J-Stars Victory Vs. Commercial Shows First In-Game Footage

By Ishaan . April 7, 2013 . 9:30pm

Namco Bandai have shared a commercial for J-Stars Victory Vs., their crossover fighting game featuring characters from Japan’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. As previously reported, four characters have been confirmed for the game so far—Toriko, Naruto, Luffy and Goku. You can watch the commercial below:



J-Stars Victory Vs. is in development for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game doesn’t have a release date yet.

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  • Barrylocke89

    I will NEVER get over Goku’s japanese voice actress. How old is she now? 60?

    EDIT: Wikipedia says 76. Wow.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Yeah it sounds so freaking weird. And I’ve heard it for years.

    • ShadowDivz

      Why a woman is voicing a muscular man, THE EPITOME OF MEN,(atleast to me when i was a kid) is still incomprehensible to me.

      • Eliézer Dos Santos

        There’s a Brazilian UFC fighter who have a very girly voice. His name is Anderson “The Spider” Silva.

      • Shau Jin Neow

        well she voices him when he was a kid, so I guess they just stick with her even after he grew up. and FYI, she also voices Gohan and Goten, so 3 voices all together, and if you count Bardock….

        • Barrylocke89

          I will say that it works a lot better for him in the original Dragonball anime imo.

      • TheBlackgirl123

        sometimes japanese women that old plays men voices like Romi Paku she plays Edward elric and toshiro hitsugaya form FMA and Bleach.

        • ShadowDivz

          Damn, you got me there. But i did notice the similar voice. Probably because they are my favorite characters in their respective series. xD
          By the way, you forgot Naoto Shirogane in Persona 4 the animation.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Yeah, that voice doesn’t sound right at all.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      thats why I never liked watching the japanese DB,DBZ

  • Tenshiken

    I’ll just put it out there now: Where’s Ichigo?

    • I’m sure he will make it so don’t worry

  • HerosLight

    Even though it was a short video and didn’t show much gameplay, it looks really good and we finally get a sense of how the battles will be like.

    I’m definitely looking forward to the next character announcements and the game itself. Really hyped for this game.

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh my god

  • Finally some gameplay footage. I wonder how this game will turn out. Hope the fighting system is similar to Max Anarchy or Gundam Extreme VS

    • Inuyakira

      Speaking of Gundam! WE NEED SOME Announcement!! for Full Boost on PS3 already!!!…………………T_T…….when bandai????……………TT_TT…….

  • epy

    Its always odd to me how Toriko has completely replaced Bleach as the one of the main series in Jump. Tried Toriko a couple of times but I couldn’t get into it.

    • Localization with English voices please, I hate and I mean HATE Goku’s voice.

      • NaelAM

        Releasing this outside of Japan would be a licensing nightmare. We’re lucky this is on the PS3, and even then the game could be region-locked anyway like what Atlus did to Persona 4 Arena.

        • AkuLord3

          Then again Atlus was going bring the game over anyway so reigion lock didn’t really affect anything (unless you live in UK and wanted it faster >.>)

          • Peter Loney (ピーター)

            P4A still isn’t out in Europe, so the region lock did matter.

          • AkuLord3

            You must have missed the “nless you live in UK and wanted it faster >.>” part cuz i already know this…and its still coming so yeah

          • andref

            Well also can’t forget jump stars and jump ultimate stars is completely japan exclusive still and its not like all games are localized

        • anthony apduhan

          Project X Zone doesn’t have a problem with the licensing nightmare and it’s also published by Namco Bandai.

          • Herok♞

            Project X Zone is the product of the 3 game companies involved so of course licensing would be easy for that, but with this different companies own the anime characters so it would be a problem.

        • Suzaku

          Releasing it in the US might be doable, depending on how many other series end up being featured.

          Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, and Toriko are all licensed by VIZ and Funimation in the US.

      • TheBlackgirl123

        you hate Goku’s english voice, here Naruto’s and ichigo’s, there by far the worst!!!!

    • TruSpindash

      I feel the same way, it seems strange to me seeing Jump promoting something and to have Toriko standing next to Luffy, Naruto, and Goku in a spot that not too long ago would have been occupied by Ichigo. Not bad or good, just strange. I haven’t watched too much of Toriko but I did enjoy what I did watch so I might eventually find myself watching more. Regardless, can’t wait to see what other characters make their way into this game.

