The first episode of its first cour will be aired in Japan on October 11
Two days before its premiere in Japan, the official website for the TV anime adaptation of Ryosuke Takeuchi (story) and Miyoshi Hikaru (art)'s Yukoku no Moriarty / Moriarty The Patriot manga, which is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel series, announced that it will be aired for a total of 24 episodes and that its second cour is already set for April 2021.
Also, the anime's DVD and Blu-ray will be released in eight volumes. Its first volume is set to be released on January 27, 2021, then its final eighth volume will be available on October 27, 2021. The first volume's sleeve case featuring a newly-drawn illustration by the anime's character designer Toru Okubo is revealed today.
The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine since August 2016 and has released 12 tankobon volumes. Its story is set in the Sherlock Holmes world, but is re-imagined through his strongest nemesis Professor James Moriarty's eyes as the protagonist. Britain's greatest criminal tries to eliminate the evils created by the class system and to build his ideal country.
The forthcoming TV anime adaptation is directed by Kazuya Nomura (Joker Game), alongside two series composition writers - Go Zappa (We Never Learn) and Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!). Toru Okubo (Sengoku Basara) desings the anime version characters. Production I.G works on anime production.
The first episode "The Count's Crime" synopsis:"
It's the end of the 19th century in England. A series of murders targeting only young boys threatens the citizens of London. William James Moriarty discovers that the killer is an aristocrat, based on the similarities between the victims. William, who is the "crime consultant," prepares a plan to condemn the killer who uses his position of privilege to make a plaything of vulnerable boys...
©Ryosuke Takeuchi, Miyoshi Hikaru/Shueisha, Moriarty The Patriot Production Committee