Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File

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Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File
レイトン ミステリー探偵社 ~カトリーのナゾトキファイル~
(Reiton Misuterī Tantei-sha ~Katorī no Nazotoki Fairu~)
Manga
Written by Hori Oritoka
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ciao
Original run March 20, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed by Susumu Mitsunaka
Music by Tomohito Nishiura
Studio Liden Films
Original network Fuji TV
Original run April 8, 2018 – present
Episodes 50
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Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File (Japanese: レイトン ミステリー探偵社 ~カトリーのナゾトキファイル~, Hepburn: Reiton Misuterī Tantei-sha ~Katorī no Nazotoki Fairu~, lit. "Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery Solving Files") is a 2018 anime television series produced by Liden Films. Centering around characters from Level-5's 2017 video game, Layton's Mystery Journey, part of the Professor Layton franchise, the series began airing on Fuji TV's Adventure Sunday programming block from April 8, 2018. A manga adaptation by Hori Oritoka began serialization on March 20, 2018.

Plot[edit]

Taking place during the events of Millionaires' Conspiracy, the series follows Katrielle Layton, daughter of the renowned Professor Hershel Layton, who has set up the Layton Detective Agency alongside her assistant, Ernest Greeves, and a talking dog named Sherl. Together, they take on all kinds of requests to solve mysterious cases troubling their fellow Londoners.

Cast[edit]

The anime features an all new voice cast.[1]

  • Kana Hanazawa as Katrielle Layton - A quirky and enthusiastic young detective who aims to solve any case, no matter how strange.
  • Jūrōta Kosugi as Sherlo / Sherl - A talking dog adopted by Katrielle, who can only be understood by a select few.
  • Kyōsuke Ikeda as Noah Montoir / Ernest Greeves - Katrielle's devoted and mildly infatuated assistant at the Agency.
  • Yōhei Tadano as Darjeeling Aspoirot / Ercule Hastings - A police detective who often requests Katrielle's aid.
  • Hibiku Yamamura as Geraldine Royer / Emiliana Perfetti - A police profiler and investigative rival of Katrielle.
  • Kōichi Yamadera as Professor Hershel Layton - A legendary puzzle-solving archaeologist and father of Katrielle, who mysteriously disappeared when she was a child.
  • Sōma Saitō as Luke Triton - The Professor's faithful assistant from many years ago.

Production[edit]

The series was first officially revealed in December 2017, following a previous report that a Professor Layton anime was in production. The 50-episode series is produced by Liden Films and directed by Susumu Mitsunaka, with creative direction by Akihiro Hino, music by Tomohito Nishiura, and character design by Yoko Takada based on Takuzō Nagano's original designs. The series began airing in Japan as part of Fuji TV's Adventure Sunday programming block from April 8, 2018. Bomanbridge Media will distribute the series in other Asian territories.[2] The opening theme for the first half of the series is "Change!" (チェンジっ!, Chenji!) by Kana Adachi, with the ending theme being "Daijoubu" (大丈夫, "It'll Be Alright") by Kana Hanazawa.[3] From the twenty-sixth episode onwards, the opening and ending themes were replaced with "blooming" (ブルーミング, burūmingu) by Rei Yasuda and "Ashita mo, Sekai wa Mawarukara" (明日も、世界は回るから。, "Tomorrow, the World Will Turn") by J☆Dee'Z, respectively.

