shogakukan/Dance Dance Danseur Production Committee