Ace Attorney Anime Slated to Air from April 2nd

The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Capcom’s Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) series has revealed that the anime will start airing from April 2nd. In addition, new character designs and the first video were also revealed.

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The Ace Attorney anime will every every Saturday at 5:30pm JST on YTV and NTV from April 2nd.

The first designs have been released for the anime’s main characters. The main cast of the anime will include a separate cast from the games:

  • Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan) voices Phoenix Wright/Ryuuichi NaruhodouAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Phoenix-Wright
  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) as Maya Fey/Mayoi AyasatoAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Maya-Fey
  • Masashi Tamaki (First Major Role) will be voicing as Miles Edgeworth/Reiji MitsurugiAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Miles-Edgeworth
  • Chie Nakamura (Sakura Haruno from Naruto) will voice Mia Fey/Harumi AyasatoAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Mia-Fey
  • Masami Iwasaki (Wakashi Hiyoshi in Prince of Tennis) is voicing as Dick Gumshoe/Keisuke ItonokogiriAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Dick-Gumshoe
  • Tooru Nara (Naoki Ishida from Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker-hen) as Larry Butz/Masashi YahariAce-Attorney-Anime-Character-Designs-Larry-Butz

The first commercial has been released for the anime’s first episode, The First Reversal, that will air on April 2.

The anime’s production staff consists of:

  • Director: Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Doraemon)
  • Series Composer: Atsuhiro Tomioka (Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon: Black and White)
  • Anime Character Designer: Keiko Ota (Inuyasha, D.Gray-man)
  • Music Composer: Kaoru Wada (Hyakko)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)

Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) is a series of adventure and visual novel-esque video games developed by Capcom. First developed in 2001 for the Gameboy Advance, the game involves players playing as defense attorney Phoenix Wright. The game revolves around two segments, trial and investigation, where players will have to try and examine all the clues, witnesses and come up with a conclusion. Since the first game, a total of 9 games have been released, with the latest being The Great Ace Attorney for the 3DS.


The Ace Attorney anime will be airing from April 2nd on YTV and NTV at 5:30pm JST, throughout the Spring 2016 anime season. Additional information about the anime will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @anime_gyakuten

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