Bamboo Blade – 22

March 9, 2008 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Bamboo Blade

Things have certainly heated up in this episode, but we could see the results coming a mile away. Tama-chan was bound to lose to someone in the series and what better person than Rin. With the parallelism of Tama-chan vs Rin and Braver vs Shinaida we could see the build up to this point and it was certain that Rin would win. However I do think that the ascension stance made Tama-chan lose focus and cost her that first point so in essence, it was partly Tama-chan’s fault. We saw this happen earlier in the series and I still wonder why that particular stance reminds Tama-chan of her mother. Perhaps we’ll find out in the next episode.

Impressions

Despite Miyako having improved quite a bit since her and Carrie last fought, she is still no match for her. Here I was actually thinking Miyako could at least score one point off Carrie, but if anything, Carrie proved she is just as stronger, or possibly stronger when she is using one shinai. At this rate, I really do think we’ll never see Miyako win at least one match before the end of the series. Kenzaburo probably had a good idea that Muroe High was going to compete against some tough competitors hence his warning to Toraji. It’s a shame that Muroe couldn’t go face off with Machido High, but that’s just the way it is.

I found it a little strange how we’re shown Toyama and Iwasa in fight and what the significance is. We’re already reaching near the end of the series so I’m guessing the next few episodes will be the girls recovering from the loss and picking up their spirits again. Oh and Kirino is the best, those keychain dolls she made are so cute and each have their own role. Still, lol to Super-Dan and Super-Yuuji.

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2 Responses to Bamboo Blade – 22

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Nene

March 9th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Who took away my Tama-chan and replaced her with some dunce who can’t even read the opponent’s moves and counter them? ^^;;

The way they kept harping on how Tama needed to lose to some other girl and yadda yadda, her defeat vs. Rin comes as no surprise. But it didn’t look natural at all. And the “parallel” with the arcade game didn’t help — heck, it made it look even more artificial. The person who lost to Rin wasn’t anything like the Tama we know.

Thank goodness we still have Kirino, who’s always herself! Kirino LOVE forever! <3 <3 <3

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Adun

March 9th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

The way Tamaki lost was mainly her own fault since she lost focus. Losing focus for a split second in a match determines the winner pretty quickly and that’s something that kind of eerks me. Rin’s determination to show that Braver could never defeat Shinaida lost it’s meaning since Tamaki wasn’t in full force. Though I only hope we see Tama-chan make a come back. And yes, much love for Kirino!

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