Funimation Entertainment Acquires Bamboo Blade from D. Rights

Flower Mound, TX – February 14, 2009 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment and broadcast rights to the 26-episode sports-themed anime series Bamboo Blade from D. Rights.

This humorous series is directed by Hisashi Saito and is based on a Japanese manga series written by Masahiro Totsuka.

About Bamboo Blade
Toraji Ishida is a high school kendo teacher who is challenged by a fellow kendo teacher: If Ishida can assemble a girls' kendo team that can defeat his girls' team in a practice match, Ishida can eat free meals at his father's sushi restaurant for a whole year. Now Ishida must find five girls to join the team. Luckily, just before the match he finds Tamaki!

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series in two half-season sets beginning in late 2009.

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