In the Nostrum Region, the city of Ert'Aria, is the adventurer's clan, Oasis. Leicester Maycraft is a member of this clan. A meteor shower, that only happens once every seven years, is about to take place, and the city prepares for the harvest festival. Joined by "The Jewel of Ert'Aria", Carina Verritti, traveling street performer Agnes Boulange and member of the Knights Templar, Chelsea Arcot, he sets out to see the meteor shower.Something very strange happens that night. A meteor, made out of Ale, the world's magical phlebotinum, shoots toward the city and takes the form of a girl called Minette, who calls Leicester her Papa.Originally a Visual Novel by Windmill (Happiness!), Shukufuku no Campanella was adapted into an anime in the summer of 2010, then licensed by Funimation for DVD release in 2011. A fandisk Shukusai no Campanella was released in late 2010.Has nothing to do with character actor Joseph Campanella, sadly.
Adaptation Distillation: The anime shifts focus from Leicester to Minette about halfway through, their ending follows only the bare minimum Save The World plot and gives no closure to any of the characters.
All-Loving Hero: Leicester states that he doesn't want to save only Minette and Miriam, but Aberdeen and Avril as well. He may have to blow a few craters in the ground to do it, but he sticks with it.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Carina's father Fabious has such amusing antics (such as being a Lolicon) that she can't help but bash him on the head with her staff (though Nina did him in first by tripping him into a face-plant when he tried to approach Minette gleefully).
Artifact Title: The Blessed Campanella is, in the original game, the name of the new core Leicester creates for Minette so she can give her current one to Miriam. It's completely left out of the anime.
BFS: Celestine, the Artifact sword Chelsea wields in the finale.
In the game, Avril also wields one in Chelsea's route.
Big Damn Heroes: Fabious and Nagan pull this off in the final episode just when the Tortilla Sisters thought they're about to get their asses kicked by a huge crystal monster. Fabious even tops it off with a Dynamic Entry.
Butt Monkey: Salsa; often getting this treatment from her younger sister of all people.
Chick Magnet: Leicester; nearly every girl he meets states they want to marry him in the first episode (who could blame them, among other things given how handsome he is - perhaps taking after his mom?). Surprisingly, he takes the whole Harem thing fairly well.
If it wasn't for that whole icky blood-related bit, chances are his mom would be in there fighting for a piece of him, too.
Evolving Credits: The OP gets a major overhaul on episode nine. In addition to switching to the second verse of the OP, it also changes several scenes to reflect the more somber tone the show is taking.
The ED also changes. Showing Aberdeen and Leicester on the same side.
Fainting: Carina suffered Emotional Faints twice - first in Episode 1 after Leicester held her hand to "make up" for not being able to fulfil her earlier fetishes, and again in Episode 4 after everyone saw her in Funbag Airbag position with Leicester and she frantically tried to explain that it was Not What It Looks Like. Given that she claimed to be physically weak, she may suffer more later on.
Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Salsa and Golem have a habit of running towards their destination, only falling into trouble (swamp, cliff) when Ritos points it out.
Green-Eyed Monster: Carina can go ballistic if any girl shows any kind of affection towards Leichester, especially Minette, who's been a major source of grief since her awakening.
One case also led to a Biting the Handkerchief moment - Leicester carrying Chelsey piggyback when the latter passed out.
Hammer and Sickle Removed for Your Protection: A (perhaps unintended) played-with subversion - Leicester's father Nagan has a symbol on his shirt's sleeve that could remind viewers of the Hammer and Sickle (though from a closer inspection it looks more like a Hammer and Scythe).
Mix-and-Match Weapon: Leichester's weapon appears to be one (a blade on one end, a trigger, sight, and stock on the other).
Mr. Fixit: Leicester can repair anything upon request. Borders on Gadgeteer Genius as he can even put unusual upgrades as a bonus when he feels like it (like when he added a "beam shooter" to a hedge trimmer that he repaired).
Also shown in ending of anime and some scenarios in game, in different situations.
Clearly demonstrated in episode 3, where she somehow gets a map all wrong.
And again in episode 5, where she couldn't even find her way to the Main Cathedral of the city (which is hard to miss). If this keeps up, this trope could become a Running Gag. Poor Chelsea.
Indeed it's getting to the point where she's just about as bad as a certain you-know-who: In episode 8, she couldn't even find the main entrance of the cathedral despite 1) standing right next to it from outside (she actually headed in the exact opposite direction!) and 2) actually going through the right door when leaving the main hall to get there! Both cases lampshaded by Salsa of all people.
In episode nine, she somehow winds up on an island. There's getting lost, and then there's not even being on the same landmass.
Not What It Looks Like: Minette was in bed with Leicester for purely innocent reasons. Carina and Agnes, perhaps, not as much. Nina still closed the door to give them their "privacy".
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Archduke Fabious is comic relief through most of the anime, but when the city is attacked, he is out on the causeway leading the defenders in the battle. And, apparently, enjoying it immensely.
At the same time, the Duchess is caring for Miriam.
Scenery Porn: The animators seem to have put effort in making beautiful sceneries.
In Carina's scenario the staff gets another upgrade very late - into a grimoire!
Special Edition Title: Episode eight has an opening by the Tortilla sisters and Golem, since it's their moment in the spotlight.
Spell My Name with an "S": In the original game, every named character is introduced with his/her name spelled out in English. Funimation's subtitles follow most of these, but while the name of Agnes and Aberdeen's maitresse is spelled "Mise Altoise" in-game, the anime's subtitles call her "Mizeh Altworth".