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Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 107
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to Sep 3, 2010
Authors: Totsuka, Masahiro (Story), Igarashi, Aguri (Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan

Statistics

Score: 7.451 (scored by 2601 users)
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Ranked: #38872
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Popularity: #1021
Members: 5,882
Favorites: 142
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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /107

Synopsis

Kojiro is an impoverished young teacher and the supervisor of his high school’s kendo club. He doesn’t have the leeway to spend time on his students–he can barely feed himself as it is. So when an old friend makes him a bet with an entire year’s worth of deluxe sushi on the line, Kojiro finds a new purpose in life: to beat his friend’s kendo team! But before he can arrange a kendo meet for both schools’ kendo teams, he needs to actually put together a five-woman squad–and the first girl he needs is Tamaki Kawazoe, kendo athlete extraordinaire and daughter of an elite kendo dojo master. The problem is, she isn’t really interested in doing kendo for fun. What can Kojiro do to convince her to join the team?

(Source: Yen Press)

Note: Originally published with 117 chapters, but was collected into 102 chapters in the tankoubons. There are also 5 special stories, which makes the total chapter count - 107.

Background

Bamboo Blade was published in English by Yen Press from May 12, 2009 to August 21, 2012, and digitally on April 22, 2014. It has also been published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since October 10, 2015.

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WolfOfMibu
Oct 13, 2008
A Fun Read:

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD;;; (37 chapters released at time of writing)

I stumbled across this manga when browsing through a manga site, it didn't particularly catch my interest at the time, but I decided to read it out of sheer boredom.

The plot is simple, A teacher who runs the Kendo club bets with his former school senpai that if his girls kendo team can beat his then he wins a years worth of free food at his senpai's restraunt, however even assembling 5 girls for this battle appears hard, however he stumles upon the incredibly skills of a young girl who he's determended to read more
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Selphie-
Mar 25, 2010
Bamboo Blade is one of those manga that you find on a random manga site,and decide to try it out.Then you come across it at your local bookstore and only bought it because you had the money to spare.

At least thats what happened to me.

Bamboo Blade is a manga that has a very slow pace.If you've watched the Bamboo Blade anime you probably notice this,since it is also very slow paced.The story is quite simple;Tojiro needs to win a kendo match,and get together five girls for this match,or risk giving a bashed up trophy to his sensei.I gave the story a seven since it's a read more
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