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 conspiracy and deceit. With orders to find out the truth behind God's works, Josef and the fiercely protective Robert venture out into the unknown.
Source: Sentai Filmworks
Positive *The first thing that I want to compliment VKC for is for them being completely unique. This anime was something totally new in the anime world for as far as I know. I can only remember one other anime that used catholicism or Western religion in general and that was Hellsing Ultimate. VKC felt like a completely new take on mystery anime. Now it was kinda special in terms of storytelling and I believe that’s why this anime wasn’t very popular. But it was quite brave from JC Staff to take on such a new concept and imo they did it well. For a video review, check out my Youtube channel. Link on my profile page. *And my second positive point is that this anime was well researched. For starters the Western Religion. In a Eastern country like Japan, there won’t be a lot of knowledge about Catholicism so learning about all these Western habits and saints and legends will have taken time and effort. Also besides the religious part, all the supporting elements like the science were correct. Now at times it was quite farfetched. At the end of the first arc they pushed it to the limit. What they used there was extremely farfetched but technically possible. Negative *Now besides the fact that the storytelling in VKC could have been better, told with more excitement, my largest problems occurred with Ryouta, Hiraga’s brother. First of all, the relationship between the brothers could have been used more. During the middle part of the anime, it’s completely neglected. And this could have been the excitement or the drama that this anime needed to become a lot more interesting. They would have made much better use of this relationship if there was constant development throughout the entirety of the anime. *And my second negative point was what happened all the way at the end of the anime. Without going into spoilers, why that one character did that one thing to Ryouta is a complete mystery to me. There was absolutely no reason why that character did what he did, it was even contrary to who he was in this anime. That was something that I had a lot of questions about when the final episode ended. Conclusion So as a conclusion, as an experiment, I think JC Staff was quite successful with VKC. Now it wasn’t a great anime and not one that I would really recommend watching but it was something new and refreshing in the world of mystery anime. So overall I’m going to rate Vatican Kiseki Chousakan at 3 stars, an average score. I can see why this anime wasn’t enormously popular but overall it wasn’t that bad. Not a much watch but if you want a fresh take on mystery then go for it.
Mixed Religion with Science. I wasn't really into religion or Christianity, however, this anime not only did enhance my knowledge of it but also made me like it more. It was overall really awesome. I found it before also but hesitated to watch it. Really glad God gave me this anime. Awesome graphic arts, op & ed themes, and characters. Most greatly, the main characters were really, really, really gay for each other... But that's where my fun began! I loved it! I really love all those strong BL hints they showed. This anime is fantastically one of my most favorite and the only unique non-BL with enormous and stagger BL hints. Loved it to heart. Wonderful work. Really recommended to everyone. Moreover, strongly recommended to people who are out of BL anime (like me) to watch it. At first, I couldn't believe there would even be the slightest hint, but... yeah, I got my outcome of doubting it XD they were too gay.. man, looking, no, staring into each others' eyes for too long, so cute~ <3 Also, ending point: This anime greatly showed respectful phrases and acts towards God and religion, I really appreciate J.C.staff for doing that.
Well what is there to say this show was not very good. The series is slow and boring. The religion aspect is way too played out, and I’m pretty sure the main characters are gay… nothing wrong with that, but it plays out kind of weird with all the religion stuff in the background. The animation isn’t very good, and the story line is jumpy and hard to understand. The animation is poor. And the voice acting it passable at best. The hole Vatican special miracle investigation, would have been a cool plot line but they dropped the ball. Also like I said earlier the main characters are way too close for being fathers for the church. The story basically revolves around what seems constant corruption in the churches around the world. This one is a skip for sure and I feel like I will never get the time back that I wasted watching this. The plot is full of holes. The characters are not likeable. The story is just about slamming the catholic church not religion but the corruption centered around it. All said and done I give it a 3.5.
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