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Top Anime About Ballet To Watch In 2024

Ballet is a well-known dance form, considered to be one of the most technical dance forms out there. This form of dancing requires as much athleticism and flexibility as an innate graceness. If you’re a ballet enthusiast and looking for anime about ballet, we have some recommendations for you. Admittedly, there aren’t a lot of ballet anime out there, but there are some and they are worth checking out. Here are the top anime about ballet to watch in 2024:

Top Anime About Ballet To Watch In 2024

4) Subaru (Manga)


MAL Ratings7.94
Number of Chapters11
Where to WatchNA

Unlike the other entries on this list, Subaru is not an anime but a manga yet to receive an anime adaption. However, this manga is highly recommended for ballet enthusiasts. The story starts with a little girl, Subaru Miyamoto, whose brother Kaname is dying of an illness that makes him gradually forget everything, even his beloved sister.

Subaru visits her brother every day, talking to him and dancing for him to make him remember her. At the end of the day, Kaname always ends up remembering his sister. Eventually, when her friends encourage her to join a ballet studio, Subaru learns the joy of the art.

3) Welcome to the Ballroom

Welcome to the Ballroom

MAL Ratings8.18
Number of Episodes24
Where to WatchCrunchyroll

Welcome to the Ballroom is not particularly an anime about ballet but it does feature all kinds of dancing. This anime focuses on a unique sport that is not often explored in the mainstream: competitive dancing. The story is about Tatara Fujita, an introverted middle school student with no particular passion or aspirations.

When a chance encounter with Kaname Sengoku leads him to his dance studio, Tatara is awed by the sheer commanding presence of Sengoku and the other dancers practicing there. But the first time he dances with a partner, Tatara is blown away by an intrigue he never felt before. Thus begins his journey in competitive dancing.

2) Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

MAL Ratings8.14
Number of Episodes38
Where to WatchHIDIVE

One of the most beloved fantasy anime of all time, Princess Tutu is a must-watch for those wanting to find an anime about ballet. Set in a fairy tale world, the story revolves around Ahiru, a duck, enchanted by the mysterious wizard Drosselmeyer to transform into a human girl.

With the help of her egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru transforms into the beautiful and elegant ballet dancer Princess Tutu who relieves people’s problems and pain with her graceful dancing. Eventually, she receives the biggest challenge of her life: to find the missing pieces of Prince Myuuto’s heart and seal the evil Raven away.

1) Dance Dance Danceur

Dance Dance Danceur

MAL Ratings7.86
Number of Episodes11
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Disney+

This is the newest anime about ballet on this list. Dance Dance Danceur is a wonderful drama about Junpei Murao, a young boy who falls in love with ballet after going to his sister’s ballet recital where the grace and fluidity of the male dancer win him over. Ever since then, Junpei has been interested in ballet but doesn’t dare to pursue it because he thinks it would portray him as effeminate to his peers.

As Junpei grows up, he takes up Jeet Kune Do instead of his real passion. One day, Miyako Godai, Junpei’s classmate and a ballet dancer, sees Junpei performing an incredible kick that is a mixture of the movements of both ballet and Jeet Kune Do and requests him to join her mother’s ballet studio. Thus, Junpei finally gets the opportunity to do something he loves. But his journey to accepting and excelling in ballet will not be easy.

These are the top anime about ballet that you can enjoy in 2024. If you enjoy such lists and anime recommendations, we have more at Otakus’ Notes, so, don’t forget to visit.

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