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Phoenix Wright: GAY SHOCKER!


Yes, Gaygamer.net has beat The National Inquirer and Us Magazine on this bout of sexual orientation speculation. In an interview originally published in The Gyakuten Saiban Fanbook (pictured right) last year, Phoenix Wright director Shu Takumi describes Miles as being a angsty rich boy who’s only understood by a dog named Pesu; And Phoenix thinks Miles is cute as a frilly dickie. This is the most outrageous tidbit I’ve heard since Lance Bass came out! Just don’t tell Jack Thompson.

Note that Naruhodo and Mitsurugi are Wright’s and Edgeworth’s names in the Japanese version respectively. Excerpt of interview after the jump.

The interview was kindly translated & provided by Jeannie.


Yes, Gaygamer.net has beat The National Inquirer and Us Magazine on this bout of sexual orientation speculation. In an interview originally published in The Gyakuten Saiban Fanbook (pictured right) last year, Phoenix Wright director Shu Takumi describes Miles as being a angsty rich boy who’s only understood by a dog named Pesu; And Phoenix thinks Miles is cute as a frilly dickie. This is the most outrageous tidbit I’ve heard since Lance Bass came out! Just don’t tell Jack Thompson.

Note that Naruhodo and Mitsurugi are Wright’s and Edgeworth’s names in the Japanese version respectively.

Mitsurugi was born as Naruhodo’s rival character. He acts like he’s smart and can do anything, but this character called “Mitsurugi” that Takumi imagined has an unexpected side to him!

Question: Comments collected from User’s Voice say that although he’s gaudy, there’s a fondness for Mitsurugi. How was creating Mitsurugi’s character?

TAKUMI: Compared to Naruhodo, Mitsurugi wasn’t easy to think much up for. I had to play around a lot with him. Once I included the fact he was rich, I was able to steadily add more to his character.

Q: When you say “rich”, fans (and I) obviously think about his high class tendencies.

T: I wonder why they would think that? (laugh). Maybe he breeds big dogs? He’d put the white cravat on their necks. So that he could keep them indoors, of course he’d have a big rich mansion. “Hey Pesu, what are you barking about?”

Q: PESU!?

T: The dog’s name. (laugh) Mitsurugi can’t communicate well with people and horses, so he can only talk to Pesu. (laugh)

Q: Only with Pesu. (laugh) You speak fondly of him.

T: If Pesu died, I think Mitsurugi’s world would completely collapse. Then he’d be a dangerously unbalanced man.

Q: The foundation of Mitsurugi’s heart, Pesu. (laugh) Ordinarily he puts up a strong front, but in front of Pesu he can show his weak side?

T: Joking aside, Mitsurugi does have two faces. At first my plan was to write an unlikeable man. But…in Futabasha-san’s Capture Book, Suekane-san drew “Mitsurugi likes the Steel Samurai” in a comic. (laugh) That’s the first time I thought a likeable man would be cuter.

Q: Naruhodo and Mitsurugi, which do you think is the cutest?

T: Naruhodo is a lot like myself, but I’ve never thought of him as “cute”. I can see things from his point of view, is all.

Q: Then, from Naruhodo’s point of view, Mitsurugi is…

T: He’d probably say he’s become a pretty cute guy. (laugh) Mitsurugi’s character’s flavor really came out from around “Gyakuten Saiban 2” on. In that game I wanted to really expand upon Mitsurugi, so I thought up the episode where he rescued Naruhodo from that pinch.

It sounds like Takumi was making up parts of the background story as the interview moved along, but who cares? It’s hilarious (and a little hot)! Takumi is definitely aware of Phoenix Wright’s broad audience, and shows he’s not afraid to address them with a little wink.

The interview was kindly translated & provided by Jeannie.

6 Comments

raindog said:

Ehh, Naruhodo and Mitsurugi are both a little too yaoi for my tastes. But it’s starting to feel like the year of the ambiguously gay video game character, here.

DullSharpie said:

Yeah, as much as I love those two, Gumshoe/Itonoko is where the hotness is at…

Shin Gallon said:

I knew it! Edgeworth/Mitsurugi is hotter than a firecracker.
Interesting Naruhodo means “I see” in Japanese…how appropriate for that character.

Katsuya Kaiba said:

You people just NOW discovered the two of them are GAY Man are you behind! I’ve known for a YEAR!

Across said:

XDDDDDDDDDDDD
But is that all the interview about Edgey? I had already read that before in certain community…

aelfin said:

There was some repartee between Miles and Phoenix towards the end of Ace Attorney that convinced me the two were secret gay lovers, or at least longing to be, I just can’t remember what it was that was said :P.

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