A manga adaptation of the series by Hori Oritoka began serialization on March 20, 2018, in Shogakukan's monthly shōjo magazine, Ciao.[3]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[4] Original air date
1"Katrielle and the Mysterious House"
"Katorīeiru to Fushigi na Ie" (カトリーエイルと不思議な家)
April 8, 2018
Katrielle Layton, an intrepid investigator who heads up the three strong team at the Layton Detective Agency alongside her assistants Ernest and Sherl, takes on a case involving a mysterious house in which a new tenant's family suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.
2"Katrielle and the Diabolical Dress"
"Katorīeiru to Akuma no Doresu" (カトリーエイルと悪魔のドレス)
April 15, 2018
Katrielle is approached by Pastel, a struggling musician, who claims that a strange dress he bought for his wife Olivia is causing her to become possessed.
3"Katrielle and the Resurrected Corpse"
"Katorīeiru to Yomigaeru Shitai" (カトリーエイルと蘇る死体)
April 22, 2018
A young woman named Liv seeks Katrielle's help after she is visited by her late husband, Andy, apparently returned to life as a zombie.
4"Katrielle and the Thief of the Century"
"Katorīeiru to Seiki no Daikaitō" (カトリーエイルと世紀の大怪盗)
April 29, 2018
Inspector Hastings enlists the Agency's assistance in tracking down a serial jewel thief before the criminal can enact their most daring heist yet.
5"Katrielle and the Lucky Man"
"Katorīeiru to Kōun'na Otoko" (カトリーエイルと幸運な男)
May 6, 2018
The team becomes involved in a new case when a young man approaches the Agency in the hope of discovering a way to resume an implausible lucky streak.
6"Katrielle and the Bus Beyond Time"
"Katorīeiru to Toki o Koeru Basu" (カトリーエイルと時を超えるバス)
May 13, 2018
Katrielle stumbles upon a fresh mystery when a classmate of Ernest relates the story of a mysterious bus journey that seemingly transported them back to the time of their childhood.
7"Ratman Returns"
"Rattoman Ritānzu" (ラットマン・リターンズ)
May 20, 2018
The Agency is visited by a young boy named Leo who fears that the mysterious hero of London's streets, Ratman, has been kidnapped.
8"100,000,000 Pounds Gone with the Wind"
"Ichi-oku-pondo wa Kaze to Tomo ni Sarinu" (1億ポンドは風と共に去りぬ)
May 27, 2018
The team are summoned by Inspector Hastings to the site of a seemingly impossible burglary: one hundred million pounds have vanished from a high-tech bank vault.
9"The Cat-Colored Skyscraper"
"Matenrō wa Neko-iro ni" (摩天楼は猫色に)
June 3, 2018
Katrielle is called to the estate of a millionaire with an unusual request: her pet has gone missing, and she wants it found before her dinner party commences.
10"Professor Layton and the Relics Treasure: Episode 1"
"Reiton Kyōju to Hihō Rerikusu Episōdo 1" (レイトン教授と秘宝レリクス エピソード1)
June 10, 2018
Rosa, an old acquaintance of Katrielle's father, visits the Agency with information relating to the Professor's disappearance eleven years ago.
11"Mysterious Case at New Cinema Paradise"
"Kai Jiken Nyū Shinema Paradaisu" (怪事件ニューシネマパラダイス)
June 17, 2018
The Agency attend the premier of a much-anticipated film, only to discover mid-scene that the moment of the climactic kiss has disappeared.
12"Aspoirot's Holiday of London"
"Asupowaro no Rondon no Kyūjitsu" (アスポワロのロンドンの休日)
June 24, 2018
The Agency is embroiled in a highly unusual case when a desperate Inspector Hastings pleads their aid in finding a gift for his wife's birthday on a public holiday.
13"Katrielle and the Doppelgänger"
"Katorīeiru to Dopperugengā" (カトリーエイルとドッペルゲンガー)
July 1, 2018
Katrielle takes on a new case involving a young pianist who is being plagued by appearances of a doppelgänger.
14"Genius Analyst Officer Geraldine Royer"
"Tensai Bunseki-kan Jerarudin Roiyā" (天才分析官ジェラルディン・ロイヤー)
July 8, 2018
Katrielle and co. are left puzzled when Hastings requests their help on a case where the culprit has already been uncovered.
15"Katrielle and the Mystery Circles"
"Katorīeiru to Misuterī Sākuru" (カトリーエイルとミステリーサークル)
July 15, 2018
