There are a better set of Japanese films released this week namely Phoenix Wright!!! The Woodsman and the Rain also looks equally good with Koji Yakusho, who I can watch in any sort of film, and Shun Oguri. The Japanese box-office looks like this:
01. Always: Sunset on Third Street 3(Japan)
02. The Wings of the Kirin (Japan)
03. Japan’s Wildlife: The Untold Story(Japan)
04. Tower Heist (USA)
05. Robo-G (Japan)
There must be something to the top two films as they have maintained their positions from last week and Always: Sunset on Third Street has earned a lot of money. It’s still early days for the movie adaptation of Arakawa Under the Bridge and Berserk but I’m interested in seeing how well they do over the coming weeks.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Release Date: 11th February 2012
Running Time: 109 min.
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Hiroki Narimiya, Mirei Kiritani, Takumi Saito, Akiyoshi Nakao, Shunske Daito, Ryo Ishibashi
Rejoice fellow Phoenix Wright fans! The film goes on general release in Japan today! This comes after it premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam where director Takashi Miike expressed the view that the film would probably get an international release.
In the near future, serious crime is on the rise and in response the justice system has changed the rules of court-room trials:
Cases last a maximum of three days and sentences are usually imposed immediately.
This change has led to exciting face-offs between public prosecutors and defenders who have to score points with the judge rapidly in order to win the case. Enter Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney! In a series of cases based on the original games he will face off against rival prosecutors including the equally awesome Miles Edgeworth!