Kodansha Comics licensed the Sherlock Bones (Tanteiken Sherdock) manga, as revealed on an update on the Random House website. A pre-order also appeared on Amazon. The manga is written by author Ando Yuma and drawn by artist, Satou Yuuki. The manga runs in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine.
Ando Yuma is one of the many pen-names for Kibayashi Shin, who has worked on such series as Get Backers, Bloody Monday, The Drops of God and Psycho Buster. This will be Satou Yuuki’s first licensed work to be published in North America.
Sherlock Bones Plot
The story is about a dog-loving boy, Wajima Takeru, who through a convenient circumstance finds himself introduced to a talking-dog. And not just any talking-dog, but the very incarnation of a certain Sherlock Holmes. These two pair up and set out, solving all sorts of mysteries…or at least, they try!! ;)
Sherlock Bones is scheduled for release on September 17, 2013, with a retail-suggested price of $10.99 (which is the usual price for all Kodansha Comics shonen releases). The series is still ongoing in Japan, with 6 volumes currently out, and volume 7 due out on February 15.