Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney
Voice Director: Kyle Phillips

US Home Media: Jan 23, 2018
Japan Premiere: Apr 02, 2016
Japan Conclusion: Sep 24, 2016

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 24

Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures

Popularity: 985th All Time, 63rd This Week

Franchise: Ace Attorney
Characters on BTVA: 33
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RabidSonicFan
said at 1:52 PM on Mon May 21 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
I thought the anime was okay when it came out, but Funimation's dub [in terms of both scripting and voice acting] actually elevates it to being pretty good for me. It's way better than it should be. XD
HienFan
said at 9:54 PM on Wed May 16 2018
 1 Shout Out!
Look at that flat colouring and art... and a dub too good for it
Yitsul
said at 6:13 AM on Wed May 16 2018
I want Minae Noji as Trucy
Soul-dragon
said at 10:07 AM on Wed May 16 2018
@Yitsul Trucy debuted up in Dual Destinies not Trials and Tribulations and even so Minae isn't a regular at Funimtion. If she was to show up for a cameo my ideal choice would easily be Kira Buckland reprising her role but since they'll most likely recast the role than my top choice would be Megan Shipman.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:04 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@Soul-dragon

"Trucy debuted up in Dual Destinies"

https://i.imgur.com/Kndq2Wf.gif
Soul-dragon
said at 2:14 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@NCZ Did she have another appearance I was unaware of?
Fulgore2005
said at 2:39 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@Soul-dragon Apollo Justice.
Soul-dragon
said at 2:58 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@Fulgore2005 Ah. Thank you. But that's still not what the second season is based on.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:01 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@Soul-dragon True. I was just mentioning the game Trucy debuted in.

You're right about the second season though.
Amberdoll
said at 7:43 PM on Thu May 10 2018
https://otakumode.com/news/5aab8f2a1b1d8b634ba3f04b/Ace-Attorney-Anime-to-Return-for-Season-2!
EPA Deane
said at 7:50 AM on Fri May 11 2018
@Amberdoll I hope Brina Palencia is cast as Dahlia and Iris Hawthorne.
Amberdoll
said at 9:00 AM on Fri May 11 2018
@EPA Deane I also hope she or Sarah Wiedenheff gets cast as Dahlia and Iris
EPA Deane
said at 9:09 AM on Fri May 11 2018
@Amberdoll I Actually imagine Sarah Wiedenheff as Athena Cykes
Amberdoll
said at 9:31 AM on Fri May 11 2018
@EPA Deane Oh actually I think that would work too
SNaG
said at 3:32 PM on Wed Mar 28 2018
 1 Shout Out!
I thought the anime was trash and couldn't bear to finish it when it was airing, but maybe the dub is the way to go to see it. Curious to hear these voices, it seems like a good cast and I would like to see how it fits with my headcanon voices.
immblueversion
said at 8:12 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
@SNaG As strange of a way it is to put it, I believe the English dub script itself is a better adaptation of Ace Attorney than the anime it was recorded for.
EPA Deane
said at 9:09 AM on Sun Apr 29 2018
@immblueversion It certainly gives the Show More Energy IMO.
RetroPokeFan
said at 4:38 AM on Fri Mar 9 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
The dub is probably the better way to watch this one (even with the fact no one from the games return though I do enjoy Eric Vale as Phoenix).

It really wasn't a good decision to replace the usual actors with A-list names who barely fit the characters at all... that and the animation is very inconsistent
Soul-dragon
said at 9:07 AM on Fri Jan 19 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
I just began this show in English. The dub is really good all things considered and it has a good storyline but it's pretty easy to see why it bombed in Japan. The animation is a mess and it was definitely not a good move to kick out the Seiyuus for A-list ones who didn't fit the character in the slightest (cough cough Yuki Kaji as Phoenix cough cough). But the dub does save the show IMO.
MizukaS
said at 5:03 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@Soul-dragon
Since you're very critical of voice acting quality, I'm glad to see that you like the dub. Seeing as you like it, I think I'm likely to share your viewpoint as well since we seem to agree on a lot of aspects when it comes to our voiceover preferences.
immblueversion
said at 6:43 AM on Fri Mar 16 2018
@Soul-dragon Bombed in Japan, you say? It was just announced for a second season based on the third game!
Soul-dragon
said at 8:11 AM on Fri Mar 16 2018
@immblueversion I heard and my jaw just seriously dropped to the floor.
SNaG
said at 3:34 PM on Wed Mar 28 2018
@Soul-dragon

Also, iirc, the anime was, for multiple episodes, in the top 10 most viewed anime of a given week in Japan, along side long runners like One Piece and Sazae-san. So it got enough eyeballs.

