Campione - Inconclusive ending just as predicted! Second season?

Episode : 13 29. September 2012 17:31

Hello,

Today we'll talk about the 13th and final episode of the summer season 2012 anime series Campione, that gives us an inconclusive ending leaving plenty of opportunities open for a second season delivering more light novel content in the near future.

Of course, this is assuming that sales will improve in a consistent way. Why? That's because at the moment the pre-order statistics give Campione only 1400 copies "sold" and that is definitely below the "recover expenses" point...

Many other series are in a similar situation (Kokoro Connect, Binbougami ga!, Boku wa H ga Dekinai, etc...) in this summer season 2012 and I wonder if all of them are going to get trashed leaving us with no second season/OVA in the future...

Campione

The ending was just as cheesy as possible with all the five girls going into a merry-go-round of kisses in order to power up Godou for the final battle against Metis.

Yes, just as you could expect, even Athena got her kiss scene with Godou. The power-up from that kiss was incredibly bigger compared to the other girls and I wonder if that's related with her divinity...

Will Athena actually join Godou's harem in the following volumes of the light novel? Getting such a popular goddess in his harem would be an A+ for him...

Just as everyone was expecting since the very first episode, here is the ending of Campione with Godou living his "king" days with an harem full of beautiful girls.

Looking at the fan-art available for the series, I can see "at least" 8 new girls that are going to be introduced in the following light novel volumes.  

I wonder if his harem size will eventually overcome other big bad guys like Touma Kamijou, or even the dreaded Nagi Springfield...:D

Campione

I have to say that Campione was quite a weird anime at times, because while having a typical shounen storyline sported at the same time the most weird kind of fanservice that I've seen in recent anime series.

I mean, let's be honest! That scene with Erica in the 12th episode was really "questionable" and made the whole drama build-up till that point look idiotic to my eyes! 

At the same time,  Campione also managed to deliver entertaining comedy scenes whenever Erica or Athena were the "comedy lead character".  I suppose there is some kind of rule creating a tradeoff between fun comedy and weird fanservice?

Campione

Concluding, Campione is an average series, but a series that is entertaining enough to warrant a watch if you're a fan of Harem/combat anime genre. Just be prepared for a bit of "questionable" content. :P

 

Visual Points : 850/1000 (Great visual style and nicely designed characters)

Audio Points : 750/1000 (Nothing worth any special mention)

Story Points : 720/1000 (Most of the story was plain and mediocre...)

Entertainment Points : 775/1000 (I found Erica's personality to be extremely entertaining)

Characters Points : 860/1000 (Liliana! Ena! Athena! Awwwww!)

 

Final Points : 7.77/10

 

The series is ranked 110th over 185 series in my rankings (Updated to 29/09/2012 17:32)

See you soon,

feal87 


Discussion (52) -

9/29/2012 5:41:13 PM #

Fukou da

The imouto's problems never ends. Maybe I should pick up the light novel, should be fun to see her reaction to the other girls

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9/29/2012 5:42:55 PM #

feal87

I don't know why, but aside from Liliana my favorites are Athena and Satsuki at the moment. They have that "I want to take you home" feeling that I can't really explain.


I really need to pick up the light novel as well, but you know how big can get a backlog right?

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9/29/2012 5:52:25 PM #

Fukou da

I gotta agree, those three are my favorites too though in a mirrored order


I get what you mean. When I first started reading the LN for Sword Art Online and Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai I ended up not watching anime until I finished with the translated chapters. It's very easy to forget everything else if you find something interesting enough

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9/29/2012 5:55:52 PM #

feal87

*nods* /me tries to hoard them before Fukou Da can make a move!

Well, in my case it's more about having a list of "things to do/read/play" big enough that it'll take three life to complete all the items in it...for example I have still to play 20-30 VN that I like the premise of...

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9/29/2012 6:01:37 PM #

Fukou da

How about a truce? I take Satsuki and/or Athena and I'll stop trying to snatch Aka-chan as a bonus


Huh, well as I am now I can only touch anime, manga and LN that is translated so I don't have that problem quite yet though I'm getting there

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9/29/2012 6:06:57 PM #

feal87

Let's go with way, you take Satsuki and I'll take Liliana and Athena. Aka-chan will still be a battlefield!


Yeah, a bit smaller range, but don't worry series in english are increasing so you'll eventually end up like me...

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9/29/2012 5:51:13 PM #

marthaurion

I'm free!

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9/29/2012 5:51:56 PM #

feal87

*the day after the new season will get announced and he'll get back in chains to cover the second season as well together with me*

Sounds just about right?

