Some quick news for all you super-sleuths out there: Kabukicho Sherlock, an upcoming original TV anime that re-imagines the characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective novels as a bunch of dubious private eyes snooping around the red light district in modern Tokyo, will run for two consecutive cours beginning in October of 2019.
Additionally, a “comicalize” manga adaptation of Kabukicho Sherlock with artwork by Kinu Mizukoshi will begin serialization starting this month in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden manga magazine, and an original Kabukicho Sherlock novel written by Akimaro Mori will be published in Japan this month by Kadokawa Bunko.
Set in modern day Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Kabukicho Sherlock follows the comedic, mysterious, and dramatic adventures of a ragtag band of detectives as they live together in a tenement above Mrs. Hudson’s bar in the red light district and attempt to solve an unusual string of killings known as the “Jack the Ripper Murders”.
Kabukicho Sherlock is directed by Ai Yoshimura and features animation production by Production I.G. The series will broadcast in Japan on Fridays during the 25:55 time slot (actually at 1:55am JST on Saturday morning) as part of the Mainichi Broadcasting System / Tokyo Broadcasting System “Animeism” programming block beginning on October 11, 2019.
Source: Comic Natalie
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