The fall 2019 / winter 2020 anime series Kabukicho Sherlock is getting its simulcast handled as Case File nº221: Kabukicho and it kicked off back on October 11th, 2019 with Funimation streaming it. While Funimation brought out the simulcast and simuldub on their own site they had also brought the simulcast to Hulu. Now, with the second cour wrapping up, they’re bringing out the first cour of the dub to Hulu for streaming as well so viewers can get a choice. The second cour dub is going to be delayed in the long run as production on simuldub episodes has currently been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, Seiichirō Yamashita as James Moriarty, 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…