      • AkuLord3

        Its not really strange at all…its been around since 2009, really it shows that its getting very popular while Bleach is…yeah

    • Anime10121

      Stopped caring much for Bleach a while ago, too much jumping back and forward to different timelines in the fillers. I don’t mind fillers (usually) but Bleach just does them horribly, one minute you’re in Hueco Mundo fighting Arrancars and the next you’re back in the Soul Society fighting a new captain or your own swords and then 40 episodes later you’re back to fighting continuing the Arrancar arc. EXTREMELY bad pacing.

    • Suzaku

      Bleach started to decline in Japanese WSJ reader polls years ago, and manga sales started to decline, as well as anime ratings, leading to the anime being cancelled. It’s currently about as popular as Beelzebub and Gintama, fairly solid middle-of-the-pack performance.

      Toriko’s not quite as consistent in popularity as One Piece and Naruto, but it still tends towards the top five and higher. Assassination Classroom is also quite popular, and by far their most popular new series..

      The actual “big 3” right now is technically One Piece, Naruto, and Kuroko’s Basket (sports manga), though. Kuroko’s Basket has been doing extremely well for quite some time.

  • Ben Chau

    Toriko isn’t even good. I don’t know why it became mainstream…

    • Shinji Kazuya

      I like Toriko a lot. The story is interesting and the battles are nice. Zebra is awesome!

    • Dexward

      It became mainstream because it’s good.

      • Tails the Foxhound

        Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey said, “S’up.” Also, don’t like 80% of us bitch about CoD? I don’t know anything about Toriko (beyond that I think I hate it’s look) so I can’t say I agree with the guy (but do direct that same comment to Bleach), but popularity has never been an indicator of quality. Moé anime and Justin Beiber also say, “G’day.”

        • Peter Loney (ピーター)

          If you don’t like moe, you don’t like anime, sorry.

          • Nightmesh

            Welp, I guess since you declared it rule for anyone that doesn’t like the moe aspect of anime mustn’t like any anime what so ever. Guess I’ll throw away my Black Butler, Trigun, and FullMetal Alchemist Dvds since I obvious don’t want them.

          • Tails the Foxhound

            It’s funny, Cardcaptor Sakura, what some single out as an/the originator of moé anime, is one of my favorite anime (and all time favorite manga due entirely to vol. 6 of MotC), but I still really hate a lot of moé crap. Guess it’s because it still has shonen-y bits in there (that and CLAMP draw some fucking pretty magic).

        • Draparde

          It’s just one big war of opinions. in the case of Toriko, more people have the opinion of liking it, than disliking it.

          thus, it is where it is now.

          • Tails the Foxhound

            That’s the point I was (ineloquently) trying to make. Simply that being good and being popular aren’t the same, and vices versa obviously. (Warning: opinon!) Negima was good, but wasn’t popular with the right crowds (and managed horrendously) and so was cancelled. Bleach was bad (well not initially anyways), but in Jump so it flourished.

            There’s also a difference between not liking something and it actually being bad.

          • Draparde

            Ah, then yeah i agree. (I quite enjoyed Negima too. I had no idea about the anime being cut off until after i read the manga though)

    • Go2hell66

      Wait! what!? Toriko is mainstream?

      • TheExile285

        unfortunately yes. apparently it does better than Naruto now which is crazy IMO

        • Bılly Bauer

          no it is not. Naruto is doing better than toriko in sales. actually toriko is 11th best selling manga while Naruto is 3rd one in 2012

      • Suzaku

        It’s quite popular in Japan. Currently one of Jump’s big three battle manga, though it’s not on the same level as One Piece or Naruto. It’s been beating Bleach in sales and surveys for a while now, though.

    • Suzaku

      Toriko has a lot of ups and downs, but I generally enjoy it. I also personally really like the character designs. The art isn’t great, but the designs have a deliberate 80s Fist of the North Star thing going on, which I think contrasts really well with the seeming absurdity of the setting.

      It also has some really great monster designs.

  • Michael Cadogan

    I want to see Gintoki (Gintama) in this game even more now after seeing this. I think it’d be so awesome working out moves for him.

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Kagura and Shinpachi are always telling him he needs a special attack, that’s why Namco Bandai always has a hard time trying to come up with a Gintama game. The 3 of them weren’t happy with Gintama Sugoroku; they infiltrated Namco Bandai HQ and tried to change the game to Tales of Gintama: Madaohazard and Tales of Gintama: Super Madao Brothers.

      • AkuLord3

        Oh the jokes…its sooo gewd but seriously yeah Gintoki needs to be in this

      • LonelyGamer

        We already got one, it’s called Domestic Violence

      • Michael Cadogan

        I know that much. But that didn’t stop them from making an interesting set in Jump Ultimate Stars. Especially when the game only went up to the Benizakura arc just for one of the Komas.

