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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.

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Oh god Tama-chan is otaku!

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Man, she’s just so cute when she goes all “kira☆~kira☆~”.

The new “dark” character looks interesting too though, not to mention she’s even more hardcore than Tama-chan on the Braver fanaticism.

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A Gaijin appears in BAMBOO BLADE!

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Wow, seriously. I didn’t see that coming. A gaijin character in BAMBOO BLADE, plus right off the bat, she clashes with MiyaMiya over Dan-kun, because she thinks he’s an armadillo while Miya Miya insists that he’s a pangolin. God, that was just LOL.

Interestingly, she uses a dual-blade style of kendo. Didn’t know those actually exist.

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Also, best “FUZAKERUNA!” from Sensei and Yuuji-kun in this episode. Yeah, I feel both your pain… being told something like that from Dan-kun. Tamaki’s father continues to be hilarious as usual.

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Angry Tama-chan is scary.

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Holy shit. This is why they say when those that usually don’t get angry, get angered, it can be reeeeeeeeeeally scary.

Well, that bitch deserved it anyways for being that dirty. Too bad she chose the wrong person to play it on.

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Fall’07 Snippets No.1

Since so many shows interest me this season, I’m going to change my blogging style a bit and do posts in the form of snippets of shows that I feel like saying something about, but not enough to do a full post for it. WP 2.3’s native tagging system is kinda enticing now….

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Tama-chan is made of SEIGI and <3 and win. She’s just sooo kawaiiiiii~~~~~~~

I loved the part where her father asked her whether she joined the Kendo club for interest or was invited by friends, and she answers, dead serious, “悪から正義を守るためです”. GOOD JOB! Tama-chan!

Da Capo II

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It’s just a banana, you pervs!

Oh boy… the banana-powered robot makes her appearance this time… thankfully this incarnation is tsundere, so it’s slightly more bearable than the tennen one last time round. I kinda quit D.C. because of the banana robot, really. While I can’t say I really like Minatsu, not to mention her voice is… kinda unique, she’s at least not annoying and brain-cell killing plus I really like her character design, mostly due to the cap she wears. Kinda makes her look… well, cute.

Also, poor Koko. She’s already on her way to getting shafted.

Sketchbook ~full colors~

Sketchbook ~full colors~

Ahh~~ this was a relaxing episode, yet not entirely yawn-inducing, thanks to the comedy they managed to put in the right amounts at the right timing. Most especially the sensei bringing in the new bust she bought… only to trip on the chicken she brought along to school. Plus, Kana Hanazawa’s voice really sucks me in to watching the show. Truly a great future voice.

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Fall ’07 Day One

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Hmm.. not as bad as DC I was. I like the guy way better than Junichi. Plus, the cast is pretty nicely voiced. Hocchan as the new Nemu is going to be pretty lol. Also, Minorin as Nanaka, but she only got one line this episode ;_;.

Also, Tamura Yukari as Sakura. Loli gakuencho for the win? I wonder what’s inside her himitsu kichi though.

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Was wondering how the anime would turn out to be, since I kinda like the manga, and I’m surprised it’s pretty good, even with the “LOL INITIAL D” moment at the beginning. I’m kinda lol’ing at the choice of seiyuu for the sensei, being that it’s Katsuyuki Konishi (Kamina in TTGL) doing it. Everytime he goes shouting, I can’t help but get flashes of Kamina.

Interested in seeing Ryou Hirohashi voicing Tama-chan (<3~~~~), along with a pretty good choice of seiyuu for Miyamiya (CLANNAD people will know what I mean). The rest of the girls haven’t showed up yet, so I’ll reserve judgement for later.

Hope Bamboo Blade doesn’t go too much shounen-ish though.

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Ahh.. iyashikei anime. I’ll admit it. I almost fell asleep halfway through, like I did with ARIA, which was pretty lol since Aria-shachou made a cameo in the episode.

But still, all-star cast (again!), with Kana Hanazawa, Yui Makino and Yukari Tamura amongst the ones I recognized easily. Probably would give this another run through.

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