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Bamboo Blade

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2007 to Apr 1, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.481 (scored by 27,675 users)
Ranked: #15832
Popularity: #814
Members: 56,641
Favorites: 252
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawazoe, Tamaki
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Hirohashi, Ryou
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Chiba, Kirino
Chiba, Kirino
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Miyazaki, Miyako
Miyazaki, Miyako
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwahara, Sayako
Kuwahara, Sayako
Kojima, Sachiko
Kojima, Sachiko


Saitou, Hisashi
Saitou, Hisashi
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Christian, Luci
Christian, Luci

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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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May 12, 2008
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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Nov 29, 2008
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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Apr 5, 2008
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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Nov 16, 2015
Lovable and interesting characters, passionate martial art, great humor and cat cameos. Bamboo Blade has it all.

Kendo instructor at Muroe highschool, Ishida, has a hard time to pay his bills, when his old friend and coleague offers to pay for his sushi for one whole year. That is if his team wins at a friendly tournament. If only there were more than one loyal captain and the other that has not showed up in a while. To win, he would need a miracle. A big miracle. A miracle that, say, easily deflects dangerous stray tennis ball. And baseball... aaand a rugby ball. And principal falling read more
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