'Ace Attorney' Cast Photos Show Off Characters, Magnificent Hair

Director Takashi Miike gets that a well-coiffed attorney is an Ace Attorney in the Japanese adaptation of the Capcom series.

Japanese film site Eiga.com released a batch of exclusive cast photos from the live action Ace Attorney film over the weekend, providing our first detailed look at the characters before the movie hits in February. Directed by Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins), the director is in full-on Yatterman/Zebraman-mode, letting loose with the wild colors and exaggerated performances because hey, who's going to see a Phoenix Wright movie done as an understated chamber drama? No, we want him to make objections and we want weird murders and maybe some ghosts (Phoenix Wright games can get exceedingly bizarre).

[caption id="attachment_69241" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright "][/caption]

The story sees luck-challenged defense attorney Phoenix Wright (Hiroki Narimiya) coming to the aid of his nemesis, corrupt-ish prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (Takumi Saitou). There will certainly be the collecting of evidence, twists, and objections. I'm calling it now: the spectacularly named Manfred von Karma (Ryou Ishibashi) is somehow behind it. That hair is too regal and his suit too purple for him not to be up to some kind of dirt.

[caption id="attachment_69239" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Narimiya (l) and Ryou Ishibashi as Manfred von Karma"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69240" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Yomiko as Misty Fey"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69242" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Shunsuke Daitou as Dick Gumshoe"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69243" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69244" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Takumi Saitou as Miles Edgeworth"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69245" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Danrei as Mia Fey"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69246" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Akira Emoto as The Judge "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69247" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Akiyoshi Nakao as Larry Butz. I hate this guy already. "][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_69248" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="Mitsuki Tanimura as Lotta Hart"][/caption]

Ace Attorney hits theaters on February 11th in Japan.

[Source: Eiga.com via Andriasang]

Related posts:

Review: 'Tekken Hybrid' (PS3)

New 'Indie Game: The Movie' Trailer, Filmmakers Appeal For Help In Finishing Movie


Discuss this story in our Gaming forums! Follow @MTVGeek on Twitter and be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the best geek news about comics, toys, gaming and more!