"The Sword and the Way"
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Japanese Information
Kanji 剣と道
Romaji Ken to Michi
Airdate March 19, 2008
Season 1 Volume ?
English Information - Funimation
Title "The Sword and the Way"
Season 1 Part 2
Opening "Bamboo Beat" Ending "Star Rise"

"The Sword and the Way" is the twenty-fourth episode of the Bamboo Blade anime. It was broadcast in Japan on March 19, 2008.

Short Summary Edit

Kirino attempts and fails to prevent Tamaki from resigning from the Muroe High kendo club, the latter already having decided to give up. Neither she nor Miyako decide to attend the Muroe High kendo club, and nobody knows of Miyako's whereabouts. Eventually even Kirino decides not to attend, and the only members left are Azuma, Yūji, Eiga, and Sayako. Azuma manages to convince Miyako to keep up with kendo, while Sayako dissuades Kirino from quitting kendo. Yūji comforts Tamaki, telling her that losing is not as bad as she thinks, and Tamaki decides to learn upper-level posture to help improve her kendo skills. Eventually she decides to come back to kendo club, and the members are reunited.