        Either way I just find it more interesting for characters that you DON’T know how their moveset is going to be. That was all the fun of characters like Phoenix Wright in UMVC3. :D

    • LuciferD666

      Nah. Gintoki isn’t enough. What we need is Kintoki.

  • Repede91

    Kenshin Himura, Seto Kaiba, Yoh Asakura, Yusuke Urameshi and Light Yamagi or GTFO!!!

    Who am i kidding I`ll buy this either way…

  • StarWarudo

    Just gimme a release date so I can start saving up the cash.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Looking forward to s’more character announcements.

  • ShadowDivz

    Goku AND Luffy in a game that ISN’T on a region locked console?
    *Rips apart on a molecular level trying to figure out who to master first.

  • Oniros

    >Yusuke Urameshi
    >Kenshin Himura
    >Yoh Asakura

    Do it Namco.

    EDIT: I forgot Gon Freecss and Killua Zoldyck

    • This is a game where I wouldnt mind DLC characters I guess?

      Heres hoping they’ll release this game in gold.

    • Well all those characters was in Jump Ultimate Stars so they could make it. I definitely agree with all those but if anything they would probably add Pegasus Koga instead of Seiya because the new series, Saint Seiya Omega.

      • Aoshi00

        These are based on chars from the 45 yrs of Shounen Jump manga history though. Seiya was serialized in Jump for 5+yrs during the 80s, Omega is only an anime spin off and not part of Jump.

        • Ah I didn’t know that Omega was just a spin off.. Well that’s great to know. I would rather see good ol’ Seiya anyway. :D

      • Oniros

        Today I learned about my favorite game I never got to play. :(

        • Yeah it’s a really enjoyable game. One of the best games on the DS.

    • Eliézer Dos Santos

      And Kenshiro, don’t forget.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Josuke Higashikata! (though if someone from JoJo would be in, Jotaro would definitely be in as he’s the most popular)

    • anthony apduhan

      Gintoki, Tsuna & Reborn, and my ultimate weapon Youichi Hiruma from Eyeshield 21! Bring dem gunz! YA-HA!

    • Zhizn Snake

      I want Kenichi Shirahama…. but man, this is gonna be such a sausage-fest, isn’t it? lol

    • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

      Yugi as in Yugi Moto? MIND CRUUUSSSHHH

      • LuciferD666

        Would kill for Urameshi or Yoh in there.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Thanks Obama.

    • Klaus00


      > Train Heartnet
      > Oga Tatsumi

      > Claire
      > Tsuna
      > Sena or Shin

    • DarthSithZero

      No love for Ichigo Kurosaki?

    • Ariobimo Wicaksono

      Don’t forget about Bobobo.

      • TheBlackgirl123

        that weird afro man…YADA!!!

  • TheExile285

    I want Ichigo in this!

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Yusuke, and Ichigo in this game. Spirit Detective/Demon vs Substitute Shinigami Hybrid…Make it happen developers!

  • holyshitstopbeingtaken

    I still can’t get over japanese goku. It seriously sounds like a kid taking a massive shit

  • Cephrien

    Geaaawdd, Japan. PLEASE get another voice actor for Son Goku already.

    • Aoshi00

      To generations of Jpn DB fans and Toriyama the author, Nozawa Masako is Goku (just as Sean Schemmel to the US fans). I’ve grown up listening to her many roles including Goku (kid/teenage/adult, Gohan/Goten/Bardock), after 30yrs it would be weird to have a new voice while she’s still capable of providing the voice. Just like MGS fans have been attached to David Hayter’s Naked/Solid Sake and it is a pity now they’re replacing him. Or the Saint Seiya voice cast for the Hades OVAs. Fans are attached to the original VAs who they’ve been associating w/ the chars all their lives. Just like replacing Takeuchi Junko’s Naruto or Tanaka Mayumi’s Luffy, not a good idea..

  • Learii

    is be nice if this game localization but Namco never localization a cross over game

    • Kaihedgie

      You seem to have already forgotten Project X Zone. Yes, that’s coming overseas.

      • Suzaku

        A bit different since it’s just three companies that already localize their games for the Western market.

        Unlike the Jump universe, where the hundreds of characters are licensed by dozens of companies across North America and Europe.

        • Kaihedgie

          Project X Zone also happens to have dozens of characters, some coming from series that have never even made it overseas, prime example being Super Robot Wars.

