J-Stars Victory Vs. Shows Ichigo’s 1-Hit KO, Gintoki’s Shenanigans, And More

By Sato . March 13, 2014 . 10:27pm


With J-Stars Victory Vs.’ release right around the corner, Bandai Namco have been giving us a closer look at each of the game’s 52 characters. Last time we saw some manly fighters in Toriko and Jonathan Joestar. This time, we got a contrast of characters in Ichigo from Bleach, Gintama’s Gintoki, and more.


Tatsumi Oga and Beel from Beelzebub


Oga is one of the more versatile fighters, who excels in offense and defense with the help of his little buddy Beel. Using his Zebul Emblem, he’ll be able to stick opponents with follow-up explosive effects. When he uses his “Super Milk Time” ability, it’ll further increase the damage and hits of its explosions.


You’ll be able to throw Beel for electric attacks, and also for counter attacks where he’ll jump on opponents after blocking their hits.


Tsunayoshi Sawada and Reborn from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 

The Vongola family duo in Sawada and Reborn will be giving opponents everything they can handle in J-Stars Victory Vs. with their rushing attack style. Sawada will be all about offense with attacks that can be launched from long distance.


Sawada’s “X Burner” ability will use up a lot of stamina, but it’ll make up for it with plenty of burning damage. He won’t have too many defensive abilities, and will rely on his heavy combo and damage output for winning fights.


Gintoki Sakata from Gintama


Gintoki will be up this usual shenanigans using various tricky gag manga-style attacks like dashing with his moped and blowing this up with the “Justaway” bombs. He’ll also have finishing moves like his Kamehame… something ability that we’ve seen somewhere else before.


Gintoki is also considered a gamble character, as he’ll be borrowing abilities from certain characters as a joke, but he might occasionally go serious and do what they’re actually supposed to do infull power. If you’re wondering about Gin’s buddy Shinpachi, he’ll appear onscreen as a pair of tsukkomi-shouting glasses, as seen in 0:58 of the video. Dondake!


Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach


Ichigo will excel at fighting on land just as well as he will in mid-air with aerial dash attacks with quite the reach. He’ll be one of the more technical characters with a bunch of different combos and finishers in his repertoire.


By charging up his stamina, he’ll be able to transform into Hollow form, which decreases the amount of stamina used for attacks, making it easier for you to pull off different combos. His most powerful ability is his all-or-nothing “Mugetsu,” which can one-hit-kill just about any character, but Ichigo will also be knocked out once it’s done.


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

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  • Roberto

    Oga and Tsuna looks fun too play

  • Shady Shariest

    Ichigo’s one hit KO…
    A cliffhanger?

    • Julio D. Zulkarnain

      I’d like Shinigami Illustrated Picture Book! (Golden!) as a finishing move…

      • Shady Shariest

        Nononononono… You missed the “Series will take a break next week!” text.

    • hazelnut1112

      His OHKO involves a black screen for a couple of minutes. Then some filler involving those little soul dolls.

      • Shady Shariest

        Not to forget the God Like enemy, that after being talked to and about for 5 issues… Dies in two pages -_-‘

  • Afternoon Intergalactic


  • konsama

    Damn Ichigo brought so much good memories of heat the soul 4 in the PSP, im so maining him.

  • Thatguy

    Glad to see these screams from pair of glasses in Gintoki’s gameplay.

  • Loli Summoner

    Ichigo is going to be OP watch >.>

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s the law of Bleach. At any moment in time in the story, there’s a character who is extremely OP.

  • anthony apduhan

    Tomokazu Sugita FTW!

  • Vash bane

    makes me miss the HTS serious ;_;

  • Gintoki’s like the Deadpool of V-Jump universe.

  • fyi1191

    This is the best Ichigo!
    The current one is full of jokes.

    I found my air juggle team, Oga & Ichigo.

    • megaten666

      It’s not that the current one is that bad, it’s just… needless. Everything after Aizen-arc just feels artificial. At least some unanswered questions was answered in this new arc, and good guys are actually dying, but it’s too late now. It’s just not the same.

      Now, I just hope Aizen’s transformation will be the long-haired one, and his ultimate will be the butterfly one or the full Hogyoku-monster-like Aizen form. I would sooo main that :D

      • Nitraion

        With your avatar like that…
        I agree..

      • Rafael Martines

        I want to see butterflysen too XD

  • They’re missing my man Saiki Kusuo! He’s like the only playable main character left. Too bad they’re not given us at least 2 free post-release characters though, like Bandai have done with a few of their games. On the other hand I love Ichigo and Oga’s moveset, and of course Gintoki’s. Having Shinpachi as a Tsukkomi is pretty funny, you throw a bomb and Shinpachi says something like “Where the hell did you get that!?” gotta love Gintama! 5 days til’ this game drops and I’m very excited for it! :D

  • Ouryu

    I like the gameplay of Oga and Gintoki. They look fun to play.

  • fairysun

    Woahh, Gintoki does the Pegasus Ryuu Sei Ken pose !

  • DRIG

    from the looks of it gintoki and tsuna look like my type of mains along with jo and toriko :3

  • Grunwald

    Ahhh finally they show Gintoki!

  • MaskedHero99

    They did it thr making it its happening. ..thank you

    Man naruto spams resingun so much ichigo/ goku dose also but the difference is naruto cant actually fight were as goku and ichigo can soo I over look thr spam moves

  • MSJ

    lol how fitting for Shinpachi, that’s always been the best joke XD
    also glad there will be no shortage of Gintoki’s breaking of the fourth wall, HAHHAA!

  • shuyai

    it is just me or it seem Madao’s voice is being used alot in narration and advert?

  • Bobby Jennings

    Tsuna’s fighting style is nice. So maining him with Killua.

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