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10 Anime Based On Video Games You Need To See

Ace Attorney is a gaming series that heavily leans into anime tropes from the get-go, so it's not much of a surprise to see it on this list. It is a franchise that makes typical courtroom drama look like an explosion of energy and passion and (rather unsurprisingly) that translates very well to screen.

The 2016 Ace Attorney anime is a direct adaptation of the games, with the first season taking on the first two titles and the second adapting the third. It tells the story of Phoenix Wright (Ryuuichi Naruhodo in the original Japanese), a rookie lawyer who battles to save his defendants and gets embroiled in various strange cases.

This adaptation made the great decision to bring in the game's original creator Shu Takumi as a script supervisor, helping to pour the eccentric spirit of the source material into the series and keep it feeling genuine.

It's certainly a show with flaws, but its faithfulness to the games, paired with the fun characters, makes it something you do not want to miss, especially if you love the original Phoenix Wright series.