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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
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 31,256 users)
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Ranked: #18952
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Popularity: #1090
Members: 66,869
Favorites: 267
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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

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




More reviewsReviews

May 12, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
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
Nov 29, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
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
Apr 5, 2008
Ladholyman (All reviews)
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
Aug 1, 2008
ReverseHarem (All reviews)
This is my first... and last review. Which goes to show you how much I loved Bamboo Blade!

Story -
I thought the story was very good. I usually don't like sports-related anime, but a kendo club full of eccentric girls (and you know they are if you've seen this) and the two lone guys is something that grabbed my attention. It was nice to see how their relationships with each other progressed and what was going to happen with the club.

Art -
I really liked the art for this series. To compare it with other series - the art is a lot like Ichigo Mashimaro or Minami-ke read more

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