Sket Dance Cast Joins J-Stars Victory Vs. As Support Characters

By Ishaan . November 20, 2013 . 8:30am

The cast of Sket Dance is joining J-Stars Victory Vs. as support characters in the multiplayer arena fighter. Also joining the support roster is Kuroko from the Kuroko’s Basketball manga, Anime News Network reports.


J-Stars Victory Vs. is in development for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game features a large cast of Shounen Jump characters, including Naruto Uzumaki, Kenshin Himura and Monkey D. Luffy among others.


Namco Bandai will release J-Stars Victory Vs. in Japan in March 2014. They’ve also filed a trademark for the game in Europe.

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  • Hinataharem

    Aw, Sket Dan would have made a cool three-man character, like they switch in for different attacks.

    • GH56734

      Sorachi joked about how his executives tried to get him to give Gintoki some signature fighting moves so that he’s more … marketable as Namco Bandai videogames.
      I think the same applies to Sket Dance from his disciple. I’m happy they’re getting an appearance at all.
      I wonder if this would be the next Jump Ultimate Stars ^^ … Well, nothing can possibly equate the Nintendo touch, but still, one can hope

      • Lifestreamer

        Jump Ultimate Stars was one of a kind man…
        J-stars has a different appeal, even though it’s the same premise, truly a promising game, but I don’t know about it being overall better than JUS.

  • Virevolte

    So ? Will we see Kuroko making phantom passes as a support ? ^^

    • BalmungX

      They’ve said the technique he uses is the Ignite Pass

  • fyi1191

    Bossun + Gintoki = Oh no?!
    I’m expecting something good from those 2 together.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      That sounds pretty hot.

    • Internet is Crash

      or you could go GIntoki + Medaka = Bodaka

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Bossun ought to have been playable his slingshot and that song whenever he gets into his concentration moment were a must have.

  • Jaeger Knighty


    • British_Otaku

      Kuroko has had two games on the PSP and 3DS (next year), so we aren’t missing out that much. >_> Even if I wanted to play as him almost as much as Korosensei and Saitama (One Punch Man).

      • BillyJoel

        One Punch Man, while fantastic, isn’t published in Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump- which all the series in the game must be part of- so sadly, they won’t be in it =/

        • The game covers Jump Comic as a whole not just Weekly Shonen Jump. And the remake version of One Punch Man has the Jump imprint on it.

          • Lifestreamer

            It’s just weekly man.
            Every announced character is from WSJ.

          • BillyJoel

            As of now, every series that has been announced for the game has originated in Weekly Shonen Jump.

      • Lulz Saitama would be way too broken/OP to be playable.

        • British_Otaku

          You could say that for a lot of people here if you consider what they can do in their universes. I would tolerate Saitama getting nerfed to fit into this game, just because I want to have him in more than just the four volumes that have released of the remake.

          Before it gets an anime, I can’t see it getting a better shot than this or other crossovers for a game appearance.

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery

          he’ll be the last unlocked character and can one-shot everything.

      • Jaeger Knighty

        Part of me is still hoping that Kagami will be playable. I mean, I understand that Kuroko fits support role since he isn’t’ as aggressive as Kagami and specialises in passes rather than scoring. So… Kagami, right? Slam Dunking people!

        • British_Otaku

          And Jumping Into A Japanese Lunch Time Rush!

          It would be unusual next to other series which feature their lead as the most powerful character in the main cast, but Kagami would be very fun.

          I would be happy to see him make it in.

          • Jaeger Knighty

            Oh man, I loved that part! xD

            Well to be fair though, Kuroko and Kagami both kind of are the mains together in a way. Tag-team kind of thing! But I do get what you’re saying, after all the series has Kuroko’s name in the title!

      • Rizky Ichigo-kun JpAni-prince

        Korosensei and Saitama :D

    • Rizky Ichigo-kun JpAni-prince

      I Know that Feel Bro

  • leingod

    I don’t know any of these characters XD … in fact, I don’t recognize any of the characters from the last 3 or 4 announcements :O

    • SerendipityX

      Me neither. Just play it cool and nod your head at everything. ;)

    • Slayven19

      Well that’s not unusual if you don’t read shonen jump manga.