If Trials and Tribulations managed to be 24 episodes I'd be more confident in its performance but I doubt it.
Soul-dragon
said at 4:07 PM on Wed Mar 28 2018
@SNaG I’ll still watch it either way. Granted the original sucked but why not give the second season a chance? I just hope they don’t mess up Godot.
Speaking of the guy chances are he’ll get a new voice in both English and Japanese as well. I wonder whose going to play him...
immblueversion
said at 9:33 AM on Tue Jan 9 2018
With the episodes that have been released, I wish there were more characters to have voice compares, because this is some good stuff.
Soul-dragon
said at 12:53 PM on Tue Jan 9 2018
@immblueversion I made a forum for VCs if you want to see them. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21319
immblueversion
said at 11:01 PM on Thu Jan 11 2018
@Soul-dragon That's good. I've added a few suggestions and questions there, too.
MizukaS
said at 12:00 AM on Mon Jan 15 2018
I'm of the opinion that all the Funi VAs are way superior than the old school Capcom VAs by a landslide. It helps that Funi has cast a bunch of established VAs for the roles, and those Capcom VAs have little to no acting experience, and they only had less than 5 lines to go with.

I think it's no question as to how most of those VCs will turn out.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:00 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@MizukaS I'm not so sure. I don't think it's going to sweep the competition of all the other entries of the voice compares just on the basis that it's FUNimation .
MizukaS
said at 2:38 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@Shaun Ince
That wasn't what I meant. The fact that the Funi VAs get to voice full dialogues for those characters instead of a few liners allows them to fully act out those characters, and hence, in my opinion, makes them more credible. It also helps that the Funi VAs are generally better directed than those old school Capcom VAs.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:14 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@MizukaS "I think it's no question as to how most of those VCs will turn out"

That implies that you think it's going to go in the favour of the FUNimation voice actors instead of the others. What I'm saying is that you sound pretty sure that when these actors get added to the Phoenix Wright voice compares it's going to win by a landslide. It doesn't always work that way & it doesn't correlate to other voice compares from different franchises.
MizukaS
said at 4:33 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@Shaun Ince
Right, I have my reasons for believing the Funi VAs will be favored by the community based on the reasons I've listed above.
Abdullab
said at 4:46 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@MizukaS That`s not how compares work don`t think the world shares the same opinion with u and the reasons u gave make it think they will side with ya
MizukaS
said at 4:49 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
When I said "it's no question as to how most of those VCs will turn out", I didn't mean the Funi VAs are superior than the old school Capcom VAs just *because* they have the Funimation label attached to them. If the older AA games had full voice acting, then there would be actual competition.

There isn't much to compare when one group of VAs had only mere few liners to go with like "Objection!", "Hold it!"; and another group have full dialogues to fully flesh out their characters.
MizukaS
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@Abdullab
Then give me one reason why you think the community would vote for a bunch of few liners instead of the VAs that get to fully immerse in their characters. In no way am I implying that the whole world "will side with me" just because I'm making a reasonable prediction. I think the same could be applied as to which Dragon Ball dub the majority of the community without any nostalgia bias thinks is better - DBZ or Kai.

I don't side with the Funi VAs just because they have the Funi label attached to them. I side with whichever pool deserves the most of my support.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:32 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
@MizukaS Fair enough. It's just a "wait & see" sort of thing. There is a trend of sorts when it comes to voice compares, but it's never easy to tell which way they will go. Sometimes the newer additions dominate the poll, other times they don't even make a dent.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
I think it's important to remember that voice compares aren't strictly a competition and not to get hung up on "winning".
MizukaS
said at 1:22 AM on Sat Jan 20 2018
@NCZ
I mean, unless I were one of the voice actors in those VCs, there's nothing to be "won" from those polls. Regardless of the community's preferences, I still have my own. That's all I have to say.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:27 AM on Sat Jan 20 2018
@MizukaS

Yes, you have your own preferences and that's made very clear. You just seem to have a very bad habit of lording them over everyone else's.
MizukaS
said at 1:53 PM on Sat Jan 20 2018
@NCZ
I fail to see how I'm "lording" my own perspective over others when I'm simply stating Perspective A without calling other people's Perspective B "sucky" when I disagree with them.

