Unexpectedly for a game-based film, the casting of Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright (Naruhodō Ryūichi) in the upcoming movie adaptation of Capcom’s Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) series has been meeting with widespread approval online.
Almost unheard of for a game to movie adaptation, the online reaction is almost uniformly positive:
“He looks just the part…”
“No objection, unexpectedly.”
“This verdict is quite the reverse!”
“I’ll watch it!”
“It won’t be this close, surely.”
“I expect they can get someone to match the judge as well.”
“They really put some effort in then.”
The film is due to hit Japanese cinemas on February 11th, 2012.