The remaining episodes of the series were directed by Kyosuke Mikuriya. In 1984, two episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki were made into a film and released alongside Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in Japanese theaters. The 26 episodes of Sherlock Hound aired on TV Asahi from November 6, 1984-May 20, 1985. Currently, the American license for Sherlock Hound is owned by the now-defunct Geneon Entertainment.
Sherlock Hound is the main character of the series. Like his Sherlock Holmes counterpart, he has strong intellect and has a lot of knowledge in multiple fields. He's also cool and logical, regardless of whatever situation he finds himself in. Unlike most of the characters, Sherlock is a fox rather than a dog.
John Watson is Hound's companion and he is a trained doctor. He tries to help out as he can, but it can be hard to keep up, especially with being a bit overweight. Watson is a Scottish Terrier.
Marie Hudson is Hound and Watson's landlady, and she's a widow in her 20s. She's also the love interest for many of the male cast members. She's quick and resourceful, and also has some skills with a revolver. Marie is a Golden Retriever.
Professor Moriarty is the main antagonist in Sherlock Hound. He personally works on his plans without any real support network. He's a master inventor, who has complex and outlandish plans that usually rely on linking together unusual acts.
In the series, Moriarty is a purple wolf. He has two henchmen named Smiley and George/Todd who were designed specifically for the series. Smiley is tall, lanky, and isn't very bright. George/Todd is small and squat, and tends to have a negative outlook on situations.
When watching Sherlock Hound, you can definitely tell Miyazaki had a hand in it just by seeing the character designs. When it comes to the visuals, I saw nothing offensive for younger viewers, unless you don't like seeing the idea of seeing Sherlock Hound with a pipe in his mouth. Personally, I would recommend Sherlock Hound to anime viewers who are seven or eight years of age and older.
|Sherlock Hound||26||1984-1985||Kyosuke Mikuriya/Hayao Miyazaki||Tokyo Movie Shinsa/RAI||Geneon|