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Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!
Bamboo Blade and Sora no Manimani are shows with a high school club as central theme (Kendo in the first, Astronomy in the second). While both shows are lighthearted and mildly funny more than anything, they do deal with issues like keeping the club alive and other minor ones, in their own carefree way. If you enjoyed one of these for their light comedy and passion about the club, check the other out as well!
Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?
At first this seams like a strange recommendation, however even though the time period, and the story's are completely different, one thing holds true... sword fighting, and the beauty and art within it.
Both series incorporate a lot of sword fighting and if you enjoy to watch the structure of it, whether in a battle, in a dojo, or in kendo class. If you enjoyed watching the beauty of battle in either of these anime's, you are sure to like the other.
Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?
If you liked Bamboo Blade, I think you will also like History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi.
Where Bamboo Blade focuses more on teacher's failures and individual growth of members, Kenichi works really hard to learn defend himself and that leads problems when the stronger and stronger guys keep appearing. Really entertaining show of a martial-arts trainee that just keeps ending in trouble in life and in the dojo.
Kaname Okimura wants to learn how to swim, but has been afraid to due to a childhood accident. So how does he approach his fear of water? By joining Umisho's swimming club... but as the manager. Things are easy and slow going for Okimura, until an eccentric family moves into town, literally floating their home to the shore! Okimura watches as the hyper and childish Amuro Ninagawa and her father make their entrance, only to find out that Ninagawa is as agile as a fish in the sea she lives on. Her swimming style may be unorthodox, but she's quickly recruited into Umisho's swimming club, spicing up school life and making things interesting and complicated for Okimura...
There are a lot of similiarites between Bamboo Blade and Umishou, so it's no wonder that they both invoke the same sense of feeling and atmosphere while you're watching the two works.
If you like the light-hearted and comedic nature of one show then you'll definitely like the other show for the exact same reason.
Both works are also based around high school sports club (swimming in Umishou and Kendo in Bamboo Blade) who naturally compete in various tournaments and matches.
The year is 1925 and Japan is still a country with socially backwards views, particularly on women's rights. One young girl named Akiko Ogasawara decides to fight for equality in her own way - by forming a girls' baseball team! She soon enlists her good friend Koume Suzukawa, and it's now up to the two of them to put together a team of like-minded and spirited young ladies. Under the able and enthusiastic tutelage of English teacher Miss Garland, the girls will need to bond closely, learn well and practice hard if they are to stand their ground against boys' teams and show a misogynistic society exactly what they're made of... while having some fun in the process.
Totally different settings, but similar in terms of plot and characters, those two series will please any fan who's willing to get into sports anime, despite not knowing anything about series of this genre. While not an hardcore introduction to the genre, Taishou Yakyuu Musume and Bamboo Blade hints at what the genre can be but both possess enough "mainstream" anime elements to please any kind of anime fans out there.