New Ace Attorney Manga to Launch in V Jump Next Year

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX's Naoyuki Kageyama draws manga based on anime's setting

The February issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced on Saturday that CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) game series will get a manga adaptation in the magazine sometime in 2016. Naoyuki Kageyama (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX) will draw the manga, with cooperation and supervision from CAPCOM.

The official Twitter account for the franchise added on Saturday that the manga will use the anime's setting as its basis. The TV anime series (main visual pictured at right) by A-1 Pictures will premiere in April.

The game series has received three manga adaptations. The first ran in Kodansha's Bessatsu Young Magazine (now Monthly Young Magazine) in 2006 as an anthology of short stories by various authors. Del Rey published two volumes of the manga in 2008 and 2009. The second adaptation ran in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2007. Kodansha published the manga's five volumes in North America from 2011 to 2012. The third adaptation, titled Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Gyakuten Kenji ran in Weekly Young Magazine in 2009, and starred Miles Edgeworth, the rival of protagonist Phoenix Wright. Kodansha USA published the manga's four volumes in North America from 2012 to 2013.

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