Moriarty the Patriot special event at the Nakano Sunplaza. Photo credit: @Moriarty-anime.com

The new 2022 Moriarty the Patriot OVA Episode, written by Ryosuke Takeuchi and Teru Miyoshi, will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on April 27, 2022!

The Moriarty the Patriot anime special event was held at Nakano Sun-Plaza in Tokyo on March 5, 2022.

The Moriarty the Patriot OVA trailer.

Moriaty The Patriot live dubbing during the special event

Mr. Ono was the MC of the event, which started with live dubbing by five of the voice actors: Takuya Sato (Albert James Moriarty), Chiaki Kobayashi (Louis James Moriarty), Soma Saito (William James Moriarty) Shin Furukawa (Sherlock Holmes) and Tomoki Ono (John H. Watson).

Famous scenes featuring each character from the final incident in episodes 23 and 24 were played out on screen. The cast’s captivating vocal performance is said to have transported the audience to London in the late 1800se Century and that everyone felt like they were really witnessing a time when William and Sherlock confronted each other.

Moriarty the Patriot OVA screenshot.
Screenshot of the upcoming OVA. Photo credit: Production IG Studio

Moriarty the Patriot cast discussed the famous scenes

After the live dubbing was over, an interesting ‘talk corner’ started.

The first theme discussed was ‘impressive scenes’. mr. Saito talked about the final confrontation scene between William and Sherlock. mr. Saito (Moriarty) and Mr. Furukawa (Sherlock) both spoke enthusiastically about how they were able to feed on each other’s performance so much that they pushed their own performances to new emotional heights.

Kobayashi chose two scenes: the scene where Lewis is hostile to Sherlock on the train and another scene where Lewis is praised by William for making a delicious omelette.

Mr. Ono chose the site of Sherlock’s roommate’s audition. Apparently Mr. Ono plays three different characters during that scene: an aspiring deadbeat actor, a prostitute, and an old man!

mr. Sato chose the scene where the three brothers are all happily painting pictures on the wall, as can be seen in the end credits of the anime.

Moriarty the Patriot OVA screenshot.
Photo credit: Production IG Studio

The next theme that was discussed was ‘impressive lines’. It’s no surprise that Mr. Saito, mr. Kobayashi and Mr. Furukawa William’s ‘Catch me if you can, Mr. Holmes’ chose. mr. Ono then requested Mr. Saito to utter the famous line in front of the audience who were all enthralled and erupted into loud applause.

Finally, Mr. Ono mentioned John’s sentence, “Operation was successful, Sherlock!”

The next theme discussed was ‘my favorite character’. The cast discussed how Ms. Hudson symbolized Sherlock’s everyday life. mr. Furukawa claimed that Irene became his favorite character because of Yoko Hikasa’s amazing performance that brought Irene’s cool personality to life.

Moriarty the patriot screenshot.
Photo credit: Production IG Studio

The last theme discussed was ‘change and growth of your character’. Mr. Ono discussed John and Sherlock’s relationship with Mr. Furukawa. Mr. Ono believes that John has evolved from a nuisance to a true “buddy” and someone Sherlock can now rely on. mr. Furukawa claimed that John’s presence allows Sherlock to retain his humanity despite being a mystery-solving junkie.

Mr. Sato speculated about the feeling that Moriarty’s sense of justice differs from that of his brothers. mr. Kobayashi pointed out how Lewis learned to trust people to the extent that he entrusted the fate of William to Sherlock.

Saito shared how, despite William’s tendency to be an intellectual, there were certainly times when it was clear that he was overwhelmed with his emotions. This made William seem more human to the audience and thus more sympathetic.

Moriarty the patriot screenshot.
Pic credit: production IG Studio

Then finally the pre-screening of the new OVA Yuri no Remembrance aka Lily’s Reminiscence started.

After that, the cast members took the stage again to talk about the OVA and also the production of a second OVA Moriarty Family Holiday. Lily’s Reminiscence and Moriarty’s Family Holiday will both be original stories in the anime. It has not yet been discussed whether there will be a Moriarty the Patriot season 2.

Moriarty the patriot screenshot.
A hot spring scene apparently features in the first OVA. Photo credit: Production IG Studio

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