|The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro
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|And anyway, I'm a student from overseas. I'm just a foreign nobody to them. Someone not to be trusted. I heard them openly laughing about me before. In my earshot, without any compunction at all. "Any trial for this man would be a waste of time," they said. And, "Of course the foreigner did it!"|
Episode 4: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro is the fourth episode of The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and follows Ryunosuke Naruhodo's second appearance in the English court. Following McGilded's acquittal and subsequent murder in the previous episode, Ryunosuke immediately begins investigating another case. Mael Stronghart asks him to defend Soseki Natsume, whom no one will defend because he was Japanese. He once again meets the enigmatic Herlock Sholmes and his little biographer, Iris Wilson.
- 1 Crime
- 2 Investigation
- 3 Former Session
- 4 Latter Session
- 5 Aftermath
- 6 References to popular culture
- 7 Notes
|'I begin to think, Wilson,' said Sholmes, turning his head languidly in my direction, 'that there is more to this case than that which we have observed. Indeed, that there may be another part to this story that we are yet to discover.' His eyes wandered, following the steam rising from his cup of herbal tea, leading him to the distant memory of that snowy evening -- to the young lady, collapsed on the pavement along Briar Road, and to the knife in her back. Lit in the soft glow of gas lamps, a most extraordinary scene had been set, and under the cover of a light fog, the curtain had risen silently on the insoluble mystery of our invisible killer.|
On a cold winter's night, soon-to-be writer Soseki Natsume was returning home after buying some books from a book store. On the other side of the road, a policeman and his wife witnessed the Japanese man stab a young woman in the back before running away. He was arrested by the Scotland Yard after Herlock Sholmes deduced he was on the same road that night.
"A New Assignment"
- 9:47 a.m.
The episode starts with Mael Stronghart accepting Ryunosuke Naruhodo as a bona fide defense attorney. He was so impressed by Naruhodo's performance in court yesterday that he already has a new client lined up for him. Stronghart leaves, telling him to ask the detective in the corner for information about his new case. The detective introduced himself as Inspector Tobias Gregson and gave Naruhodo details of the case. That the victim was a woman who was stabbed in the back while walking down Briar Road. She was alive, but in critical condition in the hospital. He also explains that Barok van Zieks will be the prosecutor in the trial. He reveals that he's called the Grim Reaper, not because he never loses a case, but because when he does lose the defendant somehow winds up dead soon after. Gregson also thinks that van Zieks arranged for Magnus McGilded's murder to protect his perfect record, but that case was not Naruhodo's problem for now. Gregson invites Naruhodo to meet his client, Prisoner 53, at the detention center.
Naruhodo and Susato Mikotoba went to Cell No. 9 at the local prison to meet their client, who introduced himself as Soseki Natsume. One year ago, Natsume was ordered by the government to research the English language, and he has been in England ever since. On the night of the crime, Natsume was walking home along Briar Road after buying some books at an antique bookstore. He only saw one other person on the path, a woman in a green jacket. As he was passing the woman, she suddenly screamed and collapsed with a knife in her back. Natsume called to her, but she didn't move, so he assumed she was dead and ran away, Natsume did not know the victim. He was woken in the morning by the police and Herlock Sholmes, who had deduced Natsume's presence at the crime scene. Soseki Natsume was so panicked that the only English phrases he could remember were "Yes, I do!" and "I'm fine!" Natsume had asked several lawyers to defend him, but because he ran from the crime scene and was a suspicious foreigner, no one will take his case. Naruhodo agrees to help and goes to the crime scene to search for clues.
The two of them arrive at Briar Road, the Scotland Yard are there with "headpieces of steel". Detective Gregson was also there, he informs them the police's patrolling distance around the city was twenty miles a day. Olive Green was still unconscious so they can't interview her, but Gregson then gives the group a map of the area of the crime scene. Natsume was the only one there at the time and there are even two decisive witnesses. One of them was a policeman so Gregson considers him the most reliable witness in London. But he won't let Naruhodo and Susato meet him until tomorrow's trial.
