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Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade

Alternative Titles

English: Bamboo Blade
Japanese: バンブーブレード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2007 to Apr 1, 2008
Genres: Comedy, School, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 25447 users)
Ranked: #14302
Popularity: #637
Members: 51,003
Favorites: 237
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy kendo school sports

Synopsis

Kojirou is the kendo instructor for Muroe High School and he's totally broke. But then an unexpected chance is given to him: his team must win against his senpai's team and the prize is: free meals for a whole year! Now, the only problem left... where to find girls skilled enough and willing to join the kendo team?

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Adaptation: Bamboo Blade

Characters & Voice Actors

Azuma, Satori
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Satou, Rina
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Satou, Rina
Savage, Carrie
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Savage, Carrie
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Chiba, Kirino
Chiba, Kirino
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Toyoguchi, Megumi
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Toyoguchi, Megumi
Christian, Luci
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Christian, Luci
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Eiga, Danjuurou
Eiga, Danjuurou
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Ishida, Akira
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Ishida, Akira
Michael Teague, Sean
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Ishida, Toraji
Ishida, Toraji
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Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Sinclair, Ian
English
Sinclair, Ian
...

Staff

Saitou, Hisashi
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script



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Nov 29, 2008
Retro8bit
Ever wonder what its like to be in a Kendo club? Well certainly most of us would answer "no" to that one, but after watching Bamboo Blade it just might make you more interested in this old time tradition! As this series does it very well!

Story: 7/10
Pretty straight forward for the most part, basically it starts up with a struggling Kendo instructor and his team leader trying to get others into Kendo, as their club has little to no members at present. As the story progresses they meet/get new club members and then begin a road down to the final tournament to keep the instructor read more
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Dec 31, 2013
SirAbblot
When people read the synopsis for this show, this is probably the most common reaction: "An anime about Kendo? This must be sooo boring!". That is what I thought at first as well, but when I really got to watching this show I'd have to use one of the biggest clichés ever to describe it.. Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Bamboo Blade was really special for me, because I was feeling kind of down when I started watching it, the reason being that I had just finished "Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2" and I loved that show so much that I actually felt read more
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May 12, 2008
Ranivus
The most popular (aka common) type of animes of the past year has most definitely been school comedy anime with a female cast. And this one is no exception. Thankfully they put emphasis on what matters most character chemistry.




As you should already know it's a comedy about a high school kendo club, mainly consisting of (SPOILER AHEAD!) a group of girls. It all sounds like standard fare from here, and it is. The kids get involved in crazy hijinks, make silly jokes, and even have a decent amout of action in show such as this. After watching the first couple episodes, you'll most likely have read more
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Apr 5, 2008
Ladholyman
Girls with Wooden Swords

Man, what a ride. Bamboo Blade has it all; comedy, drama, romance, all rolled up into one. By making fun of itself at random places and with the help of very fabulous characters, this show rises from its shoddy animation to join the elite group of anime this season that deserves your time.

I should get the not-so-good things out of the way first. The animation is pretty bad. No, not like Musashi Gundoh bad, but repeated animation, laziness supreme kind of bad. Up until the last two episodes, the same kendo swings from episode one get repeated over and over, with only read more
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Recommendations

Mahjong Club/Kendo Club.
Both are aiming for the nationals.
Both have way more female members.
Both anime have harem, cute girls, fights, kantanas and kendo :D
These shows are alike in a lot of ways. Both involve clubs, and have some fighting.
Very similar anime about bunch of girls trying their best to achieve results in sports.
reportRecommended by Gucha - Add to favorites
4 Girls. Joined in a same club member and try to protect it from being banned.
Both about girls in sport.

Opening Theme

"BAMBOO BEAT" by Ryou Hirohashi, Megumi Toyoguchi, Sachiko Kojima, Houko Kuwashima & Rina Satou

Ending Theme

"STAR RISE" by Ryou Hirohashi, Megumi Toyoguchi, Sachiko Kojima, Houko Kuwashima & Rina Satou

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