How dare you try to injure my Tamaki with despicable means!
I usually do not blog about Bamboo Blade, even though I am always raving over the comedy and the lovely characters in the kendo club. However, after a period of rather peaceful and boring cameos of Tamaki, she suddenly returns into the main frame with the battle with an absolute bitch who does everything against the rules to win. Gamesmanship is one thing but the way she tries to beat Tamaki is way beyond the limits of honorable gamesmanship. I know I have watched this particular scene 15 times, but every inch of my skin still stands in fear every single time I see the dark Tamaki.
After the break is a long chunk of images showing the key scenes in that battle. GO, DARK TAMAKI!
Spoilers are from Episode 17, so those who have not watched it should not venture further unless you wish to be spoiled by the awesomeness of Tamaki.
Flame on! It’s time for battle! GO GRIEVER!
The darkness of Tamaki and the soul of a honorable but malicious swordswoman is born
The shout of declaration! It’s time for Henshin!
The ki from the shout emits an aura of fear around a 20′ radius
The glow of redness, a sign of danger, appears. It’s time to kill.
As Tamaki’s aura spreads, she grows in strength as well, intimidating the enemy into submission
ATTACK! MEN! (Head)
KILL! KOTE! (wrist)
DESTROY! DO! (abdomen)
However, Tamaki is not done yet. She readies herself…
FATALITY! THRUST ATTACK! TSUKI!
Game, SET AND MATCH, THE GREAT TAMAKI!
I finally got my fanboy attitude out of the way. Darn, I just had to do it.