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Campione is a Japanese anime series based on a light novel by Jo Takezuki about a high school boy battling with growing up whilst waging a secret war on a series of Gods who have moved into evil ways. The 13 episode first season of Campione was broadcast as thirty minute episodes in 2012 on Japanese television and was a co-production between Barnum Studios and Diomedea; Campione was directed by Keizou Kusakawa and follows the plot of the original light novel and resulting manga series closely. Campione has been licensed to be broadcast in North America.

Opening with the main character of Campione, Godo Kusanagi travelling to Italy from his native Japan to deliver a mysterious object to a friend of her Grandafther's. The first episode deals with Godo becomes a Campione, or god killer. In Italy 15 year old Godo meets a mysterious teenage girl called Erica Brandelli; the pair finally meet the Persian God of War Verethragna and begin a battle over Godo's grandfather's stone grimiore.

With Erica's help Godo defeats Verethragna and kills the god to gain the title Campione, Erica then reveals she is a knight in a secret organization called the Bronze Black Cross that is charged with defending humans from the vengeful Gods.

Returning to Japan as a Campione Godo finds Erica has followed him to his homeland and starts the new high school year with him. Erica and another knight of the Bronze Black Cross, Lilliana assist Godo in fighting Gods while Lilliana tries to get to the bottom of her mysterious dreams.

Throughout the series Lilliana dreams of a mysterious figure who she feels linked to who threatens her friendship with Godo; the mysterious figure then slips into the real world and appears to Lilliana. The plots of individual episodes and the series as a whole can be complex and involve characters spying on each other on the orders of the Committee of the Bronze Black Crosses.

AT-X
1 Season, 14 Episodes
August 6, 2012
Animation & Cartoons, Anime
7.2/10
Cast: Chris Ayres, Monica Rial, Blake Shepard, Genevieve Simmons
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Campione Full Episode Guide

  • The whole group goes up against the darkness to stop the world from falling into ruin.

  • Godou must battle Metis, the snake goddess of death and darkness. A being that's only goal is to bring destruction to the world.

  • In order to save Erica, she must sacrifice herself, body and soul, to Godou.

  • A maiden has come willingly to join Godou's ranks, but his currents Knights have other plans.

  • A simple trip the beach turns into war for Godou's affection, which he only manages to escape with the help of Athena. His troubles are only beginning.

  • Voban has caught up and Godou is running out of ideas. Mariya makes the ultimate sacrifice, in front of Erica.

  • Godou has picked a fight with one of the oldest and strongest Campiones, Voban.

  • Yuri is growing closer to Godou and sparks of jealousy fly from Erica. But that is the least of problems considering there is a new Campione in Japan.

  • Godou will have to set aside his pacifist ways and go full on attack against the newly restored Athena.

  • Athena has come to Japan looking for Medusa and for that Godou will have to die, again.

  • Godou wakes with an unexpected guest in his bed, a guest that is here to stay.

  • A look into how it all began, how Godou became one of only 7 Campione and the god that got in his way.

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