The BEST Episodes of Ace Attorney

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Network: YTV (JP)

Based on the hit Capcom game series, this anime follows the lives of the defense attorney Phoenix Wright, his mentor Mia Fey and her spirit medium sister Maya as they work with colorful characters such as the detective Dick Gumshoe to save Phoenix's clients from a guilty verdict.

Turnabout Memories

#1 - Turnabout Memories

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 19, 2019

Five years ago, Phoenix is accused for the murder of Doug Swallow. Mia defends Phoenix in court, where Payne suggests Phoenix had bad blood with Swallow over his then girlfriend Dahlia Hawthorne and pushed him into a severed electrical cable. Payne then brings in Dahlia to testify about the murder, but Mia deduces that this case is linked to an incident eight months ago, in which a lawyer was poisoned and Dahlia was the prime suspect. Upon learning that this was also the day Phoenix and Dahlia met, Mia suspects that the container used for the poison was a pendant Phoenix received from Dahlia that day. Urged by Mia to give the proper truth, Phoenix reveals that on the day of the murder, Swallow told him that Dahlia had stolen poison both eight months ago and the night before. From this, Mia deduces that Dahlia had originally intended to kill Phoenix to retrieve her pendant by poisoning his cold medicine, finally proving Dahlia's guilt and Phoenix's innocence.

star 8.44
9 votes
Writers: Eiji Suganuma, Shinzou Fujita, Takuhiro Kadochi, Yukiko Imai
Farewell, My Turnabout - Last Trial

#2 - Farewell, My Turnabout - Last Trial

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 24, 2016

The trial reaches its thrilling climax, with a life-or-death decision to be made: guilty or not guilty?

star 8.38
13 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Turnabout Promise

#3 - Turnabout Promise

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 25, 2016

With the DL-6 Incident and the lunch money case now solved, memories of fifteen years ago resurface.

star 8.33
21 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Shingo Uchida
Turnabout Sisters - 1st Trial

#4 - Turnabout Sisters - 1st Trial

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 9, 2016

A shocking murder leaves Maya, Mia's little sister, in a situation Phoenix cannot ignore.

star 8.28
69 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Masaharu Amiya, Shingo Uchida
Turnabout Goodbyes - Last Trial

#5 - Turnabout Goodbyes - Last Trial

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 18, 2016

Turnabout Goodbyes reaches to its shocking conclusion with the discovery of the truth about the legendary Manfred von Karma!

star 8.19
21 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Shuichi Kamiyama, Tomokazu Tokoro
Turnabout Goodbyes - 4th Trial

#6 - Turnabout Goodbyes - 4th Trial

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 11, 2016

Will Phoenix be able to prove the guilt of the real culprit? And how will they do it?

star 8.13
23 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Hiroaki Shimura, Shuichi Kamiyama
Turnabout Big Top - 1st Trial

#7 - Turnabout Big Top - 1st Trial

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 6, 2016

A new murder, a new case. This time the crime scene is a circus.

star 8.08
12 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Hiroaki Shimura, Yoriko Tomita
The First Turnabout

#8 - The First Turnabout

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 2, 2016

Phoenix Wright, attorney at law, sets foot in a courtroom for his very first trial... in which he has to defend his best friend?!

star 8.06
89 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Ayumu Watanabe
Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial

#9 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 3, 2016

A new case, a new murder, but a familiar suspect, as a samurai once again gets accused of the crime. This is a case that must be taken, but for an altogether different reason...

star 8.00
11 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Hiroaki Shimura
Farewell, My Turnabout - 3rd Trial

#10 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 3rd Trial

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 17, 2016

The trial enters its second day and the nature of a defense attorney is questioned.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Ayumu Watanabe
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Yukiko Imai
Bridge to the Turnabout - 5th Trial

#11 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 5th Trial

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 16, 2019

As court resumes with Phoenix once again against Godot, Iris suddenly claims that she helped cover up Elise's murder after she was allegedly killed by Maya in self-defense. However, her testimony proves false with the reveal of real murder weapon and Elise's identity as Misty.

star 8.00
7 votes
Writers: Takuhiro Kadochi, Yuichiro Takeda
Hear the Waves of Turnabout

#12 - Hear the Waves of Turnabout

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 26, 2019

After accidentally breaking a precious seashell that she received from Maya, Pearl asks Phoenix to help her search for an identical looking shell without Maya knowing. As Phoenix helps her find the beach where it originally came from, Pearl recalls how Maya went against Morgan's authority to bring her to see the beach, giving her the shell as a reminder. While visiting the beach's shrine, Phoenix and Pearl run into Maya and learn that the shell she gave Pearl was something she received from Mia when she first took her to the beach, leading Pearl to feel even more guilty. Upon discovering that the shell was actually a bowl from a ramen shop, Phoenix offers Pearl one as a replacement, but Pearl decides to stick with the one she has due to the memories it contains.

