Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax To Add Taiga Aisaka And Miyuki Shiba

By Sato . May 9, 2014 . 3:32pm


Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Sega’s arcade fighter featuring characters from Sword Art Online, A Certain Scientific Railgun, and many other Dengeki Bunko light novel series, launched earlier this Spring. Today, Dengeki announced that the game will be adding characters from Toradora! and The Irregular at Magic High School.


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First is a look at Toradora!’s “Palmtop Tiger,” Taiga Aisaka, who’ll be one of the new playable characters. Since she’s from a romantic comedy series, sounds like she could be fighting like Kirino Kousaka from Oreimo, who just might become her new tsundere rival!  Joining her as a support character is her good friend Ryuuji Takasu.

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The next challenger is the “Snow Queen” Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular in Magic High School. Considering that she’s a genius at magic, it seems like she’ll have quite the repertoire of moves in the game, especially ice magic attacks. Her older brother Tatsuya Shiba will also be joining as a support character.


Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is currently available on Japanese arcades, and a console version of the game has yet to be announced.

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  • Roberto

    Taiga is really awesome
    still want fear

    • hng qtr

      “still want fear”
      Damn, her moveset would be fun. I doubt it’ll happen though.

  • Son of a Smooosh

    Heck yeah, Taiga is one of the few Tsundora (?) I actually like.

    • John Smith

      Don’t know if pun or meant Tsundere

  • Thomaz Barros

    Oh look
    More Waifus.

    What a boring roster

    • Slayven19

      Too you, not to me.

    • MrTyrant


      Those girls? WAIFUS!? no thank you. Less any char voiced by Rie.

      • DyLaN

        Miyuki VA is Saori Hayami though…. And for me she is waifu material though Mayumi, Mari and Erika comes first.

      • Slayven19

        Lets be honest here, you hate anything cutesy or are just probably anti any popular female character.

        • Hyli

          That would be me, actually. :P

    • MSJ

      sucks for you.

      at least I’ll have waifus.

  • KuroNathan

    Toradora was such a good show. I’m glad taiga is in as a playable character, now if only they bumped holo up to playable as well..

  • otakumike

    This game needs to be ported to ps3.

  • xe7en

    Shana vs Taiga… Mirror match vs ost?

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Shana v taiga v zero v astarotte. What the world demands!

      • Towel

        v Kugimiya Rie herself!

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Why in the world is Tatsuya Support?! I wanted to see his Material Burst, Gram Demolition, and Gram Dispersion in action. Awkward decision for dengeki bunko.

    • Blick Winkel

      I guess they’ve got an Irregular system of Weeding out the playable characters from the support.

      • cedx123

        lol I see what you did there pretty clever.

  • MrJechgo


    Because the roster was SEVERELY lacking characters…

    • KuroNathan

      This brings it up to 10 now. In comparison P4A had 13 so its getting there.

      • MrJechgo

        My major gripe is the fact that Dengeki Bunko has a LOT of characters… and yet they didn’t give a huge number from the start. Sure, it’s 2D, but not BB 2D, KOF 2D and SSFIITHDR 2D, as in “not that big of sprites”.

        • James Reilly

          You also have to factor in the assist characters. While not playable they are still a part of the game. P4A is a purely 1 on 1 fighter (not counting the persona obviously) that launched with 13 characters for the first console game (BB had a similar roster size in CT).

          Better comparison would be Aquapazza that had roughly 16 playable and roughly 12 assist characters by console release. Clearly this game is still lacking in roster size, but if there is gonna be a console release (very likely will happen because of these popular VN characters) then more characters (playable and assists) are likely by console launch.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Kirito is still a waste of space

    • DarkLight

      You think?

    • DyLaN

      You would think by now ppl should have gotten over it or ignore him ady.

    • Nitraion

      If Tatsuya isn’t playable then yes…
      i want Tatsuya Vs Kirito and beat kirito with Tatsuya

      • James Reilly

        Lol Tatsuya would be stupidly OP. Kirito wouldn’t have a ghost of a chance. Tempting to be playable, but I think the assist role also suits him since he would protect Miyuki at any cost anyway.

    • Jimmie Rustles


  • HerosLight

    I thought they were finished with this game by now.

  • DarkLight

    I wonder if there is any chance of this coming overseas?

    • KuroNathan

      In the past I would have said no, but project x zone gives these collab project games a bigger chance

    • Seeing how other 2D fighters have been getting released outside Japan, and this having actually some measurable grasp of popular characters, I would be surprised if it didn’t in some way.

