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English Dub Cast of 'Kämpfer' Announced

by Sakana-san
May 2, 3:22 PM | 28 Comments
Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast of Nomad's gender bender anime Kämpfer through a promotional video on Thursday. Shannon Reed will serve as the ADR director. The company will release the series, in addition to the two-episode special and picture drama, on Blu-ray on May 28.

Cast
Natsuru Senou (Female): Sabrina Owen
Natsuru Senou (Male): Howard Wang
Kaede Sakura: Avery Smithhart
Akane Mishima: Brittney Karbowski
Shizuku Sangou, Bakuhatsu Penguin: Katelyn Barr
Mikoto Kondou: Christina Kelly
Harakiri Tora: Margaret McDonald
Seppuku Kuro Usagi: Juliet Simmons
Kanden Yamaneko: Kira Vincent-Davis
Chissoku Norainu: Savannah Menzel
Raion Hiaburi: Andrew Love
Mikihito Higashida: Joe Daniels
Hitomi Minagawa: Shelby Blocker
Masumi Nishino: Maggie Flecknoe
Rika Ueda: Natalie Rial
Ryouka Yamakawa: Caitlynn French
Sayaka Nakao: Christie Guidry
Class Rep: Carli Mosier
Vice-Rep: Allison Sumrall
Kaikei: Elissa Cuellar

Kämpfer is based on the light novel written by Toshihiko Tsukiji and illustrated by Senmu. It began publishing in November 2006 and ended in March 2010 with 15 volumes. The 12-episode TV anime adaptation aired in Fall 2009, which Sentai Filmworks previously released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

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Source: Official site

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I got to attend the special screening of Ep.1-3 of the dub at Alamo Drafthouse La Centerra in Katy, TX, with Margret MacDonald, Katelyn Barr & Shannon Reed in attendance. The audience enjoyed it because the dub dialogue is really funny and the show is ridiculous. HIDIVE already has all the episodes + OVA streaming (including the new dub) since it's such an old show. I went ahead an binged it all this week and the 2 OVAs. Wow, the OVAs ratchet up the ecchi fanservice, too (not that I'm complaining).

Kämpfer was a fun romp, though putting it all on HIDIVE did potentially cost them a Blu-Ray sale from me.

Based on a LN, it's clear the anime only covers a small fraction of the original story. I enjoyed it but found it sometimes a little frustrating.

Polyamory and open, honest discussion could've fixed nearly all the rom-com conflicts....date Kaede as a girl half the time and date Akane as a boy because that's what each wants. Childhood friend loses because Fundamental Law of Anime, duh. Madame President reminds me of Hitagi Senjougahara, only if Senjougahara had made the first move instead of Araragi-kun.

The premise is interesting but under-developed and usually just played for cheap laughs. Vaguely reminds me of Ranma 1/2 but I haven't seen enough of that classic to make a fair comparison.

This isn't the first old show Sentai Filmworks has gone back to in order to dub; they did this for Maria+Holic as well.

Jun 21, 8:20 PM by JJR1971

Skittles said:
Only remembered Kampfer because of the gender-bender premise. Don't have anything against ecchi or harem, but this anime was just plain forgettable. I don't recall the sales for it being good either, so not sure why Sentai thinks this series can turn a profit.

Bro, the yuri scenes were the best part.

May 27, 3:01 PM by changelog

Only remembered Kampfer because of the gender-bender premise. Don't have anything against ecchi or harem, but this anime was just plain forgettable. I don't recall the sales for it being good either, so not sure why Sentai thinks this series can turn a profit.

May 27, 12:30 PM by Skittles

Man, the ending didn't make no sense. Can Natsuru just remain one gender which is a man and have a harem with Akane, Mikoto, and Shizuku? Have all his masculinity and be an Alpha Male. And he should go kill Kaede Sakura for being a snake ass dyke bitch.

May 21, 11:03 AM by Raymond_Bermea

this anime is a classic. im still hoping it gets a remake or a season 2 one day.

May 10, 11:42 AM by _kuro_n3ko_

Well that's really surprising...I mean the series is not that popular and they decided to release the dub TEN years later?

May 8, 9:31 PM by VioletDress

I'm surprised that people are actually still looking at this anime.

May 6, 7:36 AM by Jazzyforcefield



Imagine releasing a decade old series in dub, that isn't even considered a classic/popular by anime standards, when the same amount of effort and money could easily be spent into dubbing any 2018 series that was picked up by Sentai. Which, needless to say, would have sold better than this show's DVDs or whatever the fuck it is that Sentai is selling.

May 5, 4:25 AM by Sonal1988

Lmao, why though? Did the subbed discs actually sell so well that they wanted to rerelease it years later dubbed?

May 4, 11:31 PM by prawnprowler

HunLepto said:
I'm ashamed of whoever made this decision. There are alot of other better shows that can get dubs, why they choose this dumpster fire.


Exactly. This anime is trash not to mention it has one of, if not the stupidest and dense MC's of all time.

May 4, 5:17 PM by TheKing528

kind of shocking. Kampfer was one of the first (if not THE first) anime that I had so much hope for that let me down so much. I usually go at everything with a positive attitude, and this one had tons of potential, but just couldn't produce on it. Maybe a season 2 could have cleared that up. I can only hope a dub means possibly another season at some point, but I'm not gonna hold my breath...

May 4, 1:06 PM by captjoe213

please stop talking shit about kampfer

May 4, 9:44 AM by momosemomo

I'm ashamed of whoever made this decision. There are alot of other better shows that can get dubs, why they choose this dumpster fire.

May 4, 7:36 AM by HunLepto

I'm confused why they would pull a decade old show and give it an English dub now, but hey, one of my first animes gets some treatment. Maybe they'll actually finish the second season, who knows? Doubt it.

May 4, 5:21 AM by Rabb2t

Why are they even bothering? I mean I guess no harm but it's weird to see them bother picking up a very old and pretty poorly received series.

May 3, 1:59 PM by JizzyHitler

Oh yes, I cannot wait for this.

One of my first anime is getting a dub.

The gender bender aspect should be interesting.

ahahahah

Recently good anime have been receiving good things so I am very happy.

May 3, 10:30 AM by changelog

I hope it get 2nd season. I loved Kampfer a lot !!

May 3, 8:29 AM by thepath

Who knows maybe the dub will attract enough attention to raise interest in a second season(I know unlikely but a person can dream right).

May 3, 1:14 AM by MysteryFan89

Thought it was a sequel news........ Its still surprising though.

May 3, 12:02 AM by Zaphkiel_El_Rem

Okay, this just happened.

May 2, 7:04 PM by FlyingDunsparce

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