Kodoani.com – Website for the stage musical adaptation of the manga Moriarty the Patriot (Yūkoku no Moriarty) revealed on Tuesday the character designs for the upcoming fifth musical titled Musical Yūkoku no Moriarty Op.5 -Saigo no Jiken- (The Final Problem). The musical is scheduled to be performed at Mielparque Hall in Osaka from August 24 to 27 and The Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from September 1 to 10.
The cast, including returning members, includes (pictured above from left to right):
Shogo Suzuki as William James Moriarty Ryo Hirano as Sherlock Holmes Hidetoshi Kubota as Albert James Moriarty Ikkei Yamamoto as Louis James Moriarty Yuki Izawa as Sebastian Moran Ryoki Nagae as Fred Porlock Seshiru Daigo as James Bond Kenta Kamakari as John H. Watson Kanon Nanaki as Miss Hudson Shun Takagi as George Lestrade Masakazu Nemoto as Mycroft Holmes
Hideyuki Nishimori returned to direct and write the script, and Tadasuke once again composed the music.
The music and its counterpart in the manga are named after the Japanese translation of the title of the Sherlock Holmes story introducing Moriarty in 1893.
The franchise’s first stage musical took place in Tokyo and Osaka in May 2019. The second musical, British Empire Scandal, ran in Tokyo and Osaka from July to August. 2020. The third musical, The Phantom of Whitechapel, runs in Tokyo and Kyoto in August 2021. The fourth musical, Two Criminals, runs in Osaka and Tokyo from January to February.
Takeuchi and Miyoshi’s Moriarty the Patriot manga ended its first season with “The Valley of Friends”, named after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear , in Jump SQ on December 2.
Takeuchi and Miyoshi launched the manga in Jump SQ magazine in August 2016. Takeuchi drew the storyboard and Miyoshi provided the art. Shueisha published the manga’s 19th volume on February 3.
The main character of the story is James Moriarty, the famous villain in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. In the manga, he was an orphan who took the name William James Moriarty when he and his younger brother were adopted into the Moriarty family. As a young man, he sought to undo the evils caused by England’s strict class system.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in October 2020, and the second half premiered in April 2021. The series has a total of 24 episodes.