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Moriarty the Patriot 

Yuukoku no Moriarty (original title)
In the late 19th century, the British Empire has become a global power. Due to the strict class stratification, the average citizen has little chance of successfully rising up to the top, ... See full summary »
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Makoto Furukawa ...  Sherlock Holmes unknown episodes
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In the late 19th century, the British Empire has become a global power. Due to the strict class stratification, the average citizen has little chance of successfully rising up to the top, where the despicable nobility rules over them all. William James Moriarty, the second son of the Moriarty household, is a young mathematics professor who has displayed great cunning and intellect since he was a child. Along with his brothers Albert and Louis, he lives the simple life of a noble. Outside of school, William is a well-known private consultant willing to solve the problems of anyone in need. However, his gentle demeanor belies his position as the head of a group prepared to wreak havoc in pursuit of its desire-a new world built from the ashes of the old. Yuukoku no Moriarty puts a new spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's original work by putting the spotlight on its main antagonist and exploring how he came to be the first and only "criminal consultant." Written by MAL Rewrite

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A BEAUTIFUL RETRIBUTION OF EVIL or the YOUNG SHERLOCK AND MORIARTY
8 January 2021 | by SoverniXSee all my reviews

Mixed feelings left behind the first season of "Moriarty's Patriotism". Just want to note that the first series (and there were only 11 in the first) were much more interesting than the subsequent development of the plot. It is clear that this is a detective story, with all the consequences of the genre, but... To turn anime into a soulless string of dialogues and a set of ridiculous stories with Sherlock is blasphemy to say the least. Nothing in common with the prototype of the hitherto known master of solving the most complicated crimes. Sherlock here arouses at least sympathy and dislike for his pretentious behavior.

But I want to talk about Moriarty endlessly. You get into the story of his life from the very first series - and it's really interesting! An orphan who had been adopted by the house of Moriarty. Under the name of William James Moriarty, he decides to confront Britain's rigid class system with his brothers and to do so becomes a "crime consultant". The opposition to evil in the guise of soulless rich people who call themselves the aristocracy is determined by the bold and calculating disposition of a very intelligent young man. However, the fight turns into blind hatred and with each episode more and more resembles a battle with windmills. Naively believing that in this way the world will be rid of villains, Moriarty increasingly resembles a cold-blooded killer, whose main compass is one sense of revenge.

I admit that in almost every anime I have watched, there is always a character that you sincerely sympathize with. Moriarty's "Patriotism" was, to my great disappointment, the first exception. Nevertheless, I am waiting for the continuation, although I do not flatter myself with hopes of seeing something that will radically change the already established opinion about this detective creation.

Oh, yes, I want to praise the cool opening and a good musical accompaniment!

Despite most of the criticism from my side, I would still recommend it to those viewers who are interested in contradictions and bold extraordinary versions of events along with well-reflected historical details!

By the way, at the time of writing the review, two musicals based on this anime have already been staged in Japan.


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