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Aya Matsui (screenplay)
Akihiro Hino (story)
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Release Date:
19 December 2009 (Japan) See more »
800-mannin ijô ga toita, naita; ano kandô no game ga tsuini eigaka! (The game solved by over 800 million people is finally being made into a movie!) See more »
Layton and Luke are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Yô Ôizumi ... Layton (voice: Japanese version)
Maki Horikita ... Luke (voice: Japanese version)
Nana Mizuki ... Jenis (voice: Japanese version)
Atsurô Watabe ... Descole (voice: Japanese version)
Saki Aibu ... Remi (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Darling ... Luke Triton / Annie Dretche (voice: English version)
Wayne Forester ... Curtis O'Donnell (voice: English version)

Marianne Graffam ... Flora Reinhard (voice: German version)

Sarah Hadland ... Celia Raidley (voice: English version)
David Holt ... Marco Brock (voice: English version)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Curtis O'Donnel (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Oswald Whistler (voice: Japanese version)
Jonathan Keeble ... Jean Descole (voice: English version)
LiLiCo ... Annie Dretche (voice: Japanese version)

Christopher Robin Miller ... Professor Layton (voice: English version)
Kenta Miyake ... Marco Brock (voice: Japanese version)
Claire Morgan ... Amelia Ruth (voice: English version)
Sumire Morohoshi ... Nina (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Frederick Bargland (voice)
Mamiko Noto ... Flora (voice: Japanese version)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Melina Whistler (voice)
Shiro Saito ... Inspector Chelmey (voice: Japanese version)
Robbie Stevens ... Oswald Whistler / Pierre Starbuck (voice: English version)
Emma Tate ... Janice Quatlane / Emmy Altava (voice: English version)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Amelia Ruth (voice: Japanese version)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Pierre Starbuck (voice: Japanese version)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Inspector Clamp Grosky (voice)

Directed by
Masakazu Hashimoto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Akihiro Hino  story
Aya Matsui  screenplay

Produced by
Shuji Abe .... co-executive producer
Naoya Fujimaki .... co-executive producer
Kazuya Hamana .... executive producer
Kenji Horikawa .... producer
Nobuhiro Kikuchi .... co-producer
Masakazu Kubo .... executive producer
Arimasa Okada .... producer
Toshiaki Okuno .... producer
Shin Omura .... producer
Ichirô Takase .... producer
Katsuhito Yamauchi .... associate producer
Original Music by
Tomohito Nishiura 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitsuru Hongo .... assistant director (as Mitsuru Hongô)
Jôji Shimura .... assistant director
Naohito Takahashi .... unit director
Art Department
Takuzô Nagano .... illustrator: ending credits
Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Visual Effects by
Ting-Ni Chiu .... visual effects production assistant
Don Ho Han .... visual effects production assistant
Ryu Harada .... digital artist
Hitoshi Ishihara .... lead digital artist
Mi Hyang Kang .... digital paint artist
Miki Kinoshita .... r&d developer
Masashi Kobayashi .... visual effects supervisor
Michiyo Matsuda .... digital paint artist
Yoshinori Moriizumi .... technical director
Yuki Ninomiya .... visual effects production assistant
Tetsuya Nomura .... visual effects production assistant
Misako Saka .... visual effects producer
Leona Suzuki .... visual effects director
Katsumi Takao .... lead digital paint artist
Tatsuo Yotsukura .... r&d developer
Animation Department
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... animation director
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... designer
Sayuri Ichiishi .... animation director
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... storyboard artist
Takuzô Nagano .... original character designer
Junji Nishimura .... storyboard artist
Jôji Shimura .... storyboard artist
Noboru Sugimitsu .... character designer
Noboru Sugimitsu .... supervising animation director
Hideki Takahashi .... animation director
Miwa Tsurumi .... in-between animator
Casting Department
Martin Vaughan .... casting
Other crew
Nobuhiro Kikuchi .... production committee: Team Layton
Martin Vaughan .... voice director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eiga Reiton-kyôju to eien no utahime" - Japan (original title)
"Professor Layton" - Singapore (English title)
"Professor Layton: The Eternal Diva" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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99 min
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very much Professor Layton, 20 October 2010
Author: Typhin ( from Isle of Wight, England

Professor Layton is a game about solving puzzles, a film following the same concept would certainly be interesting, after all I'm sure you realise how bad most game-related films and film-related games are.

Anyone who's played any of the games know how ridiculous the stories are, there's no exception here, as the film progresses things get more and more ridiculous: from the sharks at the start through the chainsaw contraption right up to the final showdown. At least you can't complain it's not original.

Puzzles are there too, not quite as shoehorned in as in the games though, the few puzzles there are in this hour and a half do get you thinking, the was quite some discussion at the screening when the puzzles were asked. And they don't try hiding their nature as puzzles, they are asked as puzzles in the films as they are in the games.

It's a shame the film will have such a cult following, appealing really only to people who have played the games. Fans of the series will undoubtedly enjoy the film, at one point someone gets kicked in the *ahems* and the 'hint coin' noise is added as a sound effect. That doesn't mean non-fans won't enjoy it, just don't expect it to be the most believable film, even anime, you've seen.

Some things are lost in translation; because the film starts in London, the eponymous hero is British and there are a number of references to the UK it's still decidedly Japanese which makes some of the references to being a "British Gentleman" rather humorous. The art style, too, is the same as the games, and the voice acting is taken straight from the series so be warned that Luke is still a main character. "'ello there professor!" The film is more like a feature-length cut scene than a film adaption and while game fans will get more out of the film than those that haven't played any of the series it doesn't mean if you don't know the series it's not worth seeing. It's so ridiculous and over the top it's worth seeing just for that.

I would highly recommend Professor Layton and The Eternal Diva for any fan of the series, any fan of anime and anyone with ninety minutes to spare and wanting something entertaining to watch.

It's better than a lot of films and a lot better than most game/film adaptations. It won't be to everyone's taste but it's ridiculous enough to make it entertaining and memorable.

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