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Bamboo Blade

Manga, vol.14 (2005)

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Ganbatte, Slice of Life, Sports, Martial Arts, School
Tags: Martial Arts, Present, School
Release Date: 24.09.2005 ‑ 03.09.2010
Studios: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Type: Manga (2005)
Volumes: 14, Chapters: 107

Alternative names:

バンブーブレード
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?
Kojiro is an impoverished young teacher and the supervisor of his high school’s kendo club. He doesn’t have the leeway to spend time on his students–he can barely feed himself as it is. So when an old friend makes him a bet with an entire year’s worth of deluxe sushi on the line, Kojiro finds a new purpose in life: to beat his friend’s kendo team! But before he can arrange a kendo meet for both schools’ kendo teams, he needs to actually put together a five-woman squad–and the first girl he needs is Tamaki Kawazoe, kendo athlete extraordinaire and daughter of an elite kendo dojo master. The problem is, she isn’t really interested in doing kendo for fun. What can Kojiro do to convince her to join the team?
Note: Originally published with 117 chapters, but was collected into 102 chapters in the tankoubons. There are also 5 special stories, which makes the total chapter count - 107.

Production:

Masahiro Totsuka (Story),
Aguri Igarashi (Art)

Related anime:

Bamboo Blade TV, 2007, Adaptation

Related manga:

Bamboo Blade B Manga, 2009, Spin-off
Bamboo Blade C Manga, 2013, Spin-off

Related characters:

Tamaki Kawazoe
Tamaki Kawazoe
Miyako Miyazaki
Miyako Miyazaki
Kirino Chiba
Kirino Chiba
Yuuji Nakata
Yuuji Nakata
Toraji Ishida
Toraji Ishida
Satori Azuma
Satori Azuma
Sayako Kuwahara
Sayako Kuwahara
Danjuuro Eiga
Danjuuro Eiga
Reimi Odajima
Reimi Odajima
Yuuri Andou
Yuuri Andou
Karen Nishiyama
Karen Nishiyama
Maya Yoko
Maya Yoko
Kenzaburou Ishibashi
Kenzaburou Ishibashi
Konatsu Harada
Konatsu Harada
Rin Suzuki
Rin Suzuki
Yoshikawa
Yoshikawa
Ura Sakaki
Ura Sakaki
Mei Ogawa
Mei Ogawa
Akemi Asakawa
Akemi Asakawa
Takkun Chiba
Takkun Chiba
Umeko Yamada
Umeko Yamada
Father Kawazoe
Father Kawazoe
Konishi
Konishi
Tadaaki Hayashi
Tadaaki Hayashi