Tobias Gregson reveals that all the defendants Barok van Zieks tried to get guilty were criminals capable of capital punishment. Naruhodo told him that might not be the same with Natsume but Gregson doesn't believe him. Gregson loathes Herlock Sholmes for taking his case and calls his stories mockeries. Naruhodo and Susato decide to go to Holmes place on 221B Baker Street.
- 12:53 p.m.
When arriving at Sholmes' office they are greeted by the same little girl from McGilded's trial. After giving the two of them wonderful tea, she introduces herself as Iris Wilson who lives with Herlock Sholmes. Apparently, she knows Gina Lestrade pretty well. Iris had nowhere to go, so Sholmes took her in, and now she calls him Papa. Susato compliments Iris on her writing of Herlock Sholmes' adventures in Strand Magazine. It turns out they're actually based off his real adventures, she's currently working on "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" which Sholmes told her about. Susato thought they were written by John Wilson and wondered if Iris was related to him. Next, Iris performed "Little Iris Wilson's Theater of Logic and Deductions" to show how she knew about the two.
Obliviously, Naruhodo looked like an attorney from yesterday, he came to the country recently due to his steamship passport and accepting the Reaper van Zieks' trial in London. Susato had a stamp from the visit to Soseki Natsume, they're only for foreigners. Since they aren't sad, the defendant must have been someone they could relate to. Sholmes told Iris he arrested a Japanese man, Naruhodo had a katana and Susato was wearing a kimono so they must be Japanese as well. In conclusion, they came to ask Sholmes about the case, the two are amazed at Iris' perfect deduction. Iris said to Tobias Gregson came to Sholmes about the case. She gives them a card with fives shillings to give to the inspector. They decide to head back to the site.
- 2:38 p.m.
They give the card to Inspector Gregson who reveals that Iris was going to put him in her stories. Natsume lives on the second floor of a large house just across the street of the crime scene. The landlord was named John Garrideb and the two of them decide to visit the lodgings. They are greeted by a maid named Joan, many rich people in England hire maids. Garrideb used to be a soldier and apparently he can't get up due to being shot in the knee. He comments on how the incident will affect the society due to the the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Friendship and Navigation and Sholmes was investigating Natsume's room. Soseki Natsume took up residence a week ago, the lodgings are split in the first and second floors. Joan thinks Natsume did it because he's nervous. She said he was a loner who always goes to the used book store and returns at 5 P.M. to light the stove everyday, he also gets up the latest out of everyone every night. Susato asks how she knows such details about Natsume but doesn't get an answer. The window in Garrideb's room has a perfect view of Briar Road but the two of them didn't see anything but darkness. Joan asks Naruhodo to forget their conversation as it seems unimportant. Naruhodo and Susato think something did happen. Natsume's flat was on the second story and they are allowed to search it.
Naruhodo and Susato are amazed at the amount of books. There was a cat in the flat probably brought by Natsume from Japan. They find a receipt for the Yore Books shop that said Natsume was there at the time of the incident. Herlock Sholmes was found reading one of the books. Naruhodo thanks him for helping clear his name for Kazuma Asogi's murder. Sholmes was simply following orders when arresting Natsume, he doesn't think he's the culprit either, but he can't be sure. He also reveals that not just rich people can hire maids. Apparently, Natsume's window was sealed with bricks because he didn't pay his tax and the flat was rented on a cheap rate. Sholmes got so distracted by all of the books that he didn't find any clues. Naruhodo and Susato decide to go back to Garrideb's room and investigate that secret window.
"Herlock Sholmes' Dance of Deduction"
John Garrideb almost immediately wants them to leave, but Ryunosuke Naruhodo was told by Sholmes that he's hiding something from them. Suddenly, Herlock Sholmes appears by the window surprising everyone. He said it's time for his and Naruhodo's Dance of Deduction. Sholmes has two deductions: Garrideb has a terrifying beast and he lost something due to it. Garrideb's going pale so it must be true. He looks at a small statue of a lion, so Sholmes concluded that the beast Garrideb raised was a lion from India. Joan had a flyer for the Valenvoir Circus in her pocket, so Sholmes said they sold it to that traveling troupe. Now regarding the lion's fury, Sholmes noted Garrideb must've had an affection towards the lion due to grabbing his cheek. Then he and Joan looked at some bills on a desk, they were for a wagon filled with food, probably for the lion. Since the bills were so high they had to let it go. Judging from a cake stand on a nearby table, they tried to feed it the deserts causing the lion to go on a rampage and try to eat the carpet up.
