Medaka Box To Have Characters In J-Stars Victory Vs.

By Ishaan . October 2, 2013 . 3:32pm

Shounen Jump magazine in Japan reports that characters from the Medaka Box manga series will be featured in J-Stars Victory Vs. If you haven’t heard of it, Medaka Box is a manga by Nisio Isin (Bakemonogatari) and artist Akira Akatsuki. Representing the franchise in the game will be characters Medaka Kurokami and Misogi Kumagawa.


In case you missed them, you can read our hands-on impressions of J-Stars Victory Vs. in this previous report.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Kumagawa support only? Legit creying hard, where is my zenkichi?

    • British_Otaku

      I get the feeling this is about the end of the Medaka Box representation aside from more supports and stage… I really wanted Kumagawa to be playable.

  • Prinnydoom

    Excellent ^__^ Medaka. Makes me wonder if we might see some blue exorcist characters in the mix.

    • Rohan Kishibe

      Dont think so. Not exactly Weekly Shonen Jump.

      • British_Otaku

        Neither is JoJo and that’s probably one of the biggest shoe ins for this and it made it into Jump Super/Ultimate Stars.

        • Rohan Kishibe

          Jojo was originally Weekly Shonen Jump before being transferred over to Ultra Jump. Ao no Exorcist was never Weekly Shonen Jump.

          • British_Otaku

            That’s true, but seems sketchy for Jojo getting an inclusion when it last appeared in Shonen Jump years or near a decade ago. I’m hoping the rules are different so we can see Saitama from One Punch Man make a showing.

          • 『Ao no Excorcist IS Shonen Jump, just not Weekly Shonen Jump.. It’s Jump Square which is monthly.』

          • Rohan Kishibe

            So far all the characters announced have ALL been WEEKLY Shonen Jump. Not monthly.

          • 『I was just correcting you on the fact you were saying it wasn’t Shonen Jump at all.』

      • Prinnydoom

        Huh well i didnt even know medaka box was shonen jump. Came as a surprise to me, who’s to say that blue exorcist is so crazy.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    SHES OP…………. Goku is going to have a run for his money, I mean food. Shes going to beat the love right into him

    • Freakmasta

      She’ll be so broken. If she gets heavily injured or dies, she can heal/ressurect herself…she’s like the dragon balls & senzu beans all rolled into one.

      • AkuLord3

        Ressurect? no unless Kuwagawa had that support move and he means more broken cuz of her power, not just her super healing that really loses of these guys kinda have

        • Freakmasta

          Later in the series, she masters a technique where she can pump blood throughout her body even though she has no pulse. So she can come back from death.

    • Never seen the show, how is she op?

      • fyi1191
        • I already went there. Too much to read. Yeah I’m lazy. Just tell me how strong she is compared to Goku please.

          • Aisha Lee

            Medaka is basically like Megaman. Only that when she copies people abilities (skills as they are called in the series.) its in a perfect state.

          • RichyGaming

            Aisha I like your avatar.

          • Aisha Lee


          • Thanks! So in short if she fought Goku in his god form she could copy that and destory him?

          • Aisha Lee

            Well she needs to understand how it works first. That and I’m not sure she’ll be able to copy abilities outside her series. But then again there has been some crazy abilities in Medaka Box.

          • Ok, I’ll get started on watching the series then.

          • Aisha Lee

            Well the anime only has 24 eps that covers two arcs and the manga finished up a few months ago with 195 chapters. Just for a heads up.

          • Pdugna

            Dont believe she ever copied a bloodline ability so….no chance at copying Super saiyan

          • Aisha Lee

            True. but in the the spirit of all things shonen jump. She to has her own transformations.

      • TobeGrendizer92

        She can copy any ability she sees and then use it perfectly, even if the original user hasn’t mastered it. There is no limit to the number of abilities she can copy. She is has several super modes and is very strong for the series, but that’s only to a city block-destroying level.

        • British_Otaku

          You did finish the series right… >_>
          The moon…

          The line up of boss characters she beat in the closing chapter before the epilogue implied that she was on their level multiple times, even without showing she has the Fresh Prince’s abilities.

          • TobeGrendizer92

            I didn’t want to cause spoilers. Besides, no one has any idea what happened. I hope that gets explained one day.

