Title: Origin of The Class Trial
Source: Takumi Shū 's Twitter
The series of tweets starts with this tweet. In the translation below, each paragraph is a seperate tweet.
Everyone, good evening. Tomorrow's episode of the TV anime Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) will feature a story with Naruhodō (Phoenix Wright), Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth) and Yahari (Larry Butz) when
they were still in elementary school. Takumi here, who wants to bring
out an old story from his own time as a schoolboy.
one day, when I was a second grader. Young Takumi was playing alone in
the schoolyard and at the garbage disposal area, he came across a
handmade "piggy bank": an empty can with origami stuck on it, just a
small object. Not giving it much thought, he took it up in his hands.
there's a lot of money inside," he thought and opened it and out of the
"piggy bank" came... one coin of five yen. Well, he had already kinda guessed that
because of the sound it made when he picked the thing up. Without
giving it much thought, he put the five yen coin in his pocket, and yes
without giving it much thought again, went home. It happened the
Young Takumi was made to stand in front of a class
he didn't know, and while being watched by forty schoolkids he didn't
know, a 40-year old teacher who was very angry with him. "Tell the
The boy had been taken away from his own class, so his
head had become all blank. Eventually, young Takumi started to
understand he had been accused of being "a heinous five yen thief". "You
can't go stealing people's money!"
What had probably happened was
that someone had taken one of the piggy banks they had made with
handicraft classes, and had left it it at the disposal area as a prank.
Coincidence led to young Takumi picking up that piggy bank, and someone
had witnessed how boy Takumi had pettily stolen the five yen.
like that had happened, I gathered from the information gathered later.... but at the time, I really didn't know what they were
talking about. Young Takumi was pushed by the teacher he didn't know, in
front of a girl he didn't know: "Apologize to her!"
And at that
... there was no one in the class who
shouted that of course. Young Takumi, still confused and understanding nothing
about what was happening, apologized to the girl again and again. Why he
didn't say "It wasn't me!" ? Perhaps because the boy had taken the five
yen with him.
And twenty years passed after that event. This charming
little story was "promoted" by being included in Gyakuten, Soshite Sayonara (Turnabout Goodbyes). If
back then, Mitsurugi had been there for me... there might've been a
defense attorney Takumi right now, shouting Objection! somewhere in a
And another fifteen years passed after writing Gyakuten, Soshite Sayonara... How I feel about that "incident" now, has become even more strange. When I revealed this story at the script meeting as a sort of joke,
people really felt for me, and I was quite shaken by that...
trifling, slightly bitter memories... For scenario writers, they're
like spices they can take out and use when they have trouble coming up with
ideas. But do that for too long, and you'll run out of ideas anyway.
Maybe it's about time to get a new stock of trifling, slightly bitter
memories... But anyway...
Tomorrow's episode of Gyakuten Saiban will
be about such a memory. It's an original episode, portraying what
happened "the lunch money inident" from an angle different from the
games. Naruhodō, Mitsurugi and Yahari and the origin of their
friendship... don't miss it. Episode 13: Gyakuten no Yakusoku (Turnabout Promise)... Take
that! (← like Naruhodō)