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Ikko is a Buddhist monk in training who works at his grandmother’s temple with six nuns -- six very attractive nuns. Though lazy, weak and unmotivated to learn the skills of a monk, amazingly strong holy powers sleep inside of Ikko that are triggered only by the awakening of his, shall we say, lust for worldly delights. A vengeful spirit is haunting your home? A flash of pantsu, and Ikko's your man. But therein lies danger; what really is the secret behind his mysterious powers? And how many hits to the head from angry, semi-naked nuns can a man take?
Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!
One show about kendo, and one about making bread. Two polar opposite passtimes, but two series with an immense amount in common.
There's something in human nature that loves the underdog story, so I think both shows will appeal to a very wide audience. You have to see through the outer premise, and the real story lies within the team work and bonds of friendship made throughout.
Each character has their strengths and weaknesses that are explored throughout, with "enemies" helping "the good guys" to exploit their full potential.
Both shows are arc like in nature, battling different foes over a few episodes, and leaving you wanting more at the end of each. These shows both come highly recommended.
When Shion was a young girl, her parents were brutally murdered; and the sight of their dead bodies in a pool of blood caused her to lose her voice. Years later, Shion is now a young woman who was raised by Shinji Yasuoko, a professional Shogi player, and his wife. Shion has become a Shogi player just like her adopted father, and is working her way towards becoming a female Meijin – a master of the sport. With powerful opponents and sinister strangers around every turn, and her parents’ killer still on the loose, Shion’s path to glory has never seemed more challenging!
Both shows follows a group of characters and their joys and miseries in the game they play. The characters try their best to improve in their game and, though they may get in some tough times, they'll pull through to the end.
But the main difference is that Shion no Ou has a dark story behind it all whereas Bamboo Blade is not dark at all.
In the year 2049, teams of giant robots battle the field and race to the finish in the most popular sport in the world, the Immortal Grand Prix! The rookie Team Satomi thinks it has what it takes to win big and get the gold, but plenty of obstacles and opponents stand in the way. Amongst others,Team Black Egg has an invulnerable defense; Team Sledge Mamma plays dirty; and Team Velshtein is undefeatable. In the high stakes arena of the IGPX, can the hotshot Takeshi and his team of miscreants manage to win the ultimate fame and glory?
IGPX tosses the gag comedy of Bamboo Blade, but has instead a more compelling web of relationships, and a lot more action. What they have in common though, is what sets these series apart from all the other vaguely (or completely) shounen oriented sports dramas: the focus on the psychological and emotional elements of competition.
The passion Bamboo Blade characters show for Kendo feels real and deep enough that when combined with the realistic portrayals of elation upon winning and frustration upon losing, the viewer feels like an emotionally invested cheerleader out on the sidelines. IGPX provides the same thing, but with racing robots instead of Kendo.
Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!
What Hyakko and Bamboo Blade have in common, is that they're both slice-of-life school-life comedies following a group of friends, instead of having one main character. While they are both light-hearted and silly for most parts, they do adress some of the smaller issues teens have during these years. If you liked the one, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other as well!