star 7.89
9 votes
Writers: Ayako Kawano, Sayaka Abe
Turnabout Beginnings - Last Trial

#13 - Turnabout Beginnings - Last Trial

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 9, 2019

After Dahlia's attempt to feign ignorance only incriminates her further, Mia has Fawles testify about the incident from five years ago.

star 7.88
8 votes
Writers: Kazuho Hyodo, Yukiko Imai
Bridge to the Turnabout - 6th Trial

#14 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 6th Trial

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 23, 2019

Dahlia reveals she had plotted with Morgan to murder Maya and make Pearl head of the Kurain family so she could get revenge against Mia.

star 7.86
7 votes
Writers: Yuichiro Takeda, Yukiko Imai
Turnabout Big Top - Last Trial

#15 - Turnabout Big Top - Last Trial

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 20, 2016

The miraculous magic trick behind the circus murder is finally unveiled, bringing to light sad truths.

star 7.83
12 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Tomokazu Tokoro, Yoriko Tomita
Turnabout Samurai - 1st Trial

#16 - Turnabout Samurai - 1st Trial

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 30, 2016

Popular television hero, the Steel Samurai, is arrested for murder, and it's down to Phoenix and Maya to defend him.

star 7.82
28 votes
Directors: Ayumu Watanabe
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Ayumu Hisao, Yukiko Imai
Farewell, My Turnabout - 2nd Trial

#17 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 2nd Trial

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 10, 2016

The trial comes and goes, and a hugely surprising fact emerges.

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Takaharu Ozaki
The Stolen Turnabout - 1st Trial

#18 - The Stolen Turnabout - 1st Trial

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2018

A Kurain village treasure exhibit is set to be held at the Lordly Tailor, the biggest department store in the city. But the sacred urn is stolen by none other than Mask DeMasque, renowned phantom thief!

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Daisuke Ishibashi, Yukiko Imai
Turnabout Samurai - 2nd Trial

#19 - Turnabout Samurai - 2nd Trial

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 7, 2016

The investigation on the Steel Samurai case turns to a new direction, as the security lady's information gives our attorneys a valuable lead.

star 7.77
26 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Ayumu Hisao, Mamoru Sasaki
Reunion, and Turnabout - Last Trial

#20 - Reunion, and Turnabout - Last Trial

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 30, 2016

The process reaches its climax, and the culprit - Morgan Fey - is unmasked.

star 7.75
12 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Ayumu Hisao, Hiroki Itai
Recipe for Turnabout - Last Trial

#21 - Recipe for Turnabout - Last Trial

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2018

Following a hole-filled testimony by Armstrong, Phoenix suspects that the murder Kudo witnessed was actually a reenactment which took place after the actual murder. After Armstrong explains he was forced to hide Elg's body and participate in the reenactment, Tigre is brought in to testify. Phoenix deduces that Tigre wanted Elg's virus to pay off Viola's medical bills, but when Elg won the lottery, eliminating the need to sell it to him, Tigre killed him and stole the virus before having Viola help him reenact the scene to frame Maggey. Lacking the evidence needed to seal a victory, Phoenix bluffs about some evidence brought in by Gumshoe to trick Tigre into correcting him and revealing his own guilt, resulting in Maggey being declared innocent.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Chinatsu Houjou, Hiroaki Shimura
Northward, Turnabout Express - 2nd Trial

#22 - Northward, Turnabout Express - 2nd Trial

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2018

The trial is underway, and the evidence mounts against the defendant, but it is interrupted by a blood-curdling scream and the discovery of a corpse.

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Yoshimitsu Ohashi
Turnabout Beginnings - 1st Trial

#23 - Turnabout Beginnings - 1st Trial

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 2, 2019

One year prior to her first meeting with Phoenix, Mia takes on her first client; a death row convict named Terry Fawles who is accused of murdering policewoman Valerie Hawthorne, with the assistance of her senior, Diego Armando.

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Kazuho Hyodo, Takuhiro Kadochi
Bridge to the Turnabout - 3rd Trial

#24 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 3rd Trial

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 2, 2019

During his testimony, Larry presents a sketch he drew of what he saw on the night of the murder, allegedly depicting Iris flying over the flaming bridge.

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Shinichiro Ueda, Yuichiro Takeda
Bridge to the Turnabout - 4th Trial

#25 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 4th Trial

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 9, 2019

While Iris is brought in to work on the trick lock, Phoenix finds a charred letter instructing someone to channel someone, along with a talisman Elise was carrying.

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Hiroaki Shimura, Yuichiro Takeda