Just like last time, everyone was dumbfounded by Sholmes' deductions. Naruhodo doubted that a lion could be in such a small flat. Susato noted that lions don't eat the food that's on the bills and Mr. Garrideb and Joan look completely unharmed. It looked like Naruhodo had to correct Sholmes again. He revealed that Garrideb's eyes went to his wedding picture behind the lion statue. It showed him carrying his wife, although her face couldn't be seen due to a crack, it's obvious that's she's the beast. But where was Mrs. Garrideb? Joan was wearing a wedding ring that's looked just like the one in the picture. John Garrideb's wife was Joan, the maid! John didn't make much money from being a soldier and couldn't afford a maid. So Joan took on the job as his maid to make him look rich, he wanted this a classified secret.
Moving on to the beast's fury, John Garrideb was grabbing a large hand print on the right side of his face from Joan slapping him, which explained why he never looked directly at them. That slap must have something to do with the bills, but they were really looking at a book. The bookmark in it was actually a love letter from "Maria" to "James". John Garrideb claimed that the letter was already in the book when he bought it. Joan Garrideb was furious as she thought he was cheating on her. Next to the cake stand Joan appeared to be looking at, there was a candle stand missing a candle. That candle was on the floor near the burnt carpet, therefore it must have caught fire from when Joan slapped John. John Garrideb, amazed by the correct deduction, attempted to stand up but almost fell over, Joan catches him. They admitted they got into a heated argument because of that love letter. Behind the curtains, the book stand was burned too. It happened exactly during the stabbing on Briar Road, they also lost a book entitled The Adventure of the Lion's Pride. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything relevant to Soseki Natsume, so they decided to leave.
Outside, they see two mysterious men arguing. A flamboyant and fancily dressed man called a yellow clothed man with a huge chin "Horatio". After the two introduced themselves to them, Mysterious Man B left but vowed to meet the other one again. Mysterious Man A was actually the tenant of the first floor, he apparently was a huge fan of William Shakespeare's works, he then went to his flat. Naruhodo decided to get them a carriage to visit Natsume.
- 6:31 p.m.
Back at the Gaol jail, Soseki Natsume was glad Naruhodo and Susato are back. Sholmes suddenly appears and said words that are art to Natsume even though he calls the detective a spy. Sholmes compliments the defendant on the books in his flat. But Natsume knows he's doomed. Natsume said that John Garrideb's lodgings' are cursed. He was a loner because everyone else was foreign to him. So Natsume went to a place where the rent was low, but Garrideb said the flat was cursed but wouldn't say anything else. This made Natsume extremely paranoid, but what's even worse was Barok van Zieks was prosecuting his trial. Everyone was really worried he'll end up like Magnus McGilded, dead if not arrested. They wonder if he was a killer, but Sholmes said he's merely a prosecutor. It's almost impossible to keep a perfect record in the trials of Great Britain due to the Jury. It was made to prevent false evidence and bribery in the trials. Barok van Zieks' defendants were hit by carriages, drowned, and caught fevers but Natsume has to believe them just as Sholmes believed Naruhodo on the SS Burya. Naruhodo has to believe in himself, that's what Kazuma Asogi told him.
- 9:23 a.m.
Before the trial, Ryūnosuke Naruhodo was almost ready. Soseki Natsume woke up early, he didn't sleep much the night before. Susato Mikotoba read a newspaper saying Barok van Zieks hasn't stood in trial since he was called the reaper. Magnus McGilded's trial was his comeback. Naruhodo prays to Asogi to watch over him.
- 10:00 a.m.
