Fans of Capcom’s spikey-haired lawyer have another reason to pine for spring 2016.
The Ace Attorney anime is slated to make its record debut every Saturday at 5:30 PM JST on Yomiuri Television and Nippon Television channels–a prime TV spot that hints the series will likely see a 24/25-episode run. The initial air date has yet to be released, but fans can expect the outlandish courtroom antics to begin in April.
While Ayumu Watanabe of A-1 Pictures (Your Lie in April, Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online) is helming the adaptation, Shu Takumi–writer and director of the original Ace Attorney trilogy–is said to be advising the project and making changes to the script as necessary. The anime’s first season will cover the events of the first two games–Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Ace Attorney: Justice for All–while mixing in a few original episodes, exclusive to the anime. For the first time, fans will witness the games’ most iconic cases, from DL-6 to “Farewell, my Turnabout,” fully animated a la Duel Destinies and Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright. Fans speculate the anime’s exclusive episodes may be based off of chapters from the Ace Attorney manga spin-off.
The main cast is as follows:
- Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan/Guilty Crown) as Phoenix Wright
- Aoi Yuuki (Inazuma Eleven GO! 2) as Maya Fey
- Masashi Tamaki as Miles Edgeworth
- Chie Nakamuara (Naruto) as Mia Fey
- Masami Iwasaki as Dick Gumshoe
- Tooru Nara as Larry Butz
- Kaoru Wada (InuYasha/D.Gray-man) as series music artist
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