Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: May 6, 2021 at 7:05 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Ryousuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's "Moriarty the Patriot" manga series has announced on Wednesday that Japanese voice actor Kenji Nojima is joining the anime's second cour cast as Charles Augustus Milverton. The character design for the character was revealed the same day.
Charles Augustus Milverton is a "media mogul" who controls all kinds of information using newspapers and advertisements. He not only has a high ability to collect information, but also manipulates people by manipulating information and grasping the human mind.
Kenji Nojima, who is slated to make his debut on the series' 17th episode as Charles' voice actor, is notable for playing major roles in anime which includes Yuto Kiba in High School DxD, Jade in Ultimate Muscle, Nobuchika Ginoza in Psycho-Pass, Keisaku Sato in Shakugan no Shana, Taihei Doma in Himouto! Umaru-chan, and Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon Crystal. He is also voicing the character Albedo on the hit-RPG game Genshin Impact.
The Moriarty the Patriot's second cour started broadcasting last April 4. The opening theme song titled "TWISTED HEARTS" is performed by Japanese actor, voice actor and singer Tasuku Hatanaka. On the other hand, the ending theme song titled "OMEGA" for the series' continuation is performed by RON's sound making project STUDIO DIVE FOUNDATION.
The TV anime adaptation of the series is animated by Production I.G and is announced as a split-cour with the first cour has aired from October to December 2020. It is directed by Kazuya Nomura with Tooru Ookubo designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. The series scripts are written by Gou Zappa and Taku Kishimoto, and the music is composed by Asami Tachibana. The series is scheduled to run for 24 episodes, with the 13-episode second half premiering in April 4, 2021.
The series is based on the Japanese mystery manga series written by Ryousuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi. It was serialized since August 4, 2016 in Shueisha's shounen manga magazine Jump Square and has been collected into 13 tankōbon volumes as of November 2020. The story is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series. It is a prequel and follows the youth adventure of Holmes' nemesis and mathematics prodigy William James Moriarty.
Source: Moriarty the Patriot Official Twitter