Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: September 2, 2021 at 23:42 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 revealed on Thursday the franchise is receiving an anime-original original video animation (OVA) consisting of two episodes next year. The OVA will be pre-screened at a special event in Japan on March 5, 2022. No public release date and other details were announced as of writing.
The recently-concluded TV anime adaptation of the series is animated by Production I.G and is announced as a split-cour with the first cour airing from October to December 2020, and the second cour from April 2021 to June 2021. 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 consisted of 24 episodes.
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