Monday, February 10, 2020

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 1 (2017)

Title: Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 1  / 「『大逆転裁判2』開発スタッフと回想する冒險浪漫談 Vol.1」
Source: Nintendo Dream, October issue, 2017

Summary: The October 2017 issue of Nintendo Dream featured a long multi-part interview with the development staff of the 2017 title Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 (‘The Grand Turnabout Trial 2’). In Volume 1 of this feature director/scenario writer Takumi Shū, art director Nuri Kazuya and producer Eshiro Motohide discuss the game in general. They explain how the game had to be produced under very limited circumstances, but that everyone was eager to get the game out to provide the players with the answers to lingering mysteries from the first game. They also talk about Takumi’s understanding of the characters had changed and how the main visual art was conceived. In the second part of the article, the interviewer showed Eshiro and Nuri columns Takumi had written for Nintendo Dream when the first Dai Gyakuten Saiban  (‘The Grand Turnabout Trial’) was released in 2015 and asked them about the same topics like how they first gotten interested in games and what their hobbies are.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 4 (2017)

Title: Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 4 - Episode 3: The Return of the Great Departed Soul / 「『大逆転裁判2』開発スタッフと回想する冒險浪漫談 Vol.4 第3話「未来科学と亡霊の帰還」」
Source: Nintendo Dream, October issue, 2017

Summary: A long multi-part feature starring the development staff of the 2017 game Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 ("The Grand Turnabout Trial 2") was published in the October 2017 issue of Nintendo Dream. In the fourth part of this series, director/scenario writer Takumi Shū, art director Nuri Kazuya and producer Eshiro Motohide look back at the third episode of the game, The Return of the Great Departed Soul. They discuss how the characters were designed and what the concepts behind them were, how the story was written and other tidbits. The article features slight spoilers for this episode.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 3 (2017)

Title: Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 3 - Episode 2: The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro / 「『大逆転裁判2』開発スタッフと回想する冒險浪漫談 Vol.3 第2話「吾輩と霧の夜の回想」」
Source: Nintendo Dream, October issue, 2017

Summary: The October 2017 issue of Nintendo Dream featured a long multi-part feature with the development staff of the 2017 game Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 ("The Grand Turnabout Trial 2"). In the third part of this unique feature, director/scenario writer Takumi Shū and art director Nuri Kazuya talk in-depth about the second episode in the game, The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro. The duo discusses how the characters were designed, what the original concepts behind this episode were and how things changed over the course of the development process. The article features slight spoilers for this episode and the fourth episode of the first Dai Gyakuten Saiban.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 2 (2017)

Title: Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 - A Romantic Adventure Of Reminiscence With The Development Staff Vol. 2 - Episode 1: The Adventure of the Blossoming Attorney / 「『大逆転裁判2』開発スタッフと回想する冒險浪漫談 Vol.2 第1話「弁護少女の覚醒と冒險」」
 Source: Nintendo Dream, October issue, 2017

Summary: The October 2017 issue of Nintendo Dream featured a long multi-part feature with interviews with the development staff of Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 ("The Grand Turnabout Trial 2"). In this unique series, director/scenario writer Takumi Shū, art director Nuri Kazuya and producer Eshiro Motohide sit down together to talk about in-depth about specific episodes of the game. In this second installment, the team talks about the first episode of the game, The Adventure of the Blossoming Attorney and talk about how this episode came to be, how the characters appearing in this episode were designed and how things changed along the way. The article features slight spoilers for this episode.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

A Report on the Talk Show at Tokyo Gametakt 2019 Where the Directors and Composers of the Kamaitachi no Yoru and Gyakuten Saiban Series Spoke About Mystery Game Music (2019)

Title: A Report on the Talk Show at Tokyo Gametakt 2019 Where the Directors and Composers of the Kamaitachi no Yoru and Gyakuten Saiban Series Spoke About Mystery Game Music / 「「かまいたちの夜」と「逆転裁判」のディレクターと作曲家がミステリーゲームの楽曲について語った,「東京ゲームタクト 2019」のトークショーをレポート]
Source: 4Gamer

Summary: On the first and second of June 2019, the game music event Tokyo Gametakt 2019 was held in Tokyo. One of the events there was a special treat for fans of mystery games: Kamaitachi no Yoru X Gyakuten Saiban – Composing Music for Mystery Adventure Games featured the directors and composers of the classic mystery videogames Kamaitachi no Yoru (Banshee’s Last Cry) and Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) and had them talk about how the music on those games was composed. From the Gyakuten Saiban team, the event featured game director/writer Takumi Shū and  composers Sugimori Masakazu and Iwadare Noriyuki.

