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Light Novel 'Campione!' to End

by tsubasalover
Nov 12, 3:24 AM | 15 Comments
The official website of Shueisha's Dash X Bunko imprint has revealed that the 21st volume (shown) of Jou Taketsuki's Campione! light novel series is to be its final volume, which is scheduled to ship on November 22. Taketsuki will also pen a new story for the franchise with illustrations by BUNBUN (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Sakura Quest) titled Shiniki no Campiones on December 22.

Campione! began its serialization in September 2008 and has currently released 20 volumes. A manga adaptation drawn by Tsugirou Sakamoto has been serialized in Super Dash & Go between October 2011 and April 2013, releasing a total of 3 compiled volumes. The 13-episode TV anime produced by Diomedea aired in Summer 2012 under the title Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou.

Source: Official site

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I'm sad to see this series end, it was one of the very first light novels I've ever read and really enjoyed it (being a huge mythology buff certainly played a role). Then again, the author had already said that after the Civil War the series would end in just another volume so this has been coming for over a year now, so it's more like I've been waiting for it to see how this will end than it being a surprise.

I just wish they had handled the anime better, there was no need for that final anime original arc. It could have just ended after defeating Ame no Murakumo and added Ena to the harem, and take more time to flesh out the plot instead of rushing it.

Nov 13, 5:16 AM by PaulNamida

Playcool said:
Wasshio said:
It's kind of souring for me since I did enjoyed the series. It wasn't anything special sure but I thought it was pretty entertaining for what it was worth.


Same opinion here, the anime didnt do much other than giving awareness to the LN.
I remenber at the time reading the LN volume first then watching the respective arc in the anime, and it made the whole experience very enjoyable.

The strength of the Campione is on the characters, and the enjoyment and lewdness going on, if you read it with such mindset, there isnt much to not enjoy.

Sad to hear it will end in volume 21, I have plans to go back to reading from vol 8 soon, so I hope the fan-translation picks up from vol 18 really soon.

Also that the series gets a good ending, favoring myself a nice happy harem ending!

Yeah and I think from what I remember the MC wasn't really as bad compared to others. He was pretty much alright to me. It was just a dumb, enjoyable experience to me, despite the flaws this would have. But its sad to see things go since I did remembered watching it and liking it a lot. The anime made me read the Light Novel a bit afterwards actually. :S I do need to continue it but I don't remember much where I was left off so I need to go and check.

Now that I think about it I do need to re-watch the anime as well as other stuff to do rewatches xD

Nov 12, 4:28 PM by Wasshio

That's to bad, well at least people who've been waiting for it to end so they can read it for the first time in one chug will finally read the thing.

Can't wait to read it!!!

Nov 12, 2:14 PM by GrimmPerson

Wasshio said:
It's kind of souring for me since I did enjoyed the series. It wasn't anything special sure but I thought it was pretty entertaining for what it was worth.


Same opinion here, the anime didnt do much other than giving awareness to the LN.
I remenber at the time reading the LN volume first then watching the respective arc in the anime, and it made the whole experience very enjoyable.

The strength of the Campione is on the characters, and the enjoyment and lewdness going on, if you read it with such mindset, there isnt much to not enjoy.

Sad to hear it will end in volume 21, I have plans to go back to reading from vol 8 soon, so I hope the fan-translation picks up from vol 18 really soon.

Also that the series gets a good ending, favoring myself a nice happy harem ending!

Nov 12, 2:03 PM by Playcool

It's kind of souring for me since I did enjoyed the series. It wasn't anything special sure but I thought it was pretty entertaining for what it was worth.

Nov 12, 1:23 PM by Wasshio

Another self-insert generic battle harem light novel series finally comes to an end. It was about time. The anime didn't do a wholesome job of promoting the source material and the source material itself wasn't all that original or unique to begin with. As with a couple others here, nothing was lost for me either.

Nov 12, 10:57 AM by swordhermit

I wish this got a second season, it needed a 2nd season badly.

Nov 12, 7:16 AM by Hoppy

Guess the kissing frenzy had to come to an end eventually

Nov 12, 5:42 AM by HaXXspetten

This is one of the few harem anime series for which i wholeheartedly wished for a sequel but alas, with the ending of its light novel my hope for a sequel has been crushed.

I still have hope for a sequel of Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai and Hagure Yuusha

Nov 12, 5:38 AM by madarchod

Swagernator said:
A fantasy harem light novel is ending ? nothing valuable was lost, at least for me.


Un-irronically this.

Nov 12, 5:36 AM by Ramkec

Looks like a good time to read this..

Nov 12, 5:35 AM by Zaphkiel_El_Rem

Tbh I actually really enjoyed the Anime, I believe it to be underrated.
I am hoping for a second season.

Nov 12, 5:18 AM by Gid0

A fantasy harem light novel is ending ? nothing valuable was lost, at least for me.

Nov 12, 5:12 AM by Swagernator

No... I remember this was a pretty good anime. Any chances of a 2nd season maybe? Ah well, guess I'll have to start reading the light novel...

Nov 12, 3:53 AM by Eita_Izumi

Ah thats a shame
This series is actually pretty interesting and featured plenty of good fight scenes and well designed and developed characters. Hopefully they will end it in a nice way though.

Nov 12, 3:49 AM by Shingster

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