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Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Eiga Reiton-kyôju to eien no utahime (original title)
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.

Director:

Masakazu Hashimoto

Writers:

Akihiro Hino (story), Aya Matsui (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Yô Ôizumi ... Layton (voice)
Maki Horikita ... Luke (voice)
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ... Janice Quatlane (voice)
Atsuro Watabe Atsuro Watabe ... Descole (voice)
Saki Aibu Saki Aibu ... Remi (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Darling Maria Darling ... Luke Triton / Annie Dretche (voice)
Wayne Forester Wayne Forester ... Curtis O'Donnell (voice)
Marianne Graffam Marianne Graffam ... Flora Reinhard (voice)
Sarah Hadland ... Celia Raidley (voice)
David Holt ... Marco Brock (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ... Celia
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ... Oswald Whistler (voice)
Jonathan Keeble Jonathan Keeble ... Jean Descole (voice)
LiLiCo LiLiCo ... Annie Dretche (voice)
Christopher Robin Miller ... Professor Layton (voice)
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Storyline

Archeologist and avid puzzle solver Professor Layton and his assistant Luke think back to one of their earliest cases together... Famed singer Janice Quatlane requests Layton's help after a strange meeting with a little girl. The girl claims to posses eternal life and to be the reincarnation of Janice's friend Melina. Layton and Luke attend Janice's new opera. At the end of the performance, the guests are startled to find that the entire opera house has been converted into a ship and a mystery man now holds them all captive. The man forces them to solve a series of riddles. The winner will receive the secret to eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers.... Written by L. Hamre

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Taglines:

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 »


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Country:

Japan | Singapore

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 December 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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$6,140,049
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes that take place in present time take place inbetween The Curious Village and Diabolical Box/Pandora's Box while the scenes set in the past take place inbetween The Last Specter and Mask of Miracle See more »

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Featured in The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Video Game Movies (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Eien no utahime
("The Eternal Diva")
Performed by Nana Mizuki (as Jenis Quatlane)
Lyrics by Akihiro Hino
Music and arrangement by Tsuneyoshi Saito (as Tsuneyoshi Saitô)
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A movie based off a video game?
15 January 2014 | by lord-pigeonSee all my reviews

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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