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Dear Thalassa,

Don’t worry, he’s still alive.

He’s pretty banged up, though.  Believe it or not, he went back for a girl and shielded her from the rubble with his own body.  That’s quite a boy you have there.

But I hope this spurs you to tell him he really is your boy.  For better or worse he deserves to know.  So does Trucy.  You already know I don’t like keeping the smokescreen going.

My mom fussed over me every time I scraped my knees.  Maybe his should too?

-Phoenix Wright


Dear Badge Lover,

Well of course I have.

One of the first things a lawyer should do is present his badge to everyone he meets.

Did… did you want to see it too?

-Phoenix Wright


Dear ProFighter,

I have it on good authority that cold germs and paperwork ward off other people.

-Phoenix Wright


You all are excited about sherlock and the new deducing system and all  that jazz, but I think there is one thing that we need to focus on.


(via shark-toothed-detective)

the first full dai gyakuten saiban trailer

(via achtungdiva)


The first full trailer for Dai Gyakuten Saiban is here! Subs will be added shortly.


The official Dai Gyakuten Saiban site has gotten a makeover to match this week’s news!

In addition to bringing some screenshots and art, the site states a new trailer for the game will be revealed a week from today.

The site also provides the following character profiles:

Ryuunosuke Naruhodou: The protagonist of the game. A student at one of Japan’s imperial universities in its capitol, a certain case pushed him to become an attorney. In order to learn the ways of the new justice system, he takes his burning sense of justice in hand and transfers to England.
Susato Mikotoba: A young woman who works as a legal assistant supporting Ryuunosuke due to ‘certain circumstances’. A progressive, foreign-mystery-novel-loving Yamato Nadeshiko.
Sherlock Holmes: The world’s most famous detective. Though his skills of observation and deduction are incredible, he occasionally goes too far into the realm of speculation - a veritable “Reasoning Rampage”. The meeting between the great detective and the rookie attorney will bring a grand turnabout down on England’s courts.
Iris Watson: A young girl living with Holmes. Although she’s only 8 years old, she holds a medical degree and is the author of the extremely popular novel series “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Some say her skills of deduction surpass even Holmes’…


Keeping the ball rolling, Capcom’s sent out more screens from this week’s Famitsu to outlets like 4Gamer, as well as a DGS take on everyone’s favorite cover art style! (No word on if that’s the actual cover art or not, though.)

(The images have captions, by the way!)




Bringing this back in response to the reveal of a certain assistant…

Awkward Zombie © Katie Tiedrich!

// No but I don’t think you understand, of all the “prodigies” we have seen so far this is BY FAR the most ridiculous. Let’s say she’s freaking amazing and more efficient and lucky and smarter than most grad students. She might get her PhD done in four years. Maybe. But even if we go with this less than likely outcome, that means she was FOUR YEARS OLD when she ENTERED GRADUATE SCHOOL. 

Let’s stretch logic a bit farther. let’s say, for some strange reason, she as able to skip PreK-Senior Year in college. Let’s say she didn’t even have to take graduate classes, or perhaps complicated the needed tests and such in her first five years of life.  Let’s say she is a research goddess. That’s still AT LEAST 3 years to research and write and  publish and defend a thesis paper. Which means she started writing her thesis at the age of 5. Most children are just learning how to READ at the age of 5. 

// ok but I’d like to point out that this game is set in the Meiji era which is roughly 1868-1912 right

so I’m going to hazard a guess that the schooling system was very different back then and that all of the graduate school stuff was pretty much not developed like this.

I don’t mean to come off as a jerk or anything I mean I was a little skeptical when it said that Iris has a PH.D so I did a little digging around and I found some pretty interesting stuff

In his book “Everyday Life in the 1800s” Marc McCutcheon states: 

"By 1800, most medical students were learning the doctoring "trade" through the apprentice system. That is, young men fifteen years of age or older were moving in and living with established physicians and trading labor for education. The arrangement lasted anywhere from two to six years, with some students then continuing on to a formal medical school (five were in operation by 1810) for at least two to four more years of education and a degree. However, the majority of physicians at the beginning of the century opened their practices without benefit of a degree." 

Young men 15 years of age were practicing to be doctors and it was common back then, apparently. Granted, this still leaves a little of the “ok she’s way too young” doubt but at least it’s still a little more relief to the “OH MY GOD she skipped all of the schooling!” Med school took only a year to four years back then

The University of Pennsylvania’s website stated that in 1852 (little before the Meiji era), the minimum age to apply for college was 14. They had a bunch of tests to pass but that’s still quite young compared to today’s average age. Heck, there have been stories of ten year olds going to college. Check out this list of the youngest people to go to college!

Here’s a list also of the youngest to ever go to medical school and get their degrees. Note that the #1 slot is filled by someone who was born in the 1800’s. He was awarded a Ph.D at the age of 13. 

So relatively it doesn’t seem like too much of a longshot if this was the given average of the era. Things were pretty different back then and people were doing things a LOT earlier than they are now (from fear of disease and that the average life expectancy was way lower [ you weren’t really expected to make it past your 50’s then] 

Also again, the education system was very different from what we have today (dare I say it was a bit more medieval?) so in retrospect it might have been a bit…simpler (??) to achieve said Ph.D

AND SHE’S A GENIUS so we can give her that. A prodigy, yes, but not too different from the AA prodigies we’ve seen, I’m guessing!


And here are full scans for Dai Gyakuten Saiban! In addition to giving us a decent look at the game’s visuals, there’s some new info as well:

  • Ryuunosuke begins the game in Japan, where as a college student he’s involved in a certain case that puts him on the path to becoming a formal attorney.  To better study law, he transfers to England along with Mikotoba, where he meets Holmes.
  • Most of the story will take place in London, with Japan serving as the setting for Ryuunosuke’s first case.
  • Court and investigation proceed in mostly the same way, but during investigations Ryuunosuke and Holmes will use “joint reasoning” - a system where, as Ryuunosuke, you must point out any inconsistencies in Holmes’ rapid-fire reasoning.  (The example shown is Holmes accusing a witness of being a certain revolutionary.)
  • Part of the reason they settled on 3D was to allow for a very dynamic camera to match Holmes’ high-speed thinking.  Takumi jokes that Holmes really set the stage for the game!
  • Takumi has a deep love of the Sherlock Holmes stories, so he’s trying to respect the character.  Holmes is described as falling somewhere between the “storybook Holmes” and a “real Holmes” - a man who focuses maybe too much on his investigations, but isn’t a bad person at heart.
  • Ryuunosuke and Holmes’ meeting is a key point of the game.

Drawing aimlessly~

Still getting used to my new tablet :/

Ace Attorney Photoshoot - Making of

Photos: Sninja Studio

A couple of photos taken when we weren’t paying attention!


so i heard you guys like sad gavins

(via achtungdiva)

Trucy Wright: Myubi
Photographer: Snow Photography