A few months ago we saw Level-5’s Layton series continue with its brand new protagonist, Katrielle Layton, with a 3DS game we thought was a serviceable follow-up. Now, the puzzle solving daughter of the great Professor is getting her own anime adaptation in Japan, starting in the Spring of 2018.

The animation will be handled by Liden Films (Terra Formars, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) and Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino will still be involved as creative director. Here’s the summary, via Gematsu:

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.

Hopefully we’ll hear word of a localization soon enough!

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