Now here’s something that has piqued my interest. It seems like it would be what would happen if Harry Potter crossed over with Phoenix Wright.
Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil is set in Tokyo in 2018. Normal humans and those who can use magic coexist. In regards to use of magic, there are laws and a ‘magic courtroom’ exists to preside over lawsuits regarding magic use.
‘Benmashi’ or wizard barristers, are the people responsible for defending those who are able to use magic. The main character of this anime is 17-year old Cecile Sudo, the youngest Benmashi in history.
The cast is as follows:
Ageha Chono is a 32-year-old senior partner in the Butterfly Law Office. She also happens to be quite bossy. Ageha is voiced by Ayumi Tsunematsu (Fate/Zero‘s Maiya, Hana-Saku Iroha‘s Takako).
Seseri Chono is a 28-year-old senior partner at the Butterfly Law Office as well. Apparently he is an unexpected gentleman. Seseri is voiced by Wataru Takagi (Detective Conan‘s Genta, Hajime no Ippo‘s Masaru).
Katsuyuki Konishi (Hyou-ka‘s Takeo, Kill La Kill‘s Tsumugu) and Norio Wakamoto (Code Geass‘s Charles Zi Britannia, Sengoku Basara‘s Oda Nobunaga) will also voice characters in the series.
The show’s original creator, Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Galilei Donna) is directing the series. Studio ARMS ( Elfen Lied, Kite, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion) are handling the series composition. Michiko Itou (HENNEKO, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion) is writing the scripts.
The series is set to premiere in January 2014.