There's a big difference between disagreeing with someone and just plain thinking someone else's opinion "sucks" just because I don't agree with them. I'm in the former group because I don't honestly think my perspective is above everyone else's, which you are currently accusing me of.
MizukaS
said at 2:29 PM on Sat Jan 20 2018
While I don't deny that I tend to question other people a lot, that is just my way of expressing curiosity. I'm genuinely curious in what others think. In no way is that a representation of "lording" my perspective over others.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:17 AM on Sun Jan 21 2018
@MizukaS

Because repeatedly this is the overarching pattern. You always feel the need to have the last word. You constantly start arguments even with year-old comments solely for the sake of reinforcing your viewpoint. When other people state that they disagree, you never debate their points directly or even acknowledge their merits, you simply double down. Like in this very discussion. You basically keep referring everything back to the same points you started out with instead of even considering or reflecting on other people's viewpoints. Like yes, we do all have our own viewpoints. But it's a matter of tone, attitude, as well as finding a time and place. Your tone just constantly comes off as argumentative and defensive rather than leading way for constructive conversation.
MizukaS
said at 9:38 AM on Sun Jan 21 2018
@NCZ
Okay, you do have a point on replying to year old comments - I've noticed that you've point out how that's an issue on another thread as well, as people are subject to change, along with their perspectives. Yeah, I could see how it's better to just start up a new comments thread instead.
immblueversion
said at 12:31 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
It's fun how this anime debuted the same year the first two games took place. A shame there's no word of a second season to adapt AA3, which took place in 2018. I don't even know if it did well enough in Japan to get another season (though I do know it was in the Top 10 almost every week except one).

Maybe the dub will get it a resurgence? I mean, I've read comments from plenty of people who were disappointed in the anime and would still watch it in English.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@immblueversion

A dub probably isn't going to have any effect on decisions meant primarily for the Japanese audience. Anime is mainly made with the domestic market in mind and dubs/international licensing is more or less an afterthought in the majority of cases. Japan is where most of the money is made, mainly from merchandise and Bluray/DVD sales.

There might be a second season if Capcom are planning more games next year or the year after. I think they did this one in part because of the 15th anniversary, Phoenix Wright 1 actually taking place in 2016, and because Spirit of Justice was coming out. But yeah I never really checked exactly how well it did commercially.
MizukaS
said at 6:27 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@NCZ
It's good that you mentioned "majority of the cases" when it comes to dubs/localizations not affecting the JP market and their decisions; meaning that it's not always definite. I could count at least three series when it comes to exceptions. For series which made a significant impact in their country of origin based hugely on their overseas performance, look at The Big O, Zero Escape, and Cowboy Bebop.

Zero Escape, especially. Kotaro Uchikoshi only intended for 999 to be a standalone game, before developing two more sequels for the series, making it a trilogy. While 999 bombed in Japan, it was a commercial success in the US. That very factor changed Kotaro's mind. It was also very unexpected cuz back in 2009, VNs were an extremely niche genre, and many were surprised with its positive reception. I think it's safe to say that the Zero Escape series owes its success to Aksys Games, even though it's not well received in its country of origin. In fact, the fact that 999 got an HD remake is most probably thanks to how well it did in Western territories.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:33 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@MizukaS

Video games are an international business where the majority of the market is outside Japan and pretty much every major company has a worldwide presence. Anime is niche even in Japan and in the rest of the world is licensed out to other companies. Very big difference.
MizukaS
said at 7:00 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@NCZ
Aren't J-games also licensed by video game dubbing companies like Nis America, Aksys Games, etc.?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:01 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@MizukaS

Not always. Smaller games, sure, there do tend to be more licensing and partnerships. But then bigger publishers/developers like Capcom, Square Enix, Sony, Level-5, Sega/Atlus, Nintendo handle worldwide duties themselves. Even with places like Xseed my understanding is usually the bid involves the Japanese company trying to work out how much money they'll be making from the partnership, so they do still directly benefit. I suppose that's the most similar to how anime tends to be done but those are usually the niche releases rather than the bigger fish.

The majority of Japanese developers/publishers in the game industry have acknowledged that the console market is much more lucrative outside Japan which is why they have pushed for greater emphasis on worldwide releases and doing everything inhouse, and PC ports of Japanese games becoming much more common. Stuff like that happening with anime (e.g. the upcoming FLCL revival) tends to be much rarer. At the end of the day while there can be crossover, they are very different industries.
MizukaS
said at 11:42 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@NCZ
That was very insightful, indeed! /applauds

Thank you.
MizukaS
said at 8:22 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@immblueversion
I don't really mind if the subsequent games get anime adaptions or not. If they do, great! If not, that's fine.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:49 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@MizukaS

Grazie.
immblueversion
said at 1:01 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@MizukaS Yes, my point was whether or not the popularity of the anime overseas would have an effect. I just wasn't sure how common it was; the answer, it seems, is "not very".

Though considering the dub announcement trailer currently only has about 10 thousand views, and the anime already has a sizeably mediocre reception among Western audiences, it doesn't look like the series' reputation will be getting a turnabout (pun painfully intended).
immblueversion
said at 1:34 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@NCZ Hang on, it turns out there IS a rumor that the next AA game for the Switch will be out in 2018.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:48 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@immblueversion

Wonder if they could pull that off. I'd be pretty happy if they did since that'd be the quickest turnaround the series has had in a while. I guess Capcom need something for next year too since the slate is pretty blank right now...

