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The newest case in Ace Attorney is easily the most anticipated one for a majority of fans. To enlighten you on the differences, insights, and information as usual I will give new watchers some knowledge: Ace Attorney game 1 is based around the backgrounds of a specific case to set in motion much of the lore, character connections, and establish future games. This case caused Mia to become a lawyer and look into White, changed Edgeworth’s life forever, and basically introduces a super complex plot that gives the best villain presence of the game. . .by far. It’s also the most weirdly placed case because for its excellent plot it placed the most interesting story in the penultimate position of the game. So TL;dr: The case we get next is arguably the best case in the game and that’s gonna feel real weird by the end of this show unless they adapt to make it the last case.
That being said: Edgeworthhas been accused of murder, and Pheonix/Naruhodo want to defend him. He rejects him and so Maya and Pheonix go to examine the crime scene to figure it all out. Meanwhile Maya has been practicing her spirit medium tricks with a hose and a mini pool, so we know something is going on there. I have to say this episode the animation stepped up its game in the oddest way: Larry Butz is animated so fluidly as he gets out of his Santa costume that I have to wonder who he bribed to look so flashy.
What we learn is some disturbing information: A case known as the DL-6 case revolved around Gregory Edgeworth: Edgeworth’s father who was murdered 15 years prior to this case. This case actually involved a Spirit Medium, which inevitably brought shame on Maya and Mia’s very own mother- Misty Fey. Because of this Misty disappeared and this impacted Mia and Maya very heavily. This also left the case unsolved even though they used spirit mediums, and the Defense Attorney on that same case who proved the supposed murderer innocent is the one who is now dead…supposedly at Edgeworth’s hand.
Knowing all this information, holy shit this case is going to be a good one. Namely because of who the freaking prosecutor is going to be: Von Karma. This episode is all set up so to really take it in you need to watch it yourself, but this is all the set up for an amazing showdown in the defense of the person Pheonix has been fighting until now. So basically, hold on to your shit, the next few weeks are going to be amazing. And with 100% more Santa~
At least this episode.