Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. I’ve often wondered if the Japanese have some kind of fascination with gender-bending. nothing wrong with it since we got some great shows like Ranam 1/2 and Maze. Will this next one actually be good or a pile of monkey dung? Get your glowing armbands ready, as we take a look at Kampfer, the next Ecchimania review.
Genres: action, comedy, romance
Themes: ecchi, gender switch, girls with guns, girls with guns, harem, yuri
Number of episodes: 12
Here’s my problem with the plot and pace of the show: It doesn’t go anywhere. Dear me, if you’re expecting an action packed show filled with ecchi goodness and a decent story…well, you’ll obviously get the ecchi part. The action scenes are decent, but they later far and few, ranging from average to just plain anticlimactic and lame. I’m not going to spoil a lot, but let’s just say that once you learn thee origin of the Kampfer’s powers, it is one of the most far-fetched, out of place, rushed and nonsensical BS I’ve ever heard. IT MAKES NO SENSE! As far as anime plots go, THAT’S SAYING A LOT!
Music: Some steamy tunes here and there, but the rest is forgettable and kinda lacking. The OP is the only one worth mentioning. The ED…it’s okay I guess.
Animation: Well, the girls are hot.
Characters: And now for my peeps’ favorite part of the Nega G-Views, me ranting about the male lead. Today’s victim, Natsuru Senou.
Where do I begin with this piece of crap of a man? This guy has the common sense of a dust bunny. He’s a moronic fool who takes at least a week before he can put two and two together. Don’t tell me that his stupidity is understandable and can be related to a real life person, because this guy is a joke of a man. This reject is like a hernia in my lower region that has consistently plagued my sanity for 11 episodes, which felt like 11 weeks. I’d like totake the runt to the back of a wood chipper and slice his skull in half and replace his brain with either the HAL 9000, GLAdOS or SHODAN. No wait, they’re all too badass for his puny cranium to withstand. Ah forget it, you all get the point.
At least his Kampfer form is worth drooling over I suppose and she’s worthy of yuri praise I guess. Wish she used her Fire power more often.
Most of the other characters, including some villains are nothing special and forgettable.
Akane is too desperate to be pitied and her Kampfer form has a split personality that becomes dull and boring pretty quick. Sure she uses guns, which is cool, but it’s her personality (Kampfer form) that bored me as the show progressed.
Mikoto Kondo is an attempt at a spunky tomboy, but she tries way too hard to be interesting and just comes out looking pitiful. However, I admit that Kampfer Mikoto is the coolest looking of the heroines. After all, her weapon is a katana and who doesn’t like katanas.
Actually both are pitiful to be honest.
Do you all want to know who the mascot/adviser characters for the heroines are? Do you? Well…entrails animals. Basically stuffed animals with their entrails coming out of their bodies or the animal in a painful predicament. The ONLY one who is actually amusing and somewhat funny is “The Choking Stray Dog”. Mikoto’s animal.
If I sound like all the characters are lame, you’re wrong, for there are two ladies who are basically the saving grace of this program. they are Shizuku and Kaede.
Ah, a true Heroine and savior. KS’ existence is like a bliss to my heart. I have absolutely no complaints about this character. Basically the hottest girl on the show. Why aren’t I describing her much deeper? That’s a special secret that is revealed later on the show.
If Kaede isn’t to your tastes, then Shizuku will most certainly fit the bill. She’s easily the most badass of the heroines and her personality is just too amusing. Cynical, soft spoken, seductive in tone, a genius, calm yet deadly. Yup, definitely a babe worth keeping an eye on. Of all the goofballs who want a piece of doofus meat, she’s the one who actually has merits.
Mmmmm, chained hooks. nice.
For those of you who are just looking for a harem anime you will tell me that my complaints are meaningless as long as the characters are lovable. Doods, this show even fails as a harem. I cannot fathom how any of these good looking women could even be fascinated by this DOORMAT of a man! Look, in other harem anime, they have plausible excuses to have the girls fall for the guy, this one on the other hand….when you watch it, the excuses are downright pathetic. They make me want to puke.
Lastly, I think I kinda understand where they planned to go with this. If they plan to make a sequel and greatly improve the main plot and disregard the BS revelation, then maybe the sequel has a chance of working. I’m guessing that they intentionally made this show lacking because they plan to add more to a sequel, should one be made. This could have worked…if the content of this season wasn’t as lackluster as it already is! My point being that they added too little important content and instead focused on a retarded harem formation.
In conclusion: This show sucks, yet has both Kaede and Shizuku. I’d say that to those who are interested, watch it just for those two. Basically the anime isn’t terrible, I just wouldn’t recommend it.