Campione

Campione

  • TV-MA
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (971)

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.

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Seasons
Tale of the God-slayer
13. Tale of the God-slayer
October 29, 2012
The whole group goes up against the darkness to stop the world from falling into ruin.
E 13
13. E 13
September 28, 2012
Godou must battle Metis, the snake goddess of death and darkness. A being that's only goal is to bring destruction to the world.
The Sword of Ama No Murakumo
12. The Sword of Ama No Murakumo
September 21, 2012
In order to save Erica, she must sacrifice herself, body and soul, to Godou.
Princess Shrine Maiden of the Long Sword
11. Princess Shrine Maiden of the Long Sword
September 14, 2012
A maiden has come willingly to join Godou's ranks, but his currents Knights have other plans.
The Turbulent Demon King, The Sun Hero
10. The Turbulent Demon King, The Sun Hero
September 7, 2012
Without the knowledge, Godou has no chance of defeating Perseus. He could order Liliana to give him the knowledge but that is not his way. How will Godou defeat this ancient hero?
The Missing King
9. The Missing King
August 31, 2012
Godou is resting at Liliana's home after his fight with Perseus. He does not have the knowledge to fight Perseus on common ground, Athena visits offering a deal.
A Hero Arrives
8. A Hero Arrives
August 24, 2012
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.
Wind, Rain, Wolf
7. Wind, Rain, Wolf
August 17, 2012
Voban has caught up and Godou is running out of ideas. Mariya makes the ultimate sacrifice, in front of Erica.
The Kings Converse
6. The Kings Converse
August 10, 2012
Godou has picked a fight with one of the oldest and strongest Campiones, Voban.
Unpleasant Days
5. Unpleasant Days
August 3, 2012
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.
Rogue Athena
4. Rogue Athena
July 27, 2012
Godou will have to set aside his pacifist ways and go full on attack against the newly restored Athena.
From Afar, An Enemy Comes
3. From Afar, An Enemy Comes
July 20, 2012
Athena has come to Japan looking for Medusa and for that Godou will have to die, again.
The Landscape With a King
2. The Landscape With a King
July 13, 2012
Godou wakes with an unexpected guest in his bed, a guest that is here to stay.
Tale of the Beginning
1. Tale of the Beginning
August 6, 2012
A look into how it all began, how Godou became one of only 7 Campione and the god that got in his way.
Description

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.Campione is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on August 6, 2012.

Where to Watch Campione

Campione is available for streaming on the AT-X website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Campione on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 6, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (971)