A co-production between the Japanese studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
and the Italian channel RAI, Sherlock Hound
(a.k.a. Meitantei Holmes
) is a Funny Animal
adaptation series of the English character Sherlock Holmes
, featuring the characters... as dogs
! The famous Hayao Miyazaki
, famous for his work on Studio Ghibli
, directed six episodes of the series. Unfortunately, there were problems with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, which led to a suspension in production
. By the time the issues were resolved, Miyazaki had turned to another project
, and the remaining episodes were directed by Kyosuke Mikuriya. It was broadcast on TV Asahi from 1984 to 1985.
This anime is really a Lighter and Softer
interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, but there are really awesome moments (especially in the episodes made by Miyazaki). If you like anime with more innocence and more of a sense of adventure than fighting, like those of Studio Ghibli
, you will like this one.
As of May 19, 2009, TMS Anime has posted all 26 full version episodes in English on Youtube
, right here
. Although not for every country
and out of order
. A correctly ordered playlist can be found starting here
The series is not related to the childrens novels by Karen Wallace, which have a similar premise.