Ryunosuke Naruhodo and Barok van Zieks both inform the judge they are ready. Van Zieks said a Japanese man defending another Japanese man was conceited, but Susato disagrees. The judge announces the six jurors for this trial: Bruce Fairplay, a victorian lady, a mild-mannered young man, Joan Garrideb, an impatient laborer, and an elderly man. In the opening statement, van Zieks said it's despicable for Natsume to stab the English victim after the the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Friendship and Navigation was made.
"Inspector Gregson's testimony"
The judge asks to see the inspector of the case and Tobias Gregson takes the stand and explains the case. A twenty year old woman named Olive Green was stabbed in the back with a knife, she has been unconscious every since. Her life was not in danger so Soseki Natsume would only suffer assault charges. It happened three days prior at 5 P.M. on the intersection of Briar Road. Green was walking after a snowfall but when Natsume approached, she was stabbed. Green was currently in the hospital, so she couldn't testify. The court accepts documents of the case and the large knife that stabbed Green as evidence. There was no current relation between Green and Natsume, yet Gregson would testify why he arrested him.
It was a foggy day but the visibility on the site was still good. The defendant and victim were the only ones there. When Soseki Natsume fled, he dropped his books he got from the secondhand bookstore. By finding out who owned those books, Scotland Yard arrested Natsume. Gregson adds a photograph of Green stabbed on Briar Road. Susato and Naruhodo remember Natsume saying he saw Green scream and fall. Natsume loves English literature, the bookstore he got the books from was called Bourbon Books and was located on the other end of Briar Road next to Misham Road. Naruhodo reveals that a receipt found in Natsume's flat said he bought the books at a bookstore named Yore Books. Yore Books was just a few rows of units from Bourbon Books, but it's so small Scotland Yard didn't think Natsume would buy books from there. Naruhodo claims that if Natsume
went to Yore Books, there's a chance he didn't pass the crime scene, half the jury agrees. But seeing the actual location of Yore Books doesn't change his theory at all. Naruhodo argues that there a longer route avoiding the crime scene, but Barok van Zieks said there's no need for a detour. He said the jury should consider their verdict now and they agree, they all vote Guilty. Now it looks like the time for Naruhodo's closing argument.
"First Closing Argument"
Juror 1 asks if Soseki Natsume admitted himself, 2 can't think of anyone wearing a green coat except Olive Green, 3 agrees that there's no reason for a detour, 4 was horrified that Natsume stabbed Green in the back, 5 just wants the trial to end so he can get back to his job, and 6 prefers Yore Books over Bourbon Books. Naruhodo wonders why Natsume fled the scene in the first place, he just needs to change four juror's verdicts. He presses Juror 5 saying a trial should never be rushed, but 5 said if he rests from work his wife and kid won't get food. He was a road worker and said the water and gas pipes would rupture this time of year. Turns out this man worked on Misham Road, this was the detour Juror 3 and van Zieks overlooked. If there was road work, Misham Road would be blocked off forcing Natsume to take the long detour. Jurors 3 and 5 vote Not Guilty white. Pressing Juror 6 reveals that the old widower was at Yore Books at the time of the incident. He slipped on the frozen Calabash road on his way home and fainted, but then he woke up and went to see his grandchildren. Juror 6 said he wore his green coat which he's wearing right now, that's someone else for Juror 2 to think of. 6 and 2 both vote Not Guilty, only Fairplay and Garrideb think Natsume's guilty but the trial continues! Except, Barok van Zieks correctly said Juror 5 didn't put a sign up over the site so Natsume could've jumped over the hole, his books were also found near the victim. Also, Juror 6 doesn't remember seeing any Japanese man. Van Zieks kept silent during the closing argument because he didn't want to taint the hearts of the jurors. He decides to bring the next witnesses to the stand, Naruhodo and Susato remember one of them was a policeman, but they're not giving up on Natsume.
