Hazano Kazutake’s hit manga series, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, is getting an anime! Unfortunately, there’s no word on when we’ll be enjoying the anime or who the cast is, but we do have some details.
Sumie Noro is directing the anime at Doga Kobo, Yuka Yamada is in charge of composition, and Hiromi Nakagawa is designing the characters. The manga was published in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine R in April 2017.
English readers can pick up the first eight volumes and pre-order volume 9.
What is Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence?
Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence is a romantic comedy with fantasy thrown in. The story takes place on the small outskirts of a peaceful town.
Lawrence is the local pastor and guides people to church so they can visit the saint. The role of the saint is to listen to people’s concerns and give them good advice.
Cecilia fulfills her role with grace and dignity…until there is no one but Pastor Lawrence. Although Cecilia wants to help Lawrence, his overprotective nature prevents him from letting her try anything.
He doesn’t let her cook because he’s afraid she’ll hurt herself, she can’t go shopping alone because she doesn’t have enough experience with money, and when he lets her sweep, Cecilia tires quickly. But she has the will to try and that’s what counts!
Cecilia isn’t always aware of her surroundings, but she has good instincts when someone else is around, and she’s the first to develop a crush on Pastor Lawrence. If you like slow-burning romance, then this is for you.
Who is Hazano Kazutake?
The Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence manga is written and drawn by Hazano Kazutake, but she is no stranger to manga and light novels. Kazutake did the illustrations for Ubau Mono Ubawareru Mono Light Novel and Manga, Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken, Hello Work Guild and Youkoso!, Sekai Saikyo wa Kazoku to Nakayoku Dekasegichuu! and Tensei Tokuten de made Commuryoku in Zenfuri Shita Watashi Saikyou from Kawaii!
Fans should also keep an eye out for the fairytail-esque You Goes On The Assult, another manga by Kazutake. It’s comedy, romance and a slice of life about Kagari, an ephemeral beauty who reunites with her childhood friend Nana-kun and launches a romantic assault on him!