The television anime adaptation of Hazano Kazutake’s manga “Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence” unveiled its second promotional video on the official website. The new video not only showcases the opening and ending theme songs but also announces the highly anticipated premiere date of July 12. Renowned duo ClariS lends their talent to the upbeat opening theme titled “Koi Sekai” (Love World), while the talented musical artist sasanomaly delivers a captivating ending theme titled “Toko Siesta.”
The anime is set to debut on July 12 at 24:30, which effectively translates to July 13 at 12:30 a.m. or July 12 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Viewers can catch the premiere on TOKYO MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels. Subsequently, the show will be broadcasted on the ABC TV and CBC TV channels. The anime’s initial release in April had to be postponed due to COVID-19’s impact on its production.
Crunchyroll plans to live-stream the anime as it debuts and will showcase the first episode at this year’s Anime Expo on July 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Additionally, the initial two episodes of the anime will be screened in Japan on July 8 at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Wald 9 theater.
The anime’s cast includes:
- Kaito Ishikawa as Lawrence
- Tomoaki Maeno as Gieselbert
- Hime Sawada as Cecilia
- Kanna Nakamura as Hazelita
- Reina Ueda as Frederica
- Haruka Tomatsu as Mel
- Mai Nakahara as Rebecca
- Haruki Ishiya as Abel
- Makoto Koichi as Eric
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Sumie Noro, known for her work on “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle,” takes on the directorial role in the upcoming anime at Doga Kobo. Yuka Yamada, who previously worked on “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid,” brings her talent to the series as the scriptwriter. Hiromi Nakagawa, celebrated for her character designs in “WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me,” lends her artistic expertise to this project. Ruka Kawada, an accomplished composer, is tasked with creating the captivating music. Additional team members include Chieko Nakamura as the art director, Genta Makabe as the color key artist, Seiichi Sugiura as the compositing director of photography, Mutsumi Takemiya as the editor, and Masanori Tsuchiya as the sound director.
The people of the town adore Saint Cecilia for her grace and poise, as well as her generous dispensation of wisdom to those who seek it. However, once the last individual departs, her composure gives way to utter despair! Only Pastor Lawrence can maintain the Saint’s composure and enable her to fulfill her duties, even if she occasionally challenges him. Such is the routine of their daily work together!
Kazutake launched the manga in April 2017, making its debut in Kodansha’s Shōnen Magazine R magazine. The series is also available for serialization on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket manga app. On May 17, the 12th compiled volume of the manga was published by Kodansha.