"Cross-Examining the Policeman and his Wife"
The policeman's name was Roly Beate, who kept falling asleep at the witness stand. The other witness was his wife, Patricia, who was excited about their one year wedding anniversary the other day, as they love each other very deeply. Roly patrols the streets of lighting, cleaning gassing lights, and stuff like that. Patricia testifies that on their wedding anniversary they went to eat, they saw two figures walk on the the opposite pavement. One of them fell and the other ran away, the clearly remember him as Soseki Natsume. She and Roly gave chase and notified the nearest police station. If the testimony was truly decisive then Naruhodo's closing argument was completely ruined. Scotland Yard only allows young men to be police officers. Roly was going to change but Patricia wouldn't recognize him. He shows his patrol guide to Naruhodo. Patricia notified the police while Roly watched over the scene. Even though the fog was thick, it cleared up and showed Natsume to the couple. Patricia gets angry, she thinks Naruhodo was doubting her testimony. After the judge calms her down she said that Natsume dropped four books. But Naruhodo points out that receipt said he only purchased three books and there were only three books in the photo of Olive Green.
Barok van Zieks revealed this as a trap, he showed another book in Green's hand, which he said was hers, and the receipt matches the names Patricia Beate saw. Van Zieks presents the fourth book, The Adventure of the Lion's Pride, as evidence and requested the jurors to go with the verdict. Susato said they needed further examination due to new evidence, Naruhodo said there was a clue on the book, that being that the book is burned. Van Zieks said that had no connection but Naruhodo remembered his meeting at the lodgings and announced that the book was actually John Garrideb's. Naruhodo acknowledged the court that Joan was Juror No. 4 and revealed that she had an argument with John at the same time Green was stabbed. Naruhodo suggested that the book was thrown out the open window. But both van Zieks and Joan said there's no reason for it to be open and the jury agreed that Soseki Natsume was guilty, so they voted. Ryunosuke Naruhodo demanded the right for another closing argument.
"Second Closing Argument"
Juror 1 stated that Natsume left the crime scene leaving behind three books, 2 would reconsider something else similar to the stabbing, 3 said Joan throwing the book out the window was irrelevant, 4 thought it's cute, 5 would be in trouble if he didn't earn money soon, and 6 had a burning incident at his home too. His grandchildren lit his birthday cake with seventy-five candles. When the elder tried to blow them out, the candles burned up and the whole flat caught fire. They all tried put it out with water and opened the windows to let the smoke out, the old man got a cold from the outside. Letting the smoke out was a perfectly good reason for opening the window for Juror 3 as Naruhodo remembered that the Garridebs' rug caught fire. Juror 4, Mrs. Garrideb, started drinking tea, so Naruhodo pressed her to acknowledge the open window. She admitted that she threw that book but she said the title had no correlation to her mind. However when she said that, Juror 5 remembered that two weeks ago on his way home from work, he lost his money because of a hole in his pocket. When he told his wife, she threw a cleaver near his ear, hitting the wall. Women will throw deadly things at their husbands, Susato thought that might be important and it was for Juror 2. If the Garridebs' book was found near Olive Green, they maybe the knife that was in her back was theirs too! Juror 4 fell down at this and 2, 1, 5, and 3 vote toss fireballs in the white scale; Naruhodo still had a chance.
But Barok van Zieks wasn't giving up, Green was collapsed fifteen yards away from the Garridebs' flat. He called the Herlock Sholmes' novels "shoddy", angering Susato Mikotoba. She requested that they cross-examine Joan Garrideb, but van Zieks, throwing his whole bottle of wine away, said it was not needed as they're still cross-examining Roly and Patricia Beate. Roly was finally fully awake to testify so the request for a juror testimony was denied by the judge for the policeman's testimony. Roly said that the Garridebs aren't related to the case due to the awning window. Patricia added they would've noticed a flying object and reminds that Roly keeping watch of the scene, he never looked away for an instant. The only way for things to out the window would be straight down, otherwise it would break.
