Kabukichō Sherlock Anime's Character Videos Highlight Fuyuto Kyogoku, John H. Watson, James Moriarty

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Production I.G's original anime premieres on October 11

Kadokawa began streaming on Thursday a character video for Production I.G's original Kabukichō Sherlock television anime project. The video highlights Fuyuto Kyogoku, a detective who dreams of getting rich.

Kadokawa also streamed two more character videos last Thursday and Monday.

John H. Watson, an ordinary client

James Moriarty, an impudent, brilliant high school student

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 will air for two cours (quarters of a year) without an extended break.

The anime stars:

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. EGO-WRAPPIN' are performing the anime's opening theme song "CAPTURE," and Lozareena is performing the ending song "Hyakuoku Kōnen" (Ten Billion Lightyears).

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.

Source: Kadokawa Anime's YouTube channel via Ota-Suke

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