This is a translation of 4Gamer's report on this event. Images are taken from the source article. Copyright belongs to their respective owners.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Celebrating The Release of Gyakuten Saiban 123 on Nintendo Switch! Director Takumi Shū X Character Designer Iwamoto Tatsurō Special Discussion (2019)

Title: Celebrating The Release of Gyakuten Saiban 123 on Nintendo Switch! Director Takumi Shū X Character Designer Iwamoto Tatsurō Special Discussion / 「Nintendo Switch版『逆転裁判123』発売記念!ディレクター巧 舟さん×キャラクターデザイナー岩元辰郎さん特別対談」
Source: Nintendo Dream Web

Summary: On February 22, 2019, the release date of Gyakuten Saiban 123 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attoney Trilogy), Nintendo Dream WEB posted an interview with series director/writer/planner Takumi Shū and character designer Iwamoto Tatsurō, two of the people who worked on all three games included in Gyakuten Saiban 123. The two look back at what they did on the release day of the original game, on certain characters and how they were designed for those games, but also how the franchise as a whole has grown throughout these years, from the Special Court skits to the anime and to other multi-media adaptations.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodō Selection Development Column 1: The 54-Fold Challenge

Title: The 54-Fold Challenge /「54倍への挑戦」
Source: Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodō Selection official site

Summary: In anticipation of the release of Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodō Selection (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy) on February 21, 2019 for Switch, PlayStation 4, XBox One and Steam, the official website started posting a series of columns about the development process behind this game. While many of the previous releases in this series were accompanied by developers columns on their respective sites, this is the first time one of the ports has seen such a treatment. In the first column posted on February 6, 2019, director Kodama Shinsuke talks about the challenge of preparing a game that was originally developed for the small screen of a GameBoy Advance to HD.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Little Adventures of Mr. Takumi Entry 4: Mr. Takumi and "Games" (2015)

Title: Entry 4: Mr. Takumi and "Games" / 「第4回 巧さんと“ゲーム”」
Source: Nintendo Dream, December issue, 2015

Summary: Director/scenario writer of Dai Gyakuten Saiban ("The Grand Turnabout Trial") Takumi Shū wrote a six-part column in 2015-2016 for the magazine Nintendo Dream titled The Little Adventures of Mr. Takumi. The common theme for all six columns was "first meetings", and Takumi would write about his first encounters with topics that would have impact in his own personal life and his games. In this fourth column, Takumi writes about his memories with videogames and how he first get enthranced with the adventure game genre that would form the basis of the majority of his work.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Little Adventures of Mr. Takumi Entry 1: Mr. Takumi and "Stories" (2015)

Title: Entry 1: Mr. Takumi and "Stories" / 「第一回 巧さんと“物語”」
Source: Nintendo Dream, September issue, 2015

Summary: Takumi Shū, director/scenario writer of Dai Gyakuten Saiban ("The Grand Turnabout Trial") wrote a six-part column in 2015 for the magazine Nintendo Dream titled The Little Adventures of Mr. Takumi. The theme of these columns was "first meetings" and had Takumi write about his first experiences with topics that would have a significant impact on his future life, like his first games or his first meeting with stage magic. In this first column, dating from the September issue, Takumi talks about a certain work of fiction that had a profound influence on his own writing, and surprisingly enough, it's not even a mystery story: Dr. Dolittle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

15th Anniversary Gyakuten Saiban Special Talk Session: Gyakuten Saiban 5, 6 - Yamazaki Takeshi X Fuse Takurō (2017)

Title: 15th Anniversary Gyakuten Saiban Special Talk Session: Gyakuten Saiban 5, 6 - Yamazaki Takeshi X Fuse Takurō / 「逆転裁判15周年記念トーク 逆転裁判「5」「6」 山崎剛 X 布施拓郎」
Source: 15th Anniversary Gyakuten Saiban Series Encyclopedia 2001-2016

Summary:  In this interview published in 15th Anniversary Gyakuten Saiban Series Encyclopedia 2001-2016, director, scenario writer Yamazaki Takeshi and character designer Fuse Takurō discuss Gyakuten Saiban 5 (Ace Attorney 5 - Dual Destinies) and Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Ace Attorney 6 - Spirit of Justice). They first discuss how it was to work as the new team on the mainline series in their different roles as (scenario) director and art director. A great art of the discussion is about creating new characters, and also bringing old characters back for the new stories, and the two also go in-depth in story elements of both games.