Himura Kenshin And Ichigo Kurosaki Join J-Stars Victory Vs.

By Ishaan . June 5, 2013 . 8:30am

Two more characters have been announced for J-Stars Victory Vs. via Japan’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine—Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin and Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach. (via: Game Nyarth, AP Forums)


The two will join previously announced characters such as Goku, Toriko, Luffy and Naruto in the 3D fighting game.


J-Stars Victory Vs. is in development for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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  • Virevolte

    Him… Him… Himura…?

    Brawling with Toriko and Goku ?

    Awesome !

  • James Williams

    Toriko already sold this game for me already, looks like it could be real fun!

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Kenshin is an odd choice, he would easily be destroyed by Ichigo Kurosaki in non fullbring non tensa zangetsu form. Hyped.

    • StarWarudo

      I hate comparisons like these. Going by that logic, Goku would beat the crap out of everyone without breaking a sweat.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      Let me guess? Otaku? lol

    • DesmaX

      Logic? In my Crossover?

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        “Logic”? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Tuna never did.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Why do we continue to dance these dances? Please stop leaving repeats of years old posts. Thanks.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Sorry but no. 1) I love Kenshin, and 2) by that logic, why make the game at all? Goku would slaughter everyone in seconds. And “theoretically” the only “person” who could give him a challenge is that alien from Assassination Classroom, and that would be boring.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        And of course, Superman.

        • KnifeAndFork

          Superman is broken. Sneezing away a galaxy, juggling planets…I mean….if he farts, the planet is doomed…

      • DemonKingAsura

        If you brought more logic into it, Pegasus seiya with the gold cloth from seint seiya would destroy everything.

    • Gyro Zeppeli

      See, if you bring logic into these crossover games, everything just kinda breaks. Like, Kurapika would’ve died every time you used him as an assist in JUS if you brought logic into the equation. Also, Kurapika should totally be playable in this.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Why Kurapika is kind of broke on his own with his super specific abilities against only the spiders, interesting character but I dont know why the writer of HxH limited him in that manner, unless he somehow comes back in this current Chimera Ants arc?

        • Gyro Zeppeli

          Chimera Ants is long over, and Kurapika didn’t show up once. He made an appearance in the election arc, but didn’t do much.

          • XYZ_JolteonZ980

            Oh it is? Im only on the current anime episodes.

    • Aoshi00

      Tsuna, at a flick of his finger, Goku or Vegeta could destroy the planet on which Ichigo stands on :) Kenshin’s not an odd choice at all, it’s a classic in the history of the weekly Shounen Jump way before Bleach (he was on both Super & Ultimate DS games), like Saint Seiya, Slam Dunk, or Dragonball. Plus Kenshin >>>>>> Bleach :)

      Still awaiting for a standalone Kenshin fighter, not counting the awful PSP quick cash ins…

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Kenshin’s been fun, after reading the 10 or so page Rurouni Kenshin Restoration manga, it makes me want to find out how he was in the original series or anime, if I can ever actually find it here in CONUS. Great sword skills. Regardless, just comparing him to other sword fights in his tier (why does everyone always immediately run to Goku, use more interesting characters from non broken series). I cant imagine he would hold up.

        • Aoshi00

          Because you mentioned a certain character would have no place in this crossover fighting game due to their power difference, but they are all from totally different universes. Kenshin is relatively more human like. Why people bring up goku is because Dragonball is the most famous in shounen jump both in Japan and worldwide. If you think Kenshin cannot be in this game, neither can ichigo.

          Rurouni Kenshin is readily available in both print and digital format from viz.

  • StarWarudo

    Looks like Kenshin will be my main. Now just give me Jotaro…

    • Virevolte

      Best idea I heard in a while.
      (I like Joseph much better, but he’s not as much a powerhouse as Jotaro.)

    • KnifeAndFork

      No Kenshiro? Jonathan Joestar vs Kenshiro would be epic

  • Kevin Schwarz

    I am still waiting for not-top-ten jump mangas to make it to the game.

    • Virevolte

      I’ve dreamed about the addition of Hoshin’s protagonist (Taigong Wang… but now, that’s reaaaaally not-top-ten… and quite old too ~)

      • Aoshi00

        Would be great if Houshin Engi is featured here, w/ Taikoubou & Suupuu. Bunchuu (Wen Zhong) would be awesome too w/ his whip.. There’s been a petition for a worthy anime remake for many years.. Hunter x Hunter got a quality one (and now Chimera Ant arc), hopefully we would see a longer and more faithful Houshin anime soon, w/ epic paopei battles.

