Studio MAPPA Hits the Floor with Dance Dance Danseur Anime Adaptation

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Liam Dempsey
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The studio that brought you Yuri!!! on ICE is ready to show off more of its moves, announcing a TV anime adaptation of Dance Dance Danseur for 2022!

Here’s the first teaser visual, starring dancer Junpei Murao:

Dance Dance Danseur Anime Teaser visual

Munehisa Sakai (ZOMBIE LAND SAGA) is leading as director at studio MAPPA, followed by Yoshimi Narita (DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-) on series composition and Hitomi Hasegawa (Attack on Titan key animation) on character design.

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Here’s a preview of Hasegawa’s designs for Junpei, courtesy of MAPPA:

Dance Dance Danseur Anime Design Sheet 1
Dance Dance Danseur Anime Design Sheet 2

Based on the manga by George Asakura, Dance Dance Danseur follows Junpei Murao, a boy who discovers a love for ballet after watching a male dancer perform at his sister’s recital. However, a terrible tragedy makes him leave it behind to become more masculine…until one day, his love is reignited.

Are you excited for the Dance Dance Danseur anime from MAPPA? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: MAPPA official Twitter account

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