Vatican Miracle Examiner (バチカン奇跡調査官, Bachikan Kiseki Chōsakan) is a Japanese light novel series written by Rin Fujiki and illustrated by THORES Shibamoto. The series began in 2007.
A manga adaptation by Eiji Kaneda ran from 2012 to 2014, and a second one, illustrated by Anjue Hino, began serialization in 2016.
An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff began airing on July 7, 2017.
The story follows two men, Hiraga Josef Kō and Robert Nicholas, who work for the mysterious organization The Seat of the Saints (聖徒の座 Seito no Za), an element of the Vatican dedicated to investigating alleged miracles.
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Light Novel Edit
Rin Fujiki published the first novel in the series, with cover illustrations by THORES Shibamoto, in 2007. It and the second novel, which was released in 2009, were both published by Kadokawa Shoten. The series was transferred to Kadokawa's Horror Bunko imprint in 2010, which republished the first two novels before releasing the third in 2011.
A manga adaptation by Eiji Kaneda launched in Kadokawa's Comic Kai magazine on January 24, 2012. The series was compiled into two volumes, published on February 20, 2013 and January 24, 2014
Anjue Hino began serializing a second manga in the September 2016 issue of Media Factory's shōjo manga magazine Monthly Comic Gene on August 12, 2016.
An anime adaptation was announced in the December 2016 issue of Monthly Comic Gene on November 15, 2016. The adaptation will be a television series, and premiered on July 7, 2017. The series will run for 12 episodes. Yoshitomo Yonetani is directing at J.C.Staff and written by Seishi Minakami. Character designs is by Kazunori Iwakura. An original video animation will also be released. SCREEN mode is performing the opening theme "MYSTERIUM". Nobuhiko Okamoto is performing the ending theme "Sacrament".
The series has sold over 950,000 copies in Japan.