Kabuki-chō Sherlock Anime Gets Half-Year Run With No Breaks, Manga, Novel
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Production I.G's original Kabukichō Sherlock television anime announced on Sunday that the anime will air for two cours (quarters of a year) without an extended break. It also announced that the anime is inspiring both manga and novel adaptations. Kinu Mizukoshi will draw the manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine, while Akimaro Mori will pen the novel. The announcement did not reveal the debut dates for the manga and novel.
The series will premiere on the "Animeism" programming block on TBS and MBS on October 11 late at night at 1:55 a.m. (effectively October 12). The anime will then debut on BS-TBS on October 12 late at night at 1:00 a.m. (effectively October 13).
The anime stars:
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Sherlock Holmes
- Yūichi Nakamura as John H. Watson
- Seiichirō Yamashita as James Moriarty
- Sōma Saitō as Fuyuto Kyogoku
- Nao Tōyama as Mary Morstan
- Mariko Higashiuchi as Lucy Morstan
- Yutaka Aoyama as Michel Belmont
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Toratarō Kobayashi
- Junichi Suwabe as Mrs. Hudson
The show'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. Yet even deep in this darkness where evildoers lurk, the light of a detective tenement shines. The tenement run by Mrs. Hudson has seven peculiar, shady individuals.
The curtains has risen on this stage on the night when a bizarre murder by Jack the Ripper has 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, 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. Takurō Iga (Fuuka, Tsuki ga Kirei) is composing the music. and Lozareena is performing the ending song "Hyakuoku Kōnen" (Ten Billion Lightyears).
Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, MischievousMelody.
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