The end of December 2019 revealed that the Moriarty the Patriot property was slotted for an anime adaptation. We’ve gotten some solid updates for it so far and now a new update has revealed that it’s set for the October 2020 season and some additional casting has been revealed. That comes in the form of:
- Yuuki Ono as John H Watson
- Satoshi Hino as Sebastian Moran
- Yuuto Uemura as Fred Porlock
The previously announced Japanese cast includes Sōma Saitō as William James Moriarty, Takuya Sato as Albert James Moriarty, Chiaki Kobayashi as Louis James Moriarty, and Makoto Furukawa as Sherlock Holmes.
Kazuya Nomura is directing it with Tooru Ohkubo on board for the character designs. Production I.G. is on board for the animation.
The manga comes from Ryosuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi which began in Jump SQ back in August 2016. It’s produced ten volumes as of the announcement in December 2019. A novel was produced for it in fall 2018.
Plot Concept: James Moriarty 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.
The "Moriarty the Patriot" TV anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting October. (Production I.G)
– John H Watson (CV: Yuuki Ono)
– Sebastian Moran (CV: Satoshi Hino)
– Fred Porlock (CV: Yuuto Uemura) https://t.co/99JvNXVTTQ
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