  • Hyli

    Glad there’s plenty of male characters with awesome powers from my favorite shows to fight as!
    oh wait
    No there isn’t, they’ve all been shoved into support to make room for more girls. (some of whom admittedly have awesome powers too)

    • Internet is Crash

      I agree that TADA BANRI should be playable

  • YES! YES! AND YES! Since the game was announced I’ve hoped that Taiga would make it and be a playable character *u* So happy right now!

    • Now we’re only missing Louise to complete the tsundere-trio and my mains for this game :3

  • Takane Shijou

    Still pretty bummed Maou isn’t playable in this.

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      hataraku maou sama right?

  • more lolis to throw vending machines at ^_^

    • Fitzkrieg

      Glad to see a like-minded soul.

  • ivanchu77

    As a huge fan of Toradora, the fact that Taiga is playable made me immensely happy :D

    Hopefully it gets localized (…….and with a better netcode than aquapazza)

    • James Reilly

      If Aquapazza got localized then this has a fair chance.

    • ztype

      Heck I wouldn’t mind seeing it in arcades…if only they would bring to the states…

  • Grunwald

    Why couldn’t Tatsuya have been playable?

    I think it would make more sense for them to switch him and Miyuki around.

    • Slayven19

      Not going by how the roster is, if going by your example none of the females would be playable because every series has a male lead almost.

      • Grunwald

        Mmm, I was talking less about leads and more about that Tatsuya is more of a fighter than Miyuki, and would probably fit in better. Then again maybe they just needed a mage like person oh well.

        I’m just glad they’re in the game, woo!

        • andref

          Considering Tatsuya mainly has attacks designed to kill or cripple besides a few abilities to not opponents unconscious, I have a hard time seeing him in a fighting game
          Edit: Though if you were to exclude his more godly abilities it would be possible to make him a close range martial artist with abilities designed to cancel out range attacks

        • Slayven19

          But that’s what I’m saying, the male leads in the series are more of the fighters. If you apply that to tatsuya then you have to apply that to the lead from sword at online as well.

          • Kelohmello

            That’s not really true at all though. Most of the playable cast, those with male counterparts anyways, are either more suitable for an FG, or are from a show with no fighting to begin with (Like Tomoka or Kirino). Mikoto for example has alot more to her power than Touma who for the most part just punches people. Kuroyuki and Haruyuki are about the same in suitability, and Shana definitely has more fighting ability than Yuji for most of the story, nevermind being the titular character of her series. Of course, both Kirito and Asuna are in so there’s nothing to say there. In general though Tatsuya definitely does more fighting than Miyuki and even in the story is expressly stated as being more suited for combat than her.

          • Slayven19

            I know he does more fighting, but the male lead is still the more important characters even when the females are stronger which is what my point is.

          • Kelohmello

            No, you said the Male Leads are more fighters than the females are, which isn’t true at all, like I pointed out in my post. Tatsuya on the other hand actually is more of a fighter than Miyuki which is really the only exception case in the roster so far.

      • Thomaz Barros

        As it should have been honestly.

        • DyLaN

          But then this will turn into a sausage(?) fest that won’t cater to the otaku market :P

    • Satoshi Ookami

      Because that game would probably become broken =D
      No one would be able to even touch Tatsuya =D

  • MSJ

    Toradora and Mahouka hell yeah.


    We got Kugie-ception going on here, hahahahaa…

    Dokuro-chan next pls.

    • Abend

      that happened in super heroine chronicles i think rie voiced like 3 or 4 characters in that.

      • MSJ

        Louise Koto Aria and White Angel, yeah I loved that game, very SRW-like.

        this is my favorite tsunrie match-up though, Shana and Taiga, who I feel should have been included right from the start.

        Also Miyuki vs Kirino, My little sisters can’t be fighting each other!

        • Land of Green Pasture

          I totally get your last sentence…

    • MrTyrant

      What horrible character she was.

      • You think so? I really sympathized with her. She’s a bit confrontational, but she genuinely cared for her friends, even stuck out for them.
        I thought she had a lot more depth than the typical protagonist that tries to put up a strong front to hide a troublesome past. She even handled that pretty well.

        • Shippoyasha

          I just think she needed to be foiled a little more and show a bit more vulnerability in the plot. It was a bit unfair for the Ryuji guy to pick up all her slack throughout. It was like he was acting as the punching bag literally and figuratively throughout it all.

      • Astrotrain

        She was a horrible character along with that girl from Zero no Tsukaima.

