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Synonyms: Kampfer, Kaempfer
Japanese: けんぷファー
English: Kämpfer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2009 to Dec 18, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:29 (JST)
Producers: TBS, RAY
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Girls LoveGirls Love, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Magical Sex ShiftMagical Sex Shift, SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.381 (scored by 140625140,625 users)
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Ranked: #72192
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Popularity: #773
Members: 271,638
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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-bender defender must become a contender or die!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Mitsue
Episode Director, Storyboard
Satou, Hikaru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"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

Dec 10, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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, ...
Dec 18, 2009
Mixed Feelings
“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 ...

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