by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kadokawa began streaming a new character video for Production I.G’s original Kabukichō Sherlock television anime project on Monday. The video highlights the character Mrs. Hudson, the “great mother” of Kabukicho who runs the bar Pipecat.

The series will premiere on the “Animeism” programming block on TBS and MBS on October 11 late at night at 1:55 a.m. (effectively October 12). The anime will then debut on BS-TBS on October 12 late at night at 1:00 a.m. (effectively October 13). The anime will air for two cours (quarters of a year) without an extended break.

The anime stars:

Katsuyuki Konishi as Sherlock Holmes
Yūichi Nakamura as John H. Watson
Seiichirō Yamashita as James Moriarty
Sōma Saitō as Fuyuto Kyogoku
Nao Tōyama as Mary Morstan
Mariko Higashiuchi as Lucy Morstan
Yutaka Aoyama as Michel Belmont
Tatsumaru Tachibana as Toratarō Kobayashi
Junichi Suwabe as Mrs. Hudson
The show’s 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….