Neon Lights Cast Dark Shadows in Kabukicho Sherlock TV Anime Trailer

Original anime transplants Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters into modern Japan in October of 2019

Dr. John Watson examines a clue while performing an autopsy in the Kabukicho Sherlock TV anime.


There's murder and mayhem hiding just beneath the glitzy surface of Kabukicho in a new trailer for Kabukicho Sherlock, an upcoming original TV anime that re-imagines the characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective stories as modern day sleuths prowling the shadows of Tokyo's "Sleepless Town".


In addition to highlighting the cast and the setting, the new trailer (below) also samples the ending theme for the show, entitled "Hyakuoku Kounen" ("Ten Billion Light Years"), which is performed by Lozareena.



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".


Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson, and other misfit amateur detectives gather beneath the neon splendor in the Kabukicho Sherlock TV anime.


Kabukicho Sherlock is directed by Ai Yoshimura and features animation production by Production I.G. The series will broadcast in Japan on Mainichi Broadcasting System, Tokyo Broadcasting System, and BS-TBS as part of the "Animeism" programming block beginning in October of 2019.


Source: Ota-suke


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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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