          • British_Otaku

            Fair enough, I just become really relaxed when it comes to spoilers when the series is finished, I don’t even think it will get an anime to cover the end of it and the plot isn’t the sort that you want to hide that much (You don’t say much about Death Note or Attack on Titan for example, EVEN if the series is done).

            The guy more or less asked to know what she could do upfront. :P

            I don’t expect to get any clarification on what happened ever and feel happy to assume that Medaka is god tier.

          • Kevin Schwarz

            Medaka is like the female Son Goku of Shounen Jump.

        • ShadowDivz

          Doesnt sound that cool.
          So can Kirby.

          Maybe il watch it. But i get a feeling it has romance and that usually puts me off from watching a series.
          And it takes place in highschool of which we have way too many.

          Im not saying, she sucks or i don’t like her though.

          • British_Otaku

            The romantic elements are mostly to the side for the whole length of the series, with the leads even throwing away romance to complete their objectives on many occasions.

            It’s a 4th Wall Breaking Satire Nonsense Genius School Super Action Combat Manga all of the way, even if it seems a little plain for the first few episodes.

            On that note, don’t watch the anime alone. The final episodes of the first season are very strong, especially due to the casting on one character in that part. However, you won’t get to meet everyone we like including Kumagawa who is featured up in the image and someone we all wanted more of.

          • Namuro

            I couldn’t have said it better myself. This manga is such a mixed bag of fun.

            Having said that, I really need to go and finish reading it… I got tired of waiting for new chapters and decided to stop reading it for a while to let the chapters build up. But I totally forgot LOL.

          • British_Otaku

            I forgot about the manga for some reason as well, it ended back in April and I was a month or so behind, at least it will make finishing it very smooth.

            You can look forward to probably one of the best epilogues (everyone gets some spotlight or remembered, everyone – even if the final final chapters don’t tickle your fancy) I’ve read in a Shonen Jump manga, if only because most of them are pretty bad (from the few I finished recently) >_> even Bakuman’s ending left me wanting to see more of all of the other manga series.

          • ShadowDivz

            Ahh that sounds pretty promising. Thank you. Im surprised i didn’t get down voted.

            Maybe because i expressed a contrary opinion without sounding like an asshole.

      • Xerain

        The manga, and by extention anime, is a parody of shounen anime. Therefore Medaka was intentionally made to be one of the most over the top OP characters imaginable.

        There’s some interesting discussion on how back story wise she’s something of an inverted Naruto, but that would go into spoilers for both.


  • HerosLight

    > Play as Kumagawa
    > You win
    > You still lose because its Kumagawa

    It sucks that he is support only, would have liked throwing screws everywhere.

    But hey, Medaka is here, finally.

    • EtherealEarth

      Bu…but what about Zenkichi DX?!

      This is too cruel to him!

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Rival for Medaka, either Zenkichi or Najimi Ajimu? That would be awesome! Then make either of them a support for the other.

    • Göran Isacson

      Ha ha in that way it’s still kind of fitting that he’s support: this way he will never win a fight all on his own, best case scenario is that he can perform an assist win.

    • katamari damacy

      Kumagawa would be broken. All Fiction would also turn a loss into a neutral state (the loss never happened) and damage would be negated (the attack never happened). since Abilities in Medaka box don’t seem to use chi or chakara, they can be abused and used ad nasuem.

  • AkuLord3

    ALLL OF MY YES…Freakin Gintoki and Medaka/Kuwagawa…Yeah i’m soo getting this even if i have to import

    Edit: oh it seems Kumagawa is probably going be a support from this…that’s a bit disappointing, he’s like the rival big fav of the series : c…still happy though.

  • Minos

    Funny fact:

    Medaka and Kumagawa could probably clean the floor with the rest of the cast by themselves.

    • raitouniverse


    • Gintoki always finds a way in the end. No one can crush his samurai spirit!

      • Kevin Schwarz

        LOL I am pretty sure there are a couple of guys/girls who actually can… Medaka, Goku…and Medaka.

        • greeeed

          if you read Medaka than you should there is always cheating way to win

          • Kevin Schwarz

            Not against serious Medaka, you should know.

  • wererat42

    Was wondering if we’d be seeing Medaka. Probably going to be the only girl in the game.

