Capcom Developing ACE ATTORNEY Anime Series

Written by Andrew Marshall Thursday, 24 September 2015

TV News

Capcom have recently announced that the Ace Attorney series of puzzle games are to be adapted into an anime series, scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2016.

The game series originated on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, and saw players control defence attorney Phoenix Wright, first in investigating a murder case and gathering evidence, followed by a courtroom trial where he must prove the innocence of his client. The series is distinctive for the histrionics of its animation and dialogue, a projection of how the ostentation of American courtroom drama is perceived by the reserved decorum of Japanese society.

Since its beginnings the series has had numerous adaptations, such as a manga series, spin-off games, a stage play and a musical. Most significantly, a live-action movie was directed by professional madman Takashi Miike based on the first game’s second and fourth cases, and was made with such colourful hyper-reality it was effectively a live action anime, so much so that its only UK screening was as the opening film of an anime festival in 2012.

It seems that the only logical next step was to make an actual anime series, and is one we can likely expect to come over our way before too long, unless there is any major OBJECTION! (sorry…)

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Capcom have recently announced that the Ace Attorney series of puzzle games are to be adapted into an anime series, scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2016.

 

The game series originated on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, and saw players control defence attorney Phoenix Wright, first in investigating a murder case and gathering evidence, followed by a courtroom trial where he must prove the innocence of his client. The series is distinctive for the histrionics of its animation and dialogue, a projection of how the ostentation of American courtroom drama is perceived by the reserved decorum of Japanese society.

 

Since its beginnings the series has had numerous adaptations, such as a manga series, spin-off games, a stage play and a musical. Most significantly, a live-action movie was directed by professional madman Takashi Miike based on the first game’s second and fourth cases, and was made with such colourful hyper-reality it was effectively a live action anime, so much so that its only UK screening was as the opening film of an anime festival in 2012.

 

It seems that the only logical next step was to make an actual anime series, and is one we can likely expect to come over our way before too long, unless there is any major OBJECTION! (sorry…)


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