YMMV / Sherlock Hound

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In "Mrs. Hudson Is Taken Hostage," does Mrs. Hudson play to Moriarti's sympathies so he'll be nicer to her, does she treat him and his men the way she would treat the owners of any home or is it a joke that she'll act this way in any house that's unkempt?
  • 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.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Moriarty here is still a criminal mastermind if a tad sillier (par for the course in a Lighter and Softer adaptation) but he's also a furry wolf, and is voiced by Chikao Ohtsuka (Hamilton Camp in the English dubs). Naturally, fans tend to ignore the first part and love him anyway. Moreso in Japan where fans paint him as simply being misunderstood and/or pair him with Sherlock Hound, glossing over the fact that Moriarty had tried to get rid of him more than once.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Polly the pickpocket who was confused to be a boy at first sight.
  • Evil Is Sexy: A lot of furries love Professor Moriarty. It helps that he's a monocle-wearing, mustachioed, purple wolf, dressed in an all-white suit.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Moriarty, nearly crashes paper pterodactyl after getting stuck on wing and catching the wind like a parachute! NO CAPES!!"
  • 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.
    • That being said, the anime is not quite laden with this like other adaptations and the closest one that it got was in "The Secret Parrot" when Watson stirred and tried to chase after Mrs. Hudson only to trip on Hound's lap and fall back asleep right there. Mrs. Hudson later returns to their room and giggles upon seeing them. It's as adorable as it sounds.
  • LGBT Fanbase:
    • A bit of this around Watson. Some reasons are because of his looks (his Badass Mustache and plump figure to be specific).
    • Inspector Lestrade for almost the same reason. However, much less than Watson and much more underrated. Ergo, the only few fanart of him in existence is somewhere in Rule34.
  • 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 problems
    Sherlock Holmes, our detective so supreme
    Sherlock Holmes, you're the only one for me...
    ~John Watsonnote 
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: We are so accustomed to her presence in most adaptations of the books that many modern viewers are disappointed at Irene Adler being absent from this series, and probably surprised at Mrs. Hudson being given the Love Interest role Adler typically plays towards Holmes (this comes to the point that people from today watching the opening sequence tend to believe mistakenly that the lady who Drives Like Crazy on it is her). Also, although he was much less known at the time the series was made, Mycroft Holmes is missed in this adaptation by fans of the character.
  • Values Dissonance: Even in the 1980s and with the Setting Update, it was a rather dated opinion for Mrs. Hudson to tell Moriarti that he needed a wife to clean up after him. To say nothing of Watson's passive (although not at all impolite) womanizing.
  • Viewer Species Confusion: Hound is either a Pembroke Corgi or a red fox.
  • Vindicated by History: When it first aired, it wasn't seen as any more special than any other children's cartoon at the time and only lasted one season. It's gained a respectable cult following in the Turn of the Millennium in both America and Japan, thanks in no small part to the Furry Fandom. Fans of newer adaptations like Sherlock and Elementary also enjoy it for being a fluffier, cuter version of an otherwise gritty series.