We start a new section in the blog: Geeking out. Today I’m going to talk about one of the shows that inspired me: Sherlock Hound. If you don’t know it, Sherlock Hound is an old Italian and Japanese production where six episodes were directed by no other than Hayao Miyazaki. It’s based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and it has steampunk technology in it. So yes, it has a little bit of science fiction! It’s also a little bit unusual because it has dogs as characters. The original title was “Detective Holmes” (名探偵ホームズ), but in English was known as Sherlock Hound. Well, I was addicted to it!
As you know, I am a great fan of Sherlock Holmes. And that means all things, Sherlock. But this show, in particular, was so easy to watch and enjoy. The intro I remember is the one above. However, you can find it on youtube and watch some episodes. (The one I found has a different intro music though).
This show inspired me into wanting to go beyond, discover what’s behind patterns and what people hide. It also made me fall even more for Sherlock Holmes. I don’t know how many times I’ve read Sherlock Holmes till now. I just can’t have enough of it.
I was a little kid when I was watching Sherlock Hound back in the 90s (although this anime is from the 80s). It was fun! I still remember the yelling of Professor Moriarty, a purple wolf. Remember that the characters were dogs, and Professor Moriarty, as being the archenemy of Sherlock, it had to be a wolf. It made sense. The only thing that escaped me was the color: why purple?
This was also a show that made you think quite a lot. Solving problems. They weren’t that difficult, but the chills could come on your spine because you finally got it right. You get the picture.
I know this is an old show, but it’s a really good one for grownups and kids. If you have children, consider this anime. Is a good one!
So, what are you geeking out about? Do you remember any show from childhood that inspired you? Join me in Geeking Out! [If you want to see your links on the Geeking Out section contact me here. ]
Version in Italian & Spanish (the ones I knew when I was a kid 😉 )
Italian song (but the title is announced in Spanish):