    • Aisha Lee

      She’ll probably be the only girl who is the main character in a shonen series. Its been announced that it won’t just be main characters.

      • RedDragon10

        Arale’s pretty much a guarantee.

        • Aisha Lee

          Oh yeah. Kind of forgot about Arale. Then that makes two.

  • Zodiacking13

    Still hoping for Rikuo Nura but do you guys think it’ll be possible since the manga was moved for the Finale?

    • British_Otaku

      In my opinion, anything which is published by Shueisha and in the Shonen field of interest should have a shot. Something that ran in Shonen Jump for a long time and under Shueisha’s Jump line up for 25 volumes should have a chance as good as Medaka Box.

      I don’t think being in Shonen Jump for ever and ever is a rule. They won’t be getting Fairy Tail, but they will probably put Jotaro (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) in the line up.

  • Jahred Down

    Sweet, all I need are Oga Tatsumi (Beelzebub) and Tsuna Sawada (Reborn!) and I’ll import this day 1.

    • They are absolutely shoe-ins. So, I am not worried if they are the last to be announced. Same for the potential JoJo rep (probably Jotaro Kujo due to the upcoming Part 3 Anime Adaptation) and Kenshiro. Heck, even Edajima Heihachi and the main character from the Manga (forgot his name) might make it in due to the upcoming new game and movie!

    • Solomon_Kano

      I think they’ve got a great chance. I’m just curious as to who would get in for each’s rival. Lots of choices there.

  • Dark Zerato

    They should change the series name into Medaka boob already.

  • Ixbran

    their first female character announcement and she has breasts the size of her head … great … its obvious shes there only for ‘fan service’.

    Okay, I’ll rephrase what I’ve been saying: hers hoping we can get at least one Respectable Female Character addition for this game.

    • AkuLord3

      HEY SHUT UP…She’s the coolest and with Kuwagawa, she’s unstoppable

    • British_Otaku

      Have you read Medaka Box? I can’t say that there isn’t fanservice there, but damn, you are going to slap down a good series with a female (a pretty big and rounded cast in general) as a lead for 20 volumes and demand a respectable one without defining what that means… >_>

      If I see you praising a female character who gets in who isn’t flat as a board, I’ll be onto you. >_>

    • Aisha Lee

      I think its more so that she is one of the few main leads in shonen jump that happens to be female.

    • Shippoyasha

      It is kind of unfair to judge characters on their looks though. They can be sexual characters but that takes nothing away from their status as deep and respected characters. I get why people may be irked at a first glance, but visual appeal is only one element of a character. Even busty girls in very sexual fanservicey shows and games can be compelling characters like with Cammy in Street Fighter games or Satellizer in Freezing.

    • Jrocy247

      In other words: Big breasted females= Worst character ever and is offensive for whatever reason. Because y’know…females with this size of bust don’t actually exist or anything right?

    • raitouniverse

      For what it’s worth, it’s not exactly what you think (I mean, there’s probably some slight truth in what you’re saying, but it’s not as meanspirited as you think).

      Medaka Box wasn’t so much a fanservice series, while there was fanservice here and there, it was a quirky at best battle series where Medaka is virtually the strongest being in the whole thing. It certainly wasn’t exploitative, despite what it might look like, but I can see how it can look that way just off how she looks. I mean, their decision to add her into the game may as well have been that (though, it can also be argued that she’s probably the strongest character among those in the game currently, but they probably didn’t consider that)

      • Ixbran

        Looking back I admit my post wasn’t the smartest thing in the world, and for that I apologize.

        But its still nice to know this game wont be a total Sausage Fest

        • Slayven19

          As long as you know bro, I guess it wasn’t right for us all to jump on you either. Just be more cautious before you post deal? Not just you but its something we probably can all stand to do.

          • Ixbran

            I think the thing that bothers me most about her is, not the act she has big breasts (since i know plenty of girls with slim figures and a large chest), but the fact her clothes are designed to flaunt them.

            It’s like they took a school girl uniform, and cut a hole in the chest just to show off her bobs for no reason other than to make it so we can see the skin.

