I want to take a moment to appreciate how the anime portrays Larry Butz in this episode.
I’m grateful how he wasn’t shown as “creepy” and that he didn’t immediately hit on Maya when they met. (Especially since Maya is still 17 at this point.) Sure he teased Nick about Maya being her girlfriend, but after Nick’s resolute deadpan “no” and how Maya exuberantly introduces herself as the one who “pulls the strings” around the office, you can see how Larry’s whole demeanor changes. He starts treating her more like a kid. He even gives her a little popper and explains how he’s working there selling “samurai buns.” And when Maya gets super excited about that, Larry smiles and explains how it’s a “big hit with the young.”
And just look how adorable and goofy he is! Thank you aa anime for taking Larry seriously and giving him the attention that he deserves!
My alternate headcanons to SOJ: Phoenix and Larry (who’s developed from Original Trilogy development) get into a surprisingly technical discussion about which color palette Larry should use for his next children’s book after he requested Phoenix’s opinion.
Ace Attorney 3D model sheet: Larry Butz (Spirit of Justice) Taken from the special court skit for the DLC episode.
I couldn’t restore the hair for all of them, I’m sorry… But on the other hand, I fixed some minor visual glitches! Also, I’m aware that the crying animation is… well, not animated. Tumblr just couldn’t handle it and I didn’t want to mess it up to make the file size smaller. Please understand.
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: 逆転裁判 | Gyakuten Saiban | Ace Attorney Rating: General Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Naruhodou Ryuuichi | Phoenix Wright, Mitsurugi Reiji | Miles Edgeworth, Mitsurugi Shin | Gregory Edgeworth, Shigaraki Tateyuki | Raymond Shields, Yahari Masashi | Larry Butz Additional Tags: Unnecessary Feelings, hand holding, so many unnecessary feelings, there are more unnecessary feelings than cranes which need to be folded, japanifornia is talked about a bit, eat your hamburgers apollo Summary:
After a disastrous new art assignment, Phoenix discovers that Miles can’t do origami. Naturally, he takes it upon himself to teach Miles how.