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New J-Stars Victory Vs. Videos Released

A new batch of character videos has just been released for the upcoming inter-franchise 3D fighting game, J-Stars Victory Vs. The game is meant to commemorate Shonen Jump magazine’s 45th anniversary, and will contain characters from some of the most popular mangas that have graced the magazine’s pages throughout the years.

The new videos focus on Hokuto No Ken’s Kenshiro, Yu Yu Hakusho’s Yuusuke, and Naruto’s titular character. You can check out the character preview videos below:

New J-Stars Victory Vs. Clips Featuring Goku, Luffy, and Kenshin

Namco Bandai has recently posted a bunch of new videos that aim to promote the upcoming 3D inter-franchise brawler, J-Stars Victory VS. The game will serve as a commemoration of Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary and will be released for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita in Japan.

The first clip is an introduction to the basics, while the remaining three are focused on three of the participating characters, namely Son Goku (Dragonball Z), Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece), and Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin). You can check out the videos below:

Viz Releases Masashi Kishimoto Sketch Video

In order to promote Shonen Jump’s digital manga and other related content, Viz Media has recently posted a sketch video from none other than Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. The sketch video came from the most recent Jump Festa expo, with Kishimoto illustrating his extremely popular orange-clad ninja, Naruto. You can check out the video below:

New Card Game Based on Naruto Scheduled for This Summer


A new deck-building card game based on Naruto Shippuden will be released by Cryptozoic Entertainment this summer, using the same Cerberus Engine found in the DC Comics and The Lord of the Rings Deck Building Games.

In the Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game, players will take on the role of Naruto or any one of his fellow shinobi as they battle S-rank criminals and some of the major villains from the franchise. Players will progress in the game by gaining abilities, recruiting new allies, building “chakra”, and learning new jutsus.

The box will contain 111 main deck cards (consisting of 12 archenemies, 36 punch cards, 12 hand signs, 15 kick cards, 20 weakness cards, and 16 vulnerability cards), 7 oversized character cards, and a rule book. The set will retail under the MSRP of $40.00

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VIZ Media Asks Fans to Choose the Winner for the “Shonen Jump Manga Competition”

North America’s most recognized Japanese entertainment company, VIZ Media, announced in May that Shueisha would be launching a manga competition to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump. The competition accepted manga entries in Chinese, English, and Japanese — all by October 1, 2013.

After seven months of endless “training”, dedication, and sleepless nights, the artists will see if they’ve attained the necessary skills to be deemed worthy of Shonen Jump quality.

On Friday, VIZ Media revealed the six finalists — but with a twist that wasn’t previously revealed. Shonen Jump will refrain from choosing the grand prize winner; it’s the fans who will judge all six entries and vote for the manga they believe is SJ quality. The artists, along with their manga titles, are listed below:

Bleach Chapter 561 Recap and Spoilers: Rose’s Bankai


Chapter 561 of Bleach starts with a fully-released Kensei Mugura rushing towards Mask de Masculine, only to be intercepted by a knee to the gut followed by a headbutt and a series of attacks that broke his arm and took him down for the count. Thankfully, his defeat isn’t a total loss as it leaves an opening for Rose to come in, and he starts by taking out the little sternritter that serves as a source of power for Mask de Masculine. He follows up with his bankai: Kinshara Butoudan.

Rose’s Bankai turns his whip into a group of dancers (the whip rolls into a humanoid shape with the star-like end of the whip being used as a face). Rose revealed that his bankai controls “music,” which is used to give the opponent illusions that the body is convinced is real, and he does this by first using a water attack and then a fire attack that actually burns Mask de Masculine.

Naruto Chapter 658 Recap and Spoilers: Madara Takes on the Bijuus


Chapter 658 of Naruto feels a little bit shorter than usual, but in a good way. Reason is that it’s full of action scenes instead of plot-moving dialogue. It starts off with Madara Uchiha, who is now revived and empowered with Hashirama Senju’s cells, launching his attack on the Tailed Beasts.

Shukaku (the One-Tailed Beast) and Gaara starts the attack by firing a barrage of sand pellets at Madara, most of which pierced through the skin and served as a means to block the opponent’s movements. This is followed by the other tailed beasts physically hitting Madara, capped off with a cursed seal – which the Uchiha elder easily gets out of using his complete Susanoo.

One Piece Chapter 731 Recap and Spoilers: Guess Who’s Back from the Dead?


Chapter 731 picks up where the last one left off – with crap hitting the fan in such amounts that we can no longer even see the ceiling. In no particular order: Doflamingo has beaten Trafalgar Law to near-death, Kinemon and Zoro are being held at bay by Admiral Issho and his troop, Big Mama’s ship arriving and being confronted by the Thousand Sunny, and Luffy (disguised as Lucy) unable to leave the arena because the bars and walls are made of seastone.

Chapter 731 starts off a little bit slow, with a little bit more scene devoted to the Elves, Ussop, and Franky. Then we shift back to the arena, with Bartolomeo the Cannibal protecting Bellamy from being assassinated by Diamante, under orders from Doflamingo (for failing to kill Lucy/Luffy?). After Diamante has left (in order to follow new orders), Luffy arrives, looking for an exit after having decided that his friends are more important than winning the tournament and securing the Mera Mera No Mi.

New Official One Piece Portal Site Launched

New Official One Piece Portal Site Launched

As a lead-in to the 15th anniversary of the TV anime series next year, Toei Animation and Shueisha has recently launched a new portal site for Eiichiro Oda’s popular pirate-themed manga/anime franchise, One Piece. The site can be accessed through the url ONE-PIECE.COM and has gone live yesterday, November 1.

The One Piece Manga started running in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since 1997 and is still going strong to this day. The TV anime, on the other hand, was first produced by Toei Animation and broadcasted on Fuji TV on October 20, 1999.

New Trailer for Jump Legend Biography

J-Legend-Biography promo video

Namco Bandai has just released a new promo video for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS release, Jump Legend Biography, which collects several classic videogames based on manga that have appeared on Shonen Jump, mostly ones that came out for the NES and SNES. Most of these titles never saw a proper US release (some, like the Dragonball Z games, had a European release) because there was no market in the US around that time, and the fact that consoles had physical region-locks (e.g. differently-shaped cartridges, tabs in the cart slots).

You can check out the promo video below:

Upcoming English Shonen Jump to Include Strong World One Shot


The 10th movie in the One Piece franchise, titled One Piece: Strong World, will be making its way to North America via FUNimation on November 19th. The movie is notable for being one of the most successful films in the property, second only to the most recent film, One Piece: Film Z. In anticipation of the event, Viz has scheduled the prequel one shot to run in their Shonen Jump digital manga magazine next week.

New Screenshots for J-Stars Victory VS.


The shonen-themed crosssover fighting game J-Stars Victory VS. has just released a new batch of screenshots, this time featuring Rurouni Kenshin’s Himura Kenshin doing a number on Bleach’s Ichigo Kurosaki and Dragonball’s Son Goku. One screenshot in particular shows Kenshin using Ryu Sou Sen on the poor Saiyan (not that it will have any effect on Goku, if it were a real fight between the fictional characters).

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