Portgas D. Ace From One Piece And Hunter X Hunter’s Killua Join J-Stars Victory Vs.

By Sato . February 17, 2014 . 7:18pm


From the iconic battle manga fighter Kenshiro of Fist of the North Star to the humorous Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, J-Stars Victory Vs. has a diverse selection of characters from the Jump magazine universe. V-Jump’s latest issue reveals four more fighters entering the ring alongside and one of them is an old friend of Luffy.


Portgas D. Ace from One Piece, Hiei from YuYu Hakusho, Killua Zoldyck from Hunter X Hunter, Momotaro Tsurugi and Heihachi Edajima from Sakigake!! Otokojuku are confirmed for J-Stars Victory Vs. Altogether, that brings the roster to a total of 52 characters including those with support roles, thus far.


While details on the new characters are scant, the report indicates that all characters might be playable with the exception of Heihachi Edajima, who is a support character.


J-Stars Victory Vs. will be released on March 19, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • Grape Monet

    If I ever get this game one of the first things I’ll do is to just spend hours frying Akainu into oblivion.

    • epndkempot

      B-but, revenge is best served cold!

      • 愛憎

        Some like it hot.

        • KyoyaHibari

          Is that Aizo?

          • 愛憎

            Yeyeah. Technically aizō/aizou.

          • KyoyaHibari

            I was fixated on your pic, but alright. It’s Angel ;)

          • 愛憎

            I’ve seen Ventus post on here, too. Someone downvoted me for telling you the transliteration of the kanji in my username. Bahahah.

          • KyoyaHibari

            Yeah that was weird XD.

    • FlameEmperor

      I was thinking the samething. I can’t wait for Luffy to meet him again in the series. I want to see how he’ll react then.

  • Surgeon of Death

    Ace? This is gonna be fun :)

    • Carlos Luis Ayala

      Yup here he is

      • RichyGaming

        Man, that was like finding Waldo until I looked at the right…

      • Hachiken22

        WOW, Chitoge! LOL. I guess one should never look down on a tsundere’s abilties.

  • TheGameTagerZ

    No link to said report? It would look better on you guys if you posted the source.

    • Xekyo

      They probably edited after this was posted but a link to their source is connected to the word “report” now. I used google translate to understand it since I don’t know japanese.

      • TheGameTagerZ

        Yeah it was just edited. I know where the source was but it was better for everyone that they linked it.

  • Aspenharls

    Not really digging the character choices for One Piece. Akainu is going to be fun to play as though, so it’s ok.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    I read somewhere that Ace is actually a support character alongside Edajima, not sure if it’s accurate or not though.

    • Gyro Zeppeli

      Yeah I read the same thing. Though if Ace is playable, I could see DBZ and Naruto getting fourths as well.

    • Sato

      Yeah, I read that too. The report comes from the reliable Zaregoto @ http://blog.livedoor.jp/od3/ where he mentions:

      Vジャンプのフラゲ情報より、「Jスターズ ビクトリーVS」に「剣桃太郎」「江田島平八」「飛影」「キルア」「エース」が参戦決定

      “江田島平八以外は全員プレイアブルキャラ?” (All characters other than Edajima to be playable?)

      So I’ll go with that over the other guys who don’t have a scan, either haha

      • DivinePhoenix69

        I see, i’ve been hearing so many different things regarding this news all over so i don’t know what to believe tbh.

        Hopefully we get a legit scan in the next couple days for an official confirmation.

  • AkuLord3

    I was just wondering about about another playable Hunter X Hunter character and especially it being Killua…if this is true about him being playable then heck yess

  • TheSoullesOne

    Damn they are releasing news like crazy now and this makes me happy

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    It’s nice that HxH isn’t getting screwed over, but it still needs a villain character because I’m still butthurt over Hisoka being support. Chrollo or Meruem would probably be good choices, Meruem being better since he’s the main antagonist of the last big arc and the current arc the anime is on. Jojo needs Dio in there too. Also still gotta see Yu-Gi-Oh and Shaman King in there, getting kinda worried since the game is close to release.

    • GH56734

      Chrollo made an appearance in JSS so it’s likely… but I see the King is far more likely in this case.
      Wonder if Konami has something to do with Yugi not making it (exclusive videogame adaptation rights?)… I hope Yoh Asakura makes it though.

    • WolfDuo

      In all fairness. If the author would come off his 2yr hiatus and start writting again, the manga would of been much more popular and most likely would of had more charactes in…
      Really hope Killua is a main though!

    • Miss_Madness

      There is just one problem with Meruem being the other villain character. He never fought Gon. Illumi would be more likely with Killua in, at least Gon had a direct confrontation with him.

  • Now I understand why Akainu was chosen as the One Piece villain/rival. I still think it should be Blackbeard, but oh well, still gonna be awesome.

  • Firion Hope

    Yes Hiei, he’ll be fun to play with his emphasis on speed, and hes pretty funny in general. Love me some Yuyu

  • Shiroishi Hajime

    There is no confirmation, it should be stated that this is only a rumor so far.

  • Xekyo

    Yasss! Ace and Killua better be playable. I just hope they still give Heie a chance tho! He was pretty badass.

