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Everybody knows professor Layton from his puzzle games. These games involve professor Layton and his assistant solving all kinds of puzzles and with every puzzle or set of puzzle solved, you get further in the story. The movie is set up in the same way. Professor Layton is asked to solve a mystery by Janice Kathly. Janise’s friend suddenly appears again in front of her even though she’s supposed to be dead. The girl she met that day knew things only her friend is supposed to know... This is a mystery for professor Layton to solve.
The voice actors have done a good job of expressing their characters. Especially professor Layton himself, his low voice soothes everyone in the audience. All characters have their own unique voice to identify with.
The singing wasn´t perfect but it did the job… at least it doesn’t pierce your eardrums.
The ambient sound wasn´t forgotten, there was always something going on in the background, the movie never felt silent.
Professor Layton has a unique style of animation. Each character has a simplistic design with each their own unique characteristics to make them clearly distinguishable.
Furthermore each character was very colorful but using somewhat darker tones.
The setting matches the game in some cases. If my memories serves us correctly, the game overuses the color brown. The movie uses the dark-like setting this color brings with it, but does so by using a lot of different colors, not just brown.
Every character has its unique features. This way everyone will have a character which is to their liking. We have a special place in our hearts for the police officer from Scotland yard with his epic ‘over the top’ shark surfing. Which was awesome.