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Romcom manga 'Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence' announces TV anime adaptation

The romcom series features diligent Pastor Lawrence forming an unlikely bond with the constantly sleepy Saint Cecilia.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 15, 2022 at 23:30 PHT

The official Twitter account for Hazano Kazutake's romantic comedy manga Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Romaji: Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) has announced that the series is receiving a TV anime adaptation.

There is no official release date as of writing, but the tweet below indicates the anime will be produced by studio Doga Kobo (Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun).

In this series, it is the job of Pastor Lawrence to guide people to visit the "Saint," a symbol of good morals who listens to the parishioners’ struggles and grants them sincere advice. Cecilia is assigned this important role, but she quickly tires of the job and instead finds ways to laze around, leaving Lawrence to handle most of the responsibilities. The two gradually form a comfortable and trusting bond.

Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence is a manga series written and illustrated by Hazano Kazutake. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine R since 2017, and has also been serialized in the manga app Magazine Pocket since 2019. The English translation is licensed by Kodansha USA.

The TV anime announcement coincides with the release of the 10th tankobon volume of the manga, which will go on sale in Japan tomorrow, June 16, 2022.


  • Director: Sumie Noro

  • Series composition: Yuka Yamada

  • Character design: Hiromi Nakagawa

  • Animation production: Doga Kobo

Source: Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence official Twitter, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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