  • TempestTwin

    I really hope they are playable characters and not support characters. Finally characters that are worth while that I can demolish naruto/goku/ichigo/luffy fanboys with :) If they are playable then the people who I was arguing with before must feel pretty silly right about now.

  • *sigh* The sigh of a broke otaku…

  • SuBw00FeR


    • Kazekage Gaara

      Had me rolling XD

  • Muffum

    Scan confirmation. At least of Ace and Hiei. It seems V-Jump didn’t actually specify who was and wasn’t support, so all that was just speculation.

    • Tonton Ramos

      Is this the full roster? :( Awww well Yugi and Yoh might be DLC…

      • British_Otaku

        We don’t know whether this is the full roster and there will be no DLC for this game fortunately…

        • BalmungX

          There will be no PAID dlc,it wil be free

          • WolfDuo

            Don’t quote me on this. But I’m sure in an off interview they were asked that question and they weren’t having Dlc.

          • BalmungX

            Yeah and it’s the same interview,but people are mistaking no Dlc for No paid Dlc,when they said the latter

          • British_Otaku

            Still would rather have no DLC than all of it being free.
            I don’t want to have to download content, to have them exploit free downloads to extend their sales through word of mouth (what they did with Tekken) or have the content be either difficult or impossible to access when there is a problem with PSN or it goes down for a select system.

            Thanks for the correction, I suppose though.

  • Pandakids09 .

    Oh now this is starting to look like a must import for ps3 and Vita users! Day one here!

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Jaou Ensatsu KOKURYUHA!!!

  • Blesmi

    Dammit where the hell is Kuwabara

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. gotta admit, I’m kinda “eeeh” on Aces appearance. It kinda feels like One Piece already has all the representation it needs, so another manga could get Aces spot.

    Of course, it could be that these decisions come down more to popularity of the franchise than anything else, and if the popular franchise gets the most spots, welp, that’s how the cookie crumbles.

    • megaten666

      But really now:
      – Luffy
      – Boa
      – that red coloured, captain looking character (villain, I guess)

      – now Ace
      That’s 4 characters from OPiece. Non of which are supports. Seriously that’s quite the middle finger for the D-Grayman, Yu-Gi-Oh or Death Note fans or any other Jump series fans out there :(
      Similarly as you said, I have mixed feelings about Ace’s right to be in this game :/

      • Göran Isacson

        Yeah, I get that One Piece is the bees knees in Japan (heck, I too love it), but a playable main hero and a rival represented is already pretty good, a nice way to show that you’re among the top dogs of JUMP-dom. To add TWO playable supporting characters on top of that, not just one but two, feels a bit ostentatious.

        Then again, maybe we will be surprised about the final roster. Maybe everyone we dream of WILL be represented somehow, and this is just an exercise in worrying about the roster of a game we know little about, and may even never get to play. Time will tell, I suppose.

        • megaten666

          Yeah, I’m kinda hoping for a “final roster announcement” too, where the representation of the different series will be balanced out somehow. Or the free DLCs, I hope those will be character DLCs. Because this game is all about characters and fan-service brought to a disturbingly non-healthy level.

      • WolfDuo

        I’m putting it down OP being more popular in Japan. They are backed by Toie animation, so there’s always adverts and events from them out there.
        I’d rather say Allen Walker or Kanda made in to a main than have Ace…I mean, it’s not even like we saw him fight much.

  • hazelnut1112

    This sucks, Kuwabara would have been a better choice.

  • Captain Sumoka

    I herd that Ace is support as well.

  • megaten666

    Yes, please.

  • Chido55

    Though I tried not to buy Japanese game (in their glorious language ofc), this I will get for my Vita.

    Don’t assume this was the reason, but its teh fabulous Joestars and ATATTATATATTATATATATA!!

  • fairysun

    I like Ace, one of my favorite character from One Piece. But don’t you think it’s better to have a character from other Shonen comic? Like Yoh Asakura from Shaman King. I like the old format: two protagonists and one antagonist as representatives from the more popular shonen comic.

  • WolfDuo

    I’m seriously happy Hiei and Killua got added! Better not be supports…-_-
    Though, I have to wonder why One Piece is getting so many characters added. They could of not put in Ace and put another Hitman Reborn char in or something or another Toriko char…Or even better a character from a completely different manga!

    • YourDad

      Reborn was a terrible series, you should be glad it got one character. Toriko is crap, there’s a reason why the anime just got cancelled. One Piece is the king of manga in Japan, hence why it gets 4 characters.

  • eilegz

    good to see hiei, hopefully stop adding one piece and more saint seiya, bleach and add new series like yugioh and shaman king

  • Hachiken22

    This is gonna be so much fun

  • Jiayon Thorpe

    I feel as if the roster is short. Its 52 characters (including support and some characters who are in the same series as the main character to that respectable series) I feel if they add more characters this game will be amazing (even if they don’t add more I’m still getting this game)

  • MaskedHero99

    All this epic-ness what am I gonna do with myself in the month or March..im scared of my future , im saying bye to my girlfriend cus I wont be leaving my room

  • C_Diamond

    No dio? What blasphemy is this?!

    • Seta Soujiro


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