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Ace Attorney Anime's Cast, Staff Announced (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler

Japanese entertainment news website Oricon briefly listed on Friday the staff and cast for the TV anime adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) game. The article has since been removed but a cache of the article is still available. The official website for the series listed in Oricon's article is also currently not available.

The cast includes:

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 in April and will 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.

Update: Both Anime! Anime! and Inside Games have confirmed the information that was briefly listed on Oricon. Both websites additionally revealed that Keiko Ōta is designing the characters.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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