Police in Osaka Prefecture in Japan are using the Ace Attorney figures in a campaign to tackle the use of marijuana among children.
In one Capcom press release, the company revealed that it was working with the Osaka Police Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Awareness Program to produce 6,000 posters and 4,000 flyers featuring characters from The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. The posters feature the classic ‘objection! From Ace Attorney. position, accompanied by a big “NO!” Written in immediately recognizable font.
According to Capcom, Osaka Prefectural Police have contacted the company to request the use of Ace Attorney characters as part of their new anti-weed campaign. Police are currently promoting an anti-drug message to children after witnessing a “clear shift towards younger age groups” among cases of marijuana use.
The flyers will be distributed with individually wrapped masks to Osaka Prefecture educational institutions, police stations and train stations starting today, December 9.
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Although this is the first time that Ace Attorney characters have been used as part of a policing project, Capcom has worked with law enforcement before, having worked with the Kansai Region Prefectural Police. on road safety prevention and awareness activities for the Tamura police station, among other projects.
For more on Ace Attorney who won’t ask you to quit smoking weed, check out our practice with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and why it took so long for it to arrive in the West.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment editor.