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Ciao and welcome to the 2nd Italian anime spotlight blog! Today, we are covering Campione!, a harem based series that just started airing in June of 2012.

For those who are new to Campione!, here is a synopsis.

Synopsis

It revolves around Godou Kusanagi who is an ordinary high school student who killed a god and claimed its power. He becomes a Campione, one who slays other gods. After becoming a Campione, Godou finds himself attracting a few beautiful women. Erica Blandelli is the first gal who changes and rocks Godou's life.

Characters

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Godou Kusanagi
Godou Kusanagi
Godou is a young, Japanese (Giapponese) man who visits Italy to deliver a Grimoire to his grandfather's friend. Over there, he encounters Erica and her maid who are fighting a god. With his first kiss from Erica, Godou unlocks the Ten Avatars and kicks butt with his Golden Sword.
Erica Blandelli
Erica Blandelli
Erica is a beautiful, buxom Italian woman who is a prideful knight. She becomes smitten by Godou after their fateful encounter.
Arianna
Arianna
Arianna is Erica's weird maid who cannot cook or drive properly.
Athena
Athena
Due to spoilers, Athena is a mysterious silver haired, loli girl.
I had to keep it short, but you guys and gals know that Athena is a god.

Italian Theme

Campione! is first set in Italy. Yet, it goes back to Japan on the second episode. I'm hoping the action and story occurs more in Italy. Plus, we have a few Italian women in the show who are very exotic.

Though, we haven't seen any Italian foods, but we got Italian words. I think it's because little Arianna can't cook while Erica is more of a warrior than a chef. Godou's sister, Shizuka Kusanagi, is the only chef I seen. She needs to learn to cook some Italian cuisine since Erica is going to be Godou's little roommate.

  • Bachio - It's an Italian word for kiss.
  • Ci vediamo means "until we meet again, see you."
  • Cuore di Leone - It's the name of Erica's sword which means Heart of Lion. I'm not sure about the literal translation.
  • Diavola Rossa means "Red Devil."

Compared to La Storia della Arcana Famiglia, the reverse harem anime has more an Italian theme with more words.

I'm afraid that is all I have so far. If I'm wrong in my defintions, please feel free to correct me.

Thank you for reading and commenting on this blog.

Ci vediamo!

Takashichea

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Welcome to the weekly Sket Dance report! I'm Taka, and I see my partner is submitting the Quick Picks in the activity feed. I have to post this before BigHeart711 does as an empty blog then edit it. Sorry for the inconvenience. It's a pride thing. I want people to see BigHeart711's blog on the top.

Bossun struggles to get to the restroom to finish his business, but someone or something keeps getting in his way as he tries to find a toilet. Can Bossun fulfill his "duty" before he embarrasses himself?

When Shinba and Sojiro are going to graduate, their postions are up for grabs, and the student council are going to do a manga ad. Sasuke asks Bossun for help since he has no artistic skills. Will Bossun and the gang make an awesome manga ad using Tsubaki's lame hero?

Verdict

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Good

Bossun flashes his neighbor
Bossun flashes his neighbor
  • Sket Dance's first story involves a lot of crude humor. It's based on fans' preferences if they enjoyed this Gintama style humor. I'm a bit wishy washy. There were good moments, and some were just plain nasty. The best part is where Bossun flashes his neighbor by accident. What was your favorite moment in this bizarre story?
  • It's another manga quest, and I love it since it has the same Roman's randomness but with a Bossun twist. It's funny that everyone relies on Bossun's artistic skills. There are so many bad artists in this show.
  • It was tough to do a stitched cap for Bossun. The lighting is strange. This is best I can do.

Bizarre

Sasuke approves!
Sasuke approves!
  • Since I don't have any bad stuff to report and I'm a damn softie, I'll cover some bizarre moments.
  • Sasuke has some crazy ideas for his hero. It looks like an Alien.
  • They showed Bossun's intestines. It's a bit too much.
  • Finally, Sasuke goes from cat to dog.

Overall, this episode is very funny and enjoyable if you can tolerate the potty jokes. The second half is reminiscent to Roman's wacky manga adventures.

