Based on the well known detective game, this story is about Naruhodou and how he resolves a very thrilling case as an attorney. When Naruhodous partner suddenly dies, all that is left is Mayoi and a strange clock. Naruhodou is supposed to save Mayoi from going to prison for no reason and on the way should find out, why his partner died. A very exciting movie, that has all the elements people loved about the game as well!
If you ever played the game, you'll know what this movie is about.
Naruhodou is a lawyer. Suddenly his partner dies and only leaves him with her sister Mayoi, a strange clock and the note "Mayoi". Now he is supposed to save Mayoi from jail and finding out why his partner had to die. And there is a lot more than you can see...
Naruhodou played by Narimiya Hiroki was the perfect idea. Even though I've only played Apollo Justice until now, I still felt very connected to this movie and the main character. This movie is just like the game. Blinking letters everywhere, the phases of the game when it comes to cross-examining the witness, them just correcting their testimony... And the funny noises when Naruhodou showed them some evidence, when the witness slowly got cornered and got nervous... Everything was there. I'm sure they took it 1:1 from the game.
But it didn't make the movie less enjoyable. I found it funny, got excited whenever they showed me a new side of the characters and I liked the strange hair after I got used to it.
The story is exciting as well, even though I sometimes felt like it's too long and tangled. It made me stop the movie once for a tiny break, that's why I had to deduct one rating point. But in the end I didn't regret that I watched the movie, and if they made another one, I'd still watch it.