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. – My Anime List
Based on 19 review scores:
The Historical Nerds
I say 9.7 because the only thing that got me down is that it’s only 13 episodes long. The plot of the story is amazing, the main character’s “lovers” were enjoyable and extremely humorous in turning Godōu’s world around, and the many different Gods from all types of mythology were fascinating. I recommend this anime to anyone and everyone.
In all the anime is good and that i hope in the end they decide to make a second season of this anime.
There is plenty of good stuff going on in Campione, but the one area that I found to fall apart a little was the way in which the story developed. It moved rather quickly which isn’t alway bad. For Campione the speed of development detracted from from the series ability to get properly tell the story. Early on I felt left out and as we get further into the story I would have loved to had more explanation of the world that these people come from. Unfortunately, we never really get a full disclosure and in the end we are left wanting much more than I would like. With that said, Campione is still a fun and exciting series that give us plenty to think about and to enjoy. So, if you like anime with a goofy historical bent and a harem that doesn’t mind swaoing spit then you will really enjoy this one.
Campione! offers a highly entertaining action-harem with a heavy dose of mythology to help make things interesting. While formulaic at times and a few of the characters suffer from being underdeveloped the intense action and nicely paced storyline keep the viewer interested while also building Godou’s harem and his powers as he faces down other Campiones and deities of legend.
Anime News Network
Campione! could be a great show full of mind-blowing battles, but it keeps on shooting itself in the foot by trying to weave in the romantic-comedy element. Truly great harem comedy needs to be more outrageous and unpredictable than this, or more sweet and heartfelt—instead, it goes through the motions of the genre at a mediocre level. What it ought to be doing instead is focusing on a genre it already handles at an excellent level: superpowered battles informed by centuries of ancient gods and heroes. That’s where the series shines, if only for a few minutes at a time, and it’s where the animation is most stunning. If Campione! sticks to that divine path, instead of indulging the carnal desires of young men, there may be hope for it yet.
My Anime List
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.
I would’ve given this show 10/10 stars but for two reasons. One, I am not a fan of this cringe humor that the Japanese seem to always slip into their shows. Two, there is a particular scene that, while very emotional and touching, slides a little too close to hentai territory (don’t worry, they don’t actually reach it) and we are reminded about it for the rest of the episode. If you can manage to overcome those slight grievances I had against this show, you will enjoy it from beginning to end.
Sleepless Ronins Reviews
Still a better than average harem comedy. Was it as good as Tenchi Muyo or El Hazard? Probably not… but those are the classic benchmarks. It is still worth checking out, at least on Crunchy Roll.
Although it doesn’t exactly break new ground for this sort of series, Campione! is still enjoyable for its visual style and fun characters. The plot can become just a bit repetitive and the introduction of some new characters very far into the series feels just a little off-putting and out of balance. In the end, it’s not great, but it’s not completely bad either.
The Anime Man
The series was highly acclaimed for its rather large push in the harem genre, ocasionally showing some quite hard kiss scenes (that could’ve almost being included in the erotica genre) and its rather unique story and character development. I quite enjoyed this series, for both its visuals and its story; although there were a couple of minor flaws that were present as the story progressed, I believe this is another great one to watch if you like your harem or fantasy anime. A word of advice though: you should probably watch this series while your parents aren’t in the room, or they might get the wrong idea…
Campione was a complete disaster, it was at the very least entertaining. So I have to give it credit for that. I enjoyed seeing how much of a mockery they would make of mythology every week with their babbling. And they never failed to surpass my expectations. These battles are like Pokemon, where different types of god powers are super-effective and you have to pick the right one. Unfortunately the relationships make no sense.
The Anime Habitue
All-in-all this is a generally serviceable diversion, but not much more. It’s going to play best to your 15-20 male age group, especially with the lurid kissing and girls in various states of undress from time to time. It’s also action-packed and not boring. The mythology angle seems to be generally well researched. However it’s really just average with a conservative compiled “Fair” rating here at Anime-Habitue. I’d recommend streaming this one and that’s probably it’s best usage unless something here really lights your fire.
Campione isn’t the most original series you’ll ever see, but it’s sufficiently entertaining to be enjoyable and has an accomplished visual treatment to back it up.
Japan Pop Culture HQ
If you compare the anime to the light novel the light novel is far better with the anime not doing it any justice. The saving grace for the anime is the battles and the harem aspect. Watching the girls all fight over the guy makes for some great situations and humor. The battles are well thought through and give you plenty of action. The music and voice acting is also very well done with the voice actors playing their parts perfectly. To conclude this review I will say this about the Campione anime. Even with all the faults I love the LN series and the anime. I have watched it and plan on buying the Blu-ray once I am able too. I say watch the series and enjoy it but read the Light novels first to better understand all that is going on. If you don’t like harem animes then this one will not be for you. I give this series 6 out of 10 due to the bad plot and the story telling.
Geek Of Oz
The animation is of a good quality while the score is completely forgettable and the mythological elements are great while the harem elements are played out, leaving Campione! teetering precariously on the precipice of excellence. One other mini-quibble… what the hell is with anime series lately LITERALLY showing saliva swapping when characters kiss? Surely I can’t be the only one that finds it gross!
Attack On Gaming
Overall, Campione is a painfully average wish-fulfilment fantasy series featuring godslaying and a harem that doesn’t quite get as lewd as it could. Campione is very much the definition of an average Anime series, with it being both nothing special, or incredibly bad. It’s a series that exists.
Once in a while an anime comes along that shakes you out of your complacency, does something with the medium that hasn’t been done before, or offers an instance where you have art and creativity and storytelling given priority over simple numbers and ratings and the bottom line. Shows like those remind you why you fell in love with the medium, and give you hope that it isn’t just the accountants left in charge of the creative industries. Campione! isn’t one of those shows. Quite the reverse actually, as Campione! offers the exact opposite, presenting for me what is the most cynical, designed by committee, exercise in geek fan service that I have seen in many a year. It reminds me of exactly what I lament about the industry, and tempted me to switch off and watch reality TV instead.