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Kadokawa Previews ‘Case File nº221: Kabukicho’ OVA Blu-ray Release

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The fall 2019 anime series originally had the title of The Denizens of Kabuki-chō that Production I.G. then revealed that it will go by the name of Kabukicho Sherlock. With the overseas pickups, the fall 2019 season that Funimation has been releasing under the title Case File nº221: Kabukicho. With the special OVA release coming out on August 26th, 2020 where all six stories are going to be included, we now have the first very brief promo spot for it. The OVA will be about twenty-five minutes and be available on both DVD and Blu-ray. It looks to have six short stories on it plus audio commentary. The pilot movie will also be included.

Kadokawa began the home video release for this split-cour series which back on January 24th, 2020. The series will get four sets with six episodes each where the DVDs are priced at 16,000 yen each and the Blu-rays at 18,000 yen each. Check the full schedule below.

We’re still just gonna call it Kabukicho.

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.

The series features the opening and closing sequences “CAPTURE” by EGO-WRAPPIN’ and “Hyakuoku Kounen (百億光年)” by Lozareena respectively.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

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…


Volume Date Extras
1 01/24/20 Booklet, Drama CD 1, Event Digest, Staff Commentary, Cast Commentary (2 episodes), Web Previews
2 02/26/20 Booklet, Original Soundtrack, Staff Commentary, Cast Commentary (2 episodes) Web Previews
3 05/27/20 Booklet, Drama CD 2, Staff Commentary, Cast Commentary (2 episodes), Web Previews
4 06/24/20 Booklet, Drama CD 3, Staff Commentary, Cast Commentary (2 episodes), Web Previews
OVA 08/26/20 Booklet, Pilot Movie, Audio Commentary
Kabukicho Japanese Box Set 3 Cover
Kabukicho Japanese Box Set 2 Cover
Kabukicho Japanese Box Set 2 Packaging
Kabukicho Japanese Box Set 1 Cover
Kabukicho Japanese Box Set 1 Packaging

[Source: Kabukichou Sherlock]

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