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Anime Profile: Bamboo Blade

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Japanese Info
Bamboo Blade Bamboo Blade(バンブーブレード) Bamboo Blade
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  Banbu Buredo(romanization)
26 TV Episodes 26 TV Episodes
October 2, 2007 – April 2, 2008 October 2, 2007 – April 2, 2008
FUNimation TV Tokyo
  Masahiro Totsuka
  Hisashi Saitou
Comedy, Sports Comedy, Sports
Tamaki Kawazoe Tamaki Kawazoe
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Danjuro Eiga Danjuro Eiga
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Kenzaburo Ishibashi Kenzaburo Ishibashi
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Kirino Chiba Kirino Chiba
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Miyako Miyazaki Miyako Miyazaki
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon and this online store.

Anime Characters: Bamboo Blade

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Tamaki Kawazoe Tamaki Kawazoe Satori Azuma Satori Azuma
Danjuro Eiga Danjuro Eiga Sayako Kuwahara Sayako Kuwahara
Kenzaburo Ishibashi Kenzaburo Ishibashi Toraji Ishida Toraji Ishida
Kirino Chiba Kirino Chiba Toyama Toyama
Miyako Miyazaki Miyako Miyazaki Yuji Nakata Yuji Nakata

Anime Description: Bamboo Blade

A high school kendo instructor, Toraji Ishida, is challenged by his former upperclassman, Kenzaburo Ishibashi, to a five on five female kendo match. The reason for this is the fact that Toraji beat Kenzaburo in a kendo meet years before. However, the only female member of Toraji's team is Kirino Chiba, the energetic captain of the club, so he's gotta find four more female students.

Sayako Kuwahara, a friend of Kirinos' that always changes her interests and goals, ends up joining the club, though she frequently leaves the club claiming to quit, only to eventually return. Another member of the club is Toyama, a bully that rarely shows up and claims to be teaching underclassmen, instead only beating them with a shinai. Searching for members, Toraji finds Tamaki Kawazoe, a kendo prodigy who sees kendo not as a sport, but a chore she does at home. It seems unlikely Tamaki would join, but end up joining after Toyama starts beating up Danjuro. Tamaki wins easily, and so the story begins.