Just as ridiculous as you expected.
Kampfer is stupid. You have a guy who just happens to have to become a girl in order to take part in some unexplained fighting matches versus other girls. You have a school that arbitrarily divides its students based on gender. You have a love interest who is interested… in the male lead’s female counterpart! And you also have that fun old chestnut of one guy, many girls.
It was really fun.
Kampfer really, really has no business being anything at all good, but somehow, even with all the rampant stupidity, I actually liked the first episode a lot. There was absolutely no substance, and there really wasn’t much style, but I was entertained nonetheless. Why? Who the hell knows – although the Entrail Animals were a big part of that; really, Harakiri Tiger? Seppuku Bunny? (By the way, Seppuku Bunny looks like it was snatched from Vampire Knight.) And, who knows, maybe I just get retardo vision when I hear Marina Inoue’s voice.
But I will definitely stress that there’s nothing new or fresh about Kampfer. It also possesses pseudo-yuri, one of the most obnoxious things I’ve ever known – oh, poor male lead, his love interest prefers him as a female! But that still means she’s technically in love with him… and he’s actually a guy… but, hey, poor man’s yuri is fine by the fans! That way they can imagine themselves with the cute girl!
Also – am I the only one who thinks that the character designs for the class president and for Sakura look like they were snatched from Kannazuki no Miko? And Akane looks like the crazy girl from ef~a tale of memories~. This thing really doesn’t have a creative bone in its body other than the aforementioned Entrail Animals.
So, what to do? I keep pointing out what fails hard about the show, yet I’ve claimed I enjoyed it.
Ugh, looks like I’ll keep watching. If you have a low tolerance for the moronic, you may like it, too.