December is a time of miracles and OWLS this month are focusing on faith in anime and pop culture and the miracles that enter character's lives.
Overview: Hiraga and Roberto are a pair of priests sent by the Vatican to investigate numerous miracles around the world. The story is broken into several mysteries that the priests investigate while also carrying around a lot of personal baggage. Review: After the first mystery in this anime finished, I moved it very firmly into … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Series Review: This Show is in Search of a Miracle
Review: I know some people will find this episode of Vatican Miracle Examiner overly emotional trite and it would be hard to argue that point. The focus is entirely on Hiraga's brother who is dying in a hospital full of other dying kids and we get a flash back of another boy who died to … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 12: Why Wasn’t the Rest of the Series This Good?
Review: This week they solve the mysteries and we actually realise that for once not every single weird thing is connected as coincidence ends up playing quite the role in linking some of the events. It makes the main mystery make more sense but it means some of the answers for other things are highly … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 11: A Conclusion of Sorts
Review: And here we go again with yet another mystery. This time Hiraga and Roberto find themselves in a small village where a magic horn plays before people see rainbow coloured lights every single day. There's also potentially a killer clown in the forest behind the church and for reasons that will never make sense … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 9: Somehow a Decapitating Clown Just Doesn’t Sound Scary
Overview: In the heart of Vatican City, there is a secret organization dedicated to investigating reports of miracles. Robert Nicholas, an archivist and cryptanalysis expert, and Josef Kou Hiraga, a genius scientist, are members of the Assembly of Saints. As miracle investigators, they travel the world validating particular phenomena, only to uncover events tainted with … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 1: Cliches Abound But Can This Find a Good Story To Tell?