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Gyakuten saiban (2012)

This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who faces off against expert ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth) (as Takumi Saitô)
Mirei Kiritani ...
Mayoi Ayasato (Maya Fey)
Akiyoshi Nakao ...
Masashi Yahari (Larry Butz)
Shunsuke Daitô ...
Keisuke Itonokogiri (Dick Gumshoe)
Rei Dan ...
Chihiro Ayasato (Mia Fey)
Akira Emoto ...
Gou Karuma (Manfred von Karma)
Kimiko Yo ...
Maiko Ayasato (Misty Fey)
Shin Mitsurugi (Gregory Edgeworth)
Eisuke Sasai ...
Yukio Namakura (Robert Hammond)
Makoto Ayukawa ...
Masaru Konaka (Redd White)
Natsumi Oosawagi (Lotta Hart)
Koutarou Haine (Yanni Yogi)
Kiba-Chan ...
Sayuri (Polly)


This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who faces off against expert prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, who had a perfect win record. He defends Maya Fey, the sister of his deceased mentor, Mia Fey. The court system of the time dictates that the trial can only convene for a total of three days before a verdict must be reached. In the second case, Miles is charged with murder, and it is up to Phoenix to defend him against the best prosecutor of all time, as well as Miles' mentor, Manfred Von Karma, who has not lost a case in forty years! In order to resolve this case, Phoenix must look beyond the drama of the court room and search for clues left by Mia on a 15 years old case, the DL-6. Written by iluvpopcorn23

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This movie is mainly based on the second and fourth case of the first Ace Attorney game. See more »


In the movie Gyakuten Saiban, the Blue Badger, the mascot of the Police Department in the Phoenix Wright universe is shown ahead of it's time, the Blue Badger should not exist until 1 year after the case which was shown at the start of the movie. See more »


Version of Gyakuten Kenji (2009) See more »

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23 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Well, I am so glad to say that I have changed my mind about the best live-action video game movie as this certainly qualifies! It helps that it came from Japan, which is where the world's most popular video games come from. It's just great to see all of these characters looking just like their video game counterparts. At the same time, that can be kind of a flaw. I mean, a lot of them do look pretty goofy. It's just hard to translate animation of any kind to live-action. It's a little hard to take seriously. I know a lot about the "Phoenix Wright" games, but only because of all the Newgrounds parodies!

Then again, the parodies themselves told very little about the actual games, so I guess I still couldn't understand it. At least I got to see a good representation of it. This happens to be the longest movie ever made based on a video game and I think the pacing was quite good. Yeah, it probably could have been a little shorter, but still good. The story and twists are very nice. The film is mostly just well trials, which I what I expected. There are so many awful live-action video game movies, it's great to see the best one ever made. It's a saving grace for Video Game Month! ***

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