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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: 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


Score: 7.391 (scored by 33,038 users)
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Ranked: #20942
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Popularity: #1301
Members: 72,437
Favorites: 288


Mahjong Club/Kendo Club. Both are aiming for the nationals. Both have way more female members. 
report Recommended by ruusakraj
Both anime have harem, cute girls, fights, kantanas and kendo :D 
report Recommended by Cookie-chan-
Very similar anime about bunch of girls trying their best to achieve results in sports. 
report Recommended by Yuyukino
These shows are alike in a lot of ways. Both involve clubs, and have some fighting.  
report Recommended by Cheating
4 Girls. Joined in a same club member and try to protect it from being banned. 
report Recommended by silentsc
Both about girls in sport. 
report Recommended by barlon
A motley crew's rise to prominence at a sport can be seen in either show. Every member has their own characteristics, and how they interact and bounce off each other make it fun to watch.  
report Recommended by ottocycle
Many people will probably see this as huge stretch since Bamboo Blade really isn't Magical type anime. The similarity lies in the two lead characters who are somewhat withdrawn and timid yet fiery and assertive when it comes to swordplay. While Shana is a mythical Flame Haze sent to regulate the balance of the spirit and physical world, Tamaki Kawazoe is a timid and innocent Kendo savant that is almost unbeatable on during a match. Both Tamaki and Shana both have to struggle to develop their maturing social lives and learn about the opposite sex. While there genre's are different other than the slice  read more 
report Recommended by Orion1
-Both animes are about getting better at their games aiming to keep on winning and continue to move onto bigger tournaments -Both have really potential leads 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both have tons of slapstick humor and some charming moments. 
report Recommended by robfoster
both are all female and are using weapons 
report Recommended by mrpogi91
Great slapstick and joke driven comedies that involve fighting and high school, and both of them like to go into super-deformed mode to convey added hilarity. 
report Recommended by robfoster
Both are comedies centering on a group of cute high school girls, yet (refreshingly) neither relies on sexy fanservice for its appeal, giving each a similarly lighthearted and simply charming atmosphere. The appeal comes straight from the quirky characters with their charming personalities, including some likable teacher characters for support. Beyond their humor, both also manage to deliver some heartwarming and relatable emotion in their latter halves. 
report Recommended by Asa-Turney
They both had clubs,school life,comedy,friends,and slice of life. They both have moe characters and art style. They both have catchy music . They are both underrated anime and deserve more popularity. I enjoyed them both . Differences: Bamboo Blade had sports and Kokoro Connect had Drama and gender benders . 
report Recommended by yelsha57
Both of these shows feature a brand new girls' team centered around one fantastic player and lead by a total deadbeat of a coach. More than that, the shows have a very similar feel in terms of the struggles the teams face and the overall tone of optimism and friendship. 
report Recommended by girlwithsixarms
The activities may be different but the feelings are quite similar. In both series, there's a club involving a group of young girls doing an activity they enjoy in while excelling at them through practice, skill, and determination. The main female character becomes focused in the club and makes both friends as well as rivals throughout the series. The competition is fierce but at the same time, the characters often seems to have fun in a lighthearted atmosphere. There's comedy, drama, and some emotional factors later on as well. 
report Recommended by Stark700
On the surface, there is too much similarities but in both series, there is quite a lot I found in common. Both series involves a group of characters participating in an activity from a school environment. There is that sense of competition and strive to succeed among each member of the teams. The background is lighthearted and it takes practice to succeed for the characters. It is surprisingly realistic and portrays the activities they do in a more definite and profound way. The main female characters from both series also share similar personalities. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Sports, slice of life... They present a similar vibe. The outcome of their struggles are unpredictable. 
report Recommended by Ausp
To be exact, there is only one similarity that I can think of. At first, both clubs had many members, but due to reasons, a lot of the club member left and both clubs had minimal members. - Bamboo Blade: a member was a sadist that scared all of the members away and the seniors were studying for their exams - Whistle!: Mizuno Tatsuya and Kazamatsuri Sho made a deal with the team captain that whoever won the match would be captain, but because the team captain loss and couldn't deal with Mizuno being captain, many members left Somehow, both clubs manages to maintain enough members to compete and  read more 
report Recommended by ixShiroKishi
The're somewhat similar cz the're both about kendo.... 
report Recommended by LovePink18
It is nostalgic, and shows how an intense love for a common goal (hobby or occupation) is never trivial. Bamboo Blade focuses on Kendo, Bartender focuses on drinks, but what is really looked at in both series are the stories that tie in with the event or drink. 
report Recommended by kufreabia
So grasshopper you have watched Bamboo Blade but still require more comedic martial art action? Have you the discipline to watch a comedy that breaks the forth and possibly even the fifth wall? Are you prepared to deal with more girls kicking the crap out of men who seem to have trained in martial arts their whole lives? Then you are ready for Jubei-chan. 
report Recommended by Mavrick
Both examine the progress of a club being set up with some new members. Comedy is similar and the character exploration is similar, although Sora no Manimani focuses more on the central characters than the whole cast. 
report Recommended by hearmescream
As I was watching Hidamari Sketch I couldn't help but think of Bamboo Blade. They both are about a group of students at school and have somewhat similar comedy.  
report Recommended by Danish
The characters are slightly similar in their cuteness, as well as the plot. A club that is struggling to become real, to become strong. If you like Bamboo Blade, but want something that is about a different sort of club, Gakuen Utopia is your show. 
report Recommended by Kitycatgirl
I enjoyed both series for their strong female characters, though some people may disagree. Of course, the anime is not the same as the manga for Bamboo Blade. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
They have similar senses of humour, although Bamboo Blade is more serious (sometimes). 
report Recommended by Nyktos
Both series are about students enjoying their club activities. The main characters from the two series are both quiet and reflective, while the supporting characters are similarly wacky. Both series are funny as well. 
report Recommended by jet2r0cks
Both are about a girls-only sports team of 5 girls with a very skilled lead, both are cute and fun. 
report Recommended by ZettaiRyouiki
Both have sports teams that work together led by a small child prodigy. 
report Recommended by Claudius
Moe highschool girls friendship& comedy. While Bamboo Blade is sports themed, and A-channel is slice of life one can feel some similiarities. 
report Recommended by ashton