        I don’t think old or new has anything to do w/ it, it’s title’s place in the history of Jump.. If someone could make a 2D fighter like BlazBlue/Persona 4 for Houshin Engi or Rurouni Kenshin, that would be the day.

  • British_Otaku

    Glad to see more folks from the 90s (which ended anyway – given Naruto and One Piece being here).>_> Want more old folks from the 80s and 90s still then some fresh faces.

  • repli4orce

    What about Gon and Killua?

    • They was in the last JUMP crossover fighter and seeing that Hunter x Hunter is kind of hot right now, so yeah they could make it or atleast Gon

    • James Williams

      Leorio or nothing.
      Desk punches everywhere.

    • 8 X 11 Printer Paper

      We also need some Hisoka.

  • repli4orce

    hoping Gon and Killua will be announced soon.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Don’t forget Crystal Boy and Cobra

  • KnifeAndFork

    Is this using the Gundam Extreme VS engine? I have a feeling it is….

    • I said the same thing when i first saw the game play for it :3

      • KnifeAndFork


  • MasterScrub

    Yooooo Kenshin is in this game? Sweet, now I’m interested in it.

  • Remlot

    Really glad to see Kenshin there

  • TheExile285

    Sweet, I will be maining Ichigo.

  • dotzeno

    ‘Ichigo Kurosaki’ looks so wrong.

    • ShadowDivz

      I know, it’s weird seeing it like that.
      Kurosaki Ichigo. There we go, awkwardness gone.

  • Scarlet_Devil_Slave

    Hoping to see Kenshiro, Gintoki and Yagami Light.

    • Shizumasa

      heheh, Yagami Light. What can he do? Scribble in his Death Note for a One-Hit KO?

      • RichyGaming

        Yeah he can. Like how he does in the anime. It’d be broken though.

        They can put in punches and kicks to his moves list. Or even make him fight the way Nick was done on Marvel vs Capcom 3. Scribbling names on his Death Note is far too broken. But maybe while he sounds the names little by little it does hardcore high damage. O-OR IT CAN BE A SPECIAL MOVE!

        • Shizumasa

          It’s possible, but it would look weird, heheh. All because us fans wants characters in it that actually cannot fight. Next thing you can make up is Echizen Ryoma beating up others with his tennis racket. haha

          • RichyGaming

            That’s a possibility. Look back at Jump Ultimate Stars. Bobobobobobobboboboboboboboobobobobboboboboboobobobob x50 characters are intended to be funny, but somehow they had a few moves for fighting. Well.. except Bobobobobobobboboboboboboboobobobobboboboboboobobobob x50’s attacks werent all made up I guess, with him having an epic nosehair. I’m thinking more about Don Patch though.

            But I understand the point you’re trying to make. It’s cool to add in characters that you love but it does sound a little silly to add in characters who don’t actually fight. So I agree with you there :p

          • Shizumasa

            Though, I think it’s possible and looking less weird if they were sprites like you said in Jump Ultimate Stars. Now we’re talking about 3D models.

            But yeah, you understand my point.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Maybe let Ryuk fight for him while he stands in the background? I dunno.

  • My Little endy

    Thank goodness for region free video game consoles.

  • Alestaos

    Please come to EU i doubt it will it but i gor the DS jump games and had no idea what was what lol. So please come to NA/EU

  • They need to announce Oga. And Koro-Sensei. But that’s just me

  • Herok♞

    My only question is which Joestar, they will use since the first two JoJos everyone knows right now but the others are more popular overall.

    • Prinnydoom

      My moneys on Jotaro.

    • Lifestreamer

      ANYONE BUT JOTARO, this dude is freaking boring, personality-wise Joseph or Gio Zeppelli plus 75% of the Jojo bizarre cast eat this dude alive, to hell with him, DIO, on the contrary is a BOSS (I prefer Kira though).

    • It’s gonna be the Stardust Crusader Characters. They are the most known in all the lands.

  • Pfantzypantz


    • jujubee88

      I will drink sake to this! (And I don’t even drink lol :P )

  • Albert Calderon

    Ichigo Kurosaki?
    Sold. Time to import.

  • Zonic505

    Obvious choices, but nice to see them confirmed. Just wish we could get a gameplay trailer one of these days.

