Bamboo Blade [TV]
Toraji Ishida is a high school kendo teacher. His friend and fellow kendo teacher makes him a bet: if Ishida can assemble a girl’s kendo team that can defeat his girl’s team in a practice match, he’ll treat Ishida to free meals at his father’s Sushi restaurant for an entire year. Now Ishida must find five girls to join the team.
About the Show
Bamboo Blade is a Japanese manga series written by Masahiro Totsuka and illustrated by Aguri Igarashi. It was serialized in Square Enix’s Young Gangan Magazine from December 3, 2004, to September 3, 2010. The series tells the story of Toraji Ishida, a luckless high school Kendo Instructor, who is challenged by his former upperclassman, also a kendo instructor, to a competition between their female students. The best inspires Toraji to gather and train a team of five girls, where he meets Tamaki Kawazoe, a gifted female kendo practitioner
Episode 1: A Bamboo Broom and a Champion of Justice
Toraji " Kojiro" Ishida, the coach of the Muroe High Kendo Club, makes a bet with his senpai, Kenzaburo Ishibashi, the coach of the Machido High Kendo Club. On a practice match between both schools, the fighters must be five girls, no boys.
Episode 2: The Blade Braves and Boxed Lunch
Tamaki’s motivation is presented in the form of her TV superhero, Blade Braver. Miyako Miyazaki, Yuji Nakata, Danjuro Eiga join the club. Tamaki’s relationship with the other club members develops when they start having lunch together and sharing their boxed lunches.
Episode 3: Black and Blue
The club members go shopping for protective gear. After trying on their protective gear, Kojiro nicknames Tamaki “Red”, the leader of the kendo club’s female team, Kirino is nicknamed " Yellow", and Miyako is nicknamed “Pink”. The fourth female member of the kendo club, Sayako Kuwahara nicknamed “Blue”, is revealed and has a painful first encounter with Miyako’s “Black” personality. Kojiro will nickname the last female club member