Indonesian publisher m&c! will continue to publish the manga adaptation of BBC’s TV series Sherlock. Having released the the first volume titled A Study in Pink in 2017, the next volume to be released is Sherlock: The Blind Banker di Indonesia.
Announced on the official Facebook page the publisher revealed that Sherlock: The Blind Banker is scheduled for release on March 8 2017 at the price of IDR 50,000 (about USD 3.75), the same as Sherlock: A Study in Pink.
The manga of Sherlock: The Blind Banker is adapted from the second episode in the first season of the BBC TV series Sherlock. m&c! has provided the following synopsis for the manga:
“At night, an intruder sneaked into a bank an left a coded message. Sherlock was convinced that the message is intended for a bank employee named Van Coon. However, Van Coon had been found dead in his residence. Sherlock is challenged by mysterious code and a serial murder.”
Sherlock is the TV series adaptation of the famous novel detective character, Sherlock Holmes. The show has aired for three seasons from 2010 and is broadcast by England TV channel BBC One. The series is then adapted into comic books with the illustration of Jay and the original script from the show creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. For Japan, the series is published by Kadokawa in comic magazine Young Ace.
BBC’s Sherlock is the reiteration of original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle with a touch of modern theme. In its three seasons, Sherlock and Doctor Watson use many 21st technology such as cell phone, internet, and modern laboratory to help them solve the case. The series itself was created and made by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. Sherlock is starred by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman stars as his partner, John Watson. The series consists of three episodes in each season and the latest we got from the series was when a special episode titled The Abominable Bride aired on early 2016.
In Japan itself, Sherlock has a pretty well-known reputation with its broadcast on public channel NHK. Cumberbatch is dubbed by Satoshi Mikami and Freeman by Toshiyuki Morikawa. Inspektur Lestrade is dubbed by Hara Yasuyoshi and Mrs. Hudson is dubbed by Ikuko Tani. Following that, Kadokawa also released The Abominable Bride in cinemas with the title Sherlock: Imawashiki Hanayome (忌 まわしき花嫁). Unlike the TV series, the movie came without Japanese dubbing which means the audience could enjoy the original actors’ voice.
The Indonesian Anime Times