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9/29/2012 6:14:14 PM #

marthaurion

I'll be in the bunker

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9/29/2012 6:20:38 PM #

feal87

*looks away thinking about how to destroy the bunker*

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9/29/2012 6:22:24 PM #

marthaurion

don't be silly...the only way to tear down my bunker is if you were to forsake bishoujos...then the defense system would shut down

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9/29/2012 6:23:21 PM #

feal87

...that's...just impossible then! I suppose I'll leave you alive this time around...

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9/29/2012 6:58:16 PM #

marthaurion

I knew it was a good idea to design a system like that

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9/29/2012 7:15:41 PM #

feal87

*goes to cry in a corner*

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9/29/2012 6:27:20 PM #

cheezeburgerz

METIS LOOK AT ME KISSING 4 GIRLS


just kidding MAKE THAT 5 I KISS YER DAUGHTER

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9/29/2012 6:28:21 PM #

feal87

Lol, that's Godou's line I think. Not yours.

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9/29/2012 7:04:56 PM #

cheezeburgerz

never said it was mine D:

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9/29/2012 7:15:07 PM #

feal87

True enough...

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9/29/2012 10:12:26 PM #

Ecchi Catgirl

Imouto is clearly jealous

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9/29/2012 10:42:09 PM #

feal87

We should work hard to let her join the harem!

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9/29/2012 11:50:07 PM #

DeathTheOne

Damn , the last episode made me go TOTALLY lolicon on Athena(she was thousands of years tho).
She just reached the top of both moeness and smexyness for me.
I feel weird cuz im 18 but... Its ok

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9/29/2012 11:58:55 PM #

feal87

*nods* You had the same thoughts as me then! Athena was LOVELY! *_*

She's thousands of years old, so it's everything legal. I'm 25 and I LOVE HER!

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9/30/2012 12:42:47 AM #

Mongkol

i hope that they produce SS2 and  i hope they will sell manga (1 book) , light novel (13 books) and Anime BD, DVD very well. Because this series is the best of this Season really.

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9/30/2012 8:00:28 AM #

feal87

Let's keep hope, but at the moment the chances are quite bleak...

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9/30/2012 2:21:48 AM #

asdfghjkl

well when i saw your review and then learn of the plot of someone killing god and earning their power not going to lie i was excited as hell to watch it but well after i realise that everything else wasn't as good as i hoped to be force fanservice for an example make no mistake i have no problem with it but to happen in the middle of the battle is too much i prefer battle than fanservice really the fight also wasn't as good as it use the power of word the story isn't as i hoped to be a good story of slaying god however protecting the world and all that stuff seem rather boring not to mention there are other campione too which ruin it for me with the name of god slayer i was kind of expecting him to wage war against all the god would be interesting end when say godou destroy everything(human,earth and the universe,kill most of the god)leading his own army to challenge the christian god and his army it would be a nice scene regardless the battle happen or not but that is just my opinion really...

well on the story there is some contradiction i thought athena ruled before zeus did then it would mean she was born before zeus birth her from metis...
speaking of which wonder how did erica got defeated considering that she is immortal from the youth power unless the power wear off athena just steal a holy sword that kill her kind kind of ironic considering the sword purpose is to slay snake is being used by one...godou using of each authority to counter each situation is the reason why sometime jack of all trades is better than a specialist in one kind you can adapt to more thing better however this jack of all trades only got 1 shot in using each of his stats which is a major flaw but then again it is better than nothing the battle as always would be prefer if the animation is different than in the novel which mean create your own stuff up rather than "power of word"as a method of fighting the last fight was the reason i really don't like this show it is in the midst of battle the harem just come in and then kiss the protagonist the sword  apparently mixed with the power of the human/harem and then pierce athena sword now if it were done by any other way i wouldn't mind however why does it have to be a kiss to do it...and after all of it apparently is over athena come in and done the same thing well the ending is rather normal than what i have expected from the beginning of the series but well nothing can be done i guess i wish there is another show which have the same god slayer idea however deal with it better...

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9/30/2012 8:06:03 AM #

feal87

Well, I was expecting this to happen since the very beginning because the series was shouting "fanservice everywhere" since the very first episode...


Your ideas are too radical, this is a light hearted anime series, you won't ever see any of these here really.

Athena and Metis are the "same", that's what they were implying in the anime till the very end. That means that she was the mother of all gods.

I haven't much to say about the final battle, because that's just fanservice material. Merry go round with kisses to defeat Metis? Hardly believable really...

