The official website for Production I.G's original Kabukichō Sherlock television anime project began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Saturday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "CAPTURE" by EGO-WRAPPIN', and also reveals the anime's October premiere.
The previously announced cast members include:
Yūichi Nakamura as John H. Watson, an ordinary client
Seiichirō Yamashita as James Moriarty, an impudent, brilliant high school student
Sōma Saitō as Fuyuto Kyogoku, a detective who dreams of getting rich
Nao Tōyama as Mary Morstan, a girl detective
Mariko Higashiuchi as Lucy Morstan, a "handsome" detective who works as a team with Mary
Yutaka Aoyama as Michel Belmont, a former police investigator and a detective of gambling cases
Tatsumaru Tachibana as Toratarō Kobayashi, a former yakuza member turned detective
Junichi Suwabe as Mrs. Hudson, "the Great Mother of Kabukichō"
The website describes the story:
The East Side of Shinjuku Ward … The neon-lit Kabuki-chō district stretches across the center of this chaotic city. Where light shines, there are also deep shadows. Yet even deep in this darkness where evildoers lurk, the light of a detective tenement shines. The tenement run by Mrs. Hudson has seven peculiar, shady individuals.
The curtains has risen on this stage on the night when a bizarre murder by Jack the Ripper has occurred. Is this suspense? No, comedy? An indistinguishable drama is about to begin….
Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Dance with Devils) is directing, and Taku Kishimoto (Joker Game, 91 Days, ERASED) is in charge of the series scripts. Toshiyuki Yahagi (Joker Game, Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-) is designing the characters. Takurō Iga (Fuuka, Tsuki ga Kirei) is composing the music.