I think Sister Dorothea is not so holy…: The way she looks slutty was possibly done to make her look more like a sinner, especially with that red lipstick and the way she talks etc. But oh Lord, that scene in the dining room where she devours the sausage and all the male priests try to contain their boners had me laughing so much. Without trying to sound completely lewd, that nun is hungry for some meat.
Themes & Trivia
I believe that this anime is heavily influenced by the Castlevania video game series. The style and the whole religious part of it definitely rang some bells from the plots of the Castlevania games. Other than that, you can see the elements of mystery, horror, adventure, dark fantasy and a bit of supernatural fiction similar to Black Butler and Trinity Blood as well as the European setting, the atmosphere, and the costumes of the show.
Another fun fact that I found quite interesting is how the main characters and their skills are similar to the way the human brain works. It is hinted to us that Josef is the guy in the team that is all about math and science and Robert is all about ancient texts and codes etc. If you are into medical science you would know that the left side of the brain performs tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics, and on the other hand, the right hemisphere performs tasks that have do with creativity and the arts. It’s quite fun to see that even most of the artwork of the show has Josef on the left and Robert on the right just to match that. Clever.
I know I have been watching anime for a long time now, but I will never get used to the fact that everyone in the world in anime speaks Japanese. A humble example in this show, Josef is from Germany but lives in the Vatican, speaks Japanese and writes emails in Italian… They go to South America, even the taxi driver talks Japanese. Loved it.
There was waaaay too much information in the first episode,. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know what to follow first. If you notice, there is literally not even a second of silence in the show… In some scenes it looks like the characters even talk above each other. Ridiculous. And plot-wise, you have two separate cases of stigmata, a virgin conception, a priest possibly killed in a satanic ritual, a deformed baby that fucks up with Josef’s brain with possible visions of the Devil, implied nympho nuns, and a crying statue of the Virgin Mary in less than 15 min. Wow, just wow.
I think they are aiming for a serious show with this one and the plot is interesting but the production of it… could have been much better. Too conservative for my taste. The direction as well as the character design could have been done in a more serious way without making it look so cartoonish. The voice acting is definitely there having Junichi Suwabe but I think the anime community is more focused in the male cast and the potential yaoi elements than the actual mysterious aura that the show should have.
I am just a Holy fool, Oh baby you’re so cruel