Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Japan, law, video games

Biography

Emmalee Ellison was born and raised in Texas and moved to Hurricane, WV in 2009. She attended Hurricane High School, where she was a member of the marching band. She graduated in 2013 and began attending Marshall University in the fall of 2013. She enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends.

Major

Japanese

Advisor for this project

Zelideth Maria Rivas

Start Date

21-4-2017 9:15 AM

End Date

21-4-2017 10:30 AM

Abstract

The Ace Attorney video game series is a game series developed by Capcom since 2001 that can be described as an interactive visual novel in the criminal courts. Despite claims that the Ace Attorney video game series is inaccurate to court proceedings, these arguments are made in comparison to the American criminal justice system, and not the Japanese courts that the series was originally modeled after. The Ace Attorney series holds relatively true to the happenings of the Japanese criminal justice system, except some scenarios are localized and exaggerated for the sake of video game drama and suspense. Moreover, since its first release in 2001, procedures in Japanese courts have changed. This leads players to believe that the game is inaccurate.

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Objection!: Ace Attorney and the Japanese Criminal Courts

The Ace Attorney video game series is a game series developed by Capcom since 2001 that can be described as an interactive visual novel in the criminal courts. Despite claims that the Ace Attorney video game series is inaccurate to court proceedings, these arguments are made in comparison to the American criminal justice system, and not the Japanese courts that the series was originally modeled after. The Ace Attorney series holds relatively true to the happenings of the Japanese criminal justice system, except some scenarios are localized and exaggerated for the sake of video game drama and suspense. Moreover, since its first release in 2001, procedures in Japanese courts have changed. This leads players to believe that the game is inaccurate.