This page contains the classic version of Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, which was uploaded to Itch in 2018 and updated for a period of time afterwards. This game was refreshed and rolled into the newer Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, Season One release in 2021, which can be found here.

We're keeping this page here for posterity, as a fun reminder of where the game started. The original description follows.


Battle for justice in an anime-themed world as Nina Aquila, defence attorney and bona fide Legal Eagle!

Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle is an anime-themed VN/graphic adventure game, in which you step into the shoes of a rookie defense attorney. Fledge City is in crisis, and it's up to Nina Aquila and her friends to make sure justice prevails!

  • A fully-SFW graphic adventure
  • Take the role of a new defence attorney
  • Get to know a cast of quirky characters
  • Defend your client in court!

With a tone that mixes crime with a light-hearted feel, a cast of quirky characters and a compelling story, NALE is intended as a homage to the Phoenix Wright franchise, but should appeal to all fans of anime & graphic adventures.

This first case is ~1 hour in duration.


Chapter 1: First Flight

In each chapter, Nina takes on the case of a client who has been charged with a major crime, who she believes to be innocent. To prove this, she and her friends journey to different areas around Fledge City, gathering evidence, before going to court to fight for her client's cause.
Freshly qualified as a defence attorney, Nina's first few cases go well... But when her mentor is imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit, her career becomes a casualty of a secret war... A war that, unknown to Nina, is connected to her own past.
A great game is being played for the heart of the city by the ruthless and powerful, but right now, Nina doesn't even know who is playing, much less the rules. She will need to trust her friends and forge new alliances if she is to fight for justice and uncover the truth.

Content/Trigger Warnings

NALE Chapter 1 should not present any major trigger or content issues for most adults. However, the story touches upon a disaster involving a fire at a campground, and may distress those who have particular aversion to themes of fire-related injury.

Accessibility Info

NALE has a number of accessibility considerations, which may make the game more comfortable for some players. These options include reducing flashes and bright, intense onscreen effects. A full rundown of NALE's accessibility options can be found HERE.

Current state of the project

NALE is created on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

Chapters 1-3 are now available in a collected release called Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, Season One, available both here on itch and over on Steam.

Updates & news are posted here on itchio, but we strongly recommend fans join our discord:

Credits & Special Thanks

This game was made by Tanuki-sama Studios:

Thanks go to the RPG Maker official forums & subreddit, all of our followers on Twitter & Tumblr, and members of our Discord community.

Additionally, this game has a wide range of asset & plugin credits. These can be found via the "credits" option on the main menu, however, I want to make special mention of...

Plugins & Assets

Yanfly Engine Plugins
Bokou's Freesources
Hiddenone & Avery
Orange Overlay by Hudell
UltraMode7 by Blizzard
Mr. Trivel
PandaMaru for an awesome shower cubicle tile
RPG Maker MV character generator assets
RPG Maker MV & Sakan tilesets


Meredith Mandel


Title track from "Steam Punk Future" resource pack
Eric Matyas (track listing provided in credits)

Asset Disclaimer

A great deal of effort has gone into making sure that every asset used in this game was  public domain, licenced and paid for, or correctly attributed. If you feel this to be in error, please contact us via our social media channels.