Japanese: カンピオーネ！ ～まつろわぬ神々と神殺しの魔王～
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisSome people suddenly find religion, but for 16-year-old Kusanagi Godou, it's that REALLY old time religion that's found him! As the result of defeating the God of War in mortal combat, Godou's stuck with the unwanted position of Campione!, or God Slayer, whose duty is to fight Heretical Gods whenever they try to muscle in on the local turf. Not only is this likely to make Godou roadkill on the Highway to Heaven, it's also a job that comes with a lot of other problems. Like how to deal with the fact that his "enhanced status" is attracting a bevy of overly-worshippy female followers. After all, they're just there to aid him in his demi-godly duties, right? So why is it that their leader, the demonically manipulative sword-mistress Erica Blandelli, seems to have such a devilish interest in encouraging some VERY unorthodox activities? Get ready for immortal affairs, heavenly harems and lots of dueling deities taking pious in the face as the ultimate smash, bash and thrash of the Titans rocks both Heaven and Earth.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
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||Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
To expect an elaborate storyline, unexpected plot twists, and incredible character development from an ecchi harem show would be one of the greatest you mistakes you can ever make. I came into Campione with no expectations at all. I merely came to watch an ecchi harem and you know what I got? An awesome show that understands how to make a story despite having fan service and a harem.
Campione is a story about a guy named Godou Kusanagi who ends up killing the Persian God of Victory, Verethragna. As a result, he receives Verethragna’s power and the title of God Slayer. After that, he basically goes around killing out of control gods no one else can take care of.
The story may not be refreshing, but hey, it’s a still a story and a coherent one at that. You’re not going to gasp at anything or cry, nope, you’re just going to enjoy the action and smile at the romance.
Campione actually does have one unique aspect to it. The way he defeats the Gods is through an ability known as Warrior. In a nutshell, if he has sufficient knowledge of the enemy, their defenses begin to crumble and eventually they become mortal, thus making it easier to kill them. What makes it so interesting that he doesn’t just say he knows a lot about the God then proceed to kill him, he actually tells us what he knows. Regardless of whether or not the information about the Gods is valid, I still found it to be one of the best parts of the show. Even if the information isn't true, I felt like I learned something and it was information that actually fascinated me. There’s just something enjoyable about hearing about the origins of Gods of all cultures. I’m sure you’ll love this part of the story too.
Action speaks louder than words, so obviously the whole show isn’t just talking on and on and on about some God’s life. Godou has plenty of other abilities. He has a group of 12 incarnation abilities known as Verethragna’s authorities. To be more specific, he can summon a bull that rivals Hercules’ power or a white stallion with the power of the sun. Each one has a chant, so whenever it felt like he was about to chant, I was always excited and ready to see which animal would come out and how much damage it’d do to the opponent. However, they also have a condition. For example, the bull can only be used on people with inhuman strength and the stallion on people who have committed great sins. So there are those times, when you realize a condition is fulfilled, and you’re like, “Oh, damn, he’s going to do it!”
Now, now Godou. Don’t try to take all the spotlight. The girls need a piece of the action too and luckily, they do. They don’t just sit back and pray for Godou. Nope, they fight. All of the heroines are some of the best to ever exist in the harem genre, simply because of that. It’s always a pleasure to watch both, the male lead and the heroines, provide the action.
Now the romance part of Campione is just satisfying as hell. Funny thing is, if the girl is knowledgeable about the enemy god, she can transfer what she knows through a kiss. The Gods have a long history, so you know what that means ;) The kisses last a good 10, 20 seconds. If that doesn’t satisfy your need for romance, then I don’t know what will. All of the heroines know about some god that the others don’t, so don’t worry, they’re all part of this ever so pleasant romance.
The show is not going to look like the inside of the Sistine Chapel, but it’s definitely good. The art should not have a negative influence on how you feel about the show.
The sound isn’t exactly memorable or catchy, but it’s not that bad. Plus you can always skip it, so if you end up really not liking the opening and ending, just skip it and go on with the show. Making yourself listen to it, then calling the show mediocre because you didn’t like the opening and ending, wouldn’t be a wise nor friendly decision. Also I didn’t find any of the character’s voices to be annoying, so you shouldn’t have a problem when it comes to the sound department.
