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Kampfer fur die Liebe – 13

「Versuchung ~抜け駆け~」 (Nukegake)
“Temptation ~Steal a March On~”

The two-episode Blu-ray release of Kampfer’s direct continuation has been released, and with it comes the more relevant first episode (thirteenth overall) that was preempted on March 31st due to the earthquake crisis in Japan. This episode is more relevant in the sense that it addresses the fallout of the eleventh episode of the original series, when Kaede was revealed to be a Moderator who oversees the Kampfer battles used to settle a power struggle somewhere off in the universe.

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May 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm Comments (26)

Kampfer fur die Liebe – 14

「Jeden Tag Leben ~ひさしぶりなのでけんぷファーのちょっといいとこ見てみたい~」 (Hisashiburi na no de Kenpufaa no Chotto Iitoko Mite Mitai)
“Everyday Life ~It’s Been A While; I Want To See Some Good Parts of Kampfer~”

Despite the “For Love” German subtitle, this two-episode sequel of Kampfer is a direct continuation of the first season. Unfortunately, we were shortchanged on the more relevant first episode (thirteenth overall) due to the earthquake scheduling delays, leaving us with only the fan-service-filled second one as part of the televised broadcast.

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April 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm Comments (37)

Kampfer – 12 (END)

「Weihnachten ~臓物たちの奇跡~」 (Zoumotsu-tachi no Kiseki)
“Christmas ~The Zoumotsu Animals’ Miracle~”

Well it looks like episode eleven is all we’re getting story-wise, so the manga and light novels are the next step for any more Kampfer-related needs. Despite leaving things open-ended (as expected), they provided a climactic finish with all the fights at least. Natsuru also made a decision amongst the girls, which landed him the touted harem ending.

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December 18, 2009 at 1:35 am Comments (55)

Kampfer – 11

「Wählen ~歓喜の歌~」 (Kanki no Uta)
“Choice ~Joyous Song~”

Out of all the shows I’m covering this season, Kampfer is the one that usually has me frantically trying to get a post out about. The plot isn’t overly profound — something that’s blatantly obvious after learning of the Moderators’ motives — but I almost want to call it “harem anime done right” because of characters like Shizuku. She’s kissing Natsuru at least once per episode and it’s gotten to the point where Mikoto and Akane can’t sit idly any longer.

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December 11, 2009 at 12:31 am Comments (70)

Kampfer – 10

「Falle ~ひと夏の経験~」 (Hito Natsu no Keiken)
“Trap ~A Summer Experience~”

The “evil Kaede” look is proving to be quite sinister, yet dangerously alluring at the same time. It’s definitely a nice change from her cute airheaded one. Problem is, it doesn’t look like she has some forgivable split personality thing going on — she’s just a huge deceitful bitch. On the plus side, Natsuru lives out THE dream when he’s forced into the women’s public bath by a bunch of attractive girls.

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December 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm Comments (99)

Kampfer – 09

「Hochsommer ~恋の熱帯低気圧~」 (Koi no Nettai Teikiatsu)
“Midsummer ~Tropical Cyclone of Love~”

I always suspected that Kaede was some crazy zoumotsu animal spreading, Kampfer-inducing, psychotic Moderator, but I never would’ve imagined that she’s this two-faced. With a squad of white Kampfer seemingly doing her bidding, Natsuru really needs to rethink his harem choice. Shizuku’s not shy about showing everyone how to steal a third kiss in an unrequited love, so she still has my pick.

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November 27, 2009 at 4:06 am Comments (88)

Kampfer – 08

「Liebste ~初めてのデート~」 (Hajimete no Deeto)
“Dearest One ~First Date~”

Damnit Natsuru, when the hot and sexy student council president invites you out on a date, you don’t ask why, you just do it! There’s no need to convince yourself that it’s camouflage for luring out white Kampfers. It doesn’t matter if she wants you to strip down and jump through flaming hoops; you just do it because she’ll reward you personally. Gah, I’m so jealous!

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November 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm Comments (81)

Kampfer – 07

「Einladen ~招かれざる客たち~」 (Manekarezaru Kyakutachi)
“Invitation ~Uninvited Guests~”

Whoa, there are white Kampfer now? I haven’t gone back to the manga since my original skim of it six weeks ago, so this is a surprise to me. With the appearance of Ueda Rika, we also see the addition of Ueda Kana to the series. Unfortunately, there was no time to poke fun at her with an inaugural seiyuu remark this time around.

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November 12, 2009 at 11:12 pm Comments (57)

Kampfer – 06

「Heimkehr ~敵か味方か~」 (Teki ka Mikata ka)
“Homecoming ~Friend or Foe~”

Natsuru my boy, you are so screwed. Shizuku’s in your dreams now; there’s no escaping her deadly lips anymore! Just give in and let her ravish your body like there’s no tomorrow. You’ll learn to like it soon enough.

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November 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm Comments (79)

Kampfer – 05

「Komödie ~ファーストキス~」 (Faasuto Kisu)
“Comedy ~First Kiss~”

A lot of you probably thought I was crazy when I was blabbing about seductive student council presidents last time. Well now I have some cold hard evidence. You let your guard down for even a second and their tongue is down your throat before you even realize!

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October 30, 2009 at 1:17 am Comments (53)

Kampfer – 04

「Kriegserklärung 〜戦う乙女たち〜 」 (Tatakau Otome-tachi)
“Declaration of War ~The Fighting Maidens~”

Seductive student council presidents are dangerous business. With three of the hottest girls in school fighting over his female self, Natsuru should just let them have their way with him. I know I would.

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October 22, 2009 at 10:14 pm Comments (36)

Kampfer – 03

「Lilie ~秘密の花園~」 (Himitsu no Hanazono)
“Lily ~The Secret Flower Garden~”

Despite having girls throwing themselves at him left and right, I can’t say I envy Natsuru when some of them just see “her” as the new plaything. A handful even go so far as tying him up and having their way with him. Wait a second, that’s not so bad…

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October 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm Comments (42)

Kampfer – 02

「Glühen ~死闘の開幕~」 (Shitou no Kaimaku)
“Glow ~The Fight to the Death Begins~”

Well this episode was a bit of a mixed bag. I’m kind of in limbo about the series as a whole now.

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October 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm Comments (31)

Kampfer – 01

「Schicksal ~選ばれし者~」 (Erabareshimono)
“Destiny ~The Chosen Ones~”

For a story about a healthy, hormone raging, 17 year old teenage boy with the ability to transform into a drop dead gorgeous girl, Kampfer sure manages to keep things pretty damn innocent.

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October 2, 2009 at 6:07 am Comments (70)