Objection! Video game franchise star Phoenix Wright is finally the star of his own anime series, titled Ace Attorney, which debuted this weekend. The show premieres on Saturday April 2 at 4AM PST. The show will be streamed on Crunchyroll for Crunchyroll Members worldwide, excluding those in Asia.
The new show is adapted from the games and follows the rookie lawyer Naruhodo Ryuuichi (aka Phoenix Wright) and his assistant Mayoi (Maya), who defends his clients in a court of law. Naruhodo has to work with limited evidence and only logic as his best weapon in order to turn the case around when all the odds are stacked against him. You can check out a promotional image for the show (courtesy of Crunchyroll) below.
The show will follow the early career of Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, Maya Fey and more. Here’s an official synopsis for the first episode: “Adapted from the popular video game franchise, Ace Attorney follows rookie lawyer Naruhodo Ryuuichi (Phoenix Wright) and his assistant Mayoi (Maya) as he defends his clients in a court of law. With limited evidence and logic as his only weapon, can Naruhodo turn the case around when all the odds are stacked against him?”
The Japanese version will use the Japanese names for the characters, which are as follows, per Capcom Unity:
Naruhodo Ryuichi (Phoenix Wright)
Mitsurugi Reiji (Miles Edgeworth)
Ayasato Mayoi (Maya Fey)
Ayasato Chihiro (Mia Fey)
Yahari Masashi (Larry Butz)
Itonokogiri Keisuke (Detective Gumshoe)
Auchi Takefumi (Winston Payne)