Ace Attorney

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Ace Attorney
Ace Attorney Anime Poster.jpg
Genre: Anime
Police Procedural and Legal Drama
Country: Japan
Release Date: April 2, 2016 - March 30, 2019
Network(s): NNS
Starring: Eric Vale
Christopher Wehkamp
Lindsay Seidel
Bryan Massey
Kent Williams
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 47

Ace Attorney is an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures, based on Capcom's hit video game series of the same name. The games that are based of are the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice For all, which are part of the first season, while Trials and Tribulations focused on the second season. The first season aired in Japan from April to September of 2016 and the second season aired on October 2018 to March 2019 which the studio would be handled by CloverWorks.

Why It Rocks

  1. The show remains very faithful to the source material, sticking to the cases, characters, and dialogue scripts that were in the original games with a bit of minor changes.
  2. Awesome voice acting from Eric Vale who is Phoenix Wright, Christopher Wehkamp as Miles Edgeworth, and Lindsay Seidel as Maya Fey matching the character personalities and tones respectfully.
  3. Amazing animation from A1 Pictures and CloverWorks that captures the charm of the original artwork from the original games.
  4. Some of the cases in certain episodes give out more effects and side plots that weren't in the original game, which gives it more of a suspense to each scene.
  5. Season 2 gave more improvements to the animation and episode plots that were based on Trials and Tribulations.
  6. New characters were added along with new elements in Season 2 that added more interesting concepts to the side stories that were exclusive to the anime.
  7. The show has funny moments and running gags which are quite amusing.
  8. The dialogue gives effect on the felling of what the character's emotions are truly expressed rather than just simple reactions and text based on the visual novels.
  9. More areas and backgrounds are explored in this adaptation.
  10. The show ended properly and astonishingly with the final episode being titled "Bridge to the Turnabout: Last Trial".
  11. As for characters, new episodes were added with original stories were that weren’t present in the original mainly including the character backstories.

Bad Qualities

  1. While the show sticks to the cases that part of the original games, some of these changes can cause confusion due to certain logic modifications and side plot events in the shows that are presented before the main events compared to the games.
  2. While the animation is amazing, from a certain point of view, it can look bland at times.
  3. Some cases from the games were cut out and didn't show in this adaptation with an example of including "Case 5: Rise from the Ashes".