Rurouni Kenshin’s Makoto Shishio Is Playable In J-Stars Victory Vs.

By Ishaan . January 14, 2014 . 11:38pm

Rurouni Kenshin villain Makoto Shishio will be a playable character in J-Stars Victory Vs., the latest issue of Weekly Shueisha Jump magazine reveals, according to an Anime News Network report.

 

Additionally, Freeza from Dragon Ball Z and Madara Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden will be playable characters as well. More characters from the game will be revealed next Tuesday, and the magazine also mentions that other Jump characters will appear in quests during the game’s adventure mode.

 

J-Stars Victory Vs. is scheduled for release in Japan this March for PS3 and Vita.


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  • Rayshawn Davis

    Awesome announcement of characters/Villains, happy to Shishio! And nice to see Madara and of course the classic Frieza :D Loving the roster thus far, but still need some Yugi!

    The hidden characters look like Toguro from YYH and Aizen from BLEACH…O.o Holy crap, seems they are possibly bringing in the rest of the bigger guns.

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      I am also kind of torn who shall represent YYH’s villain; Younger Toguro or Sensui. But I guess Toguro is a more popular antagonist of the two. Aizen is definitely for Bleach’s. Kind of surprised Akainu was chosen over Blackbeard for One Piece’s baddie representative.

      • Göran Isacson

        I think it’s because while Blackbeard sold out Ace and is technically a driving force behind the new age, Akainu is the one who actually KILLED Ace. And to be fair to him, it looks like he’s enough to send Blackbeard packing (though that may just be Blackbeards pragmatic side in action), so he’s more menacing and direct a threat, than Blackbeards somewhat obscure long term plans.

        Blackbeard may be the guy Luffy fights at the end of the manga, but at this point in time Akainu just FEELS more villanous… at least, that’s what I’m going with.

      • Nitraion

        Lol blackbeard IMO is not worthy in same rank with shisio, madara, or aizen seeing how lousy he is XD

      • Shippoyasha

        I really want Sensui in there. I feel his arc gets crapped on by YYH fans because of that silly Demon Yusuke ending to that arc. They shouldn’t have jumped the gun on the guy becoming a demon king so soon so suddenly and I think that kind of soured some fans’ view on Sensui unfortunately. But he was a great villain. Toguro is pretty iconic because of the very well done tournament arc. But Sensui was a bigger antagonist to Yusuke. And should have beaten Yusuke if not for the demon blood awakening.

        • megaten666

          Because of Demon Yusuke form, it would be logical to include Sensui as a YYH villain. It’s not like Toguro is a bad villain to say… I just felt Toguro’s backstory is somewhat weak and I liked the “evil spirit detective” concept more. Felt more like a real rival, IMHO.

        • NimbusStev

          So very true! I absolutely loved Sensui… possibly my favorite Jump villain of all time. He was just straight up sinister. And the fact that he was Yusuke’s predecessor added even more tension to the story. His multiple personalities would make for a pretty cool fighting game moveset as well. I wish he got more love.

        • Rayshawn Davis

          Demon Yusuke was never the problem, that sort of character development is an expected possibility with any character structured like Yusuke. And fans actually like Mazuko Yusuke.

          The problem was the Sensui’s arc had all sorts of plot holes, and Sensui while had some character depth, he just wasn’t all that likeable. Overall his arc just wasn’t all good. The sets up the arc had for the rest of the series and the main characters were pretty good, I’ll give it that much.

    • Gemlit

      The problem is when would the mangakas be able to give new information surrounding characters without spoiling it for the readers. It is possible Allen Walker was given a supporting role because of this. I hope Sanada and Lenalee Lee are playable.

  • efholic

    Poor Akainu doesn’t get a mention.

    • MaximDualBlade

      I would have preferred Kurohige but beating the hell out of Akainu with Luffy will be fine too

  • Raze

    I’m crying right now…

    You’ve been forgotten by Jump now…Yoh…

    • Hagaren

      There’s still time, I’m sure he will be announced eventually!

      • deadMastershiro

        Hopefully i need Yoh and Hao.

    • LuciferD666

      Hopefully that isn’t’ true.Hope with me: Please don’t be…Please..

    • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

      I too know what it is to hurt…

    • Learii

      that what I been talking about WHERE THE HELL Yoh?

  • Guest

    Shishio? Sold.