      • leingod

        I don’t :P … but I do watch some anime, though. Enough to know the mainstream guys.

    • British_Otaku

      I had little idea who Luffy, Naruto, Ichigo, Gintoki, Gon and so on were back when Jump Superstars fell in my hands for the first time. If I and many others consider those to be the flagship faces of the series now, maybe you will find a new best friend here as well.

      • leingod

        Well, I do know the more “mainstream” ones like Luffy, Naruto and Ichigo… and some from Shonen’s past like Kenshin… but the last 5 or 6 characters announced: me dunno. I’m always clicking on these news hoping Kenshiro or Jojo will pop up, though.

        • British_Otaku

          Well there are 45 years of stories, most of which never got localised officially (and very few get an anime) in Shonen Jump and 20 in each weekly magazine with multiple newbies or specials as it goes on (10 new series/specials this year already). You aren’t going to know everything, just like I only knew Goku and friends back in the day but now all of the mainstream ones and even the niche ones are quite familiar because I try to be aware…

          Well not Taro Yamada, no one outside of Japan expected him… >_>

  • HerosLight

    Maaan, I love Sket Dance and I was at least expecting one character to be playable, Bossun mostly.

    At least they are in the game as supports.

    • Carlos Fernandez

      I personally thought Himeko would be the better playable, but you know, all support is better than not having them all in game. Right now, I want to play Gintoki+Switch!

  • Minos


    Kuroko no Basket its Jump’s second pillar, it makes no sense to use the main character of your second more important IP as an asist.

    • greeeed

      he is basket player not fighter

    • British_Otaku

      He is a support character in his own series, I think it is passable for him to be a support character here.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Luffy D. Monkey?

    • …To be perfectly honest, his name should be that or Luffy Monkey D. in Western name order. One Piece is weird like that.

  • dahuuuundge

    Does this mean Slam Dunk has a chance to be in the game too? That’s the definitive basketball manga.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Sket in only as supports? ;_;

    Better than not being in at all, I suppose, but dag. I wanted Bossun playable. Well… at least I can have Sket assist Gin. Double Sugita :V

    • Zero_Destiny

      Bossun’s power will be his health will deplete x2 as fast compared to the others all the while yelling out “But I’m the main character” ha ha ha XD

      • Solomon_Kano


    • HerosLight

      And if Joseph Joestar appears as assist, it will be triple Sugita.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Sugita all around!

    • Rizky Ichigo-kun JpAni-prince

      I Know that your Feel Bro
      me Same

  • katamari damacy

    So they have series represented as support only then. So there’s hope for Death Note, Hikaru no Go, Captain Tsubasa, Slam Dunk, I”s, Ichigo 100%, Shinmai Fuukei Kuroko-san?

    • Aisha Lee

      Kiruko could actually be a playable character since she wields a weapon.

    • GH56734

      All of the ones you mentioned but the last are in Jump Ultimate Stars already, and I’ll add Shaman King too. I’m glad someone remembers that game :D It would be lovely if they did :)
      The Death Note gameplay mechanic is too good not to include here as well (Dio’s Time Stop move, however… NO.)

      • katamari damacy

        If they made a 3D Jump Ultimate stars i would be in heaven. The koma system from Ultimate Stars could utilize the PS4 touchpad or Vita’s back touchscreen if they ever make a 3D Ultimate Stars that is.

        • GH56734

          But it’s a Nintendo game :(
          You could try both of One Piece Gigant Battle games for the DS (The first was localized!) since they basically use the same koma system.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    aaaaaaaaand still no Kenshiro….
    ok, no buy from me.

  • anthony apduhan

    Sakuragi will be pissed when he sees Kuroko…

  • WolfDuo

    Still hoping Hiei comes as a main..though maybe I’m too late. *sigh*

  • Göran Isacson

    Aawww yiss, Bossun and the crew! best support you could ever have in any venture!

    Granted, I would have liked to see what Hinataharem suggested and have them be a three-person fighting team, but I takes what I can gets.

  • Rizky Ichigo-kun JpAni-prince

    Wait for next Female characters Like Moka and Clare, For Other/neighbor
    weekly Jump SQ Okumura rin from Ao no exorcist and Shinku from rozen
    maiden with some photos :3

  • Shikagekurogane


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