TV anime Vatican Miracle Examiner, scheduled to start airing this July, revealed new key visuals, additional cast information and information on the pre-screening. The anime will air on WOWOW, TOKYO MX and KBS Kyoto.
Two new characters have also been revealed: Archbishop Saul (VA: Masashi Ebara) and Lauren Diruka (VA: Soma Saito). Furthermore, the artists of the opening and ending left a comment for the fans. The opening will be sung by SCREEN mode and the ending will by sung by Nobuhiko Okamoto, who will also voice Hiraga Josef Kou in the anime.
Comment from SCREEN mode
‘We are very honored to sing the theme song for the anime! I will sing thinking about the miraculous mysteries that will happen soon one after another, and of the bond of the two main characters. Please look forward to it!’
SCREEN mode Vocals: -YOU-
Comment from Nobuhiko Okamoto
‘I am honored to be able to experience my first anime tie-up with this series. I hope I will be able to express the atmosphere of Vatican Miracle Examiners well through my song and to not disturb it. It would be great if the song this time would sound unique and not like any other regular J-Pop song. It was already great to have Shoujo Byou write the song, but I think they were able to create a suitable song for me.’
Kou Joseph Hiraga (VA: Nobuhiko Okamoto)
A young Japanese priest. He is a faithful Catholic and a genius scientist, but he faces many ‘miracles’ which can’t be explained scientifically, so he starts working as a miracle investigator. He has no life skills.
Robert Nicholas (VA: Junichi Suwabe)
A young Italian priest. He is an expert when it comes to ancient documents and cryptic texts, and he pairs up with Hiraga as a miracle investigator. He is used to doing the housework, so he often takes care of Hiraga.
Lauren Diruka (VA: Soma Saito)
Enrolled in the information department of the Vatican. He got in contact with Hiraga while he was on a survey and started to assist him, either gathering information or getting equipment. He is a mysterious genius but is a good friend of Hiraga.
Archbishop Saul (VA: Masashi Ebara)
He is the boss of Hiraga and Robert and is a very understanding person. He is very faithful and currently known as a hero for his rare experience with exorcism.
The statue of Virgin Mary, shedding tears. Emerging stigmata. Can all these ‘miracles’ happening around the world be real? The Miracle Investigators of the Vatican are there to investigate and determine the authenticity of those heavenly miracles. One of them is the genius Hiraga, the other the document expert Robert. Both of them are bound by strong trust and get caught up in bizarre events during their investigations. Is the power leading them the hand of God or the devil’s whisper?