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

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Spun-off from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2001) See more »

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Best game adaption I've ever seen
30 January 2012 | by info-astuteSee all my reviews

This movie by Miike Takashi is based on the game with the same name by Capcom for Nintendo consoles. These two preliminaries might scare some off, but I can truly say that this is movie is the best game adaption I've ever seen, and one of the most mainstream films by Takashi.

Takashi, sadly enough, known for its more violent films was attending the World Premiere screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and requested everyone to watch this movie with the heart of a child.

And yes, even though this movie is intended for adults, its well suitable for young teenager as well.

The fun mix of anime, game and cinema is working very well. Not just in visual style, but also in storytelling and humour. The story itself is well presented and the viewer receives clues and information so that it feels involved in the quest. For the quick thinkers amongst the viewers, this way of story telling might take a bit of the speed out of the movie, as all information gets presented step by step.

In the end, Ace Attorney is a fun and stylistic movie. Not just for Japanese cinema lovers, but for everyone who enjoys a bit of silliness and a good mystery.

Great story, awesome visuals and good acting. The main flaw is that it failed to keep up the pace for the whole duration of the movie, but still interesting enough to stay interested.

Great show, watch it with the whole family!


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 2012 (Japan) See more »

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$6,145,395
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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