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Stage Play Adaptation Announced for Kabukichō Sherlock Original Anime

Production I.G
‘s traditionally crafted
Kabukichō Sherlock
TV anime
is branching into a theatrical production, scheduled to debut at Tokyo’s IMM THEATER in May.

Hirofumi Araki steps into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes, while Hiroki Suzuki assumes the role of John H. Watson.

Udai Iwasaki takes up the pen to write the script and Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi will be directing.

The series had its debut on the “Animeism” programming block on TBS and MBS in October 2019. The anime was broadcast for two continuous cours without a break.

The story according to the show’s website:

On the eastern side of Shinjuku Ward, the vibrantly illuminated streets of the Kabuki-chō district stretch out across the heart of this bustling city. Where the light reaches, dark shadows also dwell. However, even amidst this darkness filled with malevolent figures, a detective tenant house’s light persists. Seven intriguing, ambiguous individuals call Mrs. Hudson’s tenant house their home.

As a peculiar murder case credited to Jack the Ripper unfolds under the night sky, the curtains of this theatrical production rise. A play that isn’t simply suspenseful, nor merely comical? Only time will reveal the baffling drama about to unfold.

Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Dance with Devils) helmed the anime’s direction, and Taku Kishimoto (Joker Game, 91 Days, ERASED) managed the series scripts. Toshiyuki Yahagi (Joker Game, Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-) was the genius behind the characters’ design. Takurō Iga (Fuuka, Tsuki ga Kirei) crafted the music. EGO-WRAPPIN’ delivered the anime’s opening theme song “CAPTURE,” while Lozareena performed the closing song “Hyakuoku Kōnen” (Ten Billion Lightyears).

The anime spawned adaptations in both manga and novel forms. Kinu Mizukoshi illustrates the manga for Mag Garden‘s Monthly Comic Garden magazine, whereas the novelization is penned by Akimaro Mori.

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