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Nintendo DS Game Professor Layton To Be an Anime Movie [Updated]

by dtshyk
Dec 9, 2008 6:33 PM | 22 Comments
According to Oricon news, an anime movie based on a Nintendo DS puzzle game "Professor Layton (Layton Kyouju)" series was announced. The title is "Professor Layton The First Movie" and it will be shown in the theaters in January 2010. The cast of the main characters is the same as that of the game:

Professor Hershel Layton: Oizumi Yo
Luke: Horikita Maki

Source: Oricon news
The English official website of the game
Professor Layton series in Wikipedia (US)

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Oh, that's another one I'll watch. I wonder how the plots will be if Phoenix Wright is ever animated.

Dec 10, 2008 3:06 PM by Kino_no_Tabi

I asked for this game is Christmas!

DUDE, it's only a matter of time until Phoenix Wright gets animated...!

Dec 10, 2008 2:57 PM by ummyeah

wow im curious as to how this is going to turn out lol

Dec 10, 2008 2:32 PM by mui

I've heard very good things about this game but I haven't played it yet. I probably should. Though I do love it when games become an anime.

Dec 10, 2008 2:01 PM by Animegal9215

I tried the online DS demo, not bad. However, I don't intend on buying or playing the game, so generally, I am not interested in the anime movie.

Edit: Professor Layton is getting an anime movie, sounds nice!!! :)

Dec 10, 2008 1:29 PM by Kira01


Professor Layton is an awesome game~
An anime movie sounds cool, even though the movie will be in Japanese and I played the game in English.

Dec 10, 2008 1:05 PM by OverChasm

Wow, I can't believe they are actually making this game into an anime and live action!! I played it when I first got it (which was around March) and now I'm replaying it 'cause I just love the puzzles, the music, and the characters. Also, the animation is very well done, and the english voices are actually decent (which I think that's rarely the case in english games). Looking forward to watching this!

Dec 10, 2008 1:03 PM by Kino_no_Tabi

Playing the game made me feel like I missed a really good show from the past. The animated clips in the game is nothing short of amazing.

Dec 10, 2008 12:10 PM by Veggen

Even though I haven't heard of the game, I think that it becoming a series is very interesting. I would watch it. Gotta god research it now. : )

Dec 10, 2008 10:38 AM by Sanada-Sasuka

awesome, but the game is SO hard to find in the UK right now!

Dec 10, 2008 4:42 AM by myscarredheart

Bahh, how cool. My sister has this game, although I doubt she'll care about it coming an anime movie >_>

Dec 10, 2008 1:27 AM by KawaiiObsessive

oooooooooo i thought it would make a good movie, the cutscenes in it are REALLY well animated

Dec 9, 2008 11:17 PM by OfficerGrayson

I predicted this a few times already, glad to see I'm right. haha.

Dec 9, 2008 11:15 PM by Ilyaoh

Icy-nee-san said:
Video Games that become animes are always kick ass :3

Like Tekken, Samurai Showdown, Final Fantasy- The Spirits Within, Street Fighter Alpha Generations, and countless others?

Yeah, those were some kick ass anime movies all right....

Dec 9, 2008 10:35 PM by YoungVagabond

Video Games that become animes are always kick ass :3

Dec 9, 2008 10:18 PM by Icy-nee-san

AWESOME. I never would've imagined it would be animated but this is great news!

Dec 9, 2008 9:16 PM by co_flame

I've got two words: Kick. Ass.

Dec 9, 2008 9:00 PM by Siing

Critical thinking is the key to a success. :D

And yeah, there will be an anime AND a live-action based on Professor Layton. I'm looking forward to them. :D

Dec 9, 2008 8:12 PM by Boursk

Awesome! I love these games. xD Never did get far in Layton 1 though. Something about it made it kind of boring after a while. No, it wasn't the thinking. xP

Dec 9, 2008 7:16 PM by blackking302

Heh, this will be interesting.

Dec 9, 2008 7:16 PM by Tenchio