The Agency receives a new mystery to solve when a young farmer details the unexplained appearance of strange patterns in their wheat fields.
16"Katrielle and the Pandas' March"
"Katorīeiru to Panda no Kōshin" (カトリーエイルとパンダの行進)
July 22, 2018
Katrielle investigates a young girl on behalf of her concerned mother, Dora, who believes her daughter is able to predict the future.
17"Katrielle and the Monster of London"
"Katorīeiru to Rondon no Kaibutsu" (カトリーエイルとロンドンの怪物)
July 29, 2018
Hastings turns to the Agency trio when London is menaced by a mysterious growling giant lurking in the fog.
18"Molentary Express and Three Incidents"
"Morentorī Kyūkō to Mittsu no Jiken" (モレントリー急行と3つの事件)
August 5, 2018
Travelling on board the Molentary Express for a special solar eclipse tour, the team find their attention divided when clients old and new describe a sequence of strange events.
19"The Lonely Ghost"
"Sabishigariya no Gōsuto" (寂しがり屋のゴースト)
August 12, 2018
The team are summoned by a young heiress whose estate is seemingly being haunted by a host of ethereal apparitions.
20"Professor Layton and the Relics Treasure: Episode 2"
"Reiton Kyōju to Hihō Rerikusu Episōdo 2" (レイトン教授と秘宝レリクス エピソード2)
August 19, 2018
Rosa returns to continue her story, and reveals the link between Katrielle's origins and the Professor's disappearance.
21"Katrielle and the Sweet-Scented Street Labyrinth"
"Katorīeiru to Amai Kaori no Meikyū-dōri" (カトリーエイルと甘い香りの迷宮通り)
August 26, 2018
In search of sweets of legendary reputation, Katrielle is hooked when she is told that she will have to prove her connoisseur qualifications by locating the nearby store herself.
22"Ultra-High Performance Robot Socketman"
"Chō Kōseinō Robotto Sukettoman" (超高性能ロボット スケットマン)
September 2, 2018
Katrielle is invited to the unveiling of Agency acquaintance and child genius Bengary's latest invention: Socketman, a robotic renaissance-manservant.
23"Katrielle and the Great Office Infiltration Strategy"
"Katorīeiru to Ofisu Sen'nyū Dai Sakusen" (カトリーエイルとオフィス潜入大作戦)
September 16, 2018
One of the famous Seven Dragons requests the team's investigative attentions after discovering a love letter written by his much-adored daughter, Allie.
24"The Clockwork Sweets"
"Tokei Shikake no Suu~ītsu" (時計仕掛けのスウィーツ)
September 23, 2018
Hastings employs the Agency's efforts in the search for a hand belonging to Big Ben in the hope of recovering it before the arrival of a foreign ambassador.
25"A Riverside Festival Love Story"
"Aruainoshi Ribāsaidofesutibaru" (ある愛の詩 リバーサイドフェスティバル)
September 30, 2018[5]
Katrielle joins the investigation into a tragic incident that took place on the River Thames during the city's Riverside Festival.
26"The Diary of Noah"
"Noa-kun no Nikki" (ノア君の日記)
October 7, 2018
Ernest recounts the time he was accused of stealing valuable research papers on his first day at Gressenheller University, and, in doing so, his fateful first meeting with Katrielle.
27"Fugitive Katri"
"Tōbō-sha Katorī" (逃亡者カトリー)
October 14, 2018
The Agency team find themselves on the run from the law after Katrielle is accused of a murder.
28"The Goddess of the Thames Smiles Twice"
"Temuzu no Megami wa Ni-do Hohoemu" (テムズの女神は二度微笑む)
October 21, 2018
Katrielle finds yet another mystery on her hands when a celebratory treasure hunt on a luxury cruise ship's inaugural voyage goes awry.
29"Katrielle and the Nessie of Loch Nem"
"Katorīeiru to Nemu Mizūmi no Nessuī" (カトリーエイルとネム湖のネッスィー)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-31/layton-mystery-tanteisha-anime-casts-soma-saito-streams-3rd-video/.132265
  2. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-12-28/layton-games-get-spring-tv-anime-starring-professor-daughter/.125829
  3. ^ a b https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-01/kana-adachi-kana-hanazawa-perform-theme-songs-for-layton-mystery-tanteisha-anime/.128371
  4. ^ https://www.layton-anime.jp/anime_story
  5. ^ "レイトン ミステリー探偵社 ~カトリーのナゾトキファイル~".

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