The fall 2020 anime adaptation of the Moriarty the Patriot property is getting its home video releases handled by Bandai Visual. The distributor has set an eight-volume release for the two-cour series that began on January 27th, 2021. With that still a bit away, we now have our first look at the fourth volume cover artwork that’s set for an April 27th, 2021 release. . Both formats will be limited editions where the DVDs are priced at 7,000 yen and the Blu-rays at 8,000 yen. All volumes are listed with English subtitles as well. Check out the full schedule and known details and cover artwork below!
Kazuya Nomura is directing it with Tooru Ohkubo on board for the character designs. Production I.G. is on board for the animation.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes Sōma Saitō as William James Moriarty, Takuya Sato as Albert James Moriarty, Chiaki Kobayashi as Louis James Moriarty, Makoto Furukawa as Sherlock Holmes, Yuuki Ono as John H Watson, Satoshi Hino as Sebastian Moran, and Yuuto Uemura as Fred Porlock.
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.
The theme songs for the series include the opening being “DYING WISH” by Tasuku Hatanaka while STEREO DRIVE FOUNDATION will perform “ALPHA” as the ending theme song.
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.
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