Those of you who missed the Evangelion 2.0 premiere here in Glasgow because you were down in England will now have a chance to see it yourselves on the big screen. BFI Southbank in London is holding an “Anime Weekend” next May and amongst its line up will include both Evangelion Rebuild movies, as well as Level 5 puzzle game based Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva movie.
About two years ago, the very same venue had hosted a live interview with Makoto Shinkai, producer of works such as 5 Centimetres per Second and The Days Promised in Our Early Days.
Looks like the upcoming Professor Layton movie, due on December 19th, finally got a proper subtitle. It’s now called “The Eternal Diva” instead of “The First Movie“.
As far as the story goes… One day, Professor Layton receives a letter from his former student and opera singer Jenice Quatrain. She tells him that her close friend Milina who had died one year ago had suddenly re-appeared as a seven year old girl who claims she has gained “eternal life”. Now, a mystery solving contest goes under way and the prize will be eternal life.
Turns out Mizuki Nana (White Album, Rosario + Vampire) will be voicing Jenice the opera singer which seems fitting because of her singing talent. I wonder if this will make it overseas considering how well the game’s been selling?
It looks like Level 5’s Professor Layton series isn’t just going to stay a trilogy after all. Subtitled “Majin no Fue“, “The Devil’s Flute” is the first title of a second trilogy that will be due sometime this autumn.