YMMV: Sherlock Hound
- Crowning Music of Awesome: The opening instrumental theme for the English dubs. Arguably, better than any of the sung versions.
- They're pretty good too but if you can get your hands on the soundtrack, there are some very catchy and badass scores there.
- It's pretty much par for the course for music director Seiji Suzuki, well-known for being involved in most of Lupin III's films and specials, including The Castle of Cagliostro.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Polly the pickpocket who was confused to be a boy at first sight.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This anime is a nostalgic treasure in Italy. It was such a hit in the country and they even made their own theme song for it (the English version below is also made by them).
- Ho Yay: Seeing that this is a Holmes adaptation and we all know how much ho yay the original one has, there will be certain fans.
- LGBT Fanbase:
- Moe: Arguably, Smiley due to being in contrast with the usually strong ,neutral-colored and/or beefy male dogs running around in the show. Something about his face makes him look like he's stuck in Puppy-Dog Eyes mode.
- Narm: The opening theme for the RLK version. Especially once you see the lyrics.
You're the only friend that can resolve all my problemsSherlock Holmes, our detective so supremeSherlock Holmes, you're the only one for me...
- Vindicated by History: Despite it's not-so-long run and the fact that the show was made and aired a long time ago in the 80s, its (Japanese) fanbase seems to be Not Quite Dead yet.