J-Stars Victory Vs. Adds Rivals Like Sasuke, Vegeta, And Zebra

By Spencer . August 28, 2013 . 11:30am

toriko So far, all of the characters announced for J-Stars Victory Vs. have been protagonists. Weekly Jump unveiled three more characters for the Shonen Jump fighting game and all of them are rivals.


Sasuke from Naruto, Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, and Zebra from Toriko are confirmed as playable characters for J-Stars Victory Vs. The game is in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Kaihedgie

    Uh oh. I can see the storm comin’ now.

    • ThomasTruong

      Get the bucket.

  • Altin

    You just had to use that Image of Vegeta, now did you? :D

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Also Yusuke and Naruto’s transformations/acts confirmed.
    Like my page for more.

    • “Power-up modes….” So… Others like Kenshin might have his Battousai self, Gon could end up having his Enhancement Transformation etc. What does Gintoki have?

      • Highasthesky

        A “Samurai mode” or something along those lines would be my guess.

        • zaidandzhadow

          Shiroyaksha mode believe me or super troll mode

      • Ryujin

        For the most part, you know Gintoki’s gotten a lot more dangerous whenever he draws an actual blade instead of using his bokuto as his only weapon.

        EDIT: Or he could just copy another character’s signature move. :P He does read Shounen Jump, after all.

      • Grunwald

        He finds a new copy of jump that has a new special move in it to copy :V

      • Carlos Luis Ayala

        Gintoki has the scooter while Ryotsu has his bike XD they explained before that those were their acts

    • Kevin Schwarz


    • Vash bane

      holy crap mazoku mode!?

      now I see why so many ppl are hyped about this game

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    NCSX take my money

  • Spirit Macardi

    So we’re getting a colossal emo and two absolute badasses. I suppose it’s a fair trade-off.

    • True, we get to see Sasuke get smacked around.

      • Didn’t Sasuke stopped being a dark emo recently in latest Naruto chapters?

        • He’s still emo to a degree, just not evil.

        • yeah, but that thing made no sense whatsoever.

          • zaidandzhadow


          • Everyone suddenly wants to be a Hokage.

  • zferolie

    well that is cool. Rivals are a good idea. Still, I hope that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting any more series represented…

    • deadMastershiro

      Hope theres some Psyren characters.

    • Fidelis

      My hype is really going to take a hit if Beelzebub isn’t represented in this.
      Tojou would be great

  • Unsigned Artist Suicide Help

    Bijuu mode Naruto in it whoop

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Dat thumbnail tho!!!

  • RichyGaming

    I knew they were gonna do this!

  • PhoenixPhill

    Ok, now they have to add Killua! I know he’s more of a protagonist but still….

  • Not sure if Heie is considered Yusuke’s rival, but he needs to be in this if he hasn’t already been confirmed.

  • J_Joestar

    Hey Vegeta! What’s the scouter say about his Power Level?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      It’s over 8000. What?

      • zaidandzhadow

        that’s about the physical imports America is getting

  • raymk

    Of course they were going to have villains,when do they ever only have the protags especially when some bad guys are just as popular.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    XSEED should totally publish this.

    • TheExile285

      Namco is too prideful to let other localize their games (which sucks for gamers).

      • Arcana Wiz

        and SEGA, looks at VC3…..

        • TheExile285

          and SE. *looks at Type-0*

  • chibiwall

    i want hitman reborn

    • British_Otaku

      Who would be the second character from Reborn?
      I like Hibari a lot, but it could be close between Tsuna’s friends AND some of the villains like Byakuran.

      • chibiwall

        It would be epic if the second character is Chrome and Rokudo when she uses her special (as well as ssj goku/vegeta)

        • British_Otaku

          It’s REALLY hard to be excited about SSJ Goku or Vegeta in a game these days (too many appearances in everything else? I don’t know), but Chrome and Rokudo would be a nice alternative as well.

      • Captain Sumoka

        How aboot Xanxus?

        • British_Otaku

          I couldn’t remember all of the names of Tsuna’s friends and enemies turned allies as I more or less went through the manga in one go full blast.
          Xanxus would be a very cool suggestion too, perhaps the most likely among the enemies turned allies.

