Athena Cykes – Ace Attorney 5 Artbook Translation (1)

Today I translated Athena Cykes’s “Character Design” page (one of several) from the official Ace Attorney 5 visual book. This is from page 15 specifically.

I edited the original image and translated it to produce this:

Athena01Translate

Below is the transcript I wrote up in English in case it is hard to read on the page. Below it is the original Japanese transcript for anybody who is interested.

Her next design page is coming soon!

Character 002
Kizuki Kokone / Athena Cykes
Kizuki Kokone / Athena Cykes
“With my psychological analysis, I’ll bring a fresh approach to the courtroom!”

Age……………………. 18
Height….……………. 5’4”
Occupation…………. Lawyer

A new lawyer at the “Naruhodo-san* Offices.” Met the qualifications to be a lawyer in America at the young age of 18. Very perceptive of human emotion –and absolutely hates to lose. Has the ability to “hear” the emotions based on someone’s tone of voice. Using the “heart scope,” she can find contradictions in the evidence based on one’s emotion. Hanging from her neck is a computer named “Monitaro.”*

Creator’s Comment
Mr. Yamazaki Takeshi (Scenario Director)
I wanted to include a “heroine who fights alongside you” with the ability to use psychological analysis on other people. With that in mind, an episode regarding her troubled childhood was inevitable. The headphones in the design were a symbol of her painful past. However, she’s also a girl who is fighting to get over her past. For that reason, the concept a “girl who fights” was chosen for Kokone.*

Creator’s Comment
Mr. Fukuse Takuro (Art Director)
In order to appear as a lawyer, a suit is a requirement. For that reason, the original silhouette was intentionally scrapped like a manga. An important point was for the suit to not look like school uniform. The slightly futuristic design is the result of childhood influence. As a personal commitment, she trained her weak mind and body together. She grew into a sporty girl who is bright, cheerful, and full of vigor.

CHARACTER DESIGNFULL ILLUSTRATION – ATHENA CYKES
Ace Attorney 5 | Official Visual Book | 15

*Naruhodo – Phoenix Wright’s Japanese name

*Monitaro – Monita’s Japanese name.

*Kokone – Athena’s Japanese name.

Here is the original image in Japanese along with the original transcript:

Athena01

Character 002
希月 心音
きづき ここね
「私の心理分析で、法廷に新しい風を吹かせて見せます!」

年齢・・・・・・18歳
身長・・・162センチ
職業・・・・・・弁護士

“成歩堂さんでも事務所”の新人弁護士。アメリカで、18歳という若さで弁護士資格を取得した。喜怒哀楽がはっきりしており、負けず嫌い。声のトーンから感情を聞き取る能力を活かして、感情と証言とのムジュンを見つける“ココロスコープ”を駆使する。首から下げているのはコンピューターの“モニ太”。

Creator’s Comment
山崎剛氏(シナリオディレクター)
“一緒に戦えるヒロイン”にしたいと思い、心理分析の能力と、他人の感情が聞こえる設定を加えました。その時点で、能力に悩む幼少期のエピソードは必然でした。ヘッドフォンは、辛かった過去の象徴ですので、禍々しいデザインにしています。しかし、ココネはその過去と戦い乗り越えました。そういう意味でも、やはり彼女のコンセプトは“戦う女性”なんです。

Creator’s Comment
布施拓郎氏(アートディレクター)
弁護士らしさを出ずために、スーツは欠かせなかったのですが、そのままではヒロインとして弱いため、意図的に崩してシルエットをマンガっぽくしています。スーツが学生服には見えないものポイントです。少し未来的なデザインなのは、子供のころの影響です。自身への誓いのため、弱かった自分を心身ともに鍛え。明朗活発でスポーティーな女性に成長しました。

キャラクターデザイン●全身イラスト希月心音
逆転裁判5公式ビジュアルブック 15

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ThenaVict1I hope this was useful to you in some way. Please check later on for her next few pages!

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