Bamboo Blade

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Japanese: バンブーブレード
English: Bamboo Blade
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2007 to Apr 1, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC ASTA
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.301 (scored by 4122641,226 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2263
Members: 89,212
Favorites: 282

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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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Opening Theme

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"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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Feb 6, 2022

There are two things that one can learn watching anime that take place in high school – there is no shortage of after school clubs to choose from, and you can bank on the fact that there will likely be a lot of girls in those clubs. It doesn’t matter if the club in question is one that has an activity associated with “traditional femininity” or not; as long as there is even the remotest chance of a club existing, not only will there be an anime about it, but that it will also likely have a large female cast.

"Bamboo Blade" was one such property ...
Aug 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This has the worst structure of a show I've ever seen. Despite that baffling aspect, Bamboo Blade is a lighthearted irreverent comedy maybe worth your time.

Let's get the negatives out of the way.

First off, the show's premise is that a school's kendo sensei, Ishida, makes a bet with his friend that his team of girls can beat his friend's, with the reward being a year's worth of eating at a restaurant.

This weak hook to the show is resolved in a handful of episodes. Let me repeat: the reason for this show existing is resolved in a handful of episodes.

After some meandering, the show comes up ...
Jun 9, 2023
For some reason, reading the premise of this show I was reminded of the old Seven Samurai film. Trying to assemble a team of powerful warriors in order to protect a village from evil bandits… Only difference, the warriors in this version are all cute girls and the challenge is a harmless kendo competition. I am of course stretching it with this comparison but I couldn’t shake the feeling of how half a century ago Japan used to make these cool manly samurai stories and now is mostly throwing out moe shows left and right. And I don’t like that.

So anyways, Bamboo Blade is basically ...

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