Two priests charged with traveling the world to validate "miracles" find themselves tangled in events filled with deceit. As members of the Assembly of Saints, Robert Nicholas and Kou Hiraga seek the truth behind the supposed works of God.
Great visuals and mysteries. Must be clear that there are some serious mistakes in its presentation of Catholicism. However, the presentation of Catholic demonology/angelology/hagiography (study of Saints) surpasses anything in Anime or recent Catholic-themed thrillers (whether animated or not). The pacing is steady and in each mystery the tension builds with intrigue combined with references to the demonic. The stories have surprising (if somewhat outlandish) conclusions which will appeal to people who enjoy contemplating alternative theories of history. I hope to see many more seasons of this and would recommend to anyone who likes mystery/fantasy/or Catholic-themed works. A further, important point is that the series itself presents the work of miracle examiners (which is quite different from the show but not any less rigorous) something that very few people are aware of.
It's like if Case Closed was written with priests and instead of normal murder conspiracies they're Catholic murder conspiracies. Like Case Closed you have to suspend your beliefs in reality to enjoy the show, but in the end it tells an interesting story. Solid 3 for most viewers, but a 4 if you like mystery thriller anime.
Very interesting beginning of a mystery series I think. Lots of red herrings already. Several potential miracles to advocate. Like the visuals but not so much the sound. None of the characters are very likeable so far. Hope the writers are playing fair with the clues. I'm pretty confused so far.
This anime covers the good and bad of any religion while still being respectful of ones faith in a higher power and the gift that miracles do exist even though they are tasked to prove their validity. This anime had some series deep topics that were dealt with like priest sexual abuse, conspiracies, false miracles, genetic manipulation/selective breeding, genocide, etc. But Roberto and Hiragi deal with it with such finesse and open minds while trying to be practical. Their back stories really aided in their reasons for their actions and how they each handle the miracles they are investigating. The mysteries didn't seem tied together but once the last couple episodes were complete ,and showed the facts that things are more connected than what they seem, made this anime all the more enjoyable because it was unexpected. Overall I feel the take away from this was having faith regardless if you can prove it is enough to make it valid. Great anime overall.
I like it. The subject matter is very interesting, and the artwork of the backgrounds is gorgeous. That said, I had a gut feeling this is marketed towards "BL" girls. I showed an episode to a friend who is a closet fujoshi, and she confirmed to me that it it pushed all of her buttons. That aside, there's no explicit shipping, so it's perfectly fine to watch as just a mystery anime. A good watch.