The characters aren’t ones you’re going to relate to or see as well-written, but they certainly do have good character traits that led me to love all of them. Lets start with the main protagonist, Godou Kusanagi. He is a great male lead. He says he’s a pacifist, but when it comes down to it, he’s willing to kill. That is one of the greatest qualities a protagonist can have. Kind, but not the most forgiving. Watching villains get spared is pretty annoying and it’s nice that Godou understands.
As for the female characters, they’re great. None of them are overly violent or annoying. Not to mention, they’re not princesses waiting to be saved. They’re knights who will protect the citizens of their country at all costs. God, isn’t that just splendid? To have girls who aren’t fragile and emotional train-wrecks.
I, Zeroskye, swear on the River Styx that you will love the protagonist and surely find the bestest girl out of the heroines who just all happen to be best girls.
Campione is an anime that delivers. Nice Action? Check. Awesome Protagonist? Check. Likable Heroines? Check. Romantic Progression? Check. They even decided to educate you about the entities of many different places; from Greece to Persia to Japan. Campione truly is one of the greatest ecchi harem shows to ever exist. read more
There are a few basic conditions that you have to meet to like this anime.
1. Do you like mythology? (Mostly Greek, with a little bit of Persian and Egyptian)
2. Do you like harem?
The first one is extremely important. The entire story revolves around mythical gods and heroes, so if you get bored from that kind of stuff or just straight out don't like it, this anime is not for you.
Godou, the main character, defeats a god called Verethragna, the Oriental god of War and Victory. He takes his powers, called Authorities, and basically his job is to fight other mythological gods who threaten humanity's safety, although that's not really the focal point. The overall threat is the Prophecy of the Starless Night, which says a rogue god will claim his/her powers and end the world. But being a God-Slayer and all, he naturally attracts girls and that's where the harem part comes in, but the girls play a crucial part in each of his battles, so it's not just about them falling in love with him. The plot sounds a bit cheesy, and to some extent, it is. That's why it's so important that you do enjoy stories about mythology, or else this show will bore you.
But if you do love mythology like I do, you're going to love this show. The fight scenes are epic; not just the action, but the dialogue exchanged between the opponents.
The art and sound are brilliant; the battle theme used is pretty incredible; search it up on Youtube if you want a listen.
As far as characters go, I really liked the male harem lead since he was kind but also badass; some harem leads may be kind but they're too weak. He tries to be a pacifist, but if one of his friends is in trouble, he'll do anything to help them.
The main girl, Erica Blandelli, is powerful, seductive, and intelligent. She saves Godou's life multiple times, and he definitely could not have made it far without her. She constantly professes her love to him, but he remains doubtful, and you will see why after the second episode. He doubts her, but he also says he trusts her completely, so their interaction is pretty entertaining as you try to figure out who's really in control of their relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed this anime because I have an obsession with mythology, so if you like that kind of stuff too, definitely give this a watch. If not, I'd still recommend it if you like comedy and harem mixed in with epic fight scenes.
"She must submit to me, and act to ensure my victory!"
Ah, how fitting, this quote essentially sums up all of the action fight scenes. Expect a lot of girl/guy interactions at all times, especially during the fighting scenes. On top of that, do you like well-designed girls, magic, and an MC who isn't a enfeebled, useless, chump? In other words, if you have expressed some interest into watching this show you must be into the shounen/ecchi genres, so this review will be how adept this anime performs in being a worthy shounen/ecchi action anime. This is a review, so I'm just trying to be helpful in judging whether or not you will like this show—this is some insight without any spoilers to give a hint of the overall gist of the story.
===== Basic Info =====
Campione! is set in modern-day and begins with a normal, somewhat lackadaisical main protagonist, Kusanagi Godou who is ignorant to all of the magic present in the world. One day, while unknowingly delivering a precious magical artifact as an errand for his grandfather, he encounters a Great Knight, and gets caught up in the world of magic. In an overwhelming series of events, he defeats a god using his magical artifact, and thus begins Campione!
