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BBC TV's Sherlock Re-imagining Gets Japanese Manga

posted on 2012-09-01 02:05 EDT
Doctor Who writers' modern take on Sherlock Holmes adapted as Young Ace series

The October issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine is announcing on Tuesday that a manga adaptation of BBC's Sherlock television series will debut in the next issue on October 4. The artist "Jay." is launching the manga with an adaptation of "A Study in Pink," the show's first episode which was scripted by Doctor Who writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

The BBC series takes Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant yet idiosyncratic detective and re-imagines him in modern-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2013 Star Trek sequel) and Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit) star as Sherlock and his friend Dr. Watson, respectively. There have been two seasons of three 90-minute episodes, with plans for a third season.

The iconic consulting detective has inspired several earlier manga and anime, including a youthful version in Sherlock Holmes whispers to the shadow and a canine reincarnation co-directed by Hayao Miyazaki in Sherlock Hound. Cumberbatch himself discussed all the boys-love dōjinshi manga and fan fiction that his character's relationship with Watson has inspired.

[Via Manga News]


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