Gyakuten Saiban 映画! Take That!

The Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) series on various Nintendo devices has proven to be a very solid series and not surprisingly enough, obtained quite the following over the years in and out of Japan. Needless to say, I doubt it was hard for the writers to get a green light on a full-length feature film. And so, Takashi Miike has gone forward and directed a film that A) looks great, B) looks fun and C) is full of satisfying objections! Notable stars include Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saitou and Mirei Kiritani.

In the year 20XX, a new type of trial system is introduced where any case is required to be solved in only 3 days. Rookie defense lawyer Phoenix Wright is looking to make a name for himself in this movie when he is tasked with what seem to be impossible cases to solve.  Phoenix Wright squares off against Miles Edgeworth, a formidable prosecutor judge, in heated battles of Objection! and Take That!

If you have played the first Ace Attorney game, you will be quite familiar with the story.  Three cases will be solved during the course of this film.  The first being the murder of Mia Fey, the second on the trial facing Miles Edgeworth for his ‘murder’ at Gourd Lake and the third unraveling the unsolved DL-6 incident.

Gyakuten Saiban is dated for a February 11, 2012 release in Japan with no window of an international release at this point.  Sadly, I’ll most likely have to wait for the DVD release before I get to enjoy any part of this film.  T_T

Both full-length trailers in all their glory are below if you feel the urge to see advanced courtroom drama.  I know for me, watching this beats viewing any other lawyer program out in current existence.  Visit the official website to see more (日本語)!

Sources: Gyakuten Saiban (Official) & 映画.com

  • Loc Lam

    THREE DAYS?! Wow, not sure how the game works but it takes me at least a week to go through a relatively easy dungeon. Longer if I get lost lol. 

    • TicTaek

      You would be so doomed in that new reality. lol  Just don’t do anything that involves the legal system. 

    • Loc Lam

      LOL I’m relatively harmless until I’m on the road so…guess I’ll be using the trains. 

  • Anonymous

    I have one of the games on my DS, it makes me feel stupid, lol. But I am excited for this movie! :)

    • TicTaek

      hahaha  I will admit that I have sought out help for a few hints while playing the first one.  I really let myself down.