Reading about the concept I went “uh-oh, I hope not.” Thank God it was not. Of course, being the first episode, I wasn’t too terribly impressed. However, for something that didn’t sound so great, it managed to keep a good pace, having quirky characters, and I could hear the seiyuu working their asses off to make sure this would be a hit.
We have a guy who somehow gets turn into a girl/Kampfer even though supposedly only girls can turn into Kampfer. Then we have some really Otaku reference about Gundam mecha and even a well-known seiyuu who hasn’t gotten any significant roles that I know of in recent seasons. Then chaos ensues.
An interesting twist in Magical girl genre, perhaps? With Mai-Hime-like scenario waiting ahead for us? Who knows? But for now, the first eps wasn’t epic for me.
The dolls were funny and I guess it’s obvious that there is a good reason they’re all torn with insides out. It is a show that makes fun of the magical girl concept after all.