After a successful release in October 2020 and a two-cour Season 1, speculations for the release of Moriarty the Patriot Season 2 are definitely in order. The series finished its first season on June 2021 and fans are hyped for announcements for renewal.
The manga series by the same name created by Ryosuke Takeuchi began publication in 2016 in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Square magazine. The manga currently has 15 volumes with the latest volume set for release in August 2021. The series is a detective mystery-thriller based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The series has a rating of 8.07/1 on My Anime List!
Even as Season 1 has just ended, we cannot help speculate when Moriarty the Patriot Season 2 will be releasing. Here’s what we have for you!
What is Moriarty the Patriot: Yuukoku no Moriarty about?
Moriarty the Patriot or Yuukoku no Moriarty is not just an extension of the classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The plot for the anime revolves around William James Moriarty in 19th century Britain. With the British Empire becoming a dominant and formidable force in the world crimes and conflict among the classes is also on rising.
William James is adopted by Arthur Moriarty, an affluent man in British society. William, along with his adoptive brother Louis James plot to bring down the British nobility after discovering that they both hate the class and societal structure of the land. In this plot, they also plan to murder Arthur’s cruel brother, take his estate and spend their lives attacking and destroying the class system via means outside the law.
Moriarty is considered a crime specialist and in one of his cases which was a part of his plots, encounters detective Sherlock Holmes who uses his famous deduction skills to name another party involved in the murder. Sherlock catches Moriarty’s attention and much like the original story, Moriarty seems to be out to become Sherlock’s nemesis as he frames him for murder to tests his skills.
Moriarty the Patriot Season 1 Official Trailer
What will be the Yuukoku no Moriarty Season 2 Plot?
Moriarty the Patriot season 2 is likely to take off where Part 2 of Season 1 ended. However, there are some complications and concerns regarding how the series is going to move forward. The series consists of 24 episodes split over two parts covered in the first season.
The arc containing the Final Problem in the manga has already been covered by the end of season 1. That said, another story arc has been introduced in the manga which is closer to Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The dilemma lies in what part of the story would be included in Moriarty the Patriot Season 2 if it were to return.
With the August release of the manga coming soon, it is unsure whether the manga will come to a close or take the story further with newer arcs. The anime is produced by Production I.G of Ghost in the Shell, Haikyuu!! and Psycho-Pass fame. There have been no announcements for an upcoming season by the producing studio. If announcements are made, they will be updated immediately.
If the manga decides to continue, the plot of the coming season could bring the rebirth of Liam and will be influenced by Doyle’s The Adventure of the Empty House. As the anime seems to have borrowed plot lines vaguely inspired from the original material, this decision also seems a likelihood.
Release Window for Moriarty the Patriot Season 2
Yuukoku no Moriarty Season 1 first cour ended with Episode 11 on December 20, 2020. It ended in a climax involving Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes. The Moriarty the Patriot Season 1 Episode 12 came back in the Spring anime 2021 calendar with the premiere date falling on April 4, 2021. The last episode of Season 1, Moriarty the Patriot Episode 24, streamed on June 27, 2021.
With nothing known yet, Moriarty The Patriot Season 2 is a blur at the moment. Announcements by the production studio or streaming and dubbing platforms like Crunchyroll can clarify the intentions of a Season 2. It is also possible that Part 2 of the split-cour release of the anime could be named Moriarty The Patriot Season 2.
Even if the anime is renewed, it could take years before the manga has moved ahead enough to produce content for a whole season of anime. This means 2021 and 2022 are not an actual possibility. The earliest likelihood for renewal at this point seems to be 2023. With season 1 of the anime having ended on June 27 2021, it is much more sensible to wait for an English dub of the anime at the moment.
Will Moriarty the Patriot have an English Dub?
Season 1 Part 1 for Moriarty the Patriot has just been wrapped up. While there are no announcements of a dub yet, fans are hoping that platforms like Funimation or Crunchyroll will be taking up the show for an English dub.
An English dub for a show releases after the end of the Japanese audio series or sometimes receives a simultaneous. While the latter is rare, there is still hope for announcements of a dub version of Yuukoku no Moriarty.
Yuukoku no Moriarty Season 2
Since there is no sign of an upcoming season, the cast cannot be confirmed. However, if a renewal is on the table, the existing cast is likely to continue
- Soma Saito as William James Moriarty
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Louis James Moriarty
- Makoto Furukawa as Sherlock Holmes
- Takuya Satou as Albert James Moriarty
- Yuki Ono as John Watson
- Hitoshi Hino as Sebastian Moran
- Yuto Uemura as Fred Porlock
Even though there is little news as of now, don’t lose hope! the anime series had excellent reviews and the manga too has received a good response. The chances of renewal are dependent on the availability of material and the fate of the manga.