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Layton Mystery Tanteisha Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals April 8 Premiere

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Character visual for Tsubasa Imai's guest role also revealed

The official website for Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File (Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery-Solving Files), the television anime inspired by the Professor Layton game franchise, began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's April 8 premiere on Fuji TV and other channels. The anime will air every Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

The site also revealed a character visual for Simon Wright. Singer and actor Tsubasa Imai will voice Simon in a guest role in the show's first episode. The role will be Imai's first anime voice acting role.

The first episode's story centers on Simon, an Englishman with a wife and two daughters, and who has moved in with his family to their recently purchased house. But when his wife and daughters disappear, he turns to the Layton Mystery Detective Agency for help.

Kana Hanazawa (Infini-T Force's Belle Lynn, March comes in like a lion's Hinata Kawamoto) will voice Katrielle (Kasumi Arimura voiced the character in the game). Juurouta Kosugi will voice Sherl (replacing Kōji Yakusho), Kyousuke Ikeda will voice Noah Montoir (replacing Kentarō Sakaguchi), and Youhei Tadano will voice Darjeeling Aspoirot (replacing Hajime Inoue).

The anime will be based on Level 5's Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy game that focuses on Katrielle "Kat" Layton, daughter of Professor Hershel Layton.

Like the game, the anime will be set in London and follow Katrielle as she solves mysteries with her talking dog Sherl.

Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino (creative producer for Yo-kai Watch, Time Bokan 24) is the creative director, and he is also credited with the original concept and series composition. Susumu Mitsunaka (Haikyu!!, Cuticle Detective Inaba) is directing the series at LIDEN FILMS (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Terraformars). Yoko Takada (key animation for The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance, Inuyasha) is designing the characters based on Takuzō Nagano's original designs.

Shogakukan's Ciao magazine will begin serializing a manga adaptation of the anime this spring. Takara Tomy will also release "stylish goods" for the series.

Source: MoCa News

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