7.5/10
1,028
5 user 5 critic

Sherlock Hound 

Meitantei Holmes (original title)
Trailer
1:37 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC
The adventures of the canine detective Sherlock Hound and his loyal companions Dr. Watson, Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1985   1984  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series 1978)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Anne of Green Gables (TV Series 1979)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.

Stars: Eiko Yamada, Fumie Kitahara, Michio Hazama
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is an animated adaptation of the classic story of Nils Holgerson, a naughty boy who is transformed to a very little dwarf and goes through many adventures, flying with a band of wild geese.

Stars: Helga Anders, Erich Ludwig, Alexandra Mink
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Story centers around a child name Yuki, a 10-year old orphan who's being adopted by a family.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Takarajima (TV Series 1978)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Jim Hawkins, a 13-year-old boy in the 18 centre runs with his mother Admiral Benbu hotel since his father died but events begin when the sailor drunkard decide to stay in a hotel.

Stars: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong, Shôzô Îzuka
Nobody's Boy Remi (1977–1978)
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A compelling story in which orphaned Remi gets hired out to a traveling street entertainer Vitalis when her foster parents fall on hard times.

Stars: Masako Sugaya
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of a British gentleman's challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Stars: Banjô Ginga, Ichirô Nagai, Ken'ichi Ogata
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale.

Stars: Eduardo Jover, Gloria Cámara, Manuel Peiró
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.

Stars: Randi Kiger, Vic Perrin, Kazuko Sugiyama
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado.

Stars: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Taichirô Hirokawa Taichirô Hirokawa ...  Sherlock Hound / ... 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Kôsei Tomita Kôsei Tomita ...  Dr. Watson 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Yôko Asagami Yôko Asagami ...  Marie Hudson 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Patricia Parris Patricia Parris ...  Mrs. Hudson (English) 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Chikao Ohtsuka ...  Professor Moriarty / ... 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ...  Inspector Lestrade 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Hiroshi Masuoka Hiroshi Masuoka ...  George / ... 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Mitsuo Senda Mitsuo Senda ...  Smiley 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Lewis Arquette ...  Dr. Watson 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Hamilton Camp ...  Prof. Moriarty 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Larry Moss ...  Sherlock Hound 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Mieko Nobusawa Mieko Nobusawa ...  Mrs. Ellison 26 episodes, 1984-1985
Edit

Storyline

In the 19th century, detective Sherlock Holmes goes up against his nemesis, the dastardly criminal Professor Moriarty. This is a Disney-esque adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle tales, with the characters all being anthropomorphic creatures. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Italian | English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 November 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Hound See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series English title, "Sherlock Hound", is also the title of a series of pastiche books by Brenda Sivers, also featuring anthropomorphic dogs. See more »

Quotes

[English opening song]
Chorus: Help me, if you can, to find the smile that I lost / You're the only friend that can resolve all my problems / Sherlock Holmes, our detective so supreme! Sherlock Holmes, you're the only one for me! / Search the darkest corners for the love that I lost / Cure the thing that's torn us from the happiness we knew / Sherlock Holmes, our detective so supreme! Sherlock Holmes, you're the only one for me! / Well, you've got all the qualities we look for in a man / And everybody ...
See more »

Soundtracks

Thames Gawa no Dance
("Thames River Dance")
(Ending song)
Music by Norimasa Yamanaka
Arrangements by Shun Fukui
Lyrics by Yoshiko Miura
Performed by Da Capo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Freely adapted.....
27 February 2002 | by steve_with_a_kSee all my reviews

Sure, sure, Meitantei Hound, or The Amazing Adventures of Sherlock Hound as it was so called, was a cartoon and because of this there's all the usual cartoon hi-jinks. Yes, animals that talk, mechanical devices that just couldn't have been made in 19th Century London, and the typical Japanese drawings, meaning, the cartoons doing over the top reactions.

But putting it down isn't what I wanted to do. This series was great. So it was loosely based on the Arthur Conan Doyle books (like, really loosely), but that's fine, because the characters and outlandish plots more than made up for it. The character traits of Holmes, or rather, Hound, are all there - Science experiments, the pipe, even the deer stalker hat. Watson, too, is just like his 1930's counterpart, Nigel Bruce, being the upper class Brit (with an American accent).

And of course there's the token bad guy, along with his completely useless henchmen, because that's what cartoon henchmen are for, right? Professor Moriarty is devious and cunning and just can't seem to outwit Sherlock Hound, whatever he may try. Moriarty gets away every time, much to the annoyance of Hound, along with his bumbling assistants, who can't do anything right.

Voicing Sherlock Hound, in English, is Larry Moss, and the late Lewis Arquette as Watson, and they do a bang up job, making the stories sound believable and is generally very well acted. The music, too, adds to the over all feel of the series. Not so much action and adventure, as mystery and excitement.

This series certainly has its appeal. The mystery, the slapstick, the romance. It's all here in The Amazing Adventures of Sherlock Hound, and makes for an easy watching cartoon that can be enjoyed even now, 20 years on. Of you get the chance I recommend that you watch it. You won't regret it.

As Holmes, and indeed, Hound said: 'Elementary, my dear Watson'.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed