Bamboo Blade

TV (26 eps)
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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.

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  • (Sub) A Bamboo Broom and a Champion of Justice image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) A Bamboo Broom and a Champion of Justice

  • (Sub) The Blade Bravers and Boxed Lunch image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) The Blade Bravers and Boxed Lunch

  • (Sub) Black and Blue image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) Black and Blue

  • (Sub) Pink and Blue image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) Pink and Blue

  • (Sub) Muroe High and Machido High image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) Muroe High and Machido High

  • (Sub) Tamaki Kawazoe and the Tardy Bureiba image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) Tamaki Kawazoe and the Tardy Bureiba

  • (Sub) Sushi and Mince Meat Cutlets image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) Sushi and Mince Meat Cutlets

  • (Sub) Tama and Part-time Work image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) Tama and Part-time Work

  • (Sub) Kojiro and the Crossroads of Fate image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) Kojiro and the Crossroads of Fate

  • (Sub) Miyako Miyazaki's Melancholy and the First Tournament image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) Miyako Miyazaki's Melancholy and the First Tournament

  • (Sub) Animation and Dreams image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) Animation and Dreams

  • (Sub) Azuma's Circumstances and Mei's Circumstances image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) Azuma's Circumstances and Mei's Circumstances

  • (Sub) Teachers and Students image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) Teachers and Students

  • (Sub) Satorin's Resolve and Nomming image

    Episode 14

    (Sub) Satorin's Resolve and Nomming

  • (Sub) First Training Camp and First Public Bath image

    Episode 15

    (Sub) First Training Camp and First Public Bath

  • (Sub) Kirino's Absence and the Preliminary Tournament image

    Episode 16

    (Sub) Kirino's Absence and the Preliminary Tournament

  • (Sub) Light and Shadow image

    Episode 17

    (Sub) Light and Shadow

  • (Sub) The Tournament and Muroe High After That image

    Episode 18

    (Sub) The Tournament and Muroe High After That

  • (Sub) The Armadillo and the Pangolin image

    Episode 19

    (Sub) The Armadillo and the Pangolin

  • (Sub) Braver and Shinaider image

    Episode 20

    (Sub) Braver and Shinaider

  • (Sub) Tamaki Kawazoe and Rin Suzuki image

    Episode 21

    (Sub) Tamaki Kawazoe and Rin Suzuki

  • (Sub) Winners and Losers image

    Episode 22

    (Sub) Winners and Losers

  • (Sub) Lies and Silence image

    Episode 23

    (Sub) Lies and Silence

  • (Sub) The Sword and the Way image

    Episode 24

    (Sub) The Sword and the Way

  • (Sub) Kendo and What It Brings About image

    Episode 25

    (Sub) Kendo and What It Brings About

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    Episode 26

    (Sub) "Since Then" and "from Here On Out"

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on May 9, 2008
Score 8/10

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Over the past few months I've been slowly trying to catch up on the titles I missed in 2007, and I must say the more I watch the more impressed I am with the year as a whole.  It  flaunted a number of strong titles such as Claymore, Bokurano, and Minami-ke as well as some great ones such as Kanon 2006 and Death Note.  Fortunately, to my delight, Bamboo Blade continued this trend... read more

duchessliz's avatar by duchessliz on Apr 29, 2015
Score 6/10

Kojirou is the kendo instructor for Muroe High School and he's totally broke. But then an unexpected chance is given to him: his team must win against his senpai's team and the prize is: free meals for a whole year! Now, the only problem left... where to find girls skilled enough and willing to join the kendo team? Once he's able to find girls who fit the part, he learns that dealing with his new eccentric... read more

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