The first Professor Layton by Level 5 was a charming little puzzle game for the Nintendo DS. I enjoyed it. I could see the animated cutscenes becoming a full fledged anime series, but not live action movies.
Looks like Level 5 is stepping their product and services output with a handful of new Japanese games and a new “virtual platform” service called ROID (Revolutionary Original Ideas Discovery). I honestly could not figure out how this service is going to work. For more details and elaboration on all of this, head over to 1UP’s news post.