If they do then I'd expect another series around then. Trials and Tribulations could probably be an entire season on its own.
MizukaS
said at 3:50 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@immblueversion @NCZ
Let's hope that it's not some compilation rehash, cuz I'd be very disappointed if that were the case. It's gotta be all original, I'd say.
MizukaS
said at 3:54 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
Btw - a new AA game in 2018 is not a rumor. It's been backed up by reliable sources.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-11-10/capcom-to-develop-ace-attorney-other-titles-for-nintendo-switch/.123881

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/capcom-promises-more-nintendo-switch-support-including-ace-attorney-games
Soul-dragon
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Dec 7 2017
@MizukaS Wow. I can't wait honestly. I've never played an AA game but I have been getting into the franchise as of late. Maybe it's time to start playing the games...
MizukaS
said at 8:18 PM on Thu Dec 7 2017
@Soul-dragon
You definitely should. Since you like Dangan Ronpa so much, you'll find Ace Attorney enjoyable. DR has been described many times as "HS Ace Attorney". Just in bear in mind though - the anime series covers the first two games.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:16 PM on Thu Dec 7 2017
@Soul-dragon

The Trilogy collection on 3DS is the best/most convenient way to get into the series. The three original games all in one. The Switch collection of Apollo/Dual Destinies/Spirit of Justice would be the way to go for those games if it's real, but for the original trilogy there's not too much to improve over the 3DS one as long as still having to pull out your 3DS isn't an issue.
MizukaS
said at 8:51 AM on Fri Dec 8 2017
^
Go with NCZ's suggestion, Soul. Let us know how much fun you're having!
Soul-dragon
said at 2:28 PM on Thu Mar 15 2018
@immblueversion @NCZ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-15/ace-attorney-anime-gets-2nd-season-this-fall/.129044
There's going to be another season apparently.
Soul-dragon
said at 4:17 PM on Wed Nov 22 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Honestly at this moment I just want to see who voices Franziska. That's all that really matters.
MizukaS
said at 9:12 AM on Sun Nov 26 2017
@Soul-dragon
A friend of mine suggested Trina Nishimura (Kurisu from Stein's Gate). I'd dig it. Who are your personal picks from the Dallas pool?
Soul-dragon
said at 10:44 AM on Sun Nov 26 2017
@MizukaS I was personally thinking of Caitlin Glass myself honestly, but Nishimura would be nice as well.
immblueversion
said at 5:18 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
@Soul-dragon The dub cast announcement has already revealed it to be a newcomer named Jessica Peterson. And she wasn't listed as "Young Franziska", either, so we can assume she'll be doing the usual child and adult voice routine.
MizukaS
said at 7:06 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
@immblueversion
Oh yeah, you are right. I'm not familiar with Jessica's work at all, so let's see what she can bring to the table. Hope you're looking forward to it as much as me, @Soul-dragon.
Soul-dragon
said at 9:26 AM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@MizukaS I am. But I honestly think that Jessica Peterson is an alias for someone.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:03 AM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@Soul-dragon Jessica peterson is not an alias.
http://jessicanpeterson.com
Soul-dragon
said at 4:59 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Good to know. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing her take and her voice in general. It's nice that they decided to get someone new honestly.
MizukaS
said at 6:17 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@Soul-dragon
Kyle Philips is a director that's known to give novices/newcomers a chance at bigger roles. Either that, or he lets regulars try out archetypes that they've never tried out before. For instance - have you heard Jeannie Tirando do a seductive voice (she's April)? Try thinking of sexy Riko Sakurauchi, and take that as you will, haha.
Soul-dragon
said at 6:26 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@MizukaS ...I've already seen a sexy Riko unfortunately (that's what happens when you play SIF). But yeah it usually turns out great. Especially with the dub for Dragon Maid (I was so glad that he didn't go with J Micheal Tatum for Fafnir. It was such a generic choice so I'm glad he decided to look outside the box).
MizukaS
said at 6:30 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
@Soul-dragon
If it were any other director, they would have cast Michael as Fafnir. The design so totally screams Michael.
Fortenium
said at 6:15 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3Sri_HsEw

Dubbed trailer is out for those wanting to listen to Eric Vale as Wright. I like it. Definitely a good choice.
Luigikun
said at 9:01 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
@Fortenium I'm outisde the USA...I can't see it...
1dbad
said at 9:12 PM on Sat Nov 18 2017
@Fortenium I wasn't sure about Eric as Wright, but this trailer convinced me. Definitely looking forward to hearing more of it.

