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Multimedia Franchise 'Layton' Series Gets TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Dec 28, 2017 7:36 PM | 26 Comments
An official website has opened and announced that the Layton series multimedia franchise will receive a TV anime. Titled Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File, the anime is slated for Spring 2018.

Cast
Katrielle Layton: Kana Hanazawa (the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru series)

Staff
Creative Director, Original Plan, Series Composition: Akihiro Hino (the Inazuma Eleven series)
Director: Susumu Mitsunaka (the Haikyuu!! series)
Original Character Design: Tetsuzou Nagano (Layton Kyouju to Eien no Utahime)
Character Design: Yoko Takada (Air key animation)
Studio: LIDENFILMS

Professor Layton is originally a game series developed by Level 5. The series received an anime movie featuring Hershel Layton that was premiered in December 2009, and a manga adaptation via CoroCoro Comic magazine between November 2008 and June 2012. A new manga adaptation featuring Katrielle Layton will begin its serialization via Ciao magazine in Spring 2018. Toy merchandise company Takara Tomy plans to release goods for the series as well.

Official site: https://www.layton-anime.jp/

Source: Moca News

Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File on MAL

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Hrybami said:
Kinda disappointed P.A. Works didn't follow the franchise. I would have watched it if it was done by P.A. Works. That studio however....

I mean sure, LIDENFILMS kinda suck but they did a couple of good stuff personally (Arslan Senki and Udon no Kuni) and the staff behind so far is pretty solid (specially the director).

But its 50 episodes tho, so its still a little bit worrying, dunno how the studio will do for 50 episodes.

Dec 30, 2017 3:20 PM by DatRandomDude

Kinda disappointed P.A. Works didn't follow the franchise. I would have watched it if it was done by P.A. Works. That studio however....

Dec 30, 2017 1:48 PM by Hrybami

Pewter_Dragon said:
I just wish they could go through and adapt all the main games, in the order they were released. They could even do the Phoenix Wright crossover and give both franchises a bit of justice.
I just fear if this anime has Katrielle in it, we may not get Professor Layton..... but looking at that poster....please be good....


Yeah, I don't think we're going to see Layton since this seems to be based on the latest game (unless Layton does appear in the game, I haven't played it so I'm know)

Dec 30, 2017 8:08 AM by Zydeph

R-really? Well, I hope it's as good as the movie was. Or at least better than the Ace Attorney anime...anyway, I hope that Katrielle sounds alright. I haven't heard her Japanese voice actually...

Dec 29, 2017 7:36 PM by MugiwaraNo1412

HanaKana ?

plan to watch

Dec 29, 2017 4:32 PM by TainakaRitsu

If they ever do a dub in hope they use the people from the games, and use the ones the European edition used as the voice of Luke was far better in the Europe dub than the US one.
That is if Luke and Layton appear in this...

Dec 29, 2017 3:46 PM by Pewter_Dragon

I just wish they could go through and adapt all the main games, in the order they were released. They could even do the Phoenix Wright crossover and give both franchises a bit of justice.
I just fear if this anime has Katrielle in it, we may not get Professor Layton..... but looking at that poster....please be good....

Dec 29, 2017 3:44 PM by Pewter_Dragon

Looks cute, Imma watch it expecting good things.

Dec 29, 2017 9:18 AM by fruits_punch95

Looking forward to this one.

Dec 29, 2017 9:10 AM by Chibi-Alice

Well damn. I wonder if this'll have an original story or adapt the most recent game.

Dec 29, 2017 9:05 AM by Zydeph

@abhutrash It is never the same team.
Plus, you can't expect the same level of attention for a series of full-length TV episodes than for a work of a few minutes made over several months

Dec 29, 2017 6:44 AM by Rei366

Ohhhh yeaaaaaaaa buooooyyyy I love Layton. Anyone know if the team is the same one that does the animated cutscenes in the games?

Dec 29, 2017 5:31 AM by abhutrash

Z4k said:
Rip Haikyuu season 4

Yeah, dont think about Haikyuu in 2018, specially if this bit about the series being 50 episodes is true :
''Singapore-based distribution and production company Bomanbridge Media announced in November that it will distribute Level 5 Abby's original productions in Asian territories, including a Lady Layton Mystery Journey series. The announcement listed the series at 50 episodes with each a runtime of 30 minutes.''

From ANN

Dec 29, 2017 5:18 AM by DatRandomDude

Kana hanazawa !!

Hope this anime don't dissapoint

Dec 29, 2017 4:20 AM by tragedydesu

Spring 2018... wow that is fast :)

Even though I only played 2 of its games (the first and the phoenix wright crossover).

Dec 29, 2017 3:10 AM by Bourmegar

I've seen the game, might as well check the anime.

Dec 28, 2017 11:15 PM by Swagernator

The game's twisty... and also "Fun"

Hoping for the adaptation tho

Dec 28, 2017 10:35 PM by -HippySnob-

tsubasalover said:
Wasshio said:
aren't those designs from the original game or something?
Probably? The official Tweet that announces the news uses that image.

I believe they look like the original designs of the game, while I have not played it I can see its similar from what I've recalled.

Dec 28, 2017 10:34 PM by Wasshio

Wasshio said:
aren't those designs from the original game or something?
Probably? The official Tweet that announces the news uses that image.

Dec 28, 2017 10:32 PM by tsubasalover

I need to check Layton out sometime but this is pretty cool.

Rayzer said:
> LIDENFILMS
Expect a trainwreck!
That visual looks old design though.

>Implying LIdenfilms is bad.

Also aren't those designs from the original game or something?

Dec 28, 2017 10:30 PM by Wasshio

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