BBC’s latest version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes,” (aptly titled “Sherlock”) is an incredible series. Placing the brilliant yet controversial detective and his associate in modern-day London was a perfect fit for the pair. The series, with two seasons under its belt and plans for a third, is a world-wide sensation, and has not-surprisingly spurned a massive amount of fan-fiction, especially from the yaoi fanbase (I dare you to read some for yourself). Even the series’ star Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) mentioned his knowledge of the existence of yaoi dojinshi of the pair.
Looks like it’s time to stir up the fangirl fantasy pot even more. Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine is announcing in its October issue that a manga adaptation of the BBC series will debut the following month. The first issue will adapt the first episode from Sherlock (“A Study in Pink”).
The announcement page (full-size picture is available after the break) depicts Sherlock and Watson, along with announcing the artist “Jay,” who will be drawing the manga. While each character retains the same facial details as their real-life counterparts, I feel that they look significantly younger in this adaptation.
I can only imagine how many fangirls have squealed over this announcement, not to mention the amount of fan-fiction that’s going to literally skyrocket.