Rimi Fujiki’s light novel series “Vatican Miracle Examiner” will be broadcasting on 7th Jul 2017 via cable channel WOWWOW, and 14th July 2017 via terrestrial channel Tokyo MX. “Vatican Miracle Examiner” lead characters Hiraga Joseph Kou and Robert Nicholas are voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto and Junichi Suwabe respectively.
Fujiki wrote the first of fifteen novels in 2011, with THORES Shibamoto (Trinity Blood) illustrating all the covers. The series tells the story of the “Seito no Za” — the eponymous Vatican Miracle Examiner, as a secret investigative group within the Holy See in charge of confirming reports of alleged miracles. A promotional flyer distributed by Kadokawa from AnimeJapan 2017 states:
To detect lies, refuse fakes, and reach the miracle of God – that is our mission as Vatican Miracle Examiners. Hiraga, a scientific genius and Roberto, an expert on the decryption of cryptography and ancient documents are not only good partners but also “Miracle Examiners” belonging to Vatican branch. They are secret examiners, who are requested to examine and identify the authenticity of miracles from all over the world. They encounter strange events at the places they visit for examination, such as an emerging stigma and an image of the Virgin Mary shedding tears. A bizarre incident suddenly occurs while the authenticity of a miracle is identified. The case file of the genius priest duo has just begun!