Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari!

Ace Attorney

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Synonyms: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Japanese: 逆転裁判 ~その「真実」、異議あり!~
English: Ace Attorney
German: Ace Attorney
Spanish: Ace Attorney
French: Ace Attorney
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.531 (scored by 5920759,207 users)
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Ranked: #73482
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Popularity: #1647
Members: 138,121
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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!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagai, Kouji
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Gyakuten Winner (逆転Winner)" by Johnny's West (eps 1-13)
2: "Jinsei wa Subarashii (人生は素晴らしい)" by Johnny's West (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Message" by Rei Yasuda (eps 1-13)
2: "Junai Chaos (純愛カオス)" by Tokyo Performance Doll (eps 14-25)


Jun 1, 2022
Personally, I found Ace Attorney very enjoyable to watch; it’s a good example of what an anime adaptation of a game should be like. We follow our protagonists in a fairly faithful (albeit, heavily condensed) retelling of what takes place in the games. The tone is more comic than that of the games, with the show being heavily embedded with puns as well as general sarcasm and wit from several characters (particularly Phoenix Wright himself, in response to the simple-mindedness of those around him), however this is not uncommon with other media related to the franchise, such as the film or stage plays. The comedy ...
Jan 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Gyakuten Saiban is a fine anime, but really is intended for those that have played the games. I would not recommend it to those that have not.

My only real problem with the show is the editing. There are some short scenes throughout the series that make no sense in the context of the show and seem to only be there because they were in the game. For example, there was an episode where they showed a person as if they were examined but were never talked to in the show. There's one scene where it looks like a person fell in paint or something but ...
Dec 9, 2021
tl;dr stick to the games if you like Ace Attorney, but the basic story lines just aren't believable or compelling.

My thoughts on Pheonix Wright,

Fictional lawyers that act like justice driven detectives when in reality lawyers are blood sucking parasites that care about their salaries over justice and principles. The most believable parts of the show are when the lawyers are defending scumbags and asking irrelevant questions. If I close my eyes and pretend that Mr. Ace attorney is not an attorney and more like a detective solving a case, I still find myself unimpressed with the show. I can't take anything seriously, so when 'serious' ...

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