Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

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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
English: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
German: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Spanish: El Profesor Layton y la Diva Eterna
French: Professeur Layton et la Diva Éternelle
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 19, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: OLM, P.A. Works
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.631 (scored by 1395413,954 users)
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Ranked: #12322
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Popularity: #3605
Members: 25,316
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Professor Hershel Layton—renowned archaeologist, puzzle-solver, and extraordinary gentleman—and his young aspiring apprentice Luke Triton receive a mysterious letter from his former student Janice Quatlane containing tickets to an opera at the Crown Petone. They soon discover that it is no ordinary opera, but rather a devious game for the legendary Fountain of Youth—the giver of eternal life. However, this only scratches the surface of an unfolding mystery that the pair must solve together in order to survive.

Despite being faced with complex puzzles and fervent competition, Professor Layton and his trusted assistant Luke never forget to uphold the standards of true gentlemen... and a true gentleman never leaves a puzzle unsolved.

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Horikawa, Kenji
Hino, Akihiro
Producer, Script, Original Creator, Planning
Oomura, Makoto
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

"Eternal Diva" by Nana Mizuki

Oct 21, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
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.

Not all adaptations are bad though. While many read more
Jul 22, 2010
kindergraph (All reviews)
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
Dec 3, 2010
Hanaji (All reviews)
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
Sep 30, 2012
Tyfighter (All reviews)
Let’s not beat around the bush, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva is one of the good video game movies. I would even dare to say that it’s worth buying! I was scratching my head when I first saw this on my way to Japan one year during the flight. Fortunately, the film had English subtitles so I could understand the plot. When I was done watching it, I was pleasantly surprised.

One of the best factors of this movie is the story. It’s an original story that wasn’t based on any of the video games and it is supposed to be canon with the games’ read more


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