After mentioning his patrolman's guide again, Roly Beate decided to give Ryunosuke Naruhodo his police handbook. When asked how he knew about the window, Roly said he helped with the investigation yesterday, but Naruhodo noticed Patricia giggling when he said that. It turned out the place where Olive Green collapsed was out of Roly's jurisdiction. If she was stabbed on the other side than the two of them couldn't go out for their anniversary dinner. Roly said no one passed the body while he was looking, he suggested that the burned book could just be coincidentally another one. Roly said that she came back late but Patricia said that's because she bought a bouquet of flowers for him as an anniversary present. Roly didn't really want to talk about it but Naruhodo asked Patricia who said she dropped the bouquet at the crime scene. While she was looking for it after returning from the police station, she couldn't find the victim's body, but it was just on the other side. Barok van Zieks showed her the exact bouquet saying it was found in front of John Garrideb's home therefore no relevance to the case. The judge still wanted it as evidence for precautionary measures, which Naruhodo used to point out Patricia just saying she couldn't find the body. Van Zieks tried to say the wind might have blew the bouquet there but Naruhodo said Roly would have testified about that as he claims he saw everything.
Regarding both the book and bouquet, Naruhodo theorized that Olive Green was moved as a cover-up by Roly Beate. He said the real crime scene was the west side of Briar Road right next to the Garrideb's house. But Roly overlooked the bouquet, van Zieks said it wasn't found until the brighter morning, which explained why only that was left on the west side. Roly admitted that exposing him was a nightmare come true, Naruhodo seemed to know why the Scotland Yard officer would do that,
Green was stabbed where Roly patrolling area was so he would have to join the investigation and not go with Patricia for their wedding anniversary. Roly Beate started to cry apologizing for what he did. He moved the books, but the burned The Adventure of the Lion's Pride was still in the victim's hand, though they still thought Soseki Natsume was the culprit. Roly asks if this was the end for him but Barok van Zieks allows him and Patricia to return home, he just hopes he's learned something about trivial matters during crime investigations.
Now that the true crime scene was revealed, Ryūnosuke Naruhodo requested "once again" for Joan Garrideb to testify. She had a fight with her husband, John, who opened the window facing the crime scene to let out smoke, when Joan threw he book at him it hit the west pavement of Briar Road. So Naruhodo wants her to verify that the knife in Green's back was something she remembers. Van Zieks didn't say jurors couldn't testify, when she admits she has many like those everyone was surprised. The judge and Van Zieks agree for Juror 4 to take the stand.
"Cross-Examining the Garridebs"
Juror No. 4, Joan Garrideb, takes the stand, John was also there to testify with her since her was there too. They say during their fight, a candle knocked on the floor caused the fire. John extinguished it and opened the window while Joan tossed whatever she could find at him. With so many knives John wouldn't be aware if one got lost, he wants evidence to prove the victim's knife was theirs. Joan doesn't remember tossing a knife, when mentions the things she did throw John Garrideb plays with his pipe, he said the correct things his wife threw, they all had weight and were hard. During the fight, John's pipe broke, Susato wants the pipe to be inspected so it was submitted as evidence. She and Naruhodo find some sort of sharp metal piece stuck in it, this was the evidence proving the chipped knife in Green was the Garrideb's. Sir van Zieks was astonished by the perfect match of the metal objects, he calls it a miracle. Naruhodo and Susato realize that John Garrideb said he felt something sharp when the pipe fell out of his hands, Joan threw the knife and it went in the pipe before hitting Olive Green out the window.
Barok van Zieks was not giving up though, if the knife really fell through the window there was no way it would hit the victim's back, everyone agrees. Just when Ryunosuke Naruhodo was about to give up, Susato Mikotoba encourages him not to. He presents how Green was stabbed on the back: The burned The Adventure of the Lion's Pride book. Since she was confirmed to be holding it when Roly Beate first found her stabbed, Naruhodo said that when the book fell out the Garridebs' window, Green curiously picked it up. Bent down, the knife wouldn't most certainly stab her in the back! Joan Garrideb admits that's what really happened, she and John apologize for that fight, Joan faints begging for forgiveness, John tries to carry her as she did to him but falls backwards.