          However, these aren’t from “dozens of companies”, they all come from Jump. What the heck else are you gonna call it

          • The problem isn’t in Japan. The problem is in the U.S. where they may be licensed out to different anime publishers/TV channels etc. The manga rights for most of these characters should be with Viz, to my knowledge, but if the anime rights factor in, it could create a number of hurdles.

      • Learii

        i haven’t forgot i just though Project X Zone was published by Capcom since Capcom bring us some cross over games like MvC3, street fighters x tekken

        • Kaihedgie

          Capcom was simply part of that crossover. Banpresto made the game themselves. MVC3 and SFXT were meant to come overseas, which is why you’ll never find any trailers spoken entirely in Japanese

        • Anime10121

          Nope, its a Namco Bandai title, developed by Monolith Soft, whom they previously worked with on the Xenosaga series. Namco is also a big crossover player and has Tekken X Street Fighter coming out who knows when and the Robot Taisen series.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Look guys I grew up with the Ocean/Funi dub of DBZ and I can understand why you dislike Goku’s seiyuu, but Masako Nozawa has been voicing Goku since the beginning of Dragon Ball and Toriyama himself said that when he heard her voice it matched his internal image of Goku’s voice (basically irreplaceable). I think that if they replaced her (who’s been voicing Goku for like 20+ years) it would be like if they replaced our English VA of Goku (I’m talking about Sean Schemmel, since there are so many English dubs). Her voice is associated with Goku, so try to think of the others who have grown attached to her voice as well.

  • Go2hell66

    Damn game is looking epic

  • Ixbran

    wow … Gokus japanese voice doesn’t fit the character At.All. it sounds like it should belong to some kind of magical girl or something.

    • XiaomuArisu

      I think it fits perfectly…maybe I got used to it

  • KuchikiSentou

    Just make sure Bleach gets its deserved representation.

  • Anime10121

    This looks f’n fantastic, well barring the bland as all hell background stage (though I’m sure the other stages will look a bit better)! I just hope that my favorite spirit detective and favorite samurai make it in, if they do, import city here I come :D

  • Tien Ron

    considering the one piece had a special with goku and toriko not really surprised naruto on the other hand wasn’t even in the special but i guess he’s the next best thing

    • Suzaku

      Naruto’s never really been in those crossovers for a few reasons. Kishimoto seems to run in different circles, while Oda is friends with both Toriyama and Shimabukuro. Naruto also has a pretty different tone, a more realistic art style, and a generally less dramatic power scale.

      That said, Naruto has gotten illustrations by other artists for its various anniversaries and there was a big Naruto x Dragon Ball collaborative illustration for the second Naruto fanbook.

  • AkuLord3

    Add Yami/Eve (or Train since being main character), Kumagawa from Medaka Box,and Mantaro Kinniku/Kid Muscle (who remembers this show?) and i’ll be supa happy…got to name of some obscure ones besides the big ones that of course will make it

    • Ultimate Muscle? If you want a REAL MAN, go with Heihachi Edajima!

  • Battle stadium DONT

  • Bılly Bauer

    I think Bleach deserves to be in this game more than toriko..

    • Not before Dr. Slump, Fist of the North Star and JoJo.

    • Haseyo

      I’m pretty sure they won’t leave out Ichigo. That would be silly on their end.

    • Suzaku

      Bleach steadily declined in popularity for years, and barely ever breaks the top 5 in the weekly surveys. Plus, the anime was canned. It’s still popular in the West, but in Japan it’s well past its prime.

      Toriko is being treated as their next big battle series and, while I don’t think it’ll ever really be on par with One Piece or Naruto, it’s definitely doing really well these days.

  • I want Jump Even More Ultimate Stars. I’m king of feeling we are just getting a fighting game with a few popular anime’s together. Putting the little boards together, the sheer amount of characters, the fact it was smash brothers like, that made it so great. This looks like a regular fighter with Jump characters.

    Hoping i’m very very wrong.

  • Nikokuno

    Goku’s voice is fine since the beginning of Dragon Ball adaptation. He’s an adult but he’ll be always a child ‘casue of his behavior that’s all. It’s fit the character. The first time I heard Goku’s english voice I just want to be deaf. Just sayin’

    • Haseyo

      It may be justified, but it still gets on my nerves. Can’t please everyone, I suppose.

    • KingRuff

      First time I ever heard someone say that…

  • Maybe the only anime, where even i prefer the english dub. It’s not only Goku, Vegetas and Piccolos Voices are great in english too, i think they put much love in localisation back then. Kenshin Himura is the perfekt example, how a woman fits as voice. BTW he has to be in the Game too!!!

