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Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime

Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime

Alternative Titles

English: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Synonyms: Professor Layton and the Eternal Songstress, Professor Layton: The First Movie
Japanese: レイトン教授と永遠の歌姫

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 19, 2009
Genres: Mystery
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 5849 users)
Ranked: #9452
Popularity: #2341
Members: 9,712
Favorites: 49
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Synopsis

Layton receives a letter from the famed opera singer, Jenis Quatlane, inviting them to see her newest performance. She also asks Layton, Luke and Remi for assistance in a mystery, saying her friend Melina died one year ago, but returned later as a seven year old girl saying she had found the secret of eternal life, and she also knew all the secrets that only the true Melina could know. Naturally, the case fascinates Layton and his apprentice, so they head to the Crown Petone opera house, but Remi stays in London, searching for some girls that went missing in there.

The opera was about a lost kingdom, The Kingdom of Immortals; once, there was a beautiful queen that loved music. She was beloved by everyone in the kingdom. But one day, the queen became very ill. The people of the kingdom toiled to find a cure, but medicine couldn’t help. The queen finally passed away, and right after, the cure was completed: A potion for immortality. The people of the kingdom deeply lamented for the death of their queen. In order to the meet reincarnated queen again, they decided to become immortal, using the just-completed immortality nostrum. Abrosia's Kingdom is still somewhere in this world, waiting for its queen to return, and then, she will sing forever.

After the spectacle finishes, a masked men appears, and proposes something to the audience: "Let's play a game"- he says- "The winner, will have eternal life. The losers, will have to die." It's up to Layton and Luke to enter in the game, and discover the secret of Eternal Life.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Layton, Hershel
Layton, Hershel
Main
Oizumi, Yo
Japanese
Oizumi, Yo
Triton, Luke
Triton, Luke
Main
Horikita, Maki
Japanese
Horikita, Maki
Descole, Jean
Descole, Jean
Main
Watabe, Atsuro
Japanese
Watabe, Atsuro
Altava, Emmy
Altava, Emmy
Main
Aibu, Saki
Japanese
Aibu, Saki

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Oomura, Makoto
Oomura, Makoto
Producer
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director



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Oct 21, 2010 4:28 PM
Archaeon
Game adaptations seem to be a bit of a tricky subject for most anime studios for some reason. There are numerous examples of a perfectly good game being turned into mediocre show for no other reason than to cash in on the game's popularity. Part of the problem stems from the mistaken belief that fans of a particular game will spend their hard earned cash on a sub par representation of it, and while there are people who will buy the anime adaptation, the resulting income barely justifies the cost of making the show in the first place.

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Jul 22, 2010 2:08 AM
kindergraph
There seems to be some great misconception among the general viewership that a work of film needs to be bursting at the seams with blood and sex to be “mature”. More people will see a film that wears an R rating like a badge of honour on a weathered veteran than will see Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva and films like it, and it’s their loss.

‘Eternal Diva’ is the first in a planned series of anime films based on the Professor Layton series of puzzle games. Though the games aren’t for everyone, the movie takes place years before the games’ timeline (with the exception read more
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Sep 7, 2014 7:47 PM
Piegoose
For those who've played or heard of the Professor Layton games, this movie serves as its own story within that universe. While I haven't played any of the games myself to see the relations of those game's plots and this movie, I had no issues understanding who is who and who is most likely the main characters of the games. That aside, not ever playing the games (but always hearing of their great quality) I had always assumed that Professor Layton was a mystery-solving, focused game with somewhat complex things to unravel. While this movie, on MAL, does only contain the genre "mystery" to describe read more
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Dec 3, 2010 2:42 AM
Hanaji
I'd have to tell you one thing, Finishing this anime made me feel like I finished Lupin III and the Castle of Cagliostro all over again, and that actually says much, considering the fact that overall, I consider Lupin III and the Castle of Cagliostro the best anime I've ever seen.

It all starts with Prof. Layton and sidekick Luke being invited to an opera by a very important person who happens to be a former acquaintance of Prof. Layton, Seeing that this is a Layton movie, Things suddenly go awry the moment the whole performance is finished, puzzles ensue.

The score, as heard on all the read more
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Both Layton like Victorique are characters based on the greatest creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes. They are people very clever and deductive. They keep quiet because they know that their wisdom will solve all enigmas.
In Gosick, the chapters that are dedicated to Alchemist are most noticeable where the resemblance between these two animes.
Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime is a film in the style of the 70's, It focuses on the story and not add useless and misplaced details; while Gosick is tailored for this time, that is, has several features very 'commercial', such as romantic situations, stereotyped characters and  read more 
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Ending Theme

"Eternal Diva" by Nana Mizuki

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