====== Characters: 7.5 ======
He typifies the dense MC archetype, the lucky chum loved by a variety of females, and a character done many times before. Nothing special can define him: he is your typical shounen hero who girls fawn over due to his exhibition of such a righteous sense of ethical altruism, though his character design/voice isn't unlikable unlike some other harem characters (cough* Makoto cough*.) He can actually be a decent character that can actually be badass, uhhhh sometimes. The girls ostensibly think of him as someone who is very 'different' and 'worthy' compared to all of the other gods, and this is their basis for their feelings for him.
The Girls(The good girls)
Each of the girl has errrr say a realistic looking body size, bust and everything. No abnormally flat-chested girls, or the girl with the gigantic cow udders. This is actually a positive thing for this anime/genre. This show, often compared to The Familiar of Zero or Shakugan no Shana actually offers a fresh set of WORTHY(not saying the Shana or Louise are bad characters at all! ) girls who all get a decent chance at the MC. I found myself rooting for a side character I got personally attached to, not the main girl at times due to the fact that all of these girls' personalities are not entirely clichéd. Like real life, the girls have unique in the way they act towards the MC, but at the same time, they possess similar tendency and disposition in that they all, in someway, feel for the MC. I felt like most of the girls had a real chance with the MC, which is fresh and a welcoming harem aspect, from other similar animes where the harems are so obvious that we facepalm at every new girl that interacts with the MC. Needless to say, the interactions between the girls and the MC are quirky at times and are overall, designed fairly well.
Antagonists(See second paragraph of Story Section)
====== Story: 6.5 ======
Straightforwardly, Campione! is an uncomplex, linear, story that typifies the bash-em-up shounen/ecchi anime with set in the premise of Greek and Roman mythology; the story may be a weaker component of this anime, but that doesn't make the anime a 'not watch' for any reason. The plot is driven through Kusanagi Godou and his onslaught of various gods. As you can probably already tell, Kusanagi Godou is a God-Slayer, higher than a god (an overpowered character), so the results for each fight is practically predictable. In almost every other episode, there is always a sense of imminent danger to the highest degree, god scaled world threatening situations where the puissant protagonist is always thrown into. However, unlike other animes, the way that the show goes about this is . . . an edification of greek and roman god knowledge. WAIT, what, the plot moves forward through history lessons? Yes, as implausible as this sounds, this is the defining factor in this anime, it is whoever knows more about the true identity of the deity triumphs. As Godou learns more and more about Greek and Roman mythology, he taps into his otherworldly power. However, the only way for him to gain this knowledge is through kissing (no joke). Learning = kissing = power. This is how the MC wins, every time he learns new 'history' about Greek and Roman deities through and punishes the enemy 'gods', who are often 'messing around' because they are bored.
"I used to think that were these mighty, omniscient beings. But now that I've actually met them, gods seem more childish than anyone." —Kusanagi Godou. This quote is in actuality, a very accurate representation for the motive behind the misbehaving of the gods(the antagonists); it displays why these gods are all antagonistic. These gods, like children, just want to have some fun because they are just THAT bored and carefree. Watching gods mess around might sound interesting, but this leads to the clichéd 'The world will end if we don't defeat the enemy theme' in almost EVERY episode, starting from episode one. This anime is not spectacular by any means but does not fall into a pit of inferiority due to its strong cast and really catering to people who love kickass-shounen at heart. It is an anime without a deep intricate plot. Uncomplex and simplistic, the story revolves around how the main character literally runs around his unraveling the history of gods, which defeat the enemy, all while gathering more girls to be a part of his troupe. Rinse and repeat this. This archetype of an anime has been done many times before and is therefore not a high priority must watch, but is a fine-dandy anime if you find you have some desperate time to dawdle—it's solid watch for shounen/ecchi fans.
