Professor Layton movie licensed for UK distribution

Manga UK, the British arm of anime distributor Manga Entertainment, has announced that it's picked up the rights to Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, the animated Professor Layton feature film released in Japan last December. We're currently checking with the US company to determine its plans, but at the very least we now know that there will be an officially translated (dubbed, in fact) version of the film on Blu-ray and DVD this September. Consider getting around the region coding ... a puzzle.

The movie features an original story by Level-5 CEO and Professor Layton creator Akihiro Hino, about mysterious kidnappings and a creepy opera house that apparently holds the secret to immortality. And puzzles.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.