Kämpfer für die Liebe
(Episode 14 watched):|
Based on the synopsis above, I would say that episode 13, the one which continues the Kampfer story, must have been the one which was cancelled/shelved/whatever, while filler episode 14 was completed (maybe this happened because there really are plans for a TV second season?). I say this because the episode which I watched was little more than a gender-bending situation comedy, with no Kampfer combat at all, and while I was hoping for some additional development of the main plotline I won't complain too much because I got a number of good laughs out of this one. Natsuru and Akane take part-time jobs in the suspicious 'Pure Cafe of Love and Dreams', and as one might expect things get comically suggestive. This is good fanservice, with enough laughs to justify the skimpy outfits, nudity, etc, and embarassing situations coming about for more-or-less plausible reasons, instead of the usual show which pretends to include comedy but in fact isn't funny at all and is just using fanservice as a cheap substitute for comic talent. This episode was, if anything, even funnier than I remember the original series being. It did almost get kind of ugly once or twice (leg massage scene), but didn't really cross the line and recovered quickly (locker room scene). You know that something is going to happen when Akane remains in her shy librarian state almost all the way to the end. I hope we haven't seen the last of Kampfer.
Last updated Sunday, April 10 2011. Created Sunday, April 10 2011.