HOLD IT! A Phoenix Wright Anime Debuts?
One might ask, do we really need an anime for Phoenix Wright? Well let me assure you, after viewing Saturdays pilot episode that, yes, yes we absolutely do need this in our lives!
Anyone familiar with Phoenix Wright will be instantly drawn to the anime as the art style, story and overall feel perfectly emulate the games we have grown so fond of. The progression of the story follows closely with the first game and gives you a sense that our hero really has no idea what he is doing at all in his first case. His close friend (Larry Butz), is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend and only serves to make his guilt more apparent. As the episode progresses we begin to see Phoenix in his natural state, figuring how the evidence plays into the trial and throwing out Objections to statements like a madman. The familiar overreaction of all parties in attendance when contradicted adds its own hilarity and lightheartedness to the show as well.
One thing to mention is that since it is a subbed show, we might not recognize the names of our favorite characters, so we’ve laid it all out for you here:
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)
If you are enjoying this on Crunchyroll through your web browser, the team has delightfully accommodated us North American folks with alternate subbing including the English names, if you are like myself and watching on the console app, you have to deal with the Japanese names.
In the end, the Phoenix Wright lends itself well to a TV formula, bringing in characters you can instantly attach yourself to whether or not you have any prior knowledge of who these flailing heroes are. The levity displayed along with the evident seriousness in certain scenarios is refreshing compared most anime that are either completely wacky or all grimaces the majority of the time. If you have the time I definitely recommend heading over to Crunchyroll and getting caught up on this show, you won’t regret it!http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/04/pheonix-wright-anime-debuts/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/PheonixWright.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/PheonixWright-150x150.jpgEntertainmentNintendoTVAce Attorney,Pheonix WrightOne might ask, do we really need an anime for Phoenix Wright? Well let me assure you, after viewing Saturdays pilot episode that, yes, yes we absolutely do need this in our lives! Anyone familiar with Phoenix Wright will be instantly drawn to the anime as the art style, story...Nathan MillerNathan Millernate@radiopressgaming.comEditorEditor-in-chief of Radio Press Gaming. Comic enthusiast, Gamer dad and Tech nutRadio Press Gaming