On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written by Ryousuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi, Yuukoku no Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot), the production of a new two-episode OVA was announced that will include an original story and whose details will be revealed. coming soon. The press release also indicated that a live event will be held in Tokyo on March 5, 2022, with the participation of the main voice cast, so important announcements for the franchise could be expected.
The animated adaptation had a total of twenty-four episodes, broadcasting eleven in the Fall-2020 season (October-December) and thirteen in the Spring-2021 season (April-June), adding a total of twenty-four episodes distributed by Funimation in West. Finally, Ryousuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi began publishing the manga in Shueisha publisher’s Jump SQ magazine in August 2016.
- Kazuya Nomura (Black Fox, Joker Game, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru) directed the anime at Production I.G.
- Tooru Ookubo (Sengoku Basara, Tokimeki Restaurant ☆☆☆ MIRACLE6 Movie) was in charge of character design and animation direction.
- Gou Zappa (Ahiru no Sora, Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai) and Taku Kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited) were in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Yuukoku no Moriarty Synopsis
At the end of the 19th century, Great Britain has become the largest empire the world has ever known. Hidden within its success, the nation’s rigid economic hierarchy dictates the value of life solely on the basis of status and wealth. Not surprisingly, the system favors the aristocracy at the top and makes it impossible for the working class to rise through the ranks.
William James Moriarty, the second son of the Moriarty family, lives as a regular nobleman and at the same time is a consultant to the common people to help them and solve their problems. Yet deep within him lies the desire to destroy the current structure that dominates British society and those who benefit from it. Along with his brothers Albert and Louis, the trio will do whatever it takes to change the filthy world they live in, even if blood has to be shed.