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Monday, 25th November 2013
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Sherlock gets second manga adaptation

Sherlock, the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will get its second manga publication in Japan next month, with the next instalment of Holmes' and Watson's adventures coming out on December 4th, it was announced this weekend.

Like the first manga version, the story will be a direct adaptation of one of the episodes broadcast in England, with the Blind Banker tale next to get the manga treatment.

A Study in Pink was drawn by a Japanese artist known as Jay for the Young Ace magazine, where it appeared on a weekly basis between October 2012 and October 2013. The strips have now been collected into book form.

It was decided there was a market for the BBC series after an influx of Japanese fan-made material about Cumberbatch's and Freeman's portrayals of the famous twosome emerged online.

The BBC has received resounding acclaim for its reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works in a modern environment, with the third series set for broadcast in the near future.

Written by Graham McPherson