Hint: It starts with a ‘k’ and ends with a ‘ampfer’.
*sighs* So… I’ve decided to drop Kampfer. I can’t even be bothered to type it correctly, in all its fake-ish German glory. Although the first few episodes were strangely fun to watch in a kind of “Wow, this really sucks!” kind of way, its all become too irritating for me to take. Suffice to say, I am not the target audience.
However, before parting, I’d love to ask whether the people who first created this have ever met a girl or woman in their entire lives. Because, quite frankly, I really don’t think they have. No, anime characters don’t count.
Girls actually *don’t* suddenly turn into lesbians in the absence of men. I find it really hilarious that all the girls are depicted as “lesbians” but none of the guys are implied to be gay – no, they just act even more ridiculous about the girls on the other side of the school than usual. But those ladies? Well, if they have no men to fuss over, they’ll just fuss over a pretty lady instead! It isn’t even like they’re in a legit single-sex setting, though, because they know about the guys on the other side and they live in an essentially non-sex-segregated society, so you can’t really pull the Saudi Arabia argument. I mean, I know if I was the main character it’d make sense that they were all crazy about me, but I’m not, so its a little baffling.
On the upside, Natsuru is actually a pretty decent guy, at least. He’s really leagues ahead of so many of the harem leads we get these days.
Also, the girls’ school setting – this is about as accurate as the girls’ schools you see in stuff like Maria-sama ga Miteru where everyone is being all proper. You want an accurate representation of a girls’ school? Watch High School Girls. Its not perfect, but its closer than this. This may come as a shock to many of you, but, when left to our own devices, us ladies end up basically having a locker-room level of discourse like you guys do. Not all of us, but, then again, not all guys do either (hellooo Liberty University). Not only that, but we also talk about fun stuff like periods. BLOOOOD BLOOD BLOOOOOD. TAMPONS!
Sorry, I had to do that… I know it freaks guys out, so I couldn’t help myself… One time in JROTC, we tied a tampon to an inflated trash bag and threw it around the back of the bus during a trip. It was hilarious, and a bunch of the guys started shrieking and flipping out.
Also, if someone like female-Natsuru suddenly appeared on campus, chances are everyone would be a lot bitchier about it. Girls’ high schools are kind of insular, so transfers get tortured before they get accepted. It’s like a sorority, duh.
Anyway, I’ll head this off before someone starts whining – I know, I know: Kampfer isn’t supposed to be high art. But the sheer absurdity of it is a bit astounding. I’ll miss the Entrails Animals, but probably not much else. Oh, yeah, and Marina Inoue voicing a guy.