Sherlock Holmes started out as a fictional detective appearing in Victorian Era trade magazines from writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Between the films, TV shows, animated series, he has become the “most portrayed literary human character in film & TV,” according to Guinness World Records.
That includes anime. One of the first attempts was Hayao Miyazaki and Kyosuke Mikuriya’s kids show ‘Sherlock Hound,’ leading to the more recent ‘Moriarty the Patriot,’ a mystery anime based on the manga author Ryōsuke Takeuchi and illustrator Hikaru Miyoshi which follows Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty as he rises to become one of the greatest criminal masterminds in England.
The anime kicked off in fall 2020 from the Japanese studio Production I.G and now Funimation has announced that they are producing an English dub of the show.
“A grand mystery is about to unfold. We’re excited to announce that the Moriarty the Patriot English dub is officially coming to Funimation, and we’ve got details on the release of Part 1, cast and more.” They said in a press release, “all 11 episodes of Moriarty the Patriot Part 1 will arrive in English-dubbed format on Funimation, so if you’ve been waiting to jump into this incredible series (or want to watch from the beginning), it’s almost time!”
They added, “The English cast of the series includes Aaron Dismuke (Dr. STONE) as William James Moriarty, Chris Guerrero (Overlord) as Albert James Moriarty, Howard Wang (SK8 the Infinity) as Louis James Moriarty and Theo Devaney as Sherlock Holmes.”
The rest of the cast includes Howard Wang as Louis James Moriarty, Ryan Colt Levy as Sherlock’s friend and colleague Dr. Watson, Christopher Wehkamp as Sebastian Moran, Suzie Yeung as Miss Hudson, J. Michael Tatum as Mycroft Holmes, and David Matranga as Inspector Lestrade.
Check out the Japanese trailer below:
Professor Moriarty was mentioned at least five times in ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ before making his first true appearance in “The Adventure of the Final Problem.” Holmes often referred to him as the “Napoleon of Crime.”
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