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LET THE GAMES BEGINStop the performance – murder is afoot! It will take all of genius prosecutor Miles Edgeworth’s cunning powers of deduction to uncover the truth behind a murder at a masquerade and a rocker’s riotous on-stage demise in this volume of original stories based on the hit Capcom video game!...

Title : Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations 1
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ISBN : 9781935429999
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations 1 Reviews

  • Sesana
    2018-10-12 19:10

    Edgeworth has had his own game (two in Japan) and now he gets the manga treatment. Original mysteries that fit the tone of Investigations perfectly, with decent art and, especially, good characterization of the regulars. Kay Faraday the (improbable) teenaged sidekick from Investigations, is nowhere to be seen, which is more than fine by me.

  • Lissibith
    2018-10-14 23:12

    I could make this the shortest review in the history of me writing book reviews. If you liked the Phoenix Wright serial manga (not the books of short comics), you'll like this. If you like Miles and Gumshoe from the games, you'll like this. If you just want mystery manga, it's still entertaining, but the wacky characters and situations might be a little trying for you. So, on to a longer way of saying it. :)This really does feel a LOT like the Phoenix Wright series, and like that one I believe this is five books long. It has the same feel as the game, the mix of the serious and the absurd that, for me at least, helped make the Ace Attorney games fascinating. It's not a perfect copy of the Phoenix Wright manga, to be sure. For one thing, Edgeworth attracts the ladies and is assisted by a (somewhat incompetent) detective, rather than attracting the weirdos and being assisted by underage girls. Also, it's something of the difference between Jessica Fletcher and Sherlock Holmes. Wright always feels like he's working things out as he goes along, and through dedication and persistence and luck, eventually puts the pieces together. But with Edgeworth, he always feels like he has a pretty good idea of what's going on even when he doesn't have all the facts yet. I think it's a matter of composure. It's an attitude that carried through his Investigations game and continues here. This volume includes two stories. First, a woman is found murdered in a bathroom, and the suspects were all at a tea tasting party or a masquerade party. Then, the lead singer of a band is killed on the night of their last performance as a group and all of the bandmates are the suspects.(Also, can I just say how hilarious imagining Edgeworth and Gumshoe hanging out at a rock concert is? Especially with Edgeworth standing there like he's too cool for any of it and Gumshoe being all like IDGAF). So yeah, to reiterate - if you liked the Phoenix Wright manga, you'll probably like this. If you liked the games and especially Edgeworth, you'll probably like this. And if you like detective manga, just be warned it's a bit wacky. :)

  • Stefan Hugtenburg
    2018-10-06 22:15

    Edgeworth almost feels like Sherlock rather than Edgeworth in the first turnabout. The stories are alright and have the AA wit and charm I'd expect, they just feel a bit rushed.

  • Jessica
    2018-10-19 20:47

    I've heard bad things about the quality of the Edgeworth manga, even compared to the Phoenix Wright manga, but things don't seem to have gone horribly wrong yet. This volume contains two cases, and they're roughly on par with what the PW manga had to offer... which is to say, they're an amusing little diversion for dedicated fans of the series. They're definitely NOT anywhere near as gripping or clever as the games, not that they'd even have the space to do so in the first place.However, there are some odd translation issues. Translator Sheldon Drzka doesn't seem to be as familiar with the English versions of the games as whoever did the PW manga, most notable in Gumshoe's characterization. Also, the titles just sound odd.The Turnabout Costume: Murder strikes in a hotel's public restroom, putting a very brief damper on the National Masquerade Society Ball! Fortunately, Miles Edgeworth is on the scene to solve everything immediately. Which is to say, this story is almost absurdly short. Like, so short that a couple important characters don't even get names. In order to arrive at his conclusion in time, Edgeworth gets to be a Holmes-esque super genius, for this story only. On the bright side, there's a cravat sight gag that made me laugh out loud. How often can you say that?The Turnabout Last Number: That's "last number" as in the final song performed at a concert. Because Kay Faraday doesn't get to be in the manga and someone has to be the ditzy perky sidekick, Gumshoe has dragged Edgeworth along to the farewell show of his favorite band, Bird Wing; being a rock band in the Ace Attorney series, they literally only perform songs about birds. (Yes, one of them is about chickens, THANK GOD.) Their encore quickly goes downhill, though, when lead vocalist Holland shows up dead. This is definitely the meatier case of the two; it's your fairly typical Kenji Kuroda AA manga story, but at least it has the benefit of seeming more physically possible than some of them. (I'm never gonna get over Turnabout Gallows. Never!)

  • Ian
    2018-10-14 22:04

    Before reading this book much like the original Phoenix Wright books this book series deals with stories of murder so if that bothers you then by all means avoid this series but you will be missing some great humor in this book only rated Teen.Mr Edgeworth ready for an evening of imported tea is herded into a masquerade ball due to his unique sense of fashion. Yet there is murder afoot and Edgeworth shows his amazing deductive skills as well as his observational skills reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. In the 2nd episode of the book we find Edgeworth at a concert with Detective Gumshoe. It is not just a typical concert though considering the group called Bird Wing is playing together for the last time and Gumshoe being a big fan wanted to be there. However trouble arises as murder occurs(as if you expected a lesser crime.) and the limited number of possible murderers is eliminated. All in all it is a good book that concludes with the end of the last case so there is no urgency to grab the next book right away if you want to wait. :)My personal favorite part to this volume is the big reveal of who the drunk witch is and how Edgeworth uses that info to puts the final nail he needs to catch the real murderer. If you like the original Phoenix Wright book series the nyou should not be disappointed with this one unless you just don't like Edgeworth. :)

  • Amber
    2018-10-16 16:52

    As much as I like the game series I have found that the manga has been fairly disappointing. Gumshoe has always been a little slow and distracted very easily, however the manga series seems to take it to another extreme and make completely incapabale of anything. He became more of a distraction than a detective, when we know he does have some value in his detecting, though it's always Edgeworth or Wright that must put those pieces together.

  • Red498
    2018-10-14 01:11

    Excellent, with Holmesian deductions and observations that make Edgeworth edge-worth it in this book. The art is fantastic and there is even a friendly we reminder on how to read it in the front/back if like me you have only recently started reading manga. And with the appearance of friendly detective Dick Gumshoe, you know that it's all gonna be peaches and cream!

  • Lisa
    2018-09-26 22:11

    I've played the PW, AP and MEI1 games and read some of the Phoenix Wright manga and if I were to compare this book to those I would say it's lacking in the comedy elements. Despite that they did a good with the characteristic of Edgeworth and Gummy and just like the games Edgeworth was very clever at solving the case. This book is well worth a read while waiting in hope for MEI-2

  • Amy
    2018-09-27 17:00

    The detective in this story is really useless and somewhat out of place. I like the general idea (the attorney is similar to a Sherlock Holmes character), but it wasn't as well put together (e.g. why would the attorney let himself be dragged to a concert he doesn't have any interest in?) as I would have liked.

  • Adriane
    2018-10-05 17:54

    Cute manga by Kuroda, he also did the Phoenix Wright doujinshi so it's unsurprising that he would do a Miles Edgeworth one. His characterizations are spot in, especially with Gumshoe who is one of my favorite characters.

  • Thetravelingpanda
    2018-10-07 01:04

    Loved it! It has the same atmosphere as the game and that is great! I was afraid that after the manga series on Phoenix Wright it would be boring but it's not!

  • Kelli
    2018-10-10 17:51

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12061451

  • Nic
    2018-10-07 16:57

    My NFNT review is up here.

  • Amber
    2018-10-02 21:53

    More casework and fewer gags than the Phoenix Wright one so I preferred it.