I'm sort of torn about this whole thing. Like I definitely think it's wrong of FUNi to recast without even bothering to *ask* the original VAs if they wanted to reprise. Game consistency is nice and it's only fair to give them first dibs on the part. But on the other hand, I must admit, I'm actually liking Eric a bit better in the part. He sounds closer to how I always imagined Phoenix sounding.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 9:43 PM on Sat Nov 18 2017
@Fortenium That trailer really left a good impression on me. And honestly, Eric Vale really fits Phoenix more than the other two. Some great acting there too. I may give this show a second chance.

I just wish they showed off Edgeworth though.
HylianBelmont
said at 3:36 AM on Sun Nov 19 2017
@Fortenium I agree! He sounds kinda similar to Ben Judd as well funnily enough, haha.
MizukaS
said at 5:30 AM on Sun Nov 19 2017
I'll see how Chris and Lindsay hold up as Miles and Maya before I make any judgements.
Soul-dragon
said at 5:11 PM on Sun Nov 19 2017
@Fortenium Yeah, he holds up quite well I'd say. He's definitely a good choice (way better than Yuki Kaji). Now I just need to wait for the voice compare so I can see how everyone else thinks he measures up compared to the others.
MizukaS
said at 3:41 AM on Wed Nov 22 2017
@Soul-dragon
Eric might be tied with Sam for best Phoenix voice. Probably. Yeah, we'll see.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:04 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
 10 Shout Outs!
Yeah if I had to say one thing, I think the cast is fine in a bubble, but it does feel a bit lemony knowing the originals weren't even asked.

I think they could have at least compromised by getting the key game VAs (Phoenix, Maya, Edgeworth) and doing the rest in Dallas. Obviously I can't speak for him but Sam Riegel generally seems to be pretty good with coming back to older roles even with all of his voice direction work lately, so it probably would have been easier to rest easy knowing for sure if he could have committed or not.
MizukaS
said at 6:14 PM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@NCZ
100% agreed. Sam has returned as Motonari Mori in every Funi dub of Sengoku Basara, so I still feel a bit iffy about the situation.
KazeNinja17
said at 9:05 PM on Wed Nov 15 2017
@NCZ Yeah. I was disappointed by them not even bothering to ask the game cast to reprise their roles. I know Christian La Monte and Christopher Niosi said that the director for Tales of Zestiria the X wanted to do everything they could to get the original ToZ game cast for the anime, so I guess the director for the AA anime dub didn't feel like it was necessary or wanted to stick with their own pool of VAs.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:41 PM on Wed Nov 15 2017
@KazeNinja17

It is a weird situation. You have series that are much more niche (BlazBlue, Sengoku Basara) maintaining cast consistency, and Tales is probably about similar to Ace Attorney when it comes to popularity. Like I said, I don't think there would be as much confusion if they had at least asked first and/or a solid reason was provided as to why they opted to do their own thing.

I think, if I had to say one thing, it might have been more a business/economics decision than a creative one. Kyle Phillips mentioned he played the first two games to prepare for the series, so I'm sure he must have been aware that the later ones had an established cast. As such I don't know if it's entirely his call. Funimation may have just logistically opted not to co-produce or otherwise work with Cup of Tea for whatever reason. Totally speculation on my part though.
KazeNinja17
said at 10:37 PM on Wed Nov 15 2017
@NCZ Yeah. I think the only reason they were able to get the Tales of Zesitira cast bad for the simuldub is because they were able to work out logistics and Christian La Monte was there to help out with getting things to work. All of this was discussed in Chris Niosi's YouTube video when the anime came to a close.

That being said, I think you may be correct that it wasn't logistically sound for them to get Sam, Kyle, and Abby back for Phoenix, Miles, and Maya. Regardless, I do intend on giving the dub a shot and I will buy the Bluray releases of the series. It may be good, it may not be. Just have to wait and see.
RetroPokeFan
said at 9:06 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
Although some of the casting is nice (it’ll be intresting to see Eric Vale take a shot at everyone’s favourite Attroney man) it’s a little disappointing they didn’t give this one to LA

Though I’m pretty sure Sam Riegel is busy doing his voice direction stuff with Disney so it could be understandable why on that term.
FUNiman
said at 6:10 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
No disrespect to the cast (Eric Vale as Phoenix Wright is smart, never would have thought of that) but without Sam Riegel I'm not too tempted to watch. Chris Wehkamp might be better than Hebert at least and Kent Willams will undeniably be awesome, so there's that.
Soul-dragon
said at 6:43 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@FUNiman I do wonder if he would've returned if asked. I mean, he is pretty busy with directing the Ducktales reboot, but he seems to be one of those actors who takes every opportunity. Guess we'll never know.
Dee15gon
said at 8:28 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Colleen as Mia Fey. Wow, I actually imagined Mia sounding like her too.
MizukaS
said at 8:30 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@Dee15gon
It's a perfect fit, tbh.
Abdullab
said at 5:23 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Yes Funi went for an all new voice cast, I`m even suprised that they replace Hebert considering he is the easiest to get out of reprisals but I don`t want to discuss that further.

