Back in 2008, when I was a fledgling Ace Attorney fan, the prospect of an anime adaptation was a dream of mine. It wasn’t just me, either—the fanbase has been clamouring for a legitimate adaptation of the wacky adventure series, and Takashi Miike’s frankly awful movie definitely wasn’t it. 15 years after the first release,
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