Announced back in August 2018 with a tentative title of The Denizens of Kabuki-chō, Production I.G. previously revealed that it will go by the name of Kabukicho Sherlock. The series is part of the fall 2019 season and we learned recently it has a premiere date of October 11th, 2019, though at 13:55 am it’s basically an October 12th debut. That’s on the TBS/MBS side and it’ll expand from there a bit with BS-TBS on October 13th. With that getting closer, Kadokawa has dropped a new character spot for the show that clocks in at 25-seconds and highlights our leading man Sherlock first.
The show has Ai Yoshimura directing it with Taku Kishimoto handling the scripting side. Toshiyuki Yahai is on board with the character designs and Production I.G. on the anime production.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes Katsuyuki Konishi as Sherlock, 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, and Junichi Suwabe as Mrs. Hudson.
Plot Concept: 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 curtain 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….