Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou
Released Year : July 6, 2012 to September 28, 2012
No of Episodes : 13
Genre : Comedy,Ecchi,Fantasy,Harem,Magic,Romance
Plot : Some people suddenly find religion, but for 16-year-old Kusanagi GoDo, it's that REALLY old time religion that's found him! As the result of defeating the God of War in mortal combat, GoDo's stuck with the unwanted position of Campione!, or God Slayer, whose duty is to fight Herectical Gods whenever they try to muscle in on the local turf. Not only is this likely to make GoDo 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 Brandelli, seems to have such a devilish interest in encouraging some VERY unorthodox activities? (Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Our Review : 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.