    • RagingTiger44

      Should be Taiga Uppercut…

  • MasterScrub

    But when is Dreamcast-chan gonna be playable?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I made a better roster with Mugen

    • Eder García

      go to salty bets, they need your help

  • Slayven19

    I’m glad miyuki is playable, I was kinda hoping she would be. I’m gonna main her and maybe akira if he’s playable.

  • I the only one who saw the beautiful 7th Dragon 2020’s background? <3 (also, TAIGAAA!!! )

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Tumbs up for u.^_^ Glad there are still people who remember this title here.^_^

      SEGAAAAAAA Where is my 7th Dragon 2030 here?T_T

      • DyLaN

        2020/II needs to come over be4 they make 2030 lol.

      • KuroNathan

        I wants my 2020 damnit! even class of heroes 2 made it over!

    • DyLaN

      I notice that a long while ago, so its not just you :D

  • Julian Esteban Soria

    Taiga is INSTANT BUY

  • DyLaN

    Yes for Miyuki. Now can i have Strike The Blood and Black Bullet representative?

    • MSJ

      Wouldn’t mind Kisara or Kohina being playable, Sega pls.

      Game also needs a little Fear with some added psycho time.

  • Kaitsu

    Oh brother fucker, I don’t actually like Miyuki.

    Pun intended.

  • Taiga Vs. Kirino – The rumble in the jungle.

  • WyattEpp

    They really are trying to live up to their “DFC” abbreviation.

  • icup ✔️

    i asked the producer “why did they decide to go with team no-oppai?” his replied was “to give the female audience something to relate to.”

    • Hexodious

      Ouch, lmao.

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      nc pako

  • QueenDecim

    The leg to torso ratio on Taiga looks ultra weird

  • Eder García

    no Minori, no buy

  • Rawindra

    X[ ]X Akira (the real Akira), IIIZAAAYAAA, Cyan Pile, Accelerator, Yuji, Sonic, Tecmo Koei (most are Hayabusa and Ayane). Doko desu kaaaaaa!!!

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    Now if only Ayase would be added…

  • JuVu

    I’m glad they added Taiga, she’s an awesome addition, but… but come on, more male characters, please! At least we have Shizuo and Kirito, but I would gladly have more.

    Psst, here, come here, listen carefully… ACCELERATOR

    • Hexodious

      Accelerator? That would make the game instant broken.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Would be awesome!

  • Valtiel Ikari

    Taiga is in the game, not interested anymore.

  • Why can’t they just put my boy Kazama “Mr.Shell Bullet” into this game. I swear…..

    • DyLaN

      ………What that again?

      • Kazama from “S-Cry-eD”

        • DyLaN

          That an anime original work right?

          • Look it up. It’s an anime series and a light novel (I think it has a light novel).

  • Guest

    X[ ]X Akira-san (the actual Akira-san)!! Doko desu kaaaa!!

  • sunK1D

    Oreimo and SAO, two of my favorites. Hopefully it will come out on PS4 some day.

  • Hagaren

    Good, more playable characters! Hopefully even more will come with the console release.

  • Icefang

    Where’s s-CRY-ed!?

    • DyLaN

      I assume its only available for original LNs under the imprint, not LN adaptation of anime original works.

  • ztype

    This game needs to come to the west STAT

  • Honest Liam

    So is Dokoro-chan STILL not playable?


    Who do I blame!? (for gifs not working on this site)

    • M’iau M’iaut

      There’s is no love without the bat.

  • Kornelious

    Dang….This game need a console release like there was no tomorrow. So many awesome Anime characters! :D

  • RunningWild1984

    More school girls, how original.

    Why can’t we have Kazuma from Scryed? He actually fits in a fighting game.

  • kroufonz

    still not enough need more kugimiya!
    all hail The Queen!

  • MrTyrant

    Why people is suddenly asking for Kazama from s-cry-ed?

    Straight Cougar where!?

  • Tarkovsky

    Man I’m sure Louise would be in if Zero no Tsukaima wasn’t published by Media Factory. Anyway, glad that they’re adding more chars.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I’m sure a PS3/PS4 announcement in imminent.

  • s07195

    By the end of the character announcements, I wonder how many male characters there will be… XD
    No problem so far with the current roster, here’s to hoping it includes more series though~

  • Fate

    “her good friend”

  • Taiga is awesome

    I’m watching The Irregular in Magic High School at the moment its really good

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    Taiga Uppercut!

    oooaaahhhh ooaaahhh oooaaahhh!

    Taiga…YOU WIN!

  • kyrt

    we will never get this but I would buy it if we had the chance.

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