Production I.G's Tentatively Titled Kabuki-cho no Yatsu Original TV Anime Casts Katsuyuki Konishi
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's October issue of Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine revealed on Monday that Production I.G's tentatively titled "Kabuki-chō no Yatsu" (The Denizens of Kabuki-chō) original television anime project has cast Katsuyuki Konishi (Gurren Lagann's Kamina, Fairy Tail's Luxus Dreher) as Sherlock Holmes. The magazine also revealed that the show will premiere in April 2019.
The magazine also revealed that the show's story starts off with Watson, a doctor fired from a hospital after getting wrapped up in a certain incident. Watson searches out the detective Sherlock, and visits a certain bar.
The anime is set in "Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-chō" (Shinjuku Ward's Kabuki-chō District), a fictionalized version of Tokyo's real-life Kabuki-chō district.
The anime's website describes the story:
The East Side of Shinjuku Ward … The neon-lit Kabuki-chō district stretches across the center of this chaotic city. Where light shines, there are also deep shadows. The curtains rise on this night stage where bizarre murders occurred! Is this suspense? No, comedy? An indistinguishable drama is about to begin….
Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Dance with Devils) is directing the series, and Taku Kishimoto (Joker Game, 91 Days, ERASED ) is in charge of the series scripts. Toshiyuki Yahagi (Joker Game, Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-) is designing the characters.
Source: Animage October issue