Book Review: The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

If you're owned other art books published by Udon Entertainment, you'll find the construction of this book similar. This time, the cover comes with a nice texture feel. Inside, it includes art from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.

In-game character art forms the bulk of the art and there are a few splash art pages. The cast of characters is huge and the variety of character design is really good. There are lots of character poses including a full body illustration. The expressions are lots of fun.

The art is typical manga style but you already know that from the game. I thought the art from Apollo Justice is slightly better, the line work is more confident, quality more consistent with top manga character designers. Maybe that's what they call improvement over time.

Absent from the book are the concept sketches. There are barely any, except for the few from Apollo Justice. Commentary from the designer Kuzuya Nuri can be found only on the few pages of splash art with the rest of the books with the characters just feature a single paragraph character description. As a result, the book lacks a bit of depth.

I would recommend this book for the fans only.

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The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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The concept sketches are

The concept sketches are unfortunatly all in the guide book, which has just a very small size.

>Maybe that's what they call improvement over time.<

Kazuya Nuri´s work is definatly more solid than the work from the other character designers from the game, at the same time i found it kind of lacking in terms of unique characters, he is not as outgoing as the other designers :/ This way Apollo Justice had a slightly more serious tone, i have no idea if this was intended.

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