While writing the Fall 2009 Season Preview, I wrote off Kampfer as “crap.” (Understandably so, some would argue, but that’s not the point…) Despite having bunches of well-known seiyuu in its cast, the series didn’t seem worth watching for a girl like me. But after having an undue number of Kampfer-related posts from avarietyofblogs show up in my Google Reader, I finally began poking around the blogosphere to see what everyone was so excited about.
“Poking around” turned out to be a bad idea. Sorta, anyway.
The first coverage of Kampfer I really noticed was the furor surrounding episode 5, which had inane amounts of fanservice and comedy and…. French kissing. No, the Frenching wasn’t what caught my attention, what are you talking about? I knew nothing about the plot, at that point, other that it was a harem series with fighting and stuff. Eventually, I started stalking the blogs that were covering the series, but I was hesitant to start watching it myself for obvious reasons. It took me a while to figure out various plot points like the gender-bending (yeah, had an epic lightbbulb moment for that) but the series truly began to seem more and more appealing to me, especially with Shizuku and the utter BALLS she has. By the end of the series’ 12-episode run, I pretty much knew the plot and characters as well as the bloggers who wrote about them.
And yeah, that was without even watching it.
Now I have the first 3 episodes sitting on my hard drive, and I will watch them (and possibly more) as a little Christmas present to myself. I’m honestly a little scared to, but really, what’s the worst that could come of it? A nosebleed or two? Or maybe I’ll just waste ~75 minutes of my precious time, but I somehow doubt that.
The real issue is whether or not I’ll have time to finish the series after December 25th…