            And then she has that red ribbon on the collar of her ‘shirt’ that just ‘happens’ to dangle down between them. Like their trying to get people to look there with the ribbon, since red is a color known to grab peoples attention.

            and again, since her color scheme is mostly blue(which is a cool color) adding in red(which is a warm color) will instantly grab peoples attention because it’ll stick out among all the blue. Its a clever tactic, but I still dont like that her outfit seems to be focused on getting people to notice her boobs.

            I just cant take her seriously with a design like that. Hopefully she has decent personality to make up for the ‘awkward’ clothing design.

          • British_Otaku

            We more or less got the point about what your problem is and I can answer it the same way as before, read the manga or watch the anime (even after 12 episodes, you will have small scale warfare over her ideals and to a lesser extent dress sense).

            Her dress sense and loving nature are questioned frequently and she has a change of appearance and clothes frequently.

            I could easily make a comment about a lot of character designs without looking into it, I wouldn’t find many more writers to be wrong about than Nisio Isin (this and the Monogatari series) or Gen Urobuchi (Saya no Uta and Medaka Magica).

            Have the patience to look into this or mention series you think have similar elements and how they squander being likable for them, I can detail how this deconstructs tons of stuff in response.

    • Slayven19

      Rephrasing it doesn’t make it better, by you logic any female that gets in may as well be fan-service because they are all drawn attactive in some shape or form. Couldn’t you at least have done your research before making this comment?


      you are looking only to her appearance. at least try to read Medaka Box before saying that she is not a ” Respectable Female Character”.

    • Guest

      Looking back I admit my post wasn’t the smartest thing in the world, and for that I apologize.

      But its still nice to know this game wont be a total Sausage Fest.

  • Both Bo-BoBo (main character) AND Don Patch (Rival Character) need to be playable! Um, Jelly Jiggler, Beauty, Gasser, Softon, Torpedo Girl and/or the Koala (too OP) can be support, if they need to.

    Yugi Mutou, Taikoubou and Allen Walker have to come back as a playable characters, too!

  • Rohan Kishibe

    I am so excited about this. Medaka Box is my favorite obscure Jump series. So great. God mode would be so much fun to play in.

  • Aisha Lee

    This is awesome news! Now all need is another SJ Main character who also happens to be female and I’m set.

  • Keko

    I wonder what would happen if they added Ajimu.

    It wouldn’t be half bad, actually. It would be pretty fresh.

    • J_Joestar

      no no no, Iihiko would be the Fresh addition.

  • Jonathan Tse

    we got Medaka-sama~

  • ShadowDivz

    I’ve never watched medaka box so i have no opinion on this whatsoever.

    I do hope Tsuna gets in, or il be pissed.

    • Kamakuma

      You know I wouldn’t even complain if his rival was a certain gravity derp. >> <~<

  • Slayven19

    I knew it would happen, it was obvious because the characters from the series had a lot of popularity and it had a anime as well. If any female was going to make it I knew she would because she’s basically the only Female lead for shounen jump in the last 10 years.

  • DragKudo

    Medaka End God mode vs Goku Sayian God mode!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

  • ken abe

    Thinking back on all the shounen jump ive read when i was in middles school, I can see that that main guy from rave master could also be in here

    They should add some people from the super robot war games ahahah XD

  • Zak Ledward

    Sold because I love my OP Goddess of War Medaka

  • Will John

    Hey look its the first game i’ll ever import

  • Croix Zapp

    How are we supposed beat them!? misogi has a hidden power too right?

  • Kevin Schwarz


  • Göran Isacson

    Huh, is this the first female character they’ve announced for it? Heh, I’m not complaining but you’d think they’d have someone a bit more iconic and wellknown than Medaka, who is comparatively new.

    Actually it’s been a while since I’ve read Medaka Box, maybe I should get back into it now that it’s ended, I think…

    • Slayven19

      Being new is probably why she was revealed early on. Toriko isn’t iconic and he’s new yet he was revealed first.

  • TheExile285

    Its like she has protective air bags in her chest….

  • 『Seem’s that Book Maker is implemented into my abilities! But, why the hell am I support Shonen Jump? Is it because I always lose, then I’ll make the player lose? I am Naked Apron-senpai, the most despised minus and most popular character in the series! But sadly I’d make the player lose so.. 』

  • J_Joestar

    too bad Anshin’in-san got left out, oh well it is just a game, just time that she can spend playing with her phone.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Medaka is going to be in the game, now I want it even more.

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