English: Stigmata: The Forging of a Saint
Synonyms: Stigmata ~The Forging of a Saint~, STIGMATA ~Four Knights of the Apocalypse~, STIGMATA - Four Knights of the Apocalypse
Japanese: スティグマータ 赤煉の聖者
Published: Dec 9, 2006 to Aug 9, 2007
Score: 7.261 (scored by 879 users)
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SynopsisThe end of the Holy War.
The Pope, in an effort to suppress the remaining eye-witnesses who oppose his power, demands that a gag order be enforced regarding “the miracle” that brought the war to an end: the appearance of the five who bore the stigmata—the Holy Marks—the marks of God.
10 years later . . .
The diabolic faction that opposed the Vatican’s power and brought about the Holy War has awakened again and has begun assassinating the once-admired heroes of the Holy War. The Vatican has refused to acknowledge the situation, treating each incident as nothing more than simple coincidence, but in the years that have passed since the Holy War ended, the Pope has been rumored to have created an occult organization called RADEM, whose orders are to fight demons though they seem to have another mission—a much more obscure mission . . .
The Cardinal calls for an assembly of the region’s clergymen in the name of the Pope to discuss the situation, and to that end, an ambitious nun named Sister Rose is sent to the Teatela Province on a mission to locate Father Gabriel Iota—a priest suspected of possessing a very strong Holy Power . . .
When I saw the synopsis of this series, I SO wanted to read this and because there was no review ...
Story - 10
This manga is like a mix of a Dan Brown book and a shonen manga. If you like religion (catholicism) mixed with some incredible angel-like powers, than this is a must-read.
Art - 7
I'm not really a fan of manhwa, but the art was okay.
Characters and their development - 7
The characters were not bad, but they could have been better. Only Iota (one of the two main characters) has a real background and because this is a short manga, there wasn't enough time for the characters to evolve.
07-Ghost and Stigmata don't have much in common, but when i read Stigmata, i got reminded of 07-Ghost in a way. First, it involves churches. Second, we have the main character have his memory lost/sealed. Third, both main character are caught up in a battle from the past. 07-Ghost is still ongoing but Stigmata is finished with only 15 chapters, which in my opinion it was too short. If you liked 07-Ghost and want to try something kinda similar, try reading Stigmata, or vise versa. :)
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