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9/30/2012 9:57:47 AM #

asdfghjkl

well i guess in the beginning i was expecting some nice battle with the idea of slaying a divine being and probably some fanservice if you wish but this is too much i want more battle rather than fanservice and using "power of the word" well it isn't that bad i for one would like to summon million of sword with a word but regardless i would prefer if there is less talking and just summon the golden sword and well see gilgamesh as a good example or possibly archer from the 5th grail war the limitation on godou ability could be removed changing authority in the middle of battle would be nice and the movement during battle could be improved they move rather slow and isn't as good as other battle scene from the other anime i have watch such as fate/zero...

imagine if godou somehow change into a badass and then fought against the strongest being in a final battle and in the end where godou army and the gods army died and the one that is left is godou and the strongest of god in a one on one battle with improve battle scene than the current one of course and godou have gotten more powerful than he is now using authority without limit wouldn't it be nice...

hmm yeah well too much fanservice hopefully no season 2 or at the very least change everything that made the current one suck ignoring what the author write but still following the story not possible but well would suck if god slaying idea got dragged down by some of the flaw...

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9/30/2012 10:29:03 AM #

Mongkol

Dude, It's anime base on Light Novels.
If you want something like that go to western fantasy novels.
It serve you more than Japan light novel.
I read many fantasy book and western fantasy book is great but not for making anime or game actually and i hope not to SEE IT !!!

In japan light novels if you read all books around the world like me in many languages. They create something unique that not find anywhere else only in Japan. Because when they try to publish 1st LNs in Japan they come with all full strength industry dominating publishing in all ranges of mix-media(anime,manga,light novels).
if as i am editor of publisher it been long way since they announce this business strategy is main business method they go through HELL finance, trial & errors and many more. The 1st one is kadokawa and when kadokawa successful enough ( you not see Haruhi today that why publisher adapt themselves in aggressive method for create something very EPIC in the world instead of good). The other publisher try to copy the business method too. Like Shueisha, they go through hell too in this present but in the end if they planning good and endure enough they will come back like pheonix to create something very EPIC for anime in the world.

And one more thing i want to say is "Campione is EPIC in its own ways and when i see it 1st i know this is the right choice (but bad choice for campione that they have strong competitors in this season like SAO, Yuru Yuri, HorizonII and many more). if you want to see yourself good as Japan Anime Industry why do not you create your own?"

In business point of view, Campione (own by shueisah that create naruto, i think) is try to make the critical point that Kadokawa monopoly them (they monopoly because they need to if not they will not survive finance methods that they create by japan business type). And as a result it not good enough because airing anime in each seasons like real war.
You need to take the right times if you want to go on .

i hope they will create SS2, i try to buy all of products line if it can help them to make.


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9/30/2012 12:22:35 PM #

feal87

*nods* Japanese light novels are extremely different from Westerner's fantasy books. Too different and I find myself liking more the japanese ones...


DVD and BD are the main things triggering new seasons. We'll know the final sales number for the first season soon, but if it's in the 2000 copies range it'll never see a second season...

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9/30/2012 11:54:03 AM #

asdfghjkl

well i get the idea from a japanese game actually where the protagonist if choice the right route will destroy everything and challenge god himself with his army of demon(true demon ending of smt:nocturne) so i was thinking it would be amazing to see godou become stronger and fight the strongest god in a final battle a 1 on 1 scene well that what i thought anyway...

but if campione didn't go for such ending than it is fine by me really it just preference i am not saying campione suck it is good but i don't really like some thing(though if a season 2 was made i would still watch it)such as a kiss in the middle of the battle and the fact that every battle a knowledge must be given though a certain method...and i would very much like to see godou fight by picking up one of his sword and start challenging a god one close range fight rather than just hurling everything at once but well that is my opinion anyway probably won't happen but a guy can hope right?

what i say in my comment is how i like campione would be but it is still good in it's own way i wouldn't be watching until the series finish if it wasn't and if a season 2 was created i wouldn't mind i was wrong at saying thing since my english is terrible what i want to say is that while a season 2 might be nice i wasn't hoping for a another season as much as i hope for other anime...

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9/30/2012 12:31:07 PM #

feal87

It's sort of different in an RPG game where gameplay (battles) are the first priority. In novels the main priority is storytelling, and if you know Fate Zero, you'll notice how most of the time is passed talking instead of fighting.

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9/30/2012 12:20:33 PM #

feal87

Comparing Fate Zero (dark story with no fanservice) to Campione (all about collecting girls from around the world) is quite hard to be honest...