  • ivanchu77

    Sasuke? Yuck, I suppose I can use him as a punching bag in training mode at least…

    Glad to see Vegeta and Zebra in the game :)

    • yorudox

      Why you gotta hate? lol…


  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    So we got the asshole/antihero trio.

    • TheExile285

      oh cry more :/

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        It’s okay. I just found Vegeta really annoying with the whole pride thing, son bully and helping every villain. In the Buu arc he developed but it was late. Sasuke and Zebra are more passable though.

        • Anime10121

          ….and yet he STILL helped the villians in the Buu arc and slaughtered innocent people all so he could get power that wasnt “truly his” so he could prove (with the majin power) that the “Prince of ALL SAIYANS” was the best.

          ….Vegeta suked!

    • Göran Isacson

      Well, you at least have my approval. I always liked Piccolo more than Vegeta back when I read DBZ.

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        Yeah, Piccolo is awesome.

  • TheExile285

    Sasuke and Vegeta? SWEET!

    Next we need Byakuya and Shinomori Aoshi or Saitō Hajim.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      No Rukia? She would be the game’s only female character if she made it.

      • TheExile285

        She’s not Ichigo’s rival though. I’d probably be ok if they added her instead of a rival for Bleach as long as its her soul reaper form.

        • That being said Ichigo’s main rival should be Ishida. Kinda wish they use current Ichigo and Ishida.

        • leingod

          It’s pretty easy to deduce Vegeta and Sasuke, so I guess that’s why they announced them first. A Bleach counterpart to Ichigo on the other side… could be anyone :/

          Ishida? Abarai? Grimmjow? Ulquiorra? Aizen?

          • TheExile285

            Omg, I’d kill for Grimmjow lol.

          • leingod

            He’s my fave out of that list, too :P

          • Yeah, I hope it’s Grimmjow.

          • British_Otaku

            The reactions would be priceless.

          • TheExile285

            Oh man, that would be hilarious. I would main the hell out of him too lol.

          • leingod

            I love Chad and his spanese powers (spanish / japanese) but I think he has less chances than any other.

          • Same here! Each arc in Bleach is certain around a theme ( a specific character to exact) the Fullbring arc was suppose to be about Chad, sadly Kubo didn’t give him any spotlight.

        • Norman Fong Ochoa

          I read somewhere here in Siliconera that votations are open for female characters as well.
          Correct me if I’m wrong…

      • RedDragon10

        Arale and Medaka will probably both make it.

      • Anime10121

        I LOVED Rukia in the Soul Society arc, and then they kinda shoved her to the background for “I AM ICHIGO SOUL REAPER<HOLLOW<VIZARD<QUINCY<YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I hope they announce Tsuna Sawada and Allen Walker next time. Or Seiya if he still belongs to Shueisha

  • Anime10121

    This game… I want it!

  • zangetsukakashi

    thanks for the badass Toriko vs Zebra pic, Spencer :)

  • yorudox

    Sasuke ftw?!…… what… I’m the only one? Oh well… I liked him..
    Go Vegeta.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      I am guessing they will add a SSJ Vegeta transformation as well. This is wonderful! Too wonderful to get localized I say!…sadly.

  • HerosLight

    Nice, we finally got a newcomer! (Zebra) Although, I like Coco more.

    Bring in more NewComers! and I’m still waiting for Train and Eve!

    • British_Otaku

      I’m quite fond of Coco as well, but it was pretty safe if they had to choose only two Toriko characters this would happen.
      I’m afraid of the results when they go for more than 2 Straw Hats… I like Sanji and all but over Usopp, Nami, Chopper or Brook… >_>

  • Wappuli

    Now if they would just annouse Medaka Box as presented series and Kumagawa as playable character.

    • AkuLord3

      Totally wanting this *hi5*

  • Xekyo

    This game needs Killua from HxH, Yoh from Shaman King, Tsunayoshi from Hitman Reborn, Zoro from One Piece, Kazuki from Busou Renkin. Some characters from JoJo would be good. :D

    • Xekyo

      Can’t forget how they had Yugi Mutou in Ultimate Jump Stars. Bring him back. lol

    • courte

      for some reason that list looked alot bigger on the side of the screen

    • future tsuna not the child or teen version.

    • ShadowDivz

      Tsuna or Yoh god yes.

