Not only was episode 19 a haven for Houtarou/Chitanda hints, it also supports my theory that Houtarou is simply not an ordinary human being, even by anime standards. The connoisseur of strangeness, Haruhi, may even agree with me.
Seriously, this kid makes a completely out-of-there guess about a mundane-sounding announcement at school being related to counterfeit through pure conjecture… and at the end of day, turns out to be right. This kid is better than actual police detectives!
If Houtarou’s name was Ryuuichi instead, I wouldn’t doubt that this was a prequel to the Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban series of visual novels.
+10 points if Chitanda’s first name was “Mayoi” or “Maya”
So let me get this straight – An anime for Gyakuten Saiban/Ace Attorney has never been made, yet they get an idea to make live action film instead? Narimiya Hiroki doesn’t even look the part! Not enough spikes.
Honestly. You know, despite how horrible or loose video game adaptations tend to be… Within hundreds of video games, there are those certain gems that are pretty much playable anime. They would have no problem making the transition from one medium to the other. And then, of course, there are those games which actually have better stories than what you would discover in a lot of anime…
(Numbers hold no importance, although #1 is the most wanted one. Also, happy 4th of July!)
I remembered that old promotional video for the release of Gyakuten Saiban Yomigaeru Gyakuten (the remake of Gyakuten Saiban 1 for the DS in Japan, and the first Phoenix Wright game released for English-speaking audiences). The FUNNIEST thing ever. What people liked about that promo was its witty (almost parody-like to the franchise) script – making it a very good promo for a video game. But what made it unique to PW fans – something that’s absent from the actual game (besides the non-murder case) – was really the voice acting.
When I first saw this promo, the chemistry of the voice cast was really superb… and then I began thinking: “What if there was an anime adaption of Phoenix Wright?”
According to a screen of GameCrazy’s computer systems posted by one of their employees on Court-Records, a new Phoenix Wright game is set to be released on 9/25/2007, presumably a DS port of Gyakuten Saiban 3.
“I work at a GameCrazy store and periodically, our computers will be updated with information before publishers release it (for example, we have “Riddick” for the PS3 and XB360 in our systems, but no announcement has been made). Anyway, I was checking trade-in values this morning for Phoenix Wright, and I noticed six entries instead of the usual four (each game has an entry for a used copy and a new copy.. so four entries = 2 games, 8 entries = 4 games, etc).
Anyway, I went back and looked, and I noticed that they have put in a new Phoenix Wright game, slated for this fall, and the tagline cut off, but it said “Phoenix Wright – Trials Tribu”. I’m guessing it could be “Trials and Tribulations”, but I don’t know. It had a release date of 9/25/07.
I know what you’re saying. “Oh, he’s a new guy. It’s his first post. He’s making this stuff up.”
(“Gameboy DS”… GameStop’s unfixed computer errors makes me LOL in my pants…)
All I have to say is…
(kthx to Court-Records for the smilie. 😛)
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