Not taking very long at all, “Campione!” has now totally devolved into a remedial harem romance series – becoming yet another sack of garbage in a stack already piled as high as can be within this season of oppai.
While the first episode was impressively less than average, this second chapter is simply horrible – the series hasn’t managed to last any more than one installment of twenty minutes before becoming just another highschool harem series of sex magnet male characters who have some incomprehensible pull, defying science, and attracting females even stronger than the Earth could possibly anchor down any double XX chromosome equipped creatures.
It was foreseen that this series would take a sharp decline with the half-baked conclusion of last episode – and indeed, here it arrives.
Dropping tsundere status, the heroine’s modesty was no more than a temporary fad – now she’s unrealistically swooning over the leading male character, as are a variety of other conveniently introduced females. And all the while, the male character is suddenly a friend of holy righteousness – being magically immune to all the different scenes of breasts and bare skin, not for the reason that it works as an excuse for it to continually occur indefinitely till he falls, but as he’s an upstanding gentlemen who detests sultry indecency.
At the very least however, one must commend this fellow for recognizing the stupidity of his scenario – he admits the ridiculousness himself in regards to how he’s gone from zero to hero in such a short amount of time.
And as for what this fellow goes through – it has certainly gone beyond his simple loser to king transition, this series even goes so far as to unravel into merely yet another generic highschool love story. It’s basically combining the worst of every world – overdone highschool tropes, alongside some arcane gibberish on the side.
The supernatural and mythological bits of this series are interesting in that perhaps they may have been more dominant within the light novels, or similar, and the oppai and other fanfare was merely extra – yet unfortunately, that’s not the winning formula in modern Japanese animation, not when “winning” is defined first and foremost through sales total, profitability, and viewer count.
Now turning to another note regarding these many intercessions of female service – it’s feeling somewhat like Queen’s Blade in that there’s breasts mixed amongst magic and battle against all manner of rehashed mythological variables. It’s simple to see how this series would prove enjoyable to certain parties, perhaps for no reason other than mere amusement at the flaws – yet there’s no aspect of quality to be found. If anything, one can praise the female character designs for being more savory than most petty series of this kind – though that’s as far as admiration goes.