Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi

Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence

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Synonyms: White Saint and Black Pastor
Japanese: 白聖女と黒牧師
English: Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2023 to Sep 28, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 2642126,421 users)
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Ranked: #24452
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Popularity: #2501
Members: 73,888
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In a small church atop a hill, Pastor Lawrence looks after Saint Cecilia. Her presence is a beacon of hope for the villagers, as her mysterious powers protect them from the weakness of their minds and outside evils. While she appears dignified in front of the villagers, Cecilia allows her lazy side to show when alone with the pastor. Although Cecilia is the guardian of the people, Lawrence is determined to shield her from harm.

Unbeknownst to Lawrence, Cecilia harbors a huge crush on him. She accompanies him on his shopping trips and provides him with divine protection every day. Despite Lawrence remaining oblivious to her true feelings, Cecilia continues to shower him with obvious displays of affection as the bond between them grows.

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Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from September 6, 2023, to December 27, 2023.

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Opening Theme

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"Koi Sekai (コイセカイ)" by ClariS

Ending Theme

"Toko Siesta (トコシエスタ)" by sasanomaly


Sep 27, 2023
Simply put, Shiroseijyo is a “healing” anime in the truest sense of the word. It is one of the most emotionally soothing anime I’ve seen in a very long time. Utter and complete bliss throughout, and my life will be worse off without it on Wednesdays.

There’s several things that really stand out about Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence. For starters, it’s one of the few anime I’ve seen that actually depicts Christianity(not explicitly stated, but clearly is) in a decent light. The role of the saints and pastors is to help townspeople with their spiritual issues and be a general pillar of support for the ...
Dec 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The Hot Vicar of Dibley.

If you’re looking for a slice-of-life rom-com that is cute but predictable, safe and at times a bit boring then here is Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence.

The story revolves around Pastor Lawrence who lives with and looks after Cecilia, a mythical Saint said to be sent by god to solve the people's problems. However, Cecilia harbours an enormous crush on Lawrence who is so dense you could mistake him for rock. This is the beginning and the end of the joke spread over twelve episodes.

Okay, that's a bit harsh. The show can be very funny in that cute way ...
Sep 27, 2023
This show started off well enough, but quickly fell off the rails with it's annoying and frustrating moments that eclipsed the more cuter and wholesome acts, and never really got back on track again.

I was quite looking forward to this show, in an already packed Summer 2023 season. As a studio, Doga Kobo is a personal favorite of mine, so I was more than willing to check out Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi. They are the creme de la creme of CGDCT and/or wholesome slow life anime at the moment, the synopsis reaffirming my feelings once again, anticipating another relaxing and funny Doga Kobo ...

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