The game is afoot!
The game of shipping even cuter versions of BBC and PBS’s Sherlock stars Holmes and Watson, that is. Somehow the manga versions just look a lot more romance-ready. Out in Japan since 2012, this new translation (older ones are available to read online) of series premiere “A Study in Pink” will include extended page counts, new covers, and additional artwork. If it does well, there’s a second installment just waiting to be translated subsequently.
Manga Sherlock seems to go to a similar barber as Cowboy Bebop‘s Spike Spiegel. Think one could be an ancestor of the other? (Hey, we’re not judging which one–anything can happen in manga.)
The first installment will be coming out in June. Expect unofficial hug pillows, fanfics, and about 30,000 Deviantart accounts by July. I mean, have you seen what the Robert Downey Jr. version of Holmes has already inspired?
Meanwhile, I’ll be that one guy hoping an Elementary manga follows suit. Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller deserve to get Japanese caricatures as well.
What do you think: are the manga more-y arty (see what I did there?) than the original episodes? Do you wanna grab them or what, son? You’d best preorder and not count on sheer luck, Holmes. I’m not bein’ a dick, but they come per batch…okay, I went too far there. That was Geneva-convention level tortured prose. [Editor’s Note: I think I’m so traumatized I forgot my eight and fourteenth birthdays.]
Put more simply, then: do you like the sound of these, or don’t you? Let us know in comments.