Turnabout Art

+ Artblog dedicated to Ace Attorney and Ghost Trick.

+ Art by me (sanxian AKA turnabout-art) and other talented artists :)


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Anime Friends 2014 with my bros! Better photos soon~



Dear Athena,

That was fast.


Maybe I should have kept you two separated.


Aaahh I’ll finish this today!!!


trying to work on drawing characters consistently..

I like to name my cos meetings ok?


So this Sunday I’ll be with my friends at Anime Friends 2014 (Brazil) as an Ace Attorney cosplay group!

We’ll just be wandering the place and having fun and hopefully people will recognize us (I don’t think AA is that popular around here), but if you happen to be there, feel free to say hi! =D

Ace Attorney bros, este sábado estarei dando um rolê maroto com os bródi de cosplay de AA na AF2014 \o/ Dêem um alô se nos virem lá =D

Reposting this photo because I fucking can

Lamiroir’s cloak for a friend :)


I swear I try to add colors to my drawings, but I’ll admit, I suck at them. It’s safer to stick to B&W and grayscale.

Life’s been pretty busy lately. I’ve been working a lot and I’m usually too tired to draw anything when I have the time. But Transistor’s OST inspired me to put this tablet back to work. =)

On a unrelated note, my friends and I will reprise our Ace Attorney group! We’ll attend to Anime Friends on July, though we have yet to decide on a date. Maybe we’ll meet there? =D


Apollo Justice as a ThunderCat!
Why? Lion-O has brows similar to his, after all!
deviantART link here.


Apollo Justice as a ThunderCat!

Why? Lion-O has brows similar to his, after all!

deviantART link here.



Sophitia by Eliana Oda • site

Girl Power Collab - Mothers’ Edition

Aaaand we’re BACK!! The second edition of this collab features 55 mothers from fiction! Click the link above more awesome art of awesome moms!

My character is Sophitia from SoulCalibur, more specifically her SCIV version. I know fighting games aren’t know for their plots, but I still think it’s such a shame most people only pay attention to the female characters because of their boobs bodies. I’m fully aware that’s the creators’ intention, but it still bugs me the lack of Sophitia + Patroklos + Pyrrha fanart out there. She’s such a great mom after all.

Reblogging for self promotion! And if you appreciate female characters in fiction, please check out the project on tumblr and facebook!


Ace Attorney you say? I’M ON MY WAY
1.25” buttons for ANIME NORTH! I’ll be cosplaying older!Ema on Friday and Saturday; please do come by and say hello!!

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Enquanto ainda é o Dia de Falar sua Língua, um alô pros fãs brasileiros de Ace Attorney o>


confetti is too old-fashioned. this is the future of law

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Dear Ryan,

Yes, I know of it.


Humans are indeed capable of some amazing acts, aren’t they?


Yet, do you know why it’s so incredible? Why you know of it at all? It’s because it’s so unusual. It’s such a departure from mankind’s instinctual state of being that it stands out as a…

Mod, you are the best Kristoph, holy fuck.











Your honor, something is amiss here!

As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled! 

Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?


Where are the bar codes?!

This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!! 

Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.

Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.

If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.

Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!


Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!! 

(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—

…! I’ve got it!)

While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books? 

Well, Edgeworth?

While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.

Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.

They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?

Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.

At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.

I see the issue here very clearly.

Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.


(W-wait, but I’m not—)



I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!

We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.

Photo Close-up added to the court record!

As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!

And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!

A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!

Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!

And there’s more! 

The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the titles on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Lex Populi”!

Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!

How’s that for decisive evidence?

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