    What’s that part mentioning 6/21? A date when new info will be revealed? Edit: Yup, there’ll be a special edition of Jump V on the 21st with new pics. Hopefully, this means new characters as well.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Urge to import: Rising….

  • Dario Portillo

    awesome!! hope Saito is added too :D also Saint Seiya next please!

  • HerosLight

    KENSHIIINNN!!! So glad to see him.

    Ichigo is fine too. But I like Kenshin more.

    Now where is Bossun or Gintoki? ):

    • salvapot

      Gintoki, sure, Bossun sadly will be hard to see. Maybe Himeko?

      • HerosLight

        I definitely want Himeko. She is the only one who is capable of fighting in Sket Dance.

        I know Bossun will be kinda hard to see since his only weapon is his Slingshot and “Concentration Goggles”.

        But hey, if Phoenix Wright was in UMVC3, I’m sure they can somehow turn him into a fighting character.

        • katamari damacy

          I’d have the entire cast of Sket Dan represented with Bossun as a summoning-type character like Yugi Moto or Taikoubou in Jump Ultimate Stars

  • $36598391

    I hope Tsukne, Moka and the rest of the main Rosario Vampire Characters are added as DLC if they don’t make it into the game

  • Anime10121

    Smile Bomb please!

    Oh and gimme Killua too!

  • OkamiKing

    So Ichigo is always in Bankai huh.

    Atleast the developers acknowledge that he doesn’t use anything else anymore…. Or maybe they just didn’t want him screaming Bankai

    • British_Otaku

      I thought games had started to keep him in Bankai and make the masks and such the transformation… Makes sense as that’s what’s been going on for hundreds of chapters.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Why don’t these games come out in NA? It’s great for those that know these characters, and for those that don’t, it could introduce them to their respective series

    • Devonte Griffith

      Licensing issues. Nuff said.

  • RichyGaming

    No character deserves to be looked down on so I agree with the whole thing about logic not being fair. Every character should have a chance. You can’t just make someone weaker than someone else, otherwise whats the point in making the game? I played Jump Ultimate Stars and Jump Super Stars and every character had their own advantages. A Kamehameha or a Spirit Bomb move can be blocked by even a child. So why bring logic in this game when it could be the same thing? I’m probably gonna get a lot of hate for saying this but Naruto deserves better. If we’re going to put logic in this game then they did a good job with Naruto’s performance on the trailer. DBZ is a great series by the way. But if everyone were to have only their true strengths without any balances, then the game would be unfair. Nobody likes an unfair game. People want to use characters who they like and still have a chance. Excuse me for my french.

  • Ok now waiting on info about:

    and probably the most, Yusuke!

  • Learii

    come to the west ppleasee I want this game even more now

  • Spirit Macardi

    First there was Toriko and Luffy, now Kenshin too? Awesome!

    Just add Kenshiro and anyone from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and this will be perfect!

  • Altin

    Hello Kenshin *found a reason to buy the game*

  • Guest

    Now it needs JoJo and fist of the north star.

  • DongT

    AWWW YEAAH KENSHIN! now all we need is gintoki, yusuke urameshi, and possibly train heartnet and we’ll be set :D

  • Koji Kabuto

    Give me Medaka, Neuro and Nube

  • C_Diamond

    Now hoping for Jojo, I would be VERY surprised if it didn’t include Jojo characters.

  • Repede91

    Seto Kaiba the greatest gamer the world has ever seen belongs in this game.

  • Ixbran

    is there a chance at Sailor Moon possibly showing up in this? with the series re-boot coming this fall, would be a perfect opportunity to get her some hype.

    • HerosLight

      Sailor Moon isn’t part of the JUMP universe.

      So that won’t happen.

      • Tee Niitris


        • Slayven19

          Your telling me though I had always hoped for another sailormoon game. Well with the new anime season coming I guess I’ll get my wish.

          • Ixbran

            its not a new season, the series it self is getting a complete reboot. The manga is being re-done, and a new anime will be aired along side the distribution of the new manga, or so thats what i’ve read.

            so the animation will be brand new, along with new voice actors.

          • ShadowDivz

            Will it be an HD enchancement following the same story or…. different?

      • Ixbran

        welp, ive lost interest in this now.


        its a shame, the inclusion of Sailor Moon would have been a good way to add diversity to the current cast of characters.