  • Cephrien

    Daaamn. Frieza. It’s on now.
    I’m surprised there’s no Yami Yugi yet. Hopefully he makes it in. I’d say he’d make an interesting character. Also, we need a playable D.Gray-Man character please. D’:

    • Herok♞

      Seeing as they made Allen support I don’t that will happen =(

      • British_Otaku

        Boa being playable is the current benchmark for this game having weird choices with me. Allen being support burns pretty bad too even if I’m probably still on Chapter 20 and the work is on hiatus more than Hiatus X Hiatus.

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Yes, bring in V-Jump’s notorious cabal of villains~! Hopefully more will follow Shishio, Freiza, Madara and Akainu; Bleach’s Sosuke Aizen, Gintama’s Takasugi Shinsuke, HxH’s Hisoka, YYH’s Toguro or Sensui to bolster their antagonistic rank!

    • Detrimont

      well, hisoka is pretty much confirmed(seeing as his silhouette was shown in the last reveal(with the star and tear tattoos that are on his face behind him)

  • dmysta3000

    This pleases me

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      HASHIRAAAMAAAAA.

      I think Madara in recent chapters can give Aizen a run for his Hax money.

    • HassanJamal

      Madara intensifies~~~~

  • Kaihedgie

    Just finished readin’ the latest Naruto chapter, too and…

    Wait, why are Madara’s scelera white instead of black?

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      Yeah, his face has those cracks of being revived via Edo Tensei. Must be a miscolor of the magazine.

  • The 15ᵗʰ Angel

    I said this before I said Toguro would be in it AND THERE IS HIS SILHOUETTE! WHERE IS YOUR SENSUI NOW!

  • Anime10121

    This game just keeps getting more hype! First Shishio, and now Toguro (that silhouette is unmistakeably his, and the other’s probably Aizen)! My two favorite jump properties :D

  • Carlos Fernandez

    Ummmm… Is it just me, or did they forget to mention Akainu here? He is right on the page. Or did I miss the announcement for him?

  • SpardaCastle

    Calling it. The shadows are Toguro and Aizen.

    • Prinnydoom

      Its hard to refute that. Aizen was a major villain so.

    • NimbusStev

      Yeah, that hair cut definitely looks like Toguro. I wish we could see Sensui instead, he was such a cool villain. Toguro gets all the love. :(

  • Servant BerserCAR

    The world most beloved samurai mummy is finally here!

  • Göran Isacson

    Shishio, Madara, Akainu and Freeza and what looks like captian Broken in the silhouettes down there. Aww yeah, it’s a villain carneval! I may not be overly fond of most of them but hell, it’s enough to trigger fangasms in me anyway to see them all lined up like this.

  • hazelnut1112

    Kinnikuman and Bobobo for the love of god Shonen Jump announce these two already.
    Wouldn’t hurt to add more females in the game as well.

  • epndkempot

    I prefer Buu over Freeza

  • Virevolte

    I’m just ultra happy to get to play with Shishio.
    Time to unleash the Kaguzuchi.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    I still wonder why Kenshiro still not added yet?
    Any character who share similar theme with him? Manliness…. Saitama?

  • 永次

    People crying and asking this game to be released in West in 3..2..1…

    • NimbusStev

      PS3 is region-free and as a fighting game it shouldn’t be tough to play in Japanese. With the power of the internet and a couple extra dollars, this will be completely accessible to the Western audience regardless.

      • leingod

        I’d stil rather play it with english text, though.

  • Internet is Crash

    If more villains are revealed next week, I hope Hisoka, Xanxus/Byakuran, Ajimu/Shishime, and DIO makes the cut as playable characters

    • Hagaren

      Hisoka’s basically confirmed, ever since the Allen/Seiya scan. And yes, it would be excellent to see all the others you mentioned!

      • Internet is Crash

        as in playable confirmed Hisoka? :)

        • Hagaren

          Well just like with Aizen and Toguro in this scan (the silhouettes) Hisoka was shown in the Seiya scan. I highly doubt that any of these three will be support so we can assume he’s going to be playable.

    • J_Joestar

      Anshin’in-san would make this game worth buying a system for.

      • British_Otaku

        Still bitter inside that Kumagawa could only be a support but Anshin’in (on top of the other guys like Koro-sensei) would make up for it big time.

        • Pinwheel

          Not sure if I understand what you’re saying, but Koro-sensei is already confirmed.

          • British_Otaku

            It’s a reasonable misunderstanding. I meant that I would be cool with the game not having Kumagawa if we had Koro-sensei and some other non-specific favourites (Anshin’in-san and so on).

