Moriarty the Patriot Part 2 is the sequel to the first part of the series, released in Fall 2020. The mystery thriller Shonen is adapted from the manga of the same name which was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes novels.
The anime revolves around William James Moriarty, the world’s only criminal consultant. However, this tale is twisted in such a way, where Moriarty is portrayed almost as a hero despite his crimes.
Being an upper-class mathematician, Moriarty’s ideals are shaped by compelling and believable motivations. The bright young man, raised in an orphanage and adopted by the nobility, becomes increasingly disgusted by the rampant inequity of the British Empire.
He takes matters into his own hands, making sure that justice is quite literally served to the working-class victims. His ambition isn’t driven by greed but through hopes of burning the unjust world to the ground and building a new equal world in its place.
The complexity behind Moriarty’s motivation makes his character come off as not evil and serves to inject an element of mystery into the series. You should definitely check out Moriarty the Patriot for a unique take on the Sherlock Holmes classics.
1. Release Date
Moriarty the Patriot Part 2 will release on April 4 this year as an addition to the Spring 2021 anime lineup. The second part will be a continuation of the Fall 2020 installation. Part 2 will begin its broadcast with “The First Act of the British Empire’s Scandals” and will run for the duration of 13 episodes.
[NEWS / On Air] 2nd Cour broadcast & release date and time decided.
April 4 ~ Finally, the series will begin!
TOKYO MX 4/4 every Sunday from 22:30
BS11 4/6 every Tuesday from 24:00
MBS 4/6 every Tuesday from 26:30
Unlimited viewing distribution/pay-as-you-go distribution Delivered sequentially from 23:00 on 4/4English Translation, Twitter Translate
Moriarty the Patriot Part 2 will air on Tokyo MX from April 4, BS11 and MBS from April 6, and AT-X from April 12 in Japan. International audiences can catch the anime on Funimation, Wakanim, and on the Muse Asia YouTube channel from April 4 itself.
2. Visuals & Trailers
A new visual has been released for Part 2! The visual depicts Moriarty and Sherlock standing back-to-back as if representing two sides of the same coin.
London can be seen in the background, with Moriarty’s side of the city stained in blood. In contrast to the bloody and ablaze London, Sherlock glances over the beautiful landscape of the city. Part 2 will broaden the gap between Sherlock and Moriarty’s ideals as the two compete against each other in a battle of wits.
A promotional video announcing the arrival of Part 2 in April has also been released.
The trailer opens with Moriarty’s iconic dialogue, “Catch me if you can, Mr. Holmes!”. In an instant, the screen cuts to an excited Sherlock, readily accepting the challenge. The trailer also introduces a new and highly anticipated character, Irene Adler.
Part 2 will have Sherlock and John Watson chasing both Irene and Moriarty as the two also face some kind of threat to their lives. Needless to say, the second part is going to be one heck of a ride!
3. About Moriarty, the Patriot
Moriarty the Patriot is a mystery Shonen manga written by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi that began serialization in Shueisha’s Jump Square from August 2016. The series has published ten compiled volumes and inspired an anime slated to release in October 2020.
The story is set in Britain’s Golden age in the 19th century. It Focuses on William James Moriarty, the second son of the Moriarty household, a young mathematics professor. He lives the simple life of a noble along with his brothers Albert and Louis.
But outside school, William is a well-known criminal consultant prepared to wreak havoc in pursuit of his desire “a new world built from the ashes of the old.”