Moriarty the Patriot (Yuukoku no Moriarty) is a mystery manga series created by Ryosuke Takeuchi (All you need is Kill) and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi (Inspector Akane Tsunemori). Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine began the serialization of the manga in 2016 with 10 volumes published as of November 2019; a novel adaptation was published by Jump J books in two volumes written by Yousuke Saita.
The manga series inspired two stage musicals and obtained the second place in the 2018 “Recommended comics selected by Japanese bookstores” prize (JP). An anime adaptation was announced during the Jump Festa 2020 event.
Why it could be interesting?
A new work of Ryosuke Takeuchi that adapted the popular novel of the sci-fi writer Hiroshi Sakurazaka “All you need is kill” which was the source material for the movie “Edge of Tomorrow”. While the original story credits belong to Sakurazaka, Takeuchi did an awesome job with its manga adaptation and it’ll be interesting to see something directly planned by him.
Yuukoku no Moriarty tells the story of how James Moriarty become one of the worst enemies of Britain and Sherlock Holmes’s most famous antagonist. The story takes place in London 1866 where there is strict classism; Albert, the firstborn of Moriarty’s noble family, finds in an orphanage two young brothers, Lewis and James. Surprised by their culture, he decides to adopt them. The three will decide to fight against the aristocracy of London to change society.
Staff and first Key Visual revealed
The April issue of Jump SQ revealed the first key visual for the upcoming anime adaptation of Moriarty the Patriot and some of the staff members list appeared on the official website.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Nomura Kazuya, already director of other popular production I.G anime like “Run with the Wind” and “Joker Game” while Ookubo Tooru (Sengoku Basara) is designing the characters.
Anime adaptation announced!
During the annual Jump Festa organized by Shueisha between the 21st and 22nd of December, a TV anime adaptation of Moriarty the Patriot (Yuukoku no Moriarty) was announced.