Ranked #3978

Kämpfer

Alternative Titles

English: Kämpfer
Synonyms: Kampfer, Kaempfer
Japanese: けんぷファー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Dec 18, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.801 (scored by 71,968 users)
Ranked: #39782
Popularity: #301
Members: 124,682
Favorites: 591
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Synopsis

Waking up transformed into a beautiful girl might be the stuff of some guys' fantasies, but when the suddenly effeminatized Natsuru is informed by a stuffed tiger that he's now a Kampfer, a mystical fighter who has to fight other Kampfers in female form, his life becomes a living nightmare!

Putting aside the obvious "plumbing" issues, Natsuru's best childhood friend turns out to swing the other way and SHE has a crush on his new female body. Not complex enough? Natsuru's school has separate sections for boys and girls, so he and she are now double enrolled. The rumor-mill has it that he's dating herself. And there are other Kampfers attending the school who want to take her out, and he's not sure which ones mean "on a date" and which ones mean "permanently." Oh, and did we mention that some Kampfers use swords and guns?! Hormones, fists, and other body parts will fly as the daring, new gender-blender defender must become a contender or die!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sangou, Shizuku
Sangou, Shizuku
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Senou, Natsuru
Senou, Natsuru
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Mishima, Akane
Mishima, Akane
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Sakura, Kaede
Sakura, Kaede
Main
Nakajima, Megumi
Japanese
Nakajima, Megumi

Staff

Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuchi, Satonobu
Kikuchi, Satonobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(2/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Schicksal: The Chosen Ones
Schicksal: Erabareshi Mono (Schicksal〜選ばれし者〜)
Oct 2, 2009
2 Glowing: The Death Match Begins
Gluehen: Shitou no Kaimaku (Glühen ~死闘の開幕~)
Oct 9, 2009

Opening Theme

"Unreal♥Paradise (あんりある♥パラダイス)" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

"One Way Ryouomoi (ワンウェイ両想い)" by Marina Inoue and Megumi Nakajima



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Skadi
Dec 10, 2010
I really love all of the crazy implausible story concepts anime is capable of delivering us. Kämpfer is no exception, as it combines many time honored and tested themes of mahou shoujo-esque transformations, girls fighting each other, gender confusion, and lesbianism. Mix in plenty of service and a clichéd harem of the usual personality types and you have an anime that basically been made a hundred times before. And a lot better too. Even though, I still found myself inexorability drawn to this title because of its fabulous seiyuu cast.

The premise for Kämpfer is a bit unique. While it shares read more
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Moonfrost
Dec 30, 2009
Ah, Kampfer. The Anime with big-breasted girls fighting for no reason. Here's what I think after completing Kampfer. I will not write spoilers so don't worry.

Story: 7/10
Story? Hmm. Kampfer actually has no story. It's basically just a guy turning into a girl that goes to a school in which boys and girls are separated. Just throw a few random fights out there, and ta-dah, you get Kampfer. They basically don't know why they're fighting until the very end, in which came out as a sci-fi thing.

Art: 9/10
I loved the art of Kampfer. It was outstanding. The details are very well drawn and animated, and ofcourse, read more
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KAMIOPPAI
Dec 18, 2009
“That was pretty stupid.” – Sangou Shizuku

Gender bending not your cup of tea? Harem is too redundant in the anime industry lately? Well then perhaps having one more of such show might not hurt too much. As the saying goes “there’s always an exception to everything”, and Kampfer might just be that one exception for you! Blessed with nice animation and huge plot twists (for better or for worse), Kampfer sure surprised many viewers towards the end of the show...in a negative way.

Let us start with something that is very lacking in Kampfer, the plot. Excluding the plot twists that contributed to some much read more
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ChucriBZ
Aug 6, 2015
[b]Kampfer[/b]
This will be fast because i really hated this.

[b][u]Story[/u][/b]
The story looked interesting and it was interesting till the protagonist Natsuru only wanted to talk about Kaede every single time, it was annoying how dumb Natsuru was, one of the slowest protagonist i have seen f**k he was dumb, the story became mediocre.

[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
The art felt generic, nothing amazing but it wasn't that bad for being from 2009 so it was fine.

[b][u]Sound[/u][/b]
The sound was saved only by the voice acting, the only thing you can really enjoy from this anime, so it was fine.

[b][u]Character[/u][/b]
You can try to like the characters, but if they only are read more
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