Kojirou-sensei, the rather indifferent teacher and coach of the school kendo club, is in financial dire straits. As a result, he makes a bet with his fellow kendo coach and former upperclassman to see who can assemble and train the better female kendo team, with the prize for Kojirou being a year's supply of food if he wins. Motivated by the idea of free food for a year, he begins to teach the club seriously; however, most of its members have already graduated, and so he is tasked with assembling members in addition to training them for the competition with his rival. While dealing with his eccentric students, he slowly rediscovers why he loves kendo and what it truly means to be a teacher.
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?
Both of these were Awesome you may like Amaenaideyo!! better if you have a little bit of a perverted side. Both are full of energy and are both really funny. These both have fight scenes in them too so they are very well rounded.
Yoichi Karasuma is a strong young samurai who was born and raised in the mountains. One day his father decides to send him to the city to stay with the four Ikuraga sisters so that he can gain valuable life experience, but his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned. Not only is he late to meet his new hostesses, but he is labelled a pervert and manages to get himself arrested – twice! Now, as he lives at the Ikuraga Dojo with Ibuki, Ayame, Kagome and Chihaya, Yoichi must adapt to his new life at school while accepting the rather violent ‘training’ he receives from Ibuki. After making an enemy of the school delinquent and with a mysterious man after his life, it seems that Yoichi’s quest to gain life experience won’t be so smooth after all!
First, both series deal with competitive swordfighting (though Bamboo Blade is much more realistic). Second, both star clearly overpowered main characters who are quite simple-minded due to their particular lifestyle and often end up in awkward situations. Both sometimes explore the past and/or habit of the cast. And lastly,they are quite funny.
Only difference is that AnY has some panty shots now and then and is much less serious, but I think fan of one of these anime will still like the other.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
This is kind of a gut recommendation since these anime are really nothing alike plot wise, but they have a very similar feel. They're both overall just light and fun to watch, but they both have their points where you find yourself desperately rooting for a given character in their life hurdles. The characters in these anime also have in common that quality of feeling like you know them, if you're somebody where character development means a lot to you these are your anime. They are characters you can laugh with, cry with, get angry with and easily develop favorites and those you can't stand.
While examining an old Go board in his grandfather's basement, twelve-year-old Shindo Hikaru is possessed by the restless spirit of Sai, an ancient Go master who has waited for over one thousand years to play the Hand of God: the perfect move. Sai convinces Hikaru to act as a vessel for making his moves, but it is soon clear that Hikaru also enjoys Go and wants to play his own games. Moreover, the rules of Go have changed since Sai's time, and Go players from all over the world are now much stronger, having had the benefit of hundreds of years of evolution and experimentation by the masters before them. Can this unlikely pair form a successful partnership and rise to the top of Japan's Go community, and can Sai finally play the Hand of God and find some peace?
Both series revolve around clubs and club members' strengths and weaknesses in the respective games. Members must overcome personal and skill-related challenges while coming to terms with the responsibility of committment. Bamboo Blade and Hikaru No Go will definitely inspire viewers to try out igo and kendo in the real world!
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.