            My post came off like I didn’t expect or know about Koro-sensei in the game, but I’m just hoping for more to make it easier to ignore Kumagawa just being a support.

          • Internet is Crash

            Kumagawa’s a support because of that “I always lose” thing and that if he was playable and won a match, the universe would break.

          • J_Joestar

            I guess it would be the opposite with Anshin’in-san where she can’t really “Lose”

    • Pinwheel

      Oh my fuck I want to see Dio so badly.

  • WolfDuo

    Still hoping for Hiei. Maybe there is still hope!
    Really good round-up so far.

    • SerChief

      I agree!

  • chibiwall

    what about akainu? Only support or playable?

    • Hagaren

      They’re all playable, the blue “support only” hexagon is nowhere to be seen on the scan.

  • British_Otaku

    This line up is looking pretty hype minus the odd Boa pick and the severe lack of Kenshiro.

  • Herok♞

    Good I as thinking the game could use more Villains, now this is moving from a maybe to a probably, if they add Dio and give him Za Waruado then I am sold.

  • eilegz

    nice reveal the lack of kenshiro and raoh its depressing hopefully we see them later

    also thdy should add yoh ans hao from shaman king and yugi and Kaiba for yugioh

    • Daniel Nguyen

      Fist of the North Star’s creators aren’t in the best terms with Shueisha right now…

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Hope Saito shows up in some shape or form too, but I’ll take anything related to more Kenshin.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    I just hope this title hss a balanced metagame.
    I don’t want thst big ass baby to be top-tier, overused character.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Not Buu, Blackbeard or Enishi? Granted, Frieza is probably more iconic, I’m not a fan of Blackbeard anyways and people seem to prefer Shishio I guess, but alright. Wonder if and what new series will be added to the roster.

  • J_Joestar

    So does Shishio automatically lose if time runs out (regardless of remaining HP)?

  • KyoyaHibari

    Also, that is totally Aizen and Toguro there.

  • David García Abril

    OH, MY GOD, SHIT JUST GOT REAL! lol

  • RagingTiger44

    The villains are coming!! The villains are coming!!

  • megaten666

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy :D:D:D:D
    I’m gonna main Aizen like there is no tomorrow.
    Wonder, what kind of troll skill he’ll get this time :D

  • refrain

    Where is Hisoka? I remember they teases him last time

    • Hagaren

      He’ll be shown with Aizen and Toguro on the 21st, next week.

      • Guest

        Aizen is too OP for the game! I want Grimmjow instead :V

  • FinnK

    I would say “Can we have Caped Baldy/Saitama”, but then I realised how OP he is and ignored it. Some Kenshiro would be cool though.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      considering this game doesn’t determined by health bar, i don’t think Saitama would be that broken.

  • stuff

    Here’s hoping for Obito, Grimmjow, Ulquiorra, Blackbeard, Xanxus, and DIO! xD

  • harmonyworld

    looks like Toguro and Aizen will be next

  • Valtiel Ikari

    and I’m still waiting for some kenshiro and Hentai Kamen.

  • Pandakids09 .

    God! Can’t wait this game is going to be amazing!

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    I think they made the right choice with Frieza. I believe he is DBZ’s best villain considering he alone scared many people for lots of episodes and his actions were incredibly mean spirited unlike Cell and Buu who acted out of boredom and nature, respectively

  • SerChief

    O man, I don’t think I can handle all this awesomesauce! Gonna learn me some Japanese this weekend….

  • Hines Green III

    Ughhh no Yugi, Kenshiro or Kinikuman.
    This game because more and more less relevant.

    • leingod

      more less?

  • Ben Sylvia

    I want this in English so bad.

  • Guest

    I believe I haven’t expressed this.But my avi would probably give away that I’d love to see “Taisou” From Akaboshi Ibun Suikouden in this.Not even as priority. Like just for inclusion(like support or something).

    But I know that ain’t happening. No hope for axed manga

    • LuciferD666

      Ok. I don’t know what it is with my Disqus. But that is from me.

  • TheLastBattalion

    Oh for the love of…
    Why wasn’t it Enishi!?
    WHY?
    He’s stronger than Shishio, more plot relevant and has the best move set in the entire series (almost if not, surpassing Kenshin’s moves).
    *Sigh*

  • Carlos Fernandez

    He’s a supporter though. Not a playable character.

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