Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
EU DVD Cover
Director Masakazu Hashimoto
Producer(s) Masakazu Kubo
Kenji Horikawa
Arimasa Okada
Toshiaki Okuno
Shin Omura
Ichiro Takase
Writer(s) Akihiro Hino
Aya Matsui
Studio P.A. Works
OLM, Inc
Release Dates JPDecember 19, 2009
EU18 October, 2010
NANovember 8, 2011
Running Time 97 Minutes
English Dub EUManga Entertainment
NAViz Media
Country Japan
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (レイトン教授と永遠の歌姫, Reiton-kyōju to Eien no Utahime, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva) also known as Professor Layton: The First Movie is the first film featured in the Professor Layton series. The movie takes place directly after the events in Professor Layton and the Last Specter and 3 years prior to the events in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. It was originally released in Japan on December 19, 2009, produced by Masakazu Kubo (famously renown for his involvement in the Pokémon films). The European release of the DVD was produced by Manga Entertainment while the localisation of the North American release is dubbed by Viz Media.


[edit] Background

The movie is a follow up on the events that happen in the fourth Layton game, Professor Layton and the Last Specter in which Layton's former student, Janice is performing on the Crown Petone by the command of Jean Descole and Oswald Whistler. Anyone able to solve the mystery of the boat will be granted eternal life. The other part of the movie is based around the adventures of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box in which Layton must stop Don Paolo from an unknown attack.

[edit] Plot

At the start of the film, Professor Layton and Luke are undergoing an investigation of a robbery at Big Ben. Once finding out the secret of how the door opens, Layton solves the puzzle of the clock tower. He discovers that the culprit must have escaped from the top of the tower and assembles Inspector Chelmey from Scotland Yard at Tower Bridge awaiting Layton to reveal the culprit. Once everyone is there, Layton points the blame at an elderly woman, who turns out to be Don Paolo in disguise. Don Paolo jumps off the side of the Bridge and gets away using a propeller infused umbrella and chased by officers of Scotland Yard. Layton and Luke return to Layton's office where the Professor pulls of a record titled "The Eternal Diva - Janice Quatlane" and a flashback ensues telling the story of three years prior to the events that just happened.

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[edit] Media

[edit] CD

The Eternal Diva / Jenis Quatlane
Release Date: N/A EDCDCover.png
Publisher: N/A
Composer: Tomohito Nishiura, Layton Grand Caravan Orchestra
Format: CD
# Title Length
1 Record of Memory 1:19
2 Let This Happiness be Eternal 1:46
3 A Transient Life's Departure 2:06
4 Jenis' Tears 1:38
5 The Eternal Diva 7:03
6 The Song of the Stars 0:37
7 The Song of the Sea 0:49
8 The Song of the Sun 2:16
9 Indigo Memories 1:39
Total time:

[edit] OST

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva OST
Release Date: N/A EDOSTCover.png
Publisher: N/A
Composer: Tomohito Nishiura, Layton Grand Caravan Orchestra
# Title Length
1 Cold Open ~ Professor Layton's Theme 2:38
2 Prologue to the Adventure ~ Puzzles 1:27
3 Travel Guide ~ Descole's theme 1:40
4 Compensation 1 ~ Detragiganto's Theme 0:33
5 Departure to the Voyage ~ Descole's Theme 2:05
6 Detragan's Shadow ~ Whistler's Theme 1:06
7 Rules for the Survivors ~ An Uneasy Atmosphere 0:46
8 Puzzle Number 001 ~ Puzzles Reinvented 1:56
9 Compensation 2 ~ Detragiganto's Theme 0:21
10 Puzzle Number 002 ~ Puzzles 5 4:11
11 Melina's Tenancy ~ An Uneasy Atmosphere 0:27
12 People of the Past ~ The Looming Tower 2:13
13 The True Crown ~ Descole's Theme 1:54
14 About London ~ About Town 0:43
15 The Passionate Whistler ~ Whistler's Theme 1:54
16 The Legendary Kingdom ~ Theme of Ambrosia 0:56
17 Rest ~ Time for a Break 0:53
18 Approaching Persuer 1 ~ Approaching Persuer 1:18
19 Puzzle Number 003 ~ A Revolutionary Idea 0:54
20 Adjusting the Pace ~ Persuit in the Night 1:11
21 Compensation 3 ~ Detragiganto's Theme 0:12
22 Escape! ~ Professor Layton's Theme 2:24
23 Puzzle Number 004 ~ The Plot Thickens 2:07
24 Descole Appears ~ Descole's Theme 1:01
25 Professor Layton's Piano ~ The Song of the Sea 0:32
26 Approaching Persuer 2 ~ Approaching Persuer 1:04
27 Emmy's Efforts ~ Emmy's Theme 0:31
28 Whistler's Experiment ~ Dangerous Experiment 2:10
29 The Mystery Explained! ~ Professor Layton's Theme 2:34
30 Great Conspiracy ~ Descole, Ambrosia's Theme 2:36
31 Prelude to Destruction ~ Descole's Theme 1:07
32 Detragiganto Appears ~ Detragiganto's Theme 1:43
33 Janice's Crisis ~ Tense Decision 0:21
34 Future British Gentleman ~ Luke's Theme 1:53
35 The Final Battle ~ Time of Conclusion 1:49
36 The Dream Collapses ~ Theme of Ambrosia 1:38
37 Father's Memories ~ Whistler's Theme 0:35
38 The Feelings Will Always Be Close ~ Whistler's Theme 2:46
39 The Eternal Diva / Janice Quatlane (CV Nana Mizuki) 6:55
Total time:

[edit] Home Release

Due to the fact that animé, as well as animé movies, aren't as popular as they are inside Japan, it was released straight to DVD and Blu-Ray. There are several different variations available for purchase. There is; DVD, Blu-Ray, Boxset with Blu-Ray disk, and several DVD versions with special features, as well a special 630 page illustrated story book. All of which were released 18 October, 2010 in the United Kingdom.

It is set for release, with dubbing by Viz Media, on November 8, 2011 in North America.

Layton series in chronological order

  Last Specter   Eternal Diva   Miracle Mask   Azran Legacy   Curious Village   Diabolical Box   Unwound Future  

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