Thanks

Thank you for reading this weekly report and please support the Sket Dance franchise and wiki editors.

All I can did is finished Ep. 69's wiki page.

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Anime Synopsis

For fans who are new to the series.

Blue Exorcist is a shounen series that is about a teenage boy who finds out that he is a demon after a life changing event. He vows to become the best exorcist to kick Satan's ass.

This movie is directed by Atsushi Takahashi and produced by A-1 Pictures. The film will premiered on December 28, 2012 (Japan Only).

Please enjoy the the trailer and the snapshots.

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Hey everyone, welcome to the Toonami's discussion thread for Deadman Wonderland. I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to keep the hype and the momentum that Toonami and Richie Branson left high as possible in this community.

For those who are new to the Deadman Wonderland franchise, here's a synopsis written by the Anime Vice wiki editors.

The Tokyo Quake. A devastating disaster that left the city in ruins, and is the setting of our sordid tale.

The Deadman Wonderland. A prison where only the worst of the worst go. But Ganta Igarashi has found himself falsely accused of murder and sent to this terrifying prison. Afraid for his life, Ganta discovers that he is a " Deadman", a person who can manipulate their own blood as a form of attack. Now, Ganta and his new friend Shiro must find a way out of the prison, or else fall victim to the sadistic Director and his diabolical plans.

Questions for Discussion

I'm just adding these to promote the discussion.

  • What do you guys and gals feel about the dub? What characters' voices were good and what were bad?
  • Do you feel that Toonami did a good job in airing Deadman Wonderland?

I'm going put my thoughts into this spoiler box and comment later.

Pros:

It was a hell of roller coaster ride. Lots of tension, violence, and profanity. I could have sworn it had a lot of bleeps. It was funny at some times.

I remember Minatsuki had a lot of bleeps when she shares what really happened in the past. I love her voice acting.

Crow and Owl's dub voice are cool.

Cons:

Due to the dubbing, Ganta's voice actor makes it hard to take him seriously. I haven't watch the sub yet, but I have seen some clips. Shiro's dub voice is okay, but she does sound innocent and eerie when she sings in the sub version.

Like most violent anime shows, there is a lot of censorship. What they do is make some areas black. During the first episode and Crow's first fight with Ganta, it's really hard see. In Ganta's first meeting with Crow, it's hard to enjoy the action when everything is too damn dark.

Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts.

Notes: I usually record Adult Swim on my VHS tapes since I usually wiki edit late on Saturdays. Since May of 2012, I recorded Deadman Wonderland up to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I'll start up a discussion thread for Casshern Sins but not for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

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Howdy everyone and welcome to another weekly report of La Storia della Arcana Famiglia. Last week, we got an insider's look in Libertà and Dante's past. This week, it's all about Nova. We find out why he is so cold.

Plot: Libertà is not the only one dealing with memories of the past. Nova who has been a part of the family since childhood, has never fully felt comfortable.

By Crunchyroll

Verdict

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Good

Who's in the tank?
Who's in the tank?
  • Nova's past is revealed in this episode. I find it interesting that he was in an arranged marriage with Felicitá until he voided it when he lost control of his powers and end up killing his parents. He opens up a little bit, but he thinks Felicitá does not understand him.
  • Jolly's secret left some questions. I'm thinking it's Elmo who is in the tank.
  • The chickpea soup scene is pretty humorous. I haven't tried chickpea soup.

Bad

  • It depends if you like Nova or hate him.
  • For those who are aching for Arcana Duello or a faster pace, I doubt you'll be happy with this episode at this point.

Overall, this episode is good for fans who like to take it slow, and for fans who are the opposite, you'll probably dropping this.

Gallery

These are the highlights. For more images, please check out the La Storia della Arcana Famiglia's image gallery.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for supporting the anime and the wiki editors who are working hard. Sonata has a cool transparent PNG this week.

Wiki Progress: I finished Ep. 5 but needs proofreading; I updated Nova's origin section.

Fukulota Transparent PNG by Sonata
Fukulota Transparent PNG by Sonata

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