Campione! #11 — Failing Harem Management 101

September 14th, 2012


Shouldn’t we know better than to say they’re just ‘friends’ at this point?


Mostly just fairly dull setup, something this show has never done particularly well, complete with a terrible date montage. At least there wasn’t an insert song. Ena, the last character from the OP, finally shows up, and having apparently seen the OP, doesn’t waste any time attempting to insinuate herself into his brood as well as making most of the others insecure. Good lord, Mariya. Just go away. You serve no purpose. Let his sister or one of the snarky/drunky maids replace you.

Not a whole ton otherwise until towards the end. Athena’s fighting some lightning thingies and crashing into homes. Ena and Erica begin fighting because why not, but don’t get far before Doofus steps in and gets sucked into a gooey black pit for trying to bother them, so they jump in the goo too. If only that was a euphemism. It was also an incredibly poorly done fight for this show. Even Antihero’s quasi-animation last night wasn’t enough to prime me for the clumsy slowness and speedlines. The overly dramatic music probably wasn’t helping either.


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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    I rather liked Erica x Godou this episode, considering her usual attitude. Okay, the montage was still bad. And Athena coming for a visit was easily the highlight of the episode. Which means something else did not work out at all.

    How would you save a character like Yuri, whose gimmick does not work out? Cutting her out won’t cut it in an adaption. Okay, better done development, and more room for it would be a start, a better voice nice as well, but what about her visions?

  • Aroduc says:

    Me? I’d have just rewritten her slightly to be less insecure and maybe more exasperated. At this point though, if you want to minimize the damage, then you limit shots of her looking insecure and squirming. She can be around without actually taking up screentime. There’s a difference between a character just saying nothing in a scene and them being shown to ‘say’ “…”. If they just don’t call attention to her unless she’s important (which she honestly barely was even in her own arc), then she can just be minor background decoration instead of something distracting from the more interesting/better aspects.

  • Kadi says:

    Why was that earlier post anon… OK, whatever.

    So her change in this episode, making her more confident, would have been a step in the right direction if they hadn’t done it so abysmally?

    And it wouldn’t help her visions. I can only think of shortening those. Glass eyes, no dialogue or showing what she sees – “Oh, that’s how it is” – *fret fret* for a few seconds – *smooch*. Or they do it the way it’s supposed to be, outside of combat. Any better ideas?

  • moridin84 says:

    The show is mostly dumb but Erica and her management of the harem is pretty amusing. Normally main character’s do that themselves.

  • algorithm says:

    I didn’t even remember he had a little sister so for most of the episode I though she was Yuri’s. Those japanese girls sure suck when pitch against those italian babes.