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 4126641,266 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2278
Members: 89,325
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?

Characters & Voice Actors



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

Episode Videos


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 ...
Mar 21, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I started with the (ongoing) Bamboo Blade manga, so my review of the anime comes from that perspective.

All of the enjoyment of the show comes from the characters and the fights. Although that might make it sound like a shonen series, it certainly is not, but it dances on that line between shonen and seinen very well. Ostensibly about a kendo instructor and his struggles with a high school club, it's really about a young kendo prodigy named Tamaki who matures into a young woman through the course of the series.

The series is short on plot, and since this was my first real sports anime ...
Dec 1, 2016
Hate to be that guy, but I think this show is absolutely overrated. Why is the score so high?

Is it funny? No, not in particular, I can't recall actually laughing once throughout the entire 26 episodes—maybe at best a smirk?

Are the characters really all the great? No, they aren't that in depth, and many of them are naively annoying!.

Is the action superb? Far from it. I doubt kendo in real life would even be very enjoyable to watch. This isn't a real sword fight... It is with sticks.

The one romance in the show, they blatantly ...

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