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Ace Attorney (2012)

Gyakuten saiban (original title)
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 »

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Takeharu Sakurai (screenplay) (as Takeshi Iida), Sachiko Ôguchi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in The Projectionist Project: Ace Attorney (2015) See more »

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Miike playing
3 January 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I wouldn't call myself a fan of Miike. Actually with "Audition" I might have started with one of his most wicked movies, very disturbing and very different and I might not have been open to that. This on the other hand (must be the tenth movie of his I have watched to date, not a lot if you consider his output!) is very easily accessible.

And that rings true, even if you're not familiar with the source material this is based on. I myself didn't know the game and haven't played it yet. But the essence of the movie is a courtroom thriller with a few twists. And it has a very wicked sense of humor, which might not be to everyones taste. If you don't like the first 5 minutes, don't bother watching more. Otherwise it'll be a hoot (and those hair styles ... awesome!)


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