BBC TV's Sherlock Re-imagining Gets 3rd Japanese Manga

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Doctor Who writers' "The Great Game" episode with Moriarty adapted

The November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced last month that the manga of BBC's Sherlock television series is returning. The artist "Jay." is once again drawing the manga, which is launching in the December issue on Tuesday. The new run is adapting "The Great Game" ("Okiinaru Game"), the show's third episode about the titular detective's confrontation with the criminal mastermind Moriarty.

In the BBC series, several Doctor Who scriptwriters (Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Stephen Thompson) takes Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant yet idiosyncratic detective and re-imagines him in modern-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit, The World's End) star as Sherlock and his friend Dr. Watson, respectively. There have been three seasons of three 90-minute episodes, and the fourth season will premiere in 2016.

The first manga run adapted the BBC show's first episode, "A Study in Pink," in 2012, and second run adapted the second episode, "The Blind Banker" last year. Kadokawa Shoten published the compiled book volumes of these earlier runs.

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. Kodansha Comics is publishing another canine incarnation, Yuma Ando and Yuki Sato's Sherlock Bones (Tanteiken Sherdock or Detective Dog Sherdock) manga, in North America. Cumberbatch himself discussed all the boys-love dōjinshi manga and fan fiction that his character's relationship with Watson has inspired.

Source: Comic Natalie

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