It's A Phoenix Wright Musical!

It's A Phoenix Wright Musical!

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Apparently Phoenix Wright is a good man too, because it looks like he's getting his very own musical!

The announcement was made following a Gyakuten Saiban concert, and while details are sketchy (and largely Japanese, which is a unique hassle all its own) the musical is being put on by the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female group described by the Gyakuten Saiban LiveJournal site as "the top shit of the theater world" in Japan.

According to the post on LiveJournal, the Phoenix Wright musical will be set in the U.S. and will use American character names rather than the original Japanese, and will feature a new "love romance that doesn't exist in the game." The show is being written and directed by Suzuki Kei, and the lead role of Phoenix Wright will be played by Ranju Tomu.

Phoenix Wright: The Musical will open in February 2009 in Takarazuka and will also run in Tokyo in late February and early March. Further updates will presumably be made at the Takarazuka Revue website as they become available.

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Is there anything those crazy japs won't turn into a musical?

Gods... Let this be some kind of freaking joke.

According to the post on LiveJournal, the Phoenix Wright musical will be set in the U.S. and will use American character names rather than the original Japanese, and will feature a new "love romance that doesn't exist in the game."

On the other hand, they seem to be cutting just about all the ties with the game.

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And I'm going to be very disappointed if there's no song named 'Objection'.

Objection!

Yeah, you knew it was coming.

This is quite possibly the most awesome thing ever.

This could either be freaking amazing, or a slap to the face... I pray for the prior.

HOLD IT!

What about Apollo Justice? Why all the Apollo hate?

"Objection your honor!"

"Objection?"
"Objection?!"
"OOOOBBBBJECTION!!!"

*do-dodo-do-do!*

"Objection your honor! This man is lieing to you!"
"Over ruled defendant! Let's hear what he has to say!"
"But what he'll tell you won't be right! It'll melt the truth and twist blight!"
"I don't care, let's hear what he has to SSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY."

That was just a horrible attempt to recreate what will happen.

And it will be AWESOME!

mintfresh:
Is there anything those crazy japs won't turn into a musical?

No. They made a bunch of Bleach musicals. I'm surprised they haven't done FF yet.

And if there isn't a song named Objection this is not worth it.

FYI, just to let you know, that's not the official Takarazuka webpage. The official site is http://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/index.shtml . The official Takarazuka news release is here: http://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/news/detail/c97bc548e14f656fecd3e6b08af218a2.html. Eventually there will be a page specifically for the show, but it's still too far out.

What you linked to is the wikipedia that a bunch of us English-speaking Takarazuka fans work on. However, we tend to translate and post the news from the official site almost immediately after it is posted.

sumire_no_hana:
FYI, just to let you know, that's not the official Takarazuka webpage. The official site is http://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/index.shtml . The official Takarazuka news release is here: http://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/news/detail/c97bc548e14f656fecd3e6b08af218a2.html. Eventually there will be a page specifically for the show, but it's still too far out.

What you linked to is the wikipedia that a bunch of us English-speaking Takarazuka fans work on. However, we tend to translate and post the news from the official site almost immediately after it is posted.

And we are very, very grateful to you for bringing us this news. Keep us posted on the musical...I am terribly sad that I won't be able to see it in person, because frankly, it sounds like ten different kinds of awesome.

Wonder how they'll do Maya going from an A-cup to an E-cup? Director has his work cut out for him training some newbies who know so little of Objection!'s and Hold It!'s.

Ya just know... bad idea... you can't ruin shows like that... musicals suck...

Old news is really really old...

Ya just know... bad idea... you can't ruin shows like that... musicals suck...

Two words and a letter: Hunter x Hunter. That said, Phoenix Wright seems like it would lend itself extremely well to a musical. We're talking an over-the-top adaptation of an existing over-the-top series. The only way it could go further OTT was if it had Gurren Lagann in it.

Its going to be brilliant!

mintfresh:
Is there anything those crazy japs won't turn into a musical?

Well, At least its not something like, [i]Tetris: The Musical{/i]

Wow. I saw pictures/icons, but I didn't think it was for real. That's going to be epic. XD I hope the person who plays Franziska can handle a whip.

I second the bafflement on no Apollo Justice! What's with the no-love? I liked that game! mrow, Klavier. Mrow.

OBJECTION!

This is awesome.

 

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