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Sherlock Hound 

Meitantei Holmes (original title)
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The adventures of the canine detective Sherlock Hound and his loyal companions Dr. Watson, Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade.




1985   1984  



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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


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

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Italian | English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 November 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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(26 episodes)


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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 »


[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 ...
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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
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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'.

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