For what it`s worth I`m interested in what the new vas have to offer for their characters. I`m more interested in this dub due to the fact they got Kara Edwards to voice a Boy again outside of DB reprisals.

Interested to see the end result in 2018
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:25 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@Abdullab I just saw Kyle's twitter feed. Apparently he has no idea himself why he was recast.
MizukaS
said at 11:02 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@itsmedeadpool
https://twitter.com/kylehebert/status/930221508667961344

According to this tweet, it would imply that Funimation never even bothered to ask Kyle to reprise his role. This honestly makes me a bit disappointed.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 11:12 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@Abdullab I'm not that surprised since Phoenix Wright is one of the few JRPG roles that Sam Riegel would continue to reprise his role. But given that it's been outsourced to TX with Funimation's decision to recast everyone from the game and Sam's current status as a voice director it seems that the ship has sailed.
MizukaS
said at 12:46 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@DisneyAnimefan1995
It's not outsourced to TX. Funimation is doing this in house. If Sam, Abby and Kyle got to reprise their roles, then the dub would be partially outsourced to LA.
BlueHeracross
said at 2:44 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@DisneyAnimefan1995 Ace Attorney isn't a JRPG
Soul-dragon
said at 6:31 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@itsmedeadpool Well that sucks. They could've easily gotten him since he's in Texas quite frequently due to Dragon Ball Super. And you think they would've learned their lesson after the amount of backlash recasting Danganronpa got but alas.
DisneyAnimefan1995
said at 6:34 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@BlueHeracross Oops my bad.
Abdullab
said at 6:46 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@Soul-dragon actually Kyle, Sean, Mercer and Cason record from LA with North Hollywood Sound.

but yeh Kyle still does dubs for them
Soul-dragon
said at 6:47 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@Abdullab I never realized that. Do the directors fly over to direct them in that case?
Abdullab
said at 6:57 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@Soul-dragon I`ve heard Sean say in a con that Chris would fly to LA to direct and the Texas guys are directed by Rawly during that period
itsmedeadpool
said at 6:59 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@Soul-dragon Actually no. For DragonBall Super, the LA actors record from LA, while the Texas Actors record from OkraTron 5000 (Dallas). And this isn't FUNi's fault. FUNimation doesn't cast the actors, the director does. Considering that Kyle is upset regarding the recasting, my guess is the director preferred Christopher Wehkamp instead of Kyle. Remember Hit in Dragon Ball Super? In Xenoverse 2 he was voiced by Aaron Roberts, but in Super he's voiced by Matthew Mercer. Chris Sabat decided that himself (and maybe Japan wasn't fond enough with Aaron's performance for the game).
But back to Ace Attorney, there must be a reason why Kyle Phillips recast Miles Edgeworth. It shouldn't be a budget thing, but I guess it might be a 'support the local actors thing'. He's a brilliant director don't be foolin', but checking out his cast lists for all the shows he directed, he does tend to cast pretty much Dallas folks most to all of the time.
MizukaS
said at 6:10 PM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@Soul-dragon
"And you think they would've learned their lesson after the amount of backlash recasting Danganronpa got but alas."

I'm not sure if you're referring to just DR1, or the franchise as a whole. For DR1, the anime and game dubs were recorded around the same time, and the franchise was kinda niche in the US back then. There wasn't even justification to outsource the entire dub to LA, and Funimation had no idea who the game VAs are. I'm pretty sure Bryce recorded his lines last, and everyone else was cast first. Besides, some of the Funi VAs for DR1 are actually better than the game VAs, imo. Vice versa. So it's fine.

That said, I'm still pretty salty about most of the DR2 recasts in the Dr3 dub. I honestly think they don't fit as well as their game VAs (specifically Ibuki, Akane and Fuyuhiko).

@itsmedeadpool
If simply thinking Chris Wehkamp is "better" than Kyle Hebert as Miles is enough justification for ignoring vocal consistency, then truth be told, I am a bit disappointed at Mr Phillips. It's one thing to support your fellow Dallas folk, but a lot of fans, and especially people working in the industry should be aware that fans would want vocal consistency more than anything else if the original Eng VAs are not downright terrible.
Soul-dragon
said at 9:15 AM on Wed Nov 15 2017
@MizukaS I mean DR1, but some of the casting for DR2 didn't fit as well as the previous ones. I honestly didn't mind Akane since I don't really care about her, Ibuki was OK I guess, and Dismuke did a decent job with Fuyuhiko but there was no beating Derek Stephen Prince's take considering that his voice for the character is one of the reasons that the fanbase likes the character so much. As for Gundham and Peko well...Gundham sounded eerily similar to his game VA so I was OK, and I actually liked Peko's voice a bit but that might because of my dislike of her game voice.
Soul-dragon
said at 4:58 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Vale as Phoenix Wright? This I have to see.
MizukaS
said at 8:28 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@Soul-dragon
The results should probably be better than Yuki Kaji as Phoenix, since Eric is a baritone. So we're at least guaranteed that he's not gonna go high pitched. Not sure if he's gonna go for a Sam Riegel impression or not, so we'll see.
1dbad
said at 5:42 PM on Wed Nov 1 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Amazon is listing Kyle Phillips as the director, and Eric Vale, Lindsay Seidel and Colleen Clinkenbeard as actors. (I'm guessing Phoenix, Maya and Mia respectively?)