        • KingRuff

          You lost interest in a JUMP game because your favorite NON-JUMP character is not in it. That’s like saying I lost interest in Sony because Mario is not on it. What you meant to say was you had no interest in it to begin with, and this discovery had no effect on that whatsoever.

  • HerosLight

    Hope they also add characters from Medaka Box, especially Kumagawa.

    Why? So he can make all the girls wear nothing but Aprons. (If there would be any females in this game)


    • Slayven19

      I think its a safe bet that Medaka will make it to the game. The series was succeful enough to jump and she’s the main character with tons of special moves to work with.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Now it needs some Kenshiro, Jojos, Gon and Kurapika, Rikuo, Taikobo, Seiya, Kazuki, Yoh, Jaguar, Train, Bobobo, Gintoki, Yusuke, maybe Fuusuke, some Jump Square characters and others from their respective series’. If Jump Square is permitted, I’ll go Shinkuro Kurenai master race baby!

    • Slayven19

      So basically just all old characters? Naw there needs to be a good mix of new and old especially since everyone you listed isn’t popular as they once were.

      • So… Psyren and call it a day?

        • KyoyaHibari

          Pretty much this, SJ’s recent titles have been fairly crappy save for Nura, Psyren and maybe a tad few others. These old series are great and we need the characters in this new 3D brawler. Again, Jump Square’s lineup is probably more consistent with the quality of its series than WSJ, so I’d like to see those oldies from WSJ and Nura and maybe Psyren along with characters from Claymore, Tegami Bachi, D.Gray Man, etc.

  • Slayven19

    I knew ichigo would make the game it was to obvious. I’m glad that Kenshin is one of the others one’s who made it.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Kenshin! They add Bossun, Oga, Urameshi, Gon, and Yoh Asakura, and I’ll be happy as hell.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Show me the Shaman King, and I’ll show you my monies!!! =D

    • LynxAmali

      They won’t add Meril, not being from the manga/anime, so I can’t tag team with her and Yoh.

      I like tag teaming with Wolf-Samurai.

    • ShadowDivz

      They add Yoh Asakura and i freakin lose it.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Kousuke Ueki too

      • Solomon_Kano

        Law of Ueki wasn’t in Jump though.

        • Renaldi Saputra


  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    Give me Yusuke then I will definitely be all over this

  • Vash bane


  • Z3

    Can I have Saitama please?

  • Lifestreamer

    I’m already sold, but with Urameshi I’ll be Namco’s bitch, seriously, Luffy will be my main, but isn’t enough, give me Yusuke! Importing, of course.

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    Alright, Kenshin, now we’re getting into characters that aren’t the most obvious choices.

  • Twilleppac

    Ichigo I could care less about… Kenshin however is a blast from the past and makes me very excited!

    • brian

      Could you clarify that part about caring less?

      • KingRuff

        It’s always fun seeing logic used against people. On topic, I am glad to see Kenshin here. He’s one of my childhood anime heroes.

  • Lee Chueng

    Gintoki!!! Where’s my guy!

  • Ariobimo Wicaksono

    Still waiting for Bobobo~

  • Vernauth

    i hope Light Yagami and Yugi Mutou are in, i bet those two will had unique play style

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Yugi will attack by summoning cards

      • Don’t forget that he can also throw Dice Monsters and Capsule Monsters!

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh yes, I forgot

  • WhyWai

    gonna import this game for sure! dream game for manga fans

  • Devonte Griffith

    If I don’t get my Koro-Sensei, then I will be as angry as he is in this image.

  • Tonton Ramos

    YOUICHI HIRUMA YA-HA! YOUICHI HIRUMA YA-HA! Please include him in the game.

  • jazzlover511

    Kenshiro, Sasuke, and Roy Mustang would be great

  • notforsale

    I hope they include Jotaro, Train, Kenshiro, Yusuke, Yoh, Allen, Yugi, Gon, Taikobou, Gintoki, Kazuki, Yagami…..and Bobobobobobobobobobobo.

  • niko

    Why can’t they make the Ultimate Stars sequel we all want? This is ok but it’s just a fighting game. It’s not what we’ve all been waiting for.

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Gotta save up,most probably they are not gonna localize this..

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Should have used time-skip Ichigo, but it’s fine. Now I can team Goku with Ichigo, and kick some ass. Kenshin was a great addition as well, now they just need to add Moka, Yoh, Beet and Kurohime.

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