  • Koibito888

    See as much as it’s awesome that Vegeta is in and Zebra is in and as little as I care about Sasuke either way, I still wish we would have gotten more series before they started doubling up. If this is the end of the series’ we get for this game I’ll actually have to think if I’m getting it or not. There are so many series’ that still need to be in this game.

  • Xekyo

    Captain Hitsugaya for a second Character from Bleach?

    • xAKUM3TSUx

      Bleach only needs “BLEACH!” as character

  • Eder García

    wake me up when Kenshiro is confirmed

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    Cmon, as cool as this is, Tsunayoshi and Yoh Asakura would be awesome!

    • deadMastershiro

      I know right but don’t forget Tokiko from Buso Renkin.

  • MrJechgo

    So… Grimmjow, Marshall D. Teach and other bad guys are a possibility then? I’d be hyped if Yugi Motou and Seto Kaiba are confirmed as playable.

    • British_Otaku

      I think it would be Zoro over Teach (a parallel, but not a good guy, nor as iconic for the series as the original pair).
      Given that Sasuke is a rival to Naruto from early on the story who has a lot of presence till now, similar case with Vegeta and Zebra.

    • and what exactly will yugi moto and seto kaiba do in a game full of people with actual fighting abilities?

      • Hunts Rattata

        I imagine they’ll play a card on their Duel Discs, and then a monster will pop out and attack. Kind of like the Persona 4 Arena characters, but all their attacks are Persona attacks.

      • MrJechgo

        Yugi was playable in Jump Ultimate Stars and he summoned his monsters to attack.

  • deadMastershiro

    Buso Renkin rival Papillion.

    • xAKUM3TSUx

      I loved Buso Renkin “Whoah Whoah DA-DADA-DADA-DA” lol! It would be a dream to see characters from that series! Especially Papillion!

  • Ah everyone’s Favorite emo ninja. As much as i don’t like him as a character, he was pretty fun in Jump Ultimate Stars so he might be cool in this too. I hear some crazy stuff about Zebra, he might is raw as hell. Woo Vegeta~.

  • Seems this game’s roster could be along the same mould of Tatsunoko Fighting for the PS1: Representation of each series with respective protagonist, rival, lead secondary character and an arch-villain.

    Since we’re talking about rivals here. Who’s Gon’s? Hisoka?


    • leingod

      I don’t see them adding more than 2 characters per series, considering the release date.

      • EverEndingStory

        I don’t know – especially considering that, right now, we only have 8 series confirmed. If they keep it at that, having three from each series for 24 over all wouldn’t be too much – party-type / 4-player fighting games tend to have larger rosters. And it would be strange to not have any villain characters.

    • Miss_Madness

      No he’ be in villain. The rival would be Killua.

  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    I swear to god if Toguro is in this I will shit myself in fear.

    • I was also wondering who’d fit in better as Yusuke’s arch-villain. Him or Sensui.

      • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

        yeah its gotta be either of them if its Kazuma I will be kinda dissapointed.

    • EverEndingStory

      It’s rivals, not villains (though I’m hoping they do add antagonists to the mix as well). It’s probably going to be Hiei – he fits the rival archetype more than Kuwabara, and (much like other rival characters) he is the most popular character in the series (I think it is because of the fact that the rival/foil character is usually the most popular that they added them).

  • Fidelis

    Here’s hoping for Sanosuke

    • He’s okay to me if he ends up being the chosen rival for Kenshin aside from Saito.

      • Fidelis

        I’m actually worried that they’ll pick Saito over Sanosuke.

        To illustrate my point in terms of Sonic rivalries, imo

        Sanosuke is to Knuckles

        as Saito is to Shadow

        ie,an additional party member rather than an actual rival

    • Anime10121

      Sanosuke would be cool, but they’ll probably go with Aoshi or Saito…

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro


  • Kevin Schwarz

    I keep on waiting for Medaka and Kumagawa…

  • Learii

    Vegta: its over 9000 THOSAND!!!!!!!!!
    All: who

  • fearlubu

    HOLD UP. Who would be the rival for kenshin? Oh man, I would very much like to see saito, soujiro, or enishi.

  • Vash bane

    zebra creeps me out just saying :/

  • Eric Nash

    How about the monster trio from one piece

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