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"Kirino's Absence and the Preliminary Tournament"
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Japanese Information
Kanji キリノの欠席と予選大会
Romaji Kirino no Kesseki to Yosen Taikai
Airdate January 23, 2008
Season 1 Volume ?
English Information - Funimation
Title "Kirino's Absence and the Preliminary Tournament"
Season 1 Part 2
Opening "Bamboo Beat" Ending "Star Rise"

"Kirino's Absence and the Preliminary Tournament" is the sixteenth episode of the Bamboo Blade anime. It was broadcast in Japan on January 23, 2008.

Short Summary[]

The Muroe High kendo club faces against the Tozyo High kendo club. Kirino is worried by home troubles while the rest of the team worries about her, however. Sayako, sharing a deep connection with Kirino, is prepared to step up for the win and ease Kirino's burden. Despite these troubles, however, Kirino seems even more focused than ever, gaining her a win in her match against her opponent. Meanwhile, Tamaki is pulled into a deceitful web by a few girls from the Tozyo High kendo club.