Guinness World Records announced in 2012 that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes was the most portrayed character on film and TV, depicted 254 times by more than 75 different actors.

While familiar with the original, Japanese audiences also know the detective via an anime titled “Sherlock Hound” (co-directed by Hayao Miyazaki no less) and a weekly manga called “Detective Conan,” which was also made into a popular TV series.

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