Just as I said before, your ideas are too radical for any kind of anime series, especially if based on a light novel. It's more on the "westerner" kind of way of doing things.

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9/30/2012 12:43:33 PM #

asdfghjkl

really? well that is something... never read western fantasy novel probably never would but yeah haven't seen a lot of story where the main protagonist fight against God well the one that most people familiar with yhwh so i guess i just want to see a god slayer like godou fought against a supreme being and yeah i guess it is too radical and probably would never be accepted huh?well after all with a title like god-slayer the fact that you are protecting the world seem contradiction with what your title suppose to represent it should be god job to protect the world while the god-slayer destroy everything...well that is my opinion anyway i am not the author but either way i will still follow the story wonder what happen to voban though?and more ena would be nice...

speaking of which feal how does one be classified for liking athena?liking someone who is too small?but she is 1000 years old...liking someone who is too old?but she have the body of a 12 years old...

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9/30/2012 5:10:17 PM #

feal87

She's very old, so it's all legal!

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9/30/2012 6:11:44 PM #

Lifesongsoa

This anime was oh so cheesy, but I loved it anyway. I hope that teaser for season two becomes a reality.

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9/30/2012 7:23:36 PM #

feal87

*nods*

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10/1/2012 12:02:18 AM #

Merkkierkki

Meh, this was OK to watch to kill some time, but seriously the producers of this show (and those others mentioned) can thank themselves for bad sales. Pattern now seems to be to make many short shows without time for character development or plot and wish they make money.

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10/1/2012 9:15:46 AM #

feal87

*shrug* it's their own decision, but I cry a bit inside when I think that I won't get more Athena...

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10/1/2012 10:48:11 AM #

Merkkierkki

Lolicon...

Id say liliana is my favorite.

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10/1/2012 11:42:53 AM #

feal87

*looks away* Liliana is fine too...

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10/1/2012 11:37:01 PM #

Merkkierkki

But what is most unjust is that show like Hiiro no Kakera got a second season.

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10/1/2012 11:46:39 PM #

feal87

*cries*

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10/1/2012 11:59:58 PM #

Highway

Man, I thought this show was bad. The only thing saving it was seeing Erica (who you guys don't even have your eyes on). It never made it into the 'so bad it's good' category, just hung around in 'bad'. The 'battles' sucked (Voban vs Godou was particularly bad, just yakking back and forth), the girls were all one-dimensional (especially Yuri, she couldn't have been more cliched if they tried), the plot was everywhere and nowhere, and Godou gives Ichika a run for 'Worst / most oblivious harem lead ever'.

This should never get a second season.

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10/2/2012 12:10:06 AM #

feal87

Ahahah, quite negative I see! Well, it's not like I consider this to be any masterpiece, especially if you notice that this is ranked 110th over 185th series....

I quite liked both Athena and Liliana as characters though...

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10/2/2012 9:50:15 AM #

Silver

On AnimeSuki, it seems that people generally like the show though. It's definitely not a masterpiece like you said but it's still very entertaining.

Also... F**** YEAH. ATHENA!!! KISSING!!! YEAH!! Just completely love it. Now... if one day Athena in her adult form also kisses Goudo... all my wishes will be granted.

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10/2/2012 9:54:34 AM #

feal87

Yep, nothing exceptional, but I was entertained by the whole harem/comedy stuff.

Of course, I have to say that the final (episode 12) Erica scene was completely weird...


Adult form? Do not want! The only Athena is loli Athena! O_O

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10/2/2012 10:15:45 AM #

Silver

Imagine this... Athena has the ability to split her loli and adult form.

Adult form on one side, loli on the other side. The expressions on the other girl's faces. Do want.

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10/2/2012 10:40:16 AM #

feal87

Ahahah, yeah that would be totally unfair competition for the other girls. Both Athena in one package...:O

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10/2/2012 2:57:13 PM #

kirziga

It's a lot better if the girls have different personalities and uniqueness, but they all looks the same to me.. But oh well, not bad for a series, at least this God-Slaying thing was interesting, and when you say "Slaying" it should contain awesome battles which this series lack..

So, I'm good with just one series of this..

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10/2/2012 2:59:14 PM #

feal87

...but...but...but...I want more Athena! More Lily too! ç_ç

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10/2/2012 3:08:37 PM #

kirziga

Well I know how you feel..

But look at the bright side, another season coming! It's time to give way to these new anime series this next season!

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10/2/2012 3:10:37 PM #

feal87

Oh yeah! Today going to cover the first episode of a new series of this season that looks extremely promising!

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