The Garridebs were carried off to the first aid room and Olive Green was to fully recover very soon, even though nothing was ever revealed about her. The defendant, Soseki Natsume, takes the stand and the British judge apologizes to the Japanese man for not believing him. Natsume and Roly Beate really thought Green was dead, Natsume thought she was a ghost and apologizes for damaging the trust between Japan and England. The judge compliments both Naruhodo and Barok van Zieks for their work in the trial. Juror 1, Bruce Fairplay, does not like false charges, 2 comments how hard the truth was handled, 3 comments on how Joan Garrideb was gone from the jury bench, 4 was replaced with John, 5 was glad to finally get back to his job, and 6 can tell this as a story for his grandchildren. The judge told them to pass judgement and this time they all vote Not Guilty. The judge announces Natsume's verdict and everyone cheers. The judge hopes that a scholar like Natsume won't be put on the stand ever again and concludes the trial.
- 3:17 p.m.
Soseki Natsume very happily thanks his "substitute" for clearing his name. Natsume was very impressed with the Japanese attorney for not feeling like an outside in the British court like he did, it would make a good tale to tell his friend back in Japan. Herlock Sholmes arrives thinking the trial was just starting, Natsume was really mad at him for arresting him. Sholmes points out that if he sent Olive Green to the hospital instead of running away she would've recovered a lot faster. Despite getting off innocent Natsume thinks he's cursed to die soon because of Barok van Zieks. Susato Mikotoba vows to protect him and uses the "Susato Takedown" on Ryunosuke Naruhodo. Natsume wishes to stay in England a little longer to study more literature. Sholmes asks Naruhodo and Susato if they'll return to Japan but it hasn't even been a week yet. They realize they're going to run out of money for the hotel so Sholmes invites the two of them to stay in his attic. They agree, it has a window, unlike Natsume's flat. Iris will make them all dinner, including Natsume. He and Naruhodo are so glad to meet each other.
- 4:41 p.m.
In Herlock Sholmes' attic there a lot of space for Naruhodo and Susato to make their new office. Naruhodo wishes for Asogi to watch him when Iris and Sholmes, now dressed in more casual clothes, come in to let them know dinner's ready. Naruhodo is exited to have own office. Sholmes told him that there was a darkness lurking in the bright blossoming capital of London. Initially, Naruhodo didn't know what Sholmes meant at the time, but later on, he started to realize what the detective truly meant.
References to popular culture
- Kokoro was a novel by Sōseki Natsume, with the title literally meaning "heart" or "the heart of things" or "feelings." Thus, the full title means "The Adventure of the Clouded Heart," referencing Naruhodo's mixed feelings about his previous trial.
- Mysterious Man A calls Mysterious Man B Horatio, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet. He quotes Hamlet on several occasions, telling Mysterious Man B to “get thee to a nunnery” and saying to both Naruhodo and Myserious Man B that “there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Neither character gets the reference, both protesting that their name isn’t Horatio.
- When Juror No. 6 mentioned the candles on his birthday cake, Naruhodo originally thought it was Witchcraft as that concept was not practiced in Japan at the time.
- When the judge describes how he almost gets hit by horse-drawn carriages due to London's thick fog, Ryunosuke comments that he'll be sure to "stop, look, and listen" in the future. "Stop, look, and listen" is a motto associated with the Green Cross Code in the UK.
- At one point, Van Zieks calls Ryunosuke a clown, and facetiously recommends that he joins the circus. This could be a reference to a meme associated with Miles Edgeworth.
- Two books Soseki Natsume bought at Yore Books were The Picture of Monsieur Lecoq and A Meal for Gaboriau. Monsieur Lecoq, created by Émile Gaboriau, was a major influence on Sherlock Holmes.
- Sholmes' deduction of what happened in the Garridebs' flat was similar to the plot of the The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger.
- In the Japanese version, the book the Garridebs and Green had during the incident was The Adventure of the Lion's Mane, a Sherlock Holmes story.
- This was the first case in the Ace Attorney series in which the victim was attacked, but survived the ordeal (attempted murder). The second case would be its sequel case, The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro.
- This is the second episode in the Ace Attorney series to not have a deceased character in the list of profiles, following The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band.
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