But with only one active member on the kendo team, Korjio must move quickly to put together a 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. 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 Kojiro's willing to try anything, but what will it take to win her over?
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 23, Sesana rated it liked it Shelves: comics , contemporary. Kendo shows up quite a bit in manga and anime, but rarely in a starring role. I don't normally like that sort of movie, which is probably at least part of why I couldn't get into Bamboo Blade itself. The rest has more to do with the art which, among other things, used up an entire year's worth of motion lines in one volume and that the characters are yelling almost constantly.
Also, I don't know much Kendo shows up quite a bit in manga and anime, but rarely in a starring role. Also, I don't know much about kendo. Probably a much better fit for readers who do. Apr 20, Clair rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed , manga. 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 kendo. Well, none that's available on Western shores. Kaoru from Rurouni Kenshin runs a kenjutsu dojo, but the main focus of that manga is political turmoil in the Bakumatsu era, not kendo.
So, Bamboo Blade is the only manga solely about kendo that is available in English.
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And it's absolutely, one hundred percent adorable goofball comedy, with heart behind all the silly antics. The story begins when Kojiro, the supervisor of a high school kendo club, runs decidedly short of money. He's not just a little out of pocket, he has no money whatsoever. He can't even afford to feed himself, thanks to a fancy car in the garage siphoning off his money through loan payment after loan payment.
This is where an old friend of his comes in, who is also the supervisor of a rival kendo team at another school. He wagers that if Kojiro's team can beat his, Kojiro will get free sushi at a restaurant for a year. However, if Kojiro loses, he has to give him his old high school trophy This gives Kojiro the drive to put his kendo team back into gear, or at least, what's left of it. All the final year students have left to focus on studying for exams. The only student still around is peppy Kirino Chiba.
Kojiro sets out to recruit more, and comes across the mysterious Tamaki, a girl whose kendo skills are unparallelled Other recruits include Nakata, the nice boy next door, Eiga, a fat, listless lump of a boy who happens to have an extremely attractive girlfriend Miyako who can have a nasty temper when provoked. There's also Saya, a young writer who stopped coming to school in order to focus on her stories. Can Kojiro train these rag-tag band of students into a formidable fighting force? Well, we'll just have to wait and see!
This manga is absolutely adorable. I want to hug every single character and just have goofy adventures with them. Tamaki has to be one of the cutest characters I've ever come across. She refuses to do kendo competitively because she does kendo every single day at home and views it as a chore.
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However, she loves TV shows about superheroes. Heck, the girl manages to swipe away three threats at once with just a broom two sports balls and the vice principal who's fallen out of his office window. XD Same with Miyako and Eiga's relationship.
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It's just too silly to be real, but they are so sweet together. Kirino is another character I love, so excitable and always coming up with the stupidest ideas for how to make the kendo club work. She even suggests recruiting people by handing them sticks and then throwing rocks to see how good their deflecting skills are. All in all, I can't wait to read the rest of this manga. View 2 comments. Mar 16, Vesper rated it liked it Shelves: fumetti. Tre stelle e mezzo. Les dessin souvent de type shibi pourraient en ragouter plusieurs. Bamboo Blade is a neat little "slice of life" story about the reestablishment and revitalization of the Kendo Club at a school in Japan.
In Japan, kendo is a popular martial arts sport, especially at high schools. Essentially, you take the shinai, the kendo weapon, and do swordsman-like fights and so on with it. Since it is not sharp, the sport is relatively emphasis on "relatively" safe so long as you wear the correct equipment. It can still be quite dangerous, but mitigating that danger are Bamboo Blade is a neat little "slice of life" story about the reestablishment and revitalization of the Kendo Club at a school in Japan.
It can still be quite dangerous, but mitigating that danger are what referees are for. It turns out that the teacher is depressed and has no drive for teaching or coaching Kendo. The next day, Kirino is pleasantly surprised when she sees the determination of sensei to win at kendo and make the club a success. Little does she know, or would really want to know, the reason for Ishida-sensei's sudden passion.
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Thrown in some new students, such as the kendo prodigy Tama-chan, a male student not as good as Tama, but still talented, the gonky boy Eija, his girlfriend Miya, and others, and you have a hilarious story. Especially since the sensei, for his goofy reasons, is only interested in the girls' exhibition match against a childhood friend and senpai.
What was especially good about this was how the characterization. Each character has quirks the writer and artist really communicated and established as part of who he or she was. First, there's Tama-chan, who could've come across as wierd was quite adorable and charming. Her sense of justice, love of super-hero shows, so on, make her a really fun character. Meanwhile, you have team captain Kirino's cheerfulness, which lights up the page. Miya, well, she is weird, creepy, and funny at the same time. She wants to hurt things to the extent that others are afraid of her, but she is so cheerful you find yourself liking her despite wondering if she' all there.
This was a fun first volume of the popular series finally translated into English, and I'm already starting the next one. Feb 13, MissAnnThrope rated it liked it Shelves: , library-book , manga , shonen.
Tamaki, my new hero. The other winning moment for me was seeing the reason Kojiro sensei took on his sempai's bet because lawdy I'd probably give my left kidney for that prize! I am fascinated with its deep history and connection to samurai. Not only is this manga interesting because of its focus on kendo, but the main character is badass at kendo and is a girl!
Tamaki Kawazoe is this adorable do-gooder with a penchant for superhero shows. She may be tiny, but put a shinai in her hand and she is a force to be reckoned with! All of the characters are great in this volume. And collaborate on a real-time canvas with others — no matter where you are. For advanced note-taking or sketching, try the thin-tip pressure sensitive stylus products from Wacom: Bamboo Stylus fineline and sketch. Capture your ideas with pen on paper on the new Bamboo Folio or Slate by Wacom and digitally shape and refine them later in Bamboo Paper.
It detects the angle of the pen so you can express yourself in the most realistic way. I love this app. The writing is generally responsive and looks natural. I also like the password feature to protect any possibly sensitive information. I take a lot of notes for work, about pages per day. The page turning arrow is annoyingly slow when you have any type of volume.tissatemhe.tk
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