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Singapore Distributor Lists 'Lady Layton Mystery Journey' Animated Series

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Singapore-based distribution and production company Bomanbridge Media announced a partnership with Level 5 Abby Hong Kong on November 29.

As part of the new partnership, Bomanbridge said it will distribute Level 5 Abby's original productions in Asian territories, and listed a Lady Layton Mystery Journey series among the acquisitions. The announcement lists the series at 50 episodes with each a runtime of 30 minutes. Other acquisitions include the Inazuma Eleven Ares and The Snack World animated series.

The Total Licensing magazine had reported in October that a television series based on the Professor Layton game franchise is in development. According to the magazine, the series would have 26 episodes and is slated for 2018.

Level 5 and Dentsu Inc.'s California-based subsidiary Level 5 Abby handles overseas expansion of Level 5 franchises.

Level 5's puzzle game series stars Professor Hershel Layton and his apprentice Luke as they solve mysteries. The most recent game in the franchise, Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy, shifted the focus to Hershel Layton's daughter Katrielle Layton. The game launched worldwide on iOS and Android devices on July 20. The game also shipped for Nintendo 3DS in Japan on July 20, and shipped for 3DS in the West on October 6.

The franchise already inspired an anime film titled Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva. The film opened in Japan in 2009, and Viz Media licensed and released the film in North America in 2011.

Thanks to Jonathan Andrade for the news tip.

[Via Toon Barn]


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