Sherlock Manga Gets Bilingual Edition

posted on by Karen Ressler
"A Study in Pink" published with original BBC episode script

Kadokawa published a bilingual edition of Sherlock: Pink-iro no Kenkyū, the Japanese manga adaptation of the BBC series Sherlock episode "A Study in Pink," on Wednesday.

The bilingual edition, aimed at English students in Japan, has English text in the panels with the Japanese text in the margins. The manga's script has been reorganized in accordance with the original BBC episode script so that it is mostly the same.

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 artist "Jay." drew the manga in 2012. A second run of the manga adapted the second episode, "The Blind Banker," in 2013. A third run adapted the third episode, "The Great Game," beginning in December.

Source: Comic Natalie

Images © Hartswood Films

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