‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ is the musical adaptation of the popular Japanese anime Moriarty The Patriot. ‘Moriarty The Patriot’ is a Japanese crime and mystery-filled manga series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. It is written by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi. It has 17 volumes in total and was issued in Jump Square magazine in 2016. The manga series also has an anime adaptation.
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Moriarty The Patriot Anime Release Date
Productions I.G. did the anime adaptation of the manga series The first season was released on October 11, 2020, with 24 episodes and 2 Original Video Animations. The story centers on William James Moriarty, who is a noble consultant who solves the problem of ordinary citizens. No matter how minute or complicated a problem is, he will go deep and solves it. The final episode of the anime was released on June 27, 2021. The musical adaptation ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ was released after the release of each season. Each one was titled, ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ followed by Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Moriarty The Patriot Plot Summary
The story centers on William James Moriarty, who is a detective consultant whose main occupation is to solve peoples’ problems. The story sets in the 19th century when the British Empire has become a global power. The strict class discrimination has made it more difficult for the average citizen to rise up to the top. With the despicable noble class people ruling over them, it is an impossible task for the average class people to rise up to their potential. Alfred Moriarty, an ordinary citizen, adopts two orphans named William James and Louis James. Soon, he realizes that the three share a common interest: the trio hates the corrupted British Empire.
William James considers and calls himself a crime consultant. They prepare a solid plan to kill Alfred’s cruel blood brother, William, by burning down their family estate. They kill him and start a new life together and aim to destroy the class system which has plagued the country for centuries. Not only that, but they use all the illegal means to do it. Once, when they were planning to kill a high-class noble who was hunting the commoners, he meets Sherlock.
Sherlock deduces a third person’s hand in the murder. Sherlock’s ability attracts William James, and he starts getting interested in Sherlock. He gets more curious to test Sherlock’s ability. Sherlock’s admirable skill annoys William James, so he decides to frame Sherlock for murdering a count in order to test his abilities. The story gets more exciting when Sherlock finds his clever way to escape from this murder.
In ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ they show the musical part of the anime, that is the arcs and songs in the anime, just like the soundtrack.
Moriarty The Patriot Voice Artists, Cast, And Characters
The main characters are:
- William James Moriarty, voiced by Soma Saito, Shizuka Ishigami(young) (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke, and Emily Neves(young) (English). The intelligent one among the Moriarty brothers, and is a crime consultant. He helps the citizens in solving class-related issues.
- Albert James Moriarty is voiced by Takuya Satō (Japanese); Chris Guerrero(English). The oldest among the Moriarty brothers, who adopts William and Louis. He accompanies William in his mission to reframe British society.
- Louis James Moriarty is voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi, Nao Tōyama(young) (Japanese); Howard Wang, and Laura Stah (young) (English). The youngest one among the Moriarty brothers, who supports and obeys William’s orders.
- Sherlock Holmes is voiced by Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); Theo Devaney (English). He is Moriarty’s rival and is a detective in Scotland who helps in solving crimes. He matches William’s intelligence and skills.
- John H. Watson is voiced by Yūki Ono] (Japanese); Ryan Colt Levy(English). He is a veteran and also Sherlock’s flatmate who helps Sherlock in solving crimes.
- Fred Porlock is voiced by Yūto Uemura (Japanese); Caleb Yen (English). He is William’s spy and information gatherer.
- Mycroft Holmes is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto(Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English). He is Sherlock’s brother.
- Irene Adler is voiced by Yōko Hikasa. She is with Sherlock Holmes but later joins Moriarty.
The same cast members are in the ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ as well!
Moriarty The Patriot Musicals
‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical’ are musicals based on manga series and anime with the same name. It is called MORIMU or Morimyu for short. The friar part of the Morimyu as a musical adaptation was held in Tokyo from May 10, 2019, to May 19, 2019, at the Galaxy Theatre. Later in Osaka at Kashiwara Civil Culture Hall on May 25, 2019, and May 26, 2019. The arcs covered are The One Grapefruit Pie, The “Noahtic”, and A Study in “S”. The songs include “San Kyoudai no Himitsu” (The Secret of the Three Brothers), “Chikai Ⅲ” (Oath III), “Shinjitsu” (The Truth), “Hero no Jyouken Ⅱ” (Hero’s Requirements II), “Omoi” (Thoughts), “Chikai Ⅰ” (Oath I), “Bokudake wa” (Only me), and “Yūkoku no Moriarty” (Moriarty The Patriot).
The second musical adaptation, ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical Part 2-A Scandal In the British Empire’ was held from July 3, 2020, to August 10, 2020, in Tokyo at the Galaxy Theatre, and also at Kyoto Theatre from August 14, 2020, to August 16, 2020. The arcs covered are The Hunting of the Baskervilles, The Two Detectives, and A Scandal in the British Empire.
The Third musical adaptation, ‘Moriarty The Patriot Muiscal Part 3- The Phantom Of WhiteChapel’. The show was held in Tokyo at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball from August 5, 2021, to August 15, 2021. Later in Osaka at Sankei Hall Breeze from August 19, 2021, to August 2022, 2021. The arcs covered are The Phantom of Whitechapel, The Riot in New Scotland Yard, and The Adventure of One Student.
The fourth musical adaptation, ‘Moriarty The Patriot Musical Part 4’. It is the most awaited show for all anime lovers. The shows will be held from January 27, 2023, to January 29, 2023, in Osaka at Shinkabukiza and also in The Galaxy Theatre from February 2, 2023, to February 12, 2023.