Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, Layton Team’s first attempt at a feature film, released late last year in North America to tie in with the fourth game. The film is a bridge between the fourth game and the fifth game (Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles, Nintendo 3DS). Anyways, without further ado, here is my video review of what I think of the film!

 

 

A few points that I wasn’t able to hit in the review, then:

  1. The characters are exactly what you’d expect. The translation to film is excellent, especially Detective Inspector Grosky.
  2. The film is not necessary to understand the fifth game, however it is cannon.
  3. As mentioned in the review, when you’re not laughing with the movie, it’s very easy to laugh at it, especially with a room full of people.
  4. Finally, the animation. The animation sometimes seems like a step down from the games, given that it has to stretch on for far longer. I don’t think that quality control on the DS games would let facial expressions like this¬†go through:

 

Either way, I do give this film a recommendation, as it is highly entertaining for just about anyone.

 

Disclosure: This film was screened using a review copy sent from Viz Media.

Art: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Music/Voice: ★★★★★★★★★☆
Characters: ★★★★★★★★★☆
Story: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Intangibles: ★★★★★★★★½☆
Overall: ★★★★★★★½☆☆

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