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Ace Attorney (2012)
"Gyakuten saiban" (original title)

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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 ...
Ryuuichi Naruhodou (Phoenix Wright)
Takumi Saitô ...
Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth)
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 ...
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Gou Karuma (Manfred von Karma)
Kimiko Yo ...
Maiko Ayasato (Misty Fey)
Takehiro Hira ...
Shin Mitsurugi (Gregory Edgeworth)
Eisuke Sasai ...
Yukio Namakura (Robert Hammond)
Makoto Ayukawa ...
Masaru Konaka (Redd White)
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Natsumi Oosawagi (Lotta Hart)
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Koutarou Haine (Yanni Yogi)
Kiba-Chan ...
Sayuri (Polly)
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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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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 »

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Final verdict, not guil...... OBJECTION !!!
8 August 2013 | by (Somewhere) – See all my reviews

'Ace attorney' is a courtroom drama about crime solving theme based on a popular video game called 'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'. The trademark of this story either movie or video game is that main character Phoenix Wright shows his index finger like a style Ambedkar statue saying 'objection'.

Its hard someone to understand who are not familiar with Japanese movies or culture. If you are then this movie will be so fun which is directed by one of popular Jap director Takashi Miike, the '13 assassins' fame. Not so long ago I watched an another courtroom comedy called 'A ghost of a chance' which these both are kinda totally enjoyable. If you like any one of these you will like another too.

This is a story of a not-so-popular attorney Phoenix Wright who starts to claim best period of his professional when he bags back to back cases to his hand with successful results. The structure of movie plot was brilliant especially solving crime puzzle which opens new sub-plots instantly towards the last quarter of the movie. The story happens in the courtroom is like a wrestling match between two without physical contacts, if someone wins they qualify for the next round. Like I said it is a comedy genre so there's no seriousness in movie characters. I did not get a couple of jokes which I believe are pure Japanese which we won't get in translation. The movie was good to have once especially if you like Takashi Miike movies.


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