Granted this information isn't wrong, looks like we have confirmation that FUNi is recasting the series.
HylianBelmont
said at 6:32 AM on Thu Nov 2 2017
@1dbad While I would've liked the Duel Destinies english VAs to come back, I'll be honest. I do rather love the idea of Colleen Clinkenbeard as Mia and Eric Vale as Phoenix on-paper!
1dbad
said at 8:57 PM on Thu Nov 2 2017
@HylianBelmont Game consistency is always best when possible, but I'm definitely willing to give these new VAs a chance. I actually have sort of mixed feelings on the Dual Destinies cast, so I might even find FUNimation's cast an improvement. XD
MizukaS
said at 12:50 PM on Fri Nov 3 2017
@1dbad
I hope Amazon's got it wrong. I honestly don't wanna settle for anyone else as Phoenix other than Sam Riegel. Same goes for Abby Trott as Maya, too.
MizukaS
said at 1:02 PM on Fri Nov 3 2017
I don't think anything's confirmed until Funimation rolls out their official cast list. So I'm just sit here and keep shelling up hope that Amazon's listings are just baseless rumors, and that my ideal cast would be the actual one being used, instead. Waiting on your move, Funimation. Please, just reveal the truth to us.
1dbad
said at 6:22 PM on Fri Nov 3 2017
@MizukaS Amazon's usually pretty reliable for this kind of thing, since they get their information straight from the source rather than just relying on internet rumors. But there have been times they've been wrong before, so there's still hope the actual cast list might surprise us. I really liked Abby Trott as Maya too. And it would be ironic if Sam got recast since I think his Phoenix voice works even better for younger Phoenix.
MizukaS
said at 11:47 PM on Fri Nov 3 2017
@1dbad
Or there's a possibility that Lindsay, Eric and Colleen ARE actually a part of this, but not as the roles you've mentioned. Lindsay could be Pearl, Eric could be Larry. I would dig Colleen as Mia/Franziska.

I'll take one step back.... even if Sam and Abby couldn't reprise their roles, I'd say Funi at least tried if they got Kyle back as Miles.
1dbad
said at 8:26 AM on Sat Nov 4 2017
@MizukaS That's a possibility too. (I'd also dig Colleen as Franziska!)

You never know! Granted they did recast Kyle, I hope they got someone good at least. I personally like the idea of someone like J Michael Tatum in the role.
MizukaS
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@1dbad
https://twitter.com/KylePhillipsFUN/status/930166783293652992

Unfortunately, it seems like you are right about Amazon, and Funimation decided to go full Texas for the Eng cast, without outsourcing the dub partially for vocal consistency. I'm willing to give everyone a chance, but I'm really not sure how Eric Vale will fare against Sam Riegel, considering the latter is commonly known to be the best Phoenix voice to date.
1dbad
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@MizukaS I'm sorry. Amazon is usually pretty spot-on about this stuff, which is why I thought it was worth mentioning.