===== Art: 9 ======
No squabbles here, the characters, all of them are well-drawn. The girls are distinctly different from each other, without being too blatant. This show does a wonderful of keeping the girls' appearances realistic, avoiding the all too common geeky super smart nerdy girl with zero tits who is actually a surprisingly talented fighter, or the ironic innocent, big breasted girl who has had no experiences with males. The anime had a decent budget, and thus the art for the time was pretty good art. Watching the show in HD actually makes a difference as the art is fluid and natural with well-animated fight scenes.
===== Sound: 8 =====
Not much to comment about here. The opening and ending are standard upbeat j-pop songs with nothing too special. The music really sets the mood for this anime. Other background tunes are unobtrusive and to a certain degree, somewhat enthralling, but there are no 'standout' must listen to soundtracks. Right off the bat, it can be easily observed that this anime will be a lighthearted ecchi/shounen flick with a developING(never fully develops) romantic subplot. Voice acting is superb with a talented cast, no annoying characters/voices here.
====== Enjoyment: 7.5 rounded to 8 /Final Note ======
Overall, an enjoyable shounen/ecchi built on its solid cast, gorgeous girls, refined artwork, and fluid animations. Do not expect to expect to be too immersed into a deep story here. Watching this show is effortless, don't think too much on the simplistic plot, but indulge yourself into the other elements that were well executed. I quite enjoyed this show due to the attractive, realistic looking characters, and their quirky interactions they had with the MC. The ending for was quite lackluster, par at best, but there is always the completed (translated) light novel that continues the story if you are left craving for more.
Campione! well that was probably the best anime i've seen with ecchi in it.
Okay guys before starting this i want to make clear that there are 2 versions of ecchi: showoff ecchi and romance ecchi. and this anime has a 90% romance ecchi and 10% showoff ecchi. (showoff echi is KissxSis style, and romance ecchi speaks for it self).
This is one of those anime's who is in commen with most harem styled anime's
Boy gets powerfull or special, Girls love it and are competing against each other.
But this is one of the few times when you watch anime's because of ecchi, you really want the action the happend like fighting. becuase it's just epic.
With this in mind i will give my honnest revieuw about this anime, and call out the good points from this anime and the bad one. enjoy.
well yeay i like it alot i must say, one of these story's involving taughts in real life like polytheism and the old greek style of believing in their gods. i like it alot that way and that it's implemented in the anime itself, that pretty unique.
also the idea of becomming a kind of Hero after killing a god is awesome, With some extra Fanservice i think they did a great job with the story.
basic art like most anime's not the best not the worst. lack in detail lack in extra face expressions. well yeay you have to get used to this in anime's which aren't in the top 100 of the anime list. still a decent job, but nothing to look out for
Sound: is like all animes just neutral, nothing special. pretty much the same story as the art, but again you have to get used to it.
Well yeay the first time accualy that the origin of the characters is inplemented in the anime: like speaking italian the first time they see the boy. and getting old habbits form back home which is nicely done. good artwork on the characters and great feeling expressions, again not to much face expressions.
Enjoyment, that's up to you, I loved it and i think this has to be the most enjoyable anime to watch for me at this moment but well yeay everybody has different interest.
I need to be honnest i think this anime would be able to get a 9, but if i look in a way of writing a revieuw, i would say 8. well yeay a great anime to have some fun. and i recomend it to you if you prefer it that way.
overall recomended to Ecchi lovers, romance lovers, action lovers and Magic usage lovers.
Not recomended to People who are to serious and can't stand anything unrealisticly in ecchi/romance wise.
Thank's for reading, Any suggestions or pointers for me? send me a message i want to inprove myself in making these reviews, My english isn't the best out there so sorry for that.
Same type of main character the type that becomes stronger by interacting with females
Both are Fantasy/Action/Romance relating to fairy tales and gods.
+ Strong Male Main Character
+ Unique Female support characters
+ Both have great action
+ Similar Atmosphere (OP Main vs. Antagonist)
+ Both main characters have set of strong abilities that surpass others.
Fantasy shows with magical battles and harem in it, similar badass cast. Also both main chars gets stronger with every girl they get.
The main character in Campione! is a lot more manlier and is overall better with his harem girls. Also, the fights are more epic because he's kicking asses of GODS.
