Ishida-sensei disappears for half a year, until things die down a bit. In the meantime, Yoshikawa-sensei takes over the role of advisor, surprisingly she got married to Ishibashi-sensei and they’re already expecting a child! Hayai! Tama-chan is now a sophomore, and she’s enjoying the role.
Two new freshmen, in the form of the siblings of Toyama and Iwasa join the club. God damn, that bastard Toyama has a cute tsundere imouto, voiced by Chiwa Saito too. I lol’ed when she mentioned sepak takraw though.
Ahh~ it’s been a fun watch, following the adventures of the Muroe High Kendo club over the past half year (and exactly one year in the series timeline).
From the naively cute and strong Tama-chan, the always-smiling Kirino-buchou, hopelessly clumsy Satorin, the extreme bipolarity of Miya-miya and the zany but motivated Saya, BAMBOO BLADE has done a fine job in drawing us in to their lives, looking at both their happy moments and trying times.
The biggest strength of BAMBOO BLADE has probably how it manages to maintain a finely objective viewpoint, centering around the Muroe High Kendo club, rather than putting too much focus on to any individual club member. While Tama-chan is undeniably the main girl, being Red, the rest had their fair share of airtime, with the exception of guys perhaps.
It seems that there is a possibility of a second season, given the introduction of new characters, especially one being hinted as Tama’s new rival. I would gladly watch it too.