  • Me want Bo-BoBo and Don Patch! Go!

  • HerosLight

    Most of the people in here have already said the characters that I want for this game.

    But one (or two) that I would really like to see is Bossun and Himeko from Sket Dance. I really enjoyed that anime.

  • XiaomuArisu

    So much Goku VA hate.Didnt expected that.
    BTW How about Gintama and Joseph Joestar?That would be an awesome combo.

    • HerosLight

      Would be funny too, Gintoki and Joseph have the same voice actors and are both silly in their own way.

      I approve this.

      • XiaomuArisu

        Yep good old Sugita
        Maybe they will break the fourth wallXD

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Add all the Shounen Jump characters!

  • LuciferD666

    Characters I’d like to see in this(If I ruled out All-Star characters)

    Sakata Gintoki
    Yusuke Urameshi
    Saitama(or Genos if the one punch power rules Saitama out)
    Yoh Asakura
    Nura Rikuo(maybe,just maybe)
    Atem(Yami Yugi)
    Allen Walker
    Sawada Tsunayoshi(Tsuna)

    And with -99percent chance-uhh Ryuusei Taisou(lol I had to, he is my avi)

    I’d love to play Sawada or Saitama tho

  • Ni

    I hope Medaka Box, Rurouni Kenshin, YuYu Hakusho people be included in this game. Damn i hope this game have a team/tag mode, just thinking about Kurokami Medaka, Kenshin and Kurama in one team will ve awesome as hell.

  • Jesse Torres

    the mechanics and graphics are a very interesting choice for this type of game.

  • s07195

    Please have characters that aren’t just from popular franchises – what I mean is not more than two, perhaps, because it would suck to see 4 to 5 characters from each of the four franchises above, or something. -.-

  • Nitraion

    :O one word : AWESOME

  • Draparde

    Most of me wishes this was just a huge Manga mash up, rather than just Jump. But eh. if they put the right people in this i’ll be fine with it.

  • isfuturebright

    Looks like a musou game… right?

  • Z

    My list: Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Cell, Android 18 (Dragon Ball); Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Genkai (Yu Yu Hakusho); Seiya, Shiryu, Shun, Hyoga, Ikki (Saint Seiya); Coco, Sunny, Zebra (Toriko); Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, Gaara (Naruto)

    More! More! More!

    Please! :)

  • Kaihedgie

    It truly is sad to not see Ichigo featured among these characters during promotion. How did a samurai-esque deputy of the dead get replaced by a chef?

  • BloodTorrent

    If this doesn’t get localised i’m making it my first ever import (Was gonna do Sou Sacrifice but it’s being localised to fast…). Had Jump ultimate stars on DS but I didn’t import it, just spotted it in a local game store one day and bought it because of Yoh, Goku and Luffy being on the cover.

  • NimbusStev

    It makes me a little nervous that they’re already putting together commercials with this few characters. Makes me think the game might just focus on a few popular series like Battle Stadium DON rather than the whole Jump universe like Jump Stars did…

  • Eric

    I know it’s too early tell; I know, BUT this game is looking like a carbon copy of Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi. I’m really hoping it’s not. I liked that game but the battle system felt way too automated. I didn’t feel like I was doing anything special. The mechanics were waaay too simple.

    At least, the combat isn’t limited to 1 vs 1 which is fantastic!

    • StarWarudo

      Regarding the 1 vs 1 thing, it isn’t. Watch and video again and pause at around 0:11 and 0:19 and you’ll see Toriko fighting Luffy and behind him in the air is Goku beating the crap out of Naruto.

  • Prinny Dood

    What are the chances of this being localized 1 out 10 ten being most likely.

  • TheBlackgirl123

    seriously, doesn’t Natsu get a role, that ain’t fair!! RAHHH! Goku my least favorite anyway, so yeah Don’t hate me okay. *hides under bed*

    • Draparde

      Fairy tail isint a Shounen jump Manga, so unfortunately there’s no chance for him to appear in this game. (if you where referring to that Natsu, and not a different one i don’t know about. )

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I hope Allen Walker makes it to the game even if he may never make it out of his hiatus.


  • Asuna Ilano

    I hope they include fairy tail’s natsu and erza and gintama’s Gintoki and Kagura

  • SolsticeOfGravity

    I may be one of the few, if not the only person, who really wants to see Ultimo in this. I know it may be one of the worst selling mangas… but I generally like the series despite what everyone else says.

  • katamari damacy

    Why not a 3D game made with the same Jump Ultimate Stars engine?

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