Sherlock Holmes Revived à la Japan as Sherdock

Sherlock Holmes is definitely the world’s most famous, most popular and most known detective. He can easily be called more of those than Poirot, Miss Marple and Jessica Fletcher, who definitely are some of the best in the fictional characters in the business. We have seen many, many adaptations of the stories written originally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , from movies to books and TV series. One thing that has been a topic of adaptation, but isn’t as ordinary as making Mr. Holmes an odd person with questionable morals, is a talking puppy-detective. Now we have it remade! The dog is called Sherdock and is the main character in the new manga Detective Dog Sherdock by Yuma Ando.

Yuma Ando is one of the many alternative pen names of Shin Kibayashi, the creator of Psycho Doctor Kai Kyosuke. Other include Tadashi Agi, Yuya Aoki, Hiroaki Igano and more.

The new work by this mangaka is about the detective dog Sherdock who has to solve numerous puzzles on his way to discovering the truth behind difficult crimes. In the first two chapters, published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine, Sherdock begins the search of a murderer.

There are several other Japanese occasions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character being portrayed as a dog. In 1984 Studio Ghibli serves the public with its remarkable work entitled Meitantei Holmes: Aoi Ruby no Maki / Kaitei no Zaihō no Maki, because of which the Sherlock Holmes TV anime airs just a tad bit afterward. Last year Toya Ataka got his Sherlock Holmes whispers to the shadow adaptation manga published last year.

Source: Comic Natalie

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7 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes Revived à la Japan as Sherdock

  1. Yes, he’s the most famous detective, but also the most exploited one, so… Hard to believe in this one. Plus – would they beat Miyazaki?!

    1. Miyazaki is not a manga and also, it’s a cutsey – unlike the old animation… I am probably going to hate myself for this, but would buy this Shounen magazine to check it out as soon as I see it somewhere around me.

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