The upcoming Undead Girl Murder Farce anime has cast Shinichiro Miki in the role of the famed English detective Sherlock Holmes. A character visual for Sherlock Holmes has been released as well.
I feel that it is a work that suits various tastes. Although it is an animation work, it has the atmosphere of a foreign drama, so I would be happy if you could enjoy it along with the beautiful story.Comment from Shinichiro Miki
Shinichiro Miki is known for his roles such as Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D, Kisuke Urahara in Bleach, Akira Yuki in Virtua Fighter, Lockon Stratos in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Tatsuma Sakamoto in Gintama), Aikuro Mikisugi in Kill la Kill, Kagetora Aida in Kuroko’s Basketball, Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super.
His most recent roles include Roman Torchwick in RWBY: Ice Queendom, Theodore Tompson in The Marginal Service, and Yoshitatsu Matori in My Home Hero.
Previously announced cast members include Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aya Rindo, Taku Yasiro as Tsugaru Shinuchi, Sayumi Suzushiro as Anna Kerber and Makoto Koichi as Shizuku Hasei. Studio Lapintrack is animating the series and premieres this July. The staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
- Series Composition: Noboru Takagi
- Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Noriko Ito
- Sub-Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Naho Kozono
- Music: yuma yamaguchi
- Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
The Undead Girl Murder Farce anime is based on a currently ongoing novel series by Yugo Aosaku. Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge author (also known as Bakemonogatari artist), Oh! great did the cover illustrations. A manga adaptation by Haruka Tomoyama is also ongoing. Kodansha is publishing the manga in English and there are currently three volumes out: the last one came out in 2021.
Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime as part of their Fuji TV +Ultra partnership. The streaming platform describes the plot as:
The 19th century — a world inhabited by vampires, golems, werewolves and other paranormal creatures. Immortal beauty and disembodied head Aya Rindo, along with half-human-half-demon “Demon Killer” Tsugaru Shunichi and her loyal maid Shizuku Hasei, travels through Europe as supernatural detective “The Cage User,” solving supernatural mysteries while she searches for her lost body.
Source: Official Website
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