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: You know sometimes when you are watching something and there's this one line or moment that just sticks with you afterwards, even though it is really inconsequential? Well, I had that moment while watching this episode of Vatican Miracle Examiner. In an effort to prove that Hiraga doesn't really get people or jokes or … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 10: They Threw Him Off the Matterhorn?
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
Review: I'm in two minds about this episode. This was a much more satisfying conclusion to a mystery than the first mystery presented in Vatican Miracle Examiner where they decided to go for Hitler clones as their solution. I liked that Roberto got to take centre stage (quite literally) in rationally explaining away each prophesy. … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 8: The Truth is Revealed (Kind Of)
Review: The mystery continues with Roberto getting increasingly worked up over the mystery, the prophecy of his death, some childhood trauma, old texts found in the library, and finally a snake bit and a demonic vision. Once again Vatican Miracle Examiner is determined to shove everything into one story and it just keeps piling one … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examine Episode 7: Snake Bites and Visions
Review: This episode seems pretty much identical to the first episode of Vatican Miracle Examiner in that it is setting up what might be a pretty interesting mystery. Unfortunately, this show has a credibility issue at this point with how it might bring things together as this mystery progresses. On the other hand, at least … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 6: Here We Go Again
Review Episode 4: Right, so this show just kept piling mystery upon mystery in the first three episodes, hitting almost every cliché about Catholicism that it could in the process and then we get to episode 4 which technically resolves this arc. Yep, virgin birth is actually artificial insemination using Hitler's sperm because... well, my … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episodes 4 + 5: Not One Original Thought
Very likely this list was inspired by the fact that I'm currently trying to watch Vatican Miracle Examiner, but today I'm looking at my top 5 favourite anime priests. When I say priest, I'm using a broad brush so I'm not overly concerned what sort of priest, or what religion, or even if they are … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Priests