The BEST Episodes of Ace Attorney
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 22, 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.
#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.
#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!
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#17 - 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!
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Bridge to the Turnabout - Last Trial
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 30, 2019
Noticing that Maya was able to identify the true culprit in the dark, Phoenix deduces that the killer is Godot, whose red visor not only glows in the dark but also leaves him unable to see anything red, including the bloody message incriminating Maya.