Since he was a child, Ryuuichi Naruhodou’s dream was to become a defense attorney, protecting the innocent when no one else would. However, when the rookie lawyer finally takes on his first case under the guidance of his mentor Chihiro Ayasato, he realizes that the courtroom is a battlefield. In these fast paced trials, Ryuuichi is forced to think outside the box to uncover the truth of the crimes that have taken place in order to prove the innocence of his clients. Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! follows Ryuuichi as he tackles cases to absolve the falsely accused of the charges they face. It will not be easy—standing in his path is the ruthless Reiji Mitsurugi, a prosecutor who will stop at nothing to hand out guilty verdicts. With his back against the wall, the defense attorney must carefully examine both evidence and witness testimony, sifting through lies to solve the mystery behind each case. With a shout of “objection!,” the battle in the courtroom begins! – My Anime List
Based on 8 review scores:
If you’re considering playing the games, you may want to hold off on the anime. A lot of the game is digging through ridiculous witnesses and stupid, seemingly irrelevant facts and evidence in pursuit of that “aha” moment when you realize that, yes, the metal detector is very relevant, and it’s a good thing you decided to bring it to court with you today. After the anime, it will probably be hours of poking at testimonies trying to find the way they want you to get the witness to change his testimony so it’s exactly perfect and you can point out the contradiction you already know about because you saw it happen in thirty seconds in the anime. In the first episode, it was basic stuff. This was a tutorial case. It will get more interesting. However, if you were bored by the anime, you’re probably not going to want to dig through all the cases to laugh forever about things like a ridiculous conversation about who does and does not like Detective Gumshoe’s lovingly made weenie lunch. Enjoy the cliff notes version. Or don’t. Just don’t expect it to quite live up to playing a sprite game on an old-school DS when people still had dialup internet and playing games on your cellphone meant your invincible Nokia had Snake pre-loaded. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember much about those years. Seems to me I wasted a lot of it playing silly games about lawyers.
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The only problem I have with this series in generals (games included), is that most of the important clues are pulled out of nowhere or during the trial, which means that it’s impossible for viewers to speculate or make any predictions.
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Even as fan of the game I utterly dislike this anime. I failed to see anything whatsoever that makes it a worthwhile to watch. It is simply one of if not the worst video game adaptation I’ve ever seen… The art sucks. The pacing sucks. The music sucks. The animation definitely sucks. An anime that is quickly forgotten in recent year…. or in another cases, wants to be forgotten by the fans of the game.
Ace Attorney is a show for the fans and practically nobody else, and even franchise diehards will have some major issues with the production values and pacing.
Never objectionable, Ace Attorney is goofily pleasant fun. If you can ignore the severe animation flaws, add one star; if you need something gritty, just walk on by.
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Ace Attorney doesn’t really offer much to entice anyone who’s already played the games, but for newcomers it’s a decent way to enjoy the first two games without having to lift a finger. Although the loss of an interactive element takes away some of the franchise’s charm, the wonderful characters that populate gaming’s worst legal system are just as lively as ever. However the most important thing to take away from all of this is that, while flawed, Ace Attorney was largely a passable adaptation. And with a bit more polish here and there, there is certainly room for more.
I watched both episodes because I have nothing else to watch right now and I was slightly curious, but I would never reccomend it. Curiosity killed the cat anyway.