Bamboo Blade

Vol: 14; Ch: 102
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Bamboo Blade

Poor, in debt, and living on instant noodles, high school kendo instructor Kojiro makes a bet with an old friend on a practice meet between the all-girls' teams of their respective schools. The prize: a year's worth of free sushi! It's too good for the desperate Kojiro to pass up! But with only one active member on the kendo team, Korjio must move quickly to put together a squad before the meet. He's got his eye on Tamaki, the daughter of a kendo master and a skilled swordswoman herself. The only trouble is...she's not interested. Kojiro's willing to try anything, but what will it take to win her over?

Source: Yen Press

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Vinniesama's avatar by Vinniesama on Apr 23, 2012
Score 8/10

Kendo literally means 'the way of the sword' (or 'Japanese fencing' as my mother would explain if asked), and it's one of the most popular martial arts in Japan at junior, high school, and senior levels. I've done quite a fair bit of kendo, but unfortunately my local group disbanded two years ago. However, I'd noticed something rather odd in the world of manga - there weren't any series really dedicated to... read more

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