Crunchyroll revealed on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Hazano Kazutake‘s Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) manga on Wednesday.
The English cast includes:
Jad Saxton is directing the English dub, and Colleen Clinkenbeard is producing. Clayton Browning is credited for the English adaptation. Matt Grounds is the mixer, and Sawyer Pfledderer is the engineer.
The anime premiered on July 12. The anime’s premiere was delayed to July due to the effects of COVID-19 on the anime’s production. The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in April.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs, and it premiered the anime’s first episode at this year’s Anime Expo event on July 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The anime’s first and second episodes also screened in Japan on July 8 at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo.
Sumie Noro (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo. Yuka Yamada (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) is in charge of the series scripts, and Hiromi Nakagawa (WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me) is designing the characters. Ruka Kawada is composing the music. Other staff members include Chieko Nakamura as art director, Genta Makabe as color key artist, Seiichi Sugiura as compositing director of photography, Mutsumi Takemiya as editor, and Masanori Tsuchiya as sound director.
The duo ClariS perform the opening theme song “Koi Sekai” (Love World), and musical artist sasanomaly performs the ending theme song “Toko Siesta.”
Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Saint Cecilia is beloved by the townspeople—not only is she elegant and composed, she benevolently shares her wisdom with all who seek it. That is, until the last person has left—at which point she becomes totally hopeless! Only Pastor Lawrence, is keeping the Saint put together enough to do her duties…and though she may test him, it’s all in a day’s work!
Kazutake debuted the manga in Kodansha‘s Shōnen Magazine R magazine in April 2017. The series is also serialized on Kodansha‘s Magazine Pocket manga app. Kodansha published the manga’s 12th compiled book volume on May 17.