Anime Review: Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!


General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Police, Drama
Episodes: 24
Aired: Apr 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
Licencors: Crunchyroll
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


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! [Written by MAL Rewrite]



Ace attorney Anime is an anime adaption for the very first two games that came out on the Nintendo DS handheld system. I am a recent Ace Attorney fan, a fan of the games that is, when I started playing those games it immediately struck me at how bad ass one could be once they represent their conclusive first evidence or raise their first undeniable objection that would flip the case on its head and then hope that sometime in your life you would reach the point of awesomeness of a lawyer like Phoenix Wright.

Now on with the anime review…based on the whole experience I had with the first three games and the ending of the first episode I noticed how truthful they were to the source material and the accurate depiction of the character’s looks, let alone their behavior, also let us not forget the remixes of many of my favorite tracks from the games that defiantly added to the enjoyment of the show; the whole package sounded right to me in the loudest voice that was in my head at that time. As I continued watching the show I started seeing some added story line made especially for the anime but it certainly made sense and did not change the original story and where it was heading. The second half of the show  however which was on my opinion not adapted wholly, they certainly nailed most of it, but they cut out a certain event that occurred in the game is when Mayoui-chan hands down Naruhodu-kun  (Phoenix wright) her Magatama, a sacred stone that allows him to unlock the lies of his witnesses  which I was looking forward to see how were they going to tackle it but there was no mention to it at all except at the last trial even although,  it was vaguely portraid and passable to the average viewer.

Ace Attorney is an anime worth watching for fans of the games, it could be enjoyable for those new to the series and maybe potentially get them into the games later on and for sure make their game-play ten times easier on them (at least for the first two games)  than those who started their journey with the games.

Overall Rate: 8/10

Review by DesertBornBoy

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