Takarazuka Revue Will Present Third Show in the “Ace Attorney” Series
– Cosmos Troupe will perform the latest version of shows
using Takarazuka’s first collaboration with a game –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that the Takarazuka Revue will present a stage production of “Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney 3” in January 2013.
In the “Ace Attorney” game series, players take on the role of a defense attorney who fights for the lives of his clients. The first game in the series was released in October 2001, and since then, this popular courtroom battle series has gone on to ship over 4.3 million units worldwide (as of June 30, 2012). Capcom has also used this game for mobile phone games, comic books, character goods and other products. “Ace Attorney” has also been used for a live-action movie and a concert by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. All of these activities have been very successful.
Takarazuka Revue, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014, has decided to present a stage show of the latest title in the “Ace Attorney” series in 2013. In 2009, Takarazuka Revue presented “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” and “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2”, recording total attendance of more than 50,000. The two “Ace Attorney” shows were very successful as the first tie-up between Takarazuka Revue and a game. Furthermore the shows attracted many people who would not normally see a Takarazuka show and raised awareness of games among people who would normally not play games.
As for prior “Ace Attorney” shows, the Takarazuka Cosmos Troupe will perform the show and Kei Suzuki will do the script and staging. The show will star Hiro Yumi, who played the role of the rival in the previous productions. This time, the plot is completely different than in the previous two shows that feature the activities of a talented attorney. “Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney 3” is a new story featuring a cool and clever prosecutor named Miles Edgeworth (Reiji Mitsurugi in Japanese). The story gives the “Ace Attorney” series an entirely new type of appeal.
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【Summary of the “Ace Attorney” home video games】
|1. Title||“Ace Attorney” Series|
|2. Genre||Courtroom Battle|
【Summary of the Takarazuka Revue Cosmos Troupe Performance
“Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney 3″】
|1. Title||“Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney 3”|
|2. Production/Writing||Takarazuka Revue Company|
|3. Original Story/
|Capcom Co., Ltd.|
|4. Dates||– Theater Drama City Performance
Location: Theater Drama City, Umeda Arts Theater
Dates: January 9 (Wednesday) to 17 (Thursday), 2013
– Special Tokyo Performance
Location: Nippon Seinen-kan Hall
Dates: January 23 (Wednesday) to 28 (Monday), 2013
|©Takarazuka Revue Company
|“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” for Nintendo DS
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