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Ace Attorney Anime's TV Ad Previews 1st Episode

posted on 2016-03-05 09:45 EST
Series starring Yuuki Kaji, Aoi Yūki, Masashi Tamaki premieres on April 2

The official website for the television anime of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) games began streaming a television commercial on Saturday. The ad previews the series' first episode "Hajimete no Gyakuten" (The First Reversal).

Phoenix: Objection! I'm a new lawyer, Phoenix Wright [Ryuichi Naruhodo]. I believe in my clients and prove their innocence! New program: Ace Attorney. Objection to that truth! Starting on Saturday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.!

The cast includes:

  • Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren) as Phoenix Wright/Ryūichi Naruhodō
  • Aoi Yuki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Madoka) as Maya Fey/Mayoi Ayasato
  • Masashi Tamaki as Miles Edgeworth/Reiji Mitsurugi
  • Chie Nakamura (Naruto's Sakura) as Mia Fey/Chihiro Ayasato
  • Masami Iwasaki (Akame ga Kill!'s Borick) as Dick Gumshoe/Keisuke Itonokogiri
  • Tooru Nara (Chihayafuru's Yūsei Nishida) as Larry Butz/Masashi Yahari

Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Doraemon films) will direct the series at A-1 Pictures, and Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon XY, Trinity Blood) will handle series composition. Kaoru Wada (Inuyasha, Princess Tutu) is composing the music, and Keiko Ōta (Hyakko) is designing the characters.

The anime will premiere on April 2 and air on Saturdays on YTV and NTV at 5:30 p.m.

Capcom launched the game series for the Game Boy Advance in Japan in 2001, and then a port for the Nintendo DS shipped in Japan and in the West in 2005. The game and most of its sequels have players play as defense attorney Phoenix Wright as he investigates and defends his clients at trial.

Capcom is developing Ace Attorney 6 for the Nintendo 3DS, and Capcom also plans to bring the game to the West. Capcom stated that the game will ship in Japan in 2016.

Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Yatterman, Ichi the Killer) directed a live-action film adaptation of the franchise that opened in Japan in February 2012. The franchise has also spawned several manga series, including one launching this year.

Thanks to Kagayaki Dennis R. for the embedded videos

Update: Time corrected. Thanks, Kiyomaro


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