Since I am helping advertise the project, I'm going to drop one here as well...
After all, "I want to become a G.O.D." was in our theme showing night~Campione!
It seems like a standard harem rom-com --- that's what I first thought when I got introduced to this... but no.
It takes a few chapters to pick up, but it didn't take long to realize this was anything but "generic":
1. You think you've seen dense MCs? You haven't seen this one. He's denser than a black hole, sucks in girls like one, but kicks ass like one as well. What's a Haruhi-slaying demi-Haruhi protagonist got to do if he can't out-GAR (and out-cheat, intelligence is important~) every other character in sight? Well, sleep (sometimes as a sheep) and pretend its peaceful, then go back out to kick more divine arse.
2. The girls are more like his followers than his consorts. Sure, there's plenty of females being pulled in by the gravity of legend (not that unrealistic; Achilles also got all the companionship he ever wanted), but his core includes only girls capable enough in their own rite to support him in battle, be it his knights or his personal seeress. Moeblobs get out of the way, this is team awesome embarking~
3. Forget the Emperor, it's the Empress who dominates the house this time. The main heroine doesn't have a problem with mistresses or concubines, but she will bully, manipulate, and blackmail the other girls into place to ensure her absolute dominion. Really, Erica's character is a piece of work. She might send shivers down your spine, but she won't leave you bored.
4. The mythology is very well done, even if an expert could still pick a hole here or there. Ever wondered how gods of different mythologies link? Ever wondered how some gods (like the famous Athena) would be pissed at life? Sure, the author takes some liberties (like all fantasy authors do), but he certainly does his homework in weaving a multicultural mythos into this epic tale~http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Campione!
(copypasta'd from the comment I left in Manga-Updates. Haven't written a formal review yet :3)
"Allow me to warn you that challenging my ingenuity is a dangerous sort of project, and may tend to make your life a lot more surreal."
"You crazy bastard! I'm gonna treat you like shit until you reveal your true form!!!"