Yuukoku no Moriarty

Moriarty the Patriot

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Synonyms: Moriarty's Patriotism
Japanese: 憂国のモリアーティ
English: Moriarty the Patriot
German: Moriarty the Patriot
French: Moriarty the Patriot
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:53 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 181614181,614 users)
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Ranked: #4272
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Popularity: #531
Members: 430,372
Favorites: 7,354

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During the late 19th century, Great Britain has become the greatest empire the world has ever known. Hidden within its success, the nation's rigid economic hierarchy dictates the value of one's life solely on status and wealth. To no surprise, the system favors the aristocracy at the top and renders it impossible for the working class to ascend the ranks.

William James Moriarty, the second son of the Moriarty household, lives as a regular noble while also being a consultant for the common folk to give them a hand and solve their problems. However, deep inside him lies a desire to destroy the current structure that dominates British society and those who benefit from it.

Alongside his brothers Albert and Louis, William will do anything it takes to change the filthy world he lives in—even if blood must be spilled.

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Sep 2, 2023
I'm not gonna lie i watched this anime because i saw it on tiktok and when i found out there's Sherlock i thought it's not gonna be good at all but i still decided to watch it and i'm glad i made that decision necause after i watched it i regretted thinking it and now i'm totally obsessed with the story and the characters are masterpiece and the openings make it even better i watched Sherlock movies so that's why i was like eh but then i realized i like it more than the movies themselves , my sis is the reason i watch anime ...
Jan 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
tl;dr: A very strong premise that shows a lot of promise towards the beginning but is overall terrible executed.

*Note: This is a review of Part 1, Part 2, and the OVAs.*

Moriarty the Patriot is an anime that focuses on James Moriarty, the best known adversary of the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes. To be more precise, there’s a group of three brothers all of whom are James Moriarty and all of whom are focused on to a degree, but the deuteragonist is undoubtedly William James Moriarty. From the start, from the title even, it is clear that Moriarty won’t be portrayed as a villain, but rather ...
Feb 10, 2021
Time and time again Sherlock Holmes has been re-imagined, re-invented, modernised and so on. But often times, when set in the particular historical period the original novel is set, people forget the effects of the time period small intricacies.
(as well as read and pay attention to the source material, but then again Sherlock name sells, seen by how much people venerate this anime lol)

Moriarty is a incredibly interesting character in the novels, however he was not given a lot of focus.

Here the anime had a chance to explore his character and...well choose to play the "Noble bad, poor good" card as his motivation. ...

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