Layton fans have a very good reason to be excited today. Level-5 has released the first trailer of the anime adaptation that will premiere in Japan on April. The show is titled ‘Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat’s Mystery-Solving Files,’ and as you can guess, it follows the adventures of Katrielle, the daughter of the famous Professor Layton. But fans of the original protagonist of the series might get the chance to see him coming back, as the main plot will have Katrielle looking for clues to find out the location of his missing father.
In the meantime, Katrielle runs a detective agency in London, just like in the latest game of the series, and her success in solving the most obscure mysteries has earned her an excellent reputation that is making her one of the most demanded detectives in the city. That way, each of the episodes of the anime will focus on a different case, while we’ll also get more details of the disappearance of Hershel Layton.
Here’s the official synopsis of the show: “Any mystery solved, that is the motto of the Layton Detective Agency. Professor Layton’s daughter, Katrielle Layton, runs the Layton Detective Agency together with the talking dog Sherl and her assistant Ernest Greeves, and solves the mysterious cases that occur each day in London. Originally, Katrielle started this work with the goal of finding her father, Hershel Layton, who suddenly disappeared, but her mystery-solving gradually became a hot topic due to its unexpected concept, leading various requests to come flying in.”
Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat’s Mystery-Solving Files premieres on April 8 in Japan via Fuji TV.