"Court is Now in Session" (開廷), also known as "Court Begins", is a title for several pieces of background music in the Ace Attorney series. These tracks normally play during the beginning of a trial before any witness testimony is given, as well as at the end of a trial. They could be considered the leitmotifs of the judge.

Translation history[edit | edit source]

The "Court Begins" name originated as an unofficial fanmade translation. Starting with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, a trial intro scene was introduced, with the word 開廷 kaitei – the title of the trial theme – included. The English localization changed this graphic to read, "Court Is Now In Session / All Rise". The following year, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was released outside of Japan, and used the "Court Begins" translation for its in-game soundtrack, found among the Bonuses accessible from a completed save file. The Steam release of Gyakuten Saiban Sound BOX in 2019 used the "Court is Now in Session" translation.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo

  • The Great Secret Trial - Court is Now in Session

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

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