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Sherlock Manga Begins 'A Scandal in Belgravia' Episode

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Manga adapts 1st episode of 2nd season of BBC's Sherlock TV series

The February issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that the Japanese manga adaptation of BBC's Sherlock television series will return in the magazine's March issue, which will ship on February 3. Artist "Jay." will again draw the manga. The manga will adapt "A Scandal in Belgravia" ("Belgravia no Shūbun"), the first episode of the second season of the show.

The issue is also announcing that 's Gojikanme no Sensō manga and Chizu Kamikō and Keisuke Matsuoka's Bannō Kanteishi Q no Jikenbo manga will end in the March issue. Kamikō's manga adaptation of the Yuuri Eda's Kabukibu! light novel series and Neko Hinotsuki's manga adaptation of Tsunehiko Watanabe's Risō no Himo Seikatsu novel series will additionally launch in the magazine's March issue.

In the Sherlock BBC series, several Doctor Who scriptwriters (Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Stephen Thompson) take 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 on Sunday.

"Jay." drew the Sherlock: A Study in Pink manga in 2012, adapting the BBC show's first episode. The 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 2014.

Titan Comics completed its six-issue English mini-series release of the Sherlock: A Study in Pink manga in November, and plans to publish the manga in a single book volume. The publisher will begin releasing the Sherlock: The Blind Banker manga in January, again as a six-issue mini-series. Titan Comics also has the rights to the third installment and plans to release it in a similar manner.

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