Phoenix Wright musical??

Posted on September 24, 2008


I didn’t know how to feel when I read about it in Tokyograph:

The all-female Takarazuka Revue is doing its first production based on a video game. The subject is Capcom’s popular “Gyakuten Saiban” series, also known as “Ace Attorney.” Tomu Ranju of the Cosmos Troupe is playing the protagonist, using the character’s English name Phoenix Wright instead of the Japanese name Ryuichi Naruhodo.

Set in the United States, the show will be a musical, incorporating songs from the games. Performances will run from February 5 to 15 in Takurazuka, Hyogo, then from February 24 to March 2 in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Article from Tokyograph. See the discussions at


Somehow, I can’t imagine how a female can transform completely (and believably) into Phoenix Wright. And — gasp! Miles Edgeworth!! Do I hear an ‘OBJECTION!’ somewhere?? I knew (through Dardsie’s regular Gyakuten Saiban updates on Japinoy) that there are a lot of plans to bring GS from just being a game to more conventional media like anime/manga. But I never realized they are planning a musical, of all things!


I don’t know much about Takazaruka, only that they are quite good. I do hope they bring justice (for all, hehe) to the title ^_^