Akira Tago, the mastermind, best-selling author, psychologist, puzzle-creating extraordinaire for Level-5's Layton series, has unfortunately passed away at the age of 90. The news is just breaking today here in the states. SOURCE As an enormous fan of the Layton games, this saddens me deeply. You were a creative and beautiful mind Akira Tago. And you will be fondly remembered, and greatly missed. Thank you for your work.