Behind the Notes: Objection! – A Musical Piece Filled with Justice

The Ace Attorney franchise is one of Capcom’s prized series. The series contains five main games, two spin-off titles, a cross-over game, and a new prequel series currently in development. First making its debut in Japan on the Gameboy Advance back in 2001, the series has spawned a huge following, leaving fans constantly craving for more court justice!

Ace Attorney has the player take control of a defense attorney, on his justice-seeking quest to not just get his client a “Not-Guilty” verdict, but also to find the true culprit. The games are major brain teasers, having the player link together evidence, find contradictions in testimonies, and investigate various locations to reach his/her goal.


One of the best feelings in the games is finding a fault in a character, and yelling out “Objection!”, having some of the most amazing music in the world support you. In the latest entry to the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, the Objection! theme is more satisfying than ever before. The maker behind the video had extended the song to 30 minutes, so hit play, and let the music flow as we analyze all it has to offer.

Usually in the Ace Attorney games, each new title brings a new Objection! theme, but this game is quite special. This game marked the return of the series’ first party character, Phoenix Wright into his role as a lawyer since the third game in which his attorney badge was taken away. The composers behind the game decided to use an orchestrated version of the Objection! theme from Phoenix Wright’s last main appearance, in Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

The song is in F major, which is used in many pieces. Many symphonies are in F major, which may be why this song sounds great in an orchestral setting, due to it’s key’s history. Alongside this, orchestral instruments are common in Japanese pieces, giving the composers of the song a strong background in which they can build the song around.

That is all for this week’s Behind the Notes. Let me know in the comments below what you thought of today’s issue, and also let me know any songs you would like us to analyze next week! New Behind the Notes come out Saturdays at 11 AM EST.

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