Ecchi-supernatural-harem shows with multiple sexy female characters and a strong male lead. The male leads are not perverted but nonetheless get into arousing situation with their harem.
Both MCs become a powerful being after an event and gets involved with beautiful girls through out the series
The main characters are both beings with so much power they are practically world powers. Both have an organization that allows a girl to serve the main character. Both have magic societies that are also affiliated with the powerful beyond like the main characters.
- A normal guy becomes one of the most powerful beings on earth overnight.
- His powers are associated with 10/12 animals and creatures.
- He suddenly gets surrounded by females, who fall for him one after the other.
- He gets stronger with every new member of his harem.
- Kusanagi Godou and Akatsuki Kojou are both strong male leads with similar personalities.
- Gods from real legends VS. fictional demons & vampires.
- Gets stronger through kissing VS. sucking blood from the girls (but please note that the blood sucking is at least as ecchi as the kissing).
- In Campione! the girls are more open with their feelings (especially Erica Blandelli) than in Strike the Blood. read more
Same type of main character the type that becomes stronger by interacting with females
Both MCs depend on the women around them to get stronger. Both contain some comedy too and are really enjoyable to watch.
Male protagonist unlocks new powers after physical contact with female main characters. As battle progresses, main character's harem grows.
Both animes possess these qualities:
A Harem that develops around a resisting main character
a main character that is rather likable in a harem anime
Supernatural elements:Vampires and demons in Strike the blood and in Campione! there are magic and gods
both main characters are some of the strongest beings on the planet(the MC of Campione is literally god-like)
and an echii-ish scene begins when they want to unlock their powers(Strike the Blood: blood sucking, Campione: a rather deep kiss)
-Kiss vs Suck Blood (so hot and ecchi for both)
hence become more powerful~
-Harem Harem Harem!!!!!!!
-Bunch of super-natural
Both of the main character gains power not only by their harems but sometime by the defeats of their opponent.
Both anime will keep your blood boil hot!
The protagonists in both series control multiple avatars within them, but are still inexperienced in their use. Both heroines of these series belong to a secret magic organizations and more experienced in both the use of magic and combat than the protagonists. Both protagonists need the girls in the series to gain something in order to win the fight, in Campione! Godou has to kiss the to gain new information and in Strike the Blood Kojou needs to drink their blood to unlock a new avatar.
In both animes the male main character is strong and he becomes stroger when he meets with a girl. Also both animes have perverted situations whom the main character takes more strength
One main male characters surrounded by a lot of pretty girls. The girls in both series could use magic. Both series are harem-based with a lot of fan services to keep your eyes open.
-Both based on a light novel
-Harem genre but still with a very good plot
-Strong male and female lead
-Similar art styles
-Both very good series
Both series are considered harem with the main protagonists involved with various girls after a destiny encounter.
Both series contain ecchi, fan-service, drama, comedy, romance, and magic/supernatural themes.
Both series' main female protagonist are also quite fond of the main protagonist after their initial meeting.
-Main girl is not just normal girl.
-Main guy has the special powers.
-No censorship on the chest and pants.
Ecchi Magic Harem shows that contain tonnes of comedy, sexiness, and fight scenes. Both male leads have harems in which the girls work together with the MC to defeat enemies.
Both Main Characters are innocent ppl and get sucked in to a new way of life, is what you could call it
Main Characters get new Powers and grow from the standard weak to stronger except Highschool DxD's character is more "pathetic"
Both Animes get surrounded by girls
Spoiler Alert!: Both Main Characters become HEROs (is my way of putting it)
Campione fights against gods, highschool dxd fights against vampires and such. What is there not to love about both of them? highschool has alot more lewdness but still great all around. Camptione! has a crap ton of action with alot of cool babes!
Girls, magic, and actually a nice plot to go with them.
- Similar type of heroine. Elegant one and love the protagonist (both mind and body). Grimoire Rias with red hair and from Europe, Blandelli Erica with blonde hair from Italy. not to mention the Seiyuu was the same person.
