On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written by Ryousuke takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru miyoshi, Yuukoku no moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot), a promotional image was released for the franchise’s upcoming OVA, which has dated its release to April 27, 2022 in Japan. The press release describes the story as follows:
«The new OVA will include two episodes from the anime’s original story, “Yuri no Tsuioku (Recollection of Yuri) ”and“Moriarty-ke no Kyuujitsu (Holiday of the Moriarty Family) ”. “Yuri no Tsuioku” is the story of a popular aristocratic painter whose paintings are defaced in Bath, one of Britain’s best spa towns. In “Moriarty-ke no Kyuujitsu,” the Moriarty family runs a rotating tea party.».
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 the West. Finally, Ryousuke takeuchi and Hikaru miyoshi began the publication of the manga in the magazine Jump SQ from the publisher Shueisha in August 2016. A special event is scheduled for March 5, 2022, where major project announcements could be expected.
- Kazuya nomura (Black fox, Joker game, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru) was in charge of the direction of the anime in the studios Production IG.
- 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 a desire to destroy the current structure that dominates British society and those who benefit from it. Together 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.
Source: Comic Natalie
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