• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Moriarty the Patriot Manga Inspires Stage Musical in May

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Musical runs in Tokyo, Osaka

Shueisha revealed at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday that Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Yūkoku no Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot) manga is inspiring a stage musical adaptation. The musical will run in Tokyo at the Galaxy Theatre on May 10-19, and in Osaka at the Kashiwara City Cultural-Riviere Hall on May 25-26.

Hideyuki Nishimori is directing the play and writing the script, and Tadasuke is composing the music.

The play stars:

Shōgo Suzuki as William James Moriarty

Ryō Hirano as Sherlock Holmes

Hidetoshi Kubota as Albert James Moriarty

Ikkei Yamamoto as Louis James Moriarty

Yuki Izawa as Sebastian Moran

Ryōtarō Akazawa as Fred Pollock

Kenta Kamakari as John H. Watson

Takuo Yamagishi as Baron Dublin

Kōji Kominami as Count Enders

Jump SQ. had teased a "project" for the manga in October, but the project turned out to be a character popularity poll to commemorate the manga reaching 1 million copies in print. Voting for the poll ended on December 4, and the magazine's April 2019 issue on March 4 will reveal the results.

The manga debuted in August 2016. Takeuchi draws the storyboards and Miyoshi provides the art. The seventh volume shipped on November 7. A novel also shipped on November 7.

The story's protagonist is James Moriarty, the famous antagonist from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series. In the manga, he is an orphan who assumes the name William James Moriarty when he and his younger brother are adopted into the Moriarty family. As a young man, he seeks to remove the ills caused by England's strict class system.

Sources: Marvelous' YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

bookmark/share with: short url

News homepage / archives