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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A movie based off a video game?, 15 January 2014
Author: Anonymous Sir from United States

But believe me, this one is actually (how to put it) good. Maybe even excellent. As a fan of the Professor Layton games, I can say that this installation in the franchise did not disappoint. The story remained pretty consistent, and the puzzles were integrated into the story-line perfectly without seeming like an unnecessary gimmick.

While not necessarily breathtaking in all aspects, the animation was still, in fact, well done, particularly during the end scenes – namely the machine and fighting sequences. Those really stood out particularly well. Overall, I think the music may be the boldest highlight of the film. Very melodic and beautiful. Definitely feels like a Layton story.

Some of the original voice actors for the North American release of the games are not present here, mainly because this is a direct port of the UK version. Despite having played the US version of the series, the voices here did not strike me as odd in any way. It all depends on preference, really.

Now for those who haven't seen or played the games, the film does quite a terrific job of explaining the gist of the series to the audience. Some references here and there might be missed, but the story itself is very well standalone. Newcomers shouldn't have too much trouble understanding.

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