If it makes you feel any better, the Japanese version recasted everyone too. (replacing the game VAs with popular anime VAs) If anything, FUNimation is merely trying to recreate that in English. I'll give him a shot, but Eric's casting surprised me too. I always thought someone like Josh Grelle would work better for Phoenix. (out of the actors in their talent pool, I mean)
MizukaS
said at 5:44 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@1dbad
We'll see how that goes. I'm not shooting down anyone before I've even heard the dub yet. That's hardly fair, after all.
1dbad
said at 7:00 PM on Mon Nov 13 2017
@MizukaS Good! FUNi has a lot of great VAs, so I'm sure it'll be a good effort, even if it sounds a bit different than we're used to.
itsmedeadpool
said at 11:37 AM on Wed Oct 18 2017
Loved the games a lot, but I knew adapting this into an anime would be tricky. It's like the Danganronpa anime after you played the game (you know what to expect from start to finish) It even gave me a surprise when I learned FUNimation is giving this a BR/DVD release with an English Dub. Saying that, I wonder if they are going to stick with the LA cast (Dual Destinies and later), and will Sam Riegel (Phoenix Wright), Kyle Hebert (Miles Edgeworth), and Abby Trott (Maya Fey) reprise their roles.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:59 AM on Wed Oct 18 2017
@itsmedeadpool Hard to say how they'll cast it given Funimation's inconsistency with such things. They could replace everyone (Samurai Warriors), call in as much of the game cast as they can(Sengoku Basara) or even hire Cup of Tea to do the voice work for them. (Blazblue) It's totally up in the air.
MizukaS
said at 7:09 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
I'm satisfied enough if they could achieve what they did with the Neptunia dub. I could see using Dallas VAs for characters that don't already have an established Eng voice, but I think it's necessary for the principal cast to reprise their roles. Please make it happen, Funimation.
AntonKutovoi
said at 5:45 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
Was really dissapointed with the cast change here. It was so random and unnecessary and replacements were not nearly as good as game's actors.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:08 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
@AntonKutovoi What was your source that the re-casting was unnecessary?
AntonKutovoi
said at 8:36 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
@TylerMirage it's more that I just don't understand possible reasons for a change here, aside from budget ones. And even than, if that's the reason, than the budget for the series must've been abysmall, because usually no matter how cheap anime adaptatiojn of the game is, at least it manages to retain the voice cast. All of the standart series voice actors were active at the time of anime's release (hell, both anime prologue for SoJ and the game itself used them just fine), so shedule conflicts are unlikely. Even "Let's cast famous voice actors for promotion" reason is hardly accectable here, since most of the promo materials and all of the events kept using game's VAs.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:46 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
@AntonKutovoi

It's especially weird because the series had pretty much just settled on the trailers/promos' VAs as the "main" voice cast.

There was some inconsistency beforehand, e.g. UMVC3 had Kosuke Toriumi for Phoenix, PL vs PW had Hiroki Narimiya from the live-action movie. But by Dual Destinies they had clearly settled on the TGS cast as the permanent VAs. So it was weird that after all that, a straight adaptation of the games comes around, at the same time as SoJ itself no less, and then upended the tea table once again, especially since most game/visual novel adaptations use the original casts as a selling point. Like you said, there was just no clear reason why when it's actually out of the ordinary for these situations in anime.

Personally if I had to say anything, I thought Yuki Kaji was kind of a square peg in a round hole here. Apollo I could see him as, but as Phoenix it just didn't click.
1dbad
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Dec 27 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
It may not be the best adaptation, but I did feel it improved as time went on. There were some real stand out episodes, and the anime-original episode was great. Some more anime-original content would have been nice, but I enjoyed it enough that I hope a second season gets made.

I'm curious to see what will happen with the dub. Japan opted for a new cast instead of using the game cast. Will FUNi follow suit, or will they aim for game cast consistency? Either way, I'm looking forward to it.
WrightWay
said at 2:51 PM on Mon Oct 17 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Not the greatest adaptation, it was rushed, but it had a few really good episodes now and then- the supposed finale was at least decent. I did think the episode where they diverged from the games a bit and showed Phoenix, Edgeworth & Larry as kids and how they came to be friends was surprisingly fantastic, though.
Unknownsage13
said at 8:59 AM on Tue Oct 11 2016
Even if this adaptation isn't the greatest. I'm hoping Funimation will get Sam Riegel, Abby Trott, Kyle Hebert and Erica Lindbeck for the dub. Would be hard for me to get used to hearing these characters voiced by someone else now.
HylianBelmont
said at 10:40 AM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@Unknownsage13 I'm sure Sam Riegel and Kyle Hebert will be back but I'm not entirely sure about the other two. Still it would be rather nice to hear them as well!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:27 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@Unknownsage13 Funimation could always do what they did with the Blazblue anime and hire Cup of Tea for the recording to keep consistency with the gamed dubs. At the very least I can agree with HylianBelmont that Sam and Kyle are near guarantees given that they both have a history with Funimation.
Unknownsage13
said at 8:33 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@HylianBelmont I'm just not sure about Sam because he seems like another one of those actors that other than guest appearances and recurring roles, doesn't really care to do anime anymore. But fingers crossed!
HylianBelmont
said at 2:31 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Unknownsage13 I hope so as well. I've heard that the anime adaptation isn't well-liked by some (Can't comment on it's quality myself, as I haven't watched it yet) but I still really want to hear Sam and Kyle as the younger Phoenix and Edgeworth respectively!
SNaG
said at 7:28 PM on Thu May 26 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
As much as I love Ace Attorney, this adaptation is not that good. Poor animation and poor pacing summarize this near regurgitation of the game. It's gotten to the point where I must backpedal on myself and say that I don't want a dub, simply because the mere presence of one would compel me to watch this again, and I don't want to do that.
milaedgeworth
said at 10:29 AM on Sun Apr 24 2016
I love waiting for the new updates on Saturdays! Very happy they adhere mainly to the games!!
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