Moriarty the Patriot Anime Reveals Main Cast, Visual

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sōma Saitō, Takuya Satō, Chiaki Kobayashi play Moriarty brothers; Makoto Furukawa plays Sherlock Holmes

The June issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed additional cast members and the second teaser visual for the television anime adaptation of Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Yūkoku no Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot) manga on Saturday.

Sōma Saitō will voice protagonist William James Moriarty, who was adopted into the Moriarty family after he caught the eye of the Moriarty scion Albert. He was made the second son and granted the name William, and he is now a Professor of Mathematics and a Crime Consultant.

Takuya Satō plays Albert James Moriarty, the eldest among the Moriarty brothers. He persuaded his family to adopt the orphans William and Louis, and later conspired with them to murder their family in a fire. Now he is a lieutenant colonel in the British Army.

Chiaki Kobayashi plays Louis James Moriarty, William's biological younger brother. He admires his brother William greatly, to the extent that, during the fire the brothers set to murder their family, Louis willingly inflicted a burn on himself to make William's plan more convincing. Now he manages the Moriarty estates and manor.

Makoto Furukawa plays Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective who uses his strong perception and deductive ability to assist in cases that the police are unable to solve by themselves.

Kazuya Nomura (Joker Game, Run with the Wind, Black Fox) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Tooru Ookubo (Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings, Tokimeki Restaurant: Miracle6) is designing the characters.

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.

Takeuchi and Miyoshi debuted the manga in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in August 2016. Takeuchi draws the storyboards and Miyoshi provides the art. Shueisha published the manga's 11th compiled volume on March 4.

The manga inspired a stage musical that ran in Japan in May. The Jump Festa '20 event announced on December 21 that the manga is inspiring a second stage musical adaptation that will run in Tokyo and Kyoto in July and August 2020.

A novel for the franchise shipped in November 2018.

Sources: Jump SQ. June issue, Comic Natalie

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