Have you being dying to watch an anime related to miracles with western elements of religion and nonsensical plot? Then look no more because Vatican Miracle Examiner is the anime for you! From Hitler to Rainbow Jesus, this anime has a lot of surprises for its viewers, a lot of bad pacing in the dialogues, and scenarios that will make you go WTF?! but always keeping it god damn entertaining.
The series follows two priests, Hiraga Josef Ko and Roberto Nicholas, who work for an organization that belongs to the Vatican, which is dedicated in investigating alleged miracles. During their investigations they usually get involved in mysterious incidents and events, which they end up solving, since most of the time they are related to the miracles.
After dealing with a lot of cases, they find out that there is a hidden organization that tries to control the Vatican and make profit out of it in very shady ways. The organization is also the ‘mastermind’ behind all the weird murders and rituals that they have been encountering and apparently they found out that they have been doing experiments since Middle Ages to find ways to become immortal.
Plot & Story
The storyline follows three main arcs which mostly relate to each other with one or two random plot episodes now and there. Starting with the first episode of Vatican Miracle Examiner, you will realize straight away that this anime feeds you a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT of information. In the first arc, Hiraga and Roberto go to a church in South America to investigate a case of virgin conception and all hell breaks loose. Murders, corrupted priests, rape, satanic rituals, drugs trafficking, deformed babies, and at some point, even Hitler pops out, but I won’t go into details and ruin all the fun for you.
During the second arc, they go to Africa to investigate a priest that had some kind of premonitions about the future and who is considered a saint by the locals. Again, they have to deal with some crazy shit, like mysterious satanic cults & rituals, missing babies, priests that keep doppelgangers in hidden rooms, people trying to kill them, etc.
The third arc is where shit gets real and they start connecting all the dots of the mystery. This time they go to a small village in Tuscany where some kind of rainbow party Jesus miracle is happening. There they find out: once again drugs, murders, a hidden organization that enslaved people since the beginning of time to work for them, and their old friend Father Julia, a white-haired priest that looks and acts like an angel but you never really figure out if he is a good or a bad guy. This show doesn’t give you a break. It unfolds its story so fast and in such absurd ways that sometimes it gets hard to follow, but overall I would say the development of the plot was okay, but with a VERY disappointing ending.