- Highschool DxD and Campione have similar plot. protagonist with power the didn't know they had, fantasy where heroine is something supernatural (Devil and Godslayer)
- Lastly, same genre of Ecchi Comedy Romance, and of course, Harem with 4 girls.
Both harem shows, which involved girls with magic powers, and which the main character has to kiss them to activate it.
Could Campione! be Sekirei's long lost twin? Both of these series show many similarities. When I was watching Campione!, Sekirei was the first thing that popped into my head. The main protagonists are very similar. They both have a younger sister that is involved in the series. They both care for the girls around them and are willing to put their lives on the line for them. Another huge similarity between Campione! and Sekirei is that the characters gain power through kissing. If you liked one of these shows you would most definitely like the other.
First off these are both amazing! They are action packed plus they have harem and romance. Sekirei has also echii for all you boob jiggling lovers out there (like my self). The characters go straight to the kissing cus fuck the wait! (Like most anime that take like almost a whole season!) the main guys are not little bitches like most guys that faint of pass out from having their periods from their nose. They grab their bitches and treat them like they should! Over all these are both anime you should watch or you can be a hoe and go to another anime.
The MC of both works are faced with several out of the ordinary challenges and different women wish to become the MC's wife/love interest. While Sekirei's MC does not hold any strong abilities like Campione's does, both shows deal with a concept of divine beings.
The main character gains a new power and needs his harem to help build his power and protect him.
Strong & charismatic protagonists who carry their harem, ecchi filled series. Watch the blu-rays if you want tits and ass.
Both have awesome fights
Both have fun girl characters that are interested in the main protagonist
The Main protagonist is a guy who is NOT a pussy
Both will keep you entertained.
Fights, tits, ass, kissing, blood and beat downs! What's not to love between the both of these shows?
the protagonist is not only fleeing of the girls
he has a moral a certain, but not stop kissing the girls also
They both have a MC that is overpowered
A lot of good fight scenes in every episode
MC is followed by a group of girls. They both have romance and ecchi.
Campione! and Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, they both have many similarities.
Like quality of both anime are same and genre of these two anime are exactly same too.
Both anime have strong main male character with many female supporter and contain a little bit of nudity.
Both protagonists are "Demon Kings", without any intention of being them from the beginning. Both have been surrounded with many girls, a harem basically. Both have fighting scenes with fan service scenes in both.
Harem style anime, Simular principe of a King. Also with super powers, And girls to protect the King. Both with a lot of ecchi. Same principe of protecting the world.
Both revolve around a demon king surrounded by girls.
Both stories go about a king trying to protect the world. They both have the fantasy and romance genre.
Campione is basically a less Graphic Fate clone.
Erica = Blonde Rin
Liliana = Saber
Could even stretch it that Yuri has some common traits of Sakura.
Godou's main power, is basically Gilgamesh mode.
That's without all the mages and gods and so on.
- Main heroine is a blonde European sword expert
- Unlimited Blade Works (or something kinda like it for Campione)
- Takes place in modern Japan
- Lots of battles
- "Nice Guy" main character who's very merciful and has powers gained from the heroine
- Villain who control the behind-the-scenes action
- Overkill attacks that couldn't kill someone
-Similiar Art Style
-A Battle Of The Fittest
-Gods, Dietys, and Servents
- Unlimited Blade Works Vs Golden Sword
When seeing this anime, most would tend to think; Is that suppose to be Gilgamesh? If one saw Fate/Stay Night before hand. Although Campione! is more of a Comedy action while Fate/Stay Night is an action thriller; both series are enjoyable.
Both female main characters are ''servants'' to main male characters.
Both female characters are blonde and fighting with a sword.
Fights in both series are awesome.
The main difference is that Campione! is little bit ecchi and it's harem.
Both series are just EPIC. (My opinion xD)
Opening Theme"BRAVE BLADE!" by Megu Sakuragawa (eps 2-11)
Ending Theme#1: "Raise" by Yui Ogura (eps 2-11, 13)
#2: "BRAVE BLADE!" by Megu Sakuragawa (ep 12)