Some 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.
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.
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.
I thought that i was going to enjoy Campione! only because of the ecchiness and i didn't expected this to have an elaborated story, but i was wrong, and not only with that but it's not the typical harem, the harem was well developed and it made sense the role of the girls in the anime and they were really important, because without them the protagonist couldn't be that powerful.
Read the synopsis, and you will get the idea of what you're going to watch, the thing is that it's very well developed, is surprising and if you like mythology, name it roman, greek, persian or
egypcian you will really enjoy and get educated from this anime and it's original that the protagonist (Godou) uses historical or mythology information to hurt and defeat his enemies and by getting this information he has to kiss the girls that knows the information so he can use his sword and along with that use the power of words, it has little flaws but overall is very good.
[b][u]Art & Sound[/u][/b]
The art style was ok, the fight animations were good, could've been better and the sound was good in every aspect, the VA, the music, overall both were good.
The characters were well developed, everyone had a purpose to be there and they were interesting, tho i felt the MC (Godou) could be weak if the girls didn't help him, sometimes i thought the girls were more powerful and skillful than him, specially Erica, the enemies were really interesting and i liked the fact that it didn't took him 1min. to beat them and took him more time to make a proper fight and they always ran so i always was expecting them to appear on the next episode, the chemistry was great, overall was very good.
The romance or the kissing parts were enjoyable because you don't see kissing in harem animes, rarely this is seen because of the wuss MC on harems, here he is a little slow but at least he is not a wuss at all, the ecchiness amount was right, the fight scenes, Erica, the plot twist, the mix of everything was great, overall was a great enjoyment.
Kusanagi Godo is a 16-year-old high school boy, who accidentally killed the god "Verethragna", absorbed his power and became Campione, god slayer. Now he gets involved in battles against other Campiones and another uncontrollable gods....
Story of this anime is incredibly rushed to the point I was able to notice it despite the fact I never read the novel they are trying to adapt. For example, in the beginning of the second episode, it made to ask myself "Did I just missed one episode?". Come on, if you try to make anime adaptation out of the novel or manga, I can't blame anyone for missing few
things here and there. But if you miss out so many things so even someone like me will notice,then something went seriously wrong with your writing! Or maybe authors knew there won't be second season so they tried to pack as much as possible to a single one?
I will however still rate story as "fair" since despite crazy pace it was felt this originally has some story to speak about and during the course of the series I became somewhat accustomed to fact there are (and will be) a time leaps.
As for the characters, any development probably fell victim to the horrible story-rush, so I am not sure if I can judge them properly. But they are nicely drawn, with distinctive personalities, overly likable and not annoying:
Kusanagi Godou is not a pathetic wimp as main leads of similar series, but not over-confident and it is felt character actually undergo some little development. However little more confidence won't hurt, he is a God Slayer, after all.
His female harem (yes, this is a harem show. And since lead male is a God Slayer, I feel he even deserves one) there are four femaler characters, each one different from another. Cunning and over-confident Erica is exact opposite to show shy and cute Yuri, while Liliana stands somewhere in the middle. And I think they are actually quite likable. As for fourth girl, Ena was introduced last and didn't got much space, so hard to tell.
My most favorite character is Athena, rogue goddess, who started as a main antagonist, then became somewhat puzzling character and ended as someone who actually helps Godou from time to time yet with unclear motives: she either likes him or just wants to insure she and Godou will be last ones standing for last epic battle. This makes her most developed character in entire show. And since she is portrayed as cute loli most of the time, I guess there is something bad not only with the story but also with my sexuality. OK, forget the last part, that was awkward.
And here we go, enjoyment and overall ratting.
It will be difficult I guess, especially after I criticized the story, but I have to admit, I was able to actually enjoy the show enough to call it good. Or at least good enough, so here's go 7/10. I would even say it's a pity it won't get a second season, this had potential and all things done wrong could've been fixed.