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New Screenshots for J-Stars Victory VS.


We’re actually still pumped-up from the recent announcement that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst will also get a PC release this fall (OMG I now pronounce me and Namco Bandai husband and waifu!) so a new batch of screenshots for another Namco Bandai-produced shonen fighting game, J-Stars Victory VS., is likely to get us so pumped up that we’d glow and evolve into a more powerful form.

For the uninitiated, J-Stars Victory VS. is a 3D fighting game meant to celebrate Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary. The game features characters taken from some of the magazine’s most popular titles to date, including Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin, Toriko, Gintama, Kochikame, Yuu Yuu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter, and probably more. Think of it as Super Smash Bros. with manga characters and a deeper fighting engine. Naturally, all manner of consistency about power levels is thrown out of the window in favor of providing a more enjoyable and balanced fight, so expect to see weird match-ups like Rurouni Kenshin’s Kenshin Himura squaring off against Son-goddamn-Goku.

You can check out the screenshots below:

J-Stars Victory Vs. Releases First Promo

J-Stars Victory VS

Fans of Toriko, Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball should prepare to pit their favorite characters against each other, as Shonen Jump’s crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory Vs. (formerly titled Project Versus J) is getting ready for a PS3 and PS Vita release in time for the manga magazine’s 45th anniversary. You can check out the promo video below:

New Screenshots for Shonen Jump’s Project Versus J

New Screenshots for Shonen Jump's Project Versus J

A new batch of screenshots has just been released in order to tease fans with Shonen Jump’s upcoming 3D fighting game, Project Versus J. The game is guaranteed to provide fans of the manga publishing giant with something to look forward to, as it contains characters from One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Toriko. The game will be out for the PS3 and PS Vita next year, and may include more Jump characters, as the company is currently asking for Japanese fans to vote for characters that they want to be included when the game starts to retail

Game Makers must avoid the mistakes of Anime, CyberConnect2 CEO

The Mistakes of the Anime Industry Must be Avoided by Game Makers - CyberConnect2 CEO

As the developer of well-received and blockbuster anime-based games such as Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, CyberConnect2 is in an enviable place as far as the videogame and anime industry is concerned. But in a recent interview with Gamasutra, Cyberconnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama voiced his opinion that the popularity (and commercial viability) of Anime in the US is declining at a slow but steady rate.

4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece

4Kids One Piece versus original anime One Piece

Cartoons are sometimes created in one region of the world and later brought to others, making certain changes necessary; impacting different audiences, different beliefs, different languages, etc. It’s not an easy job, especially with us picky fans. 4Kids has been known to famously “Americanize” anime with a manga and Shonen Jump and Toei background, like One Piece, and even European concepts, like Chaotic. These moves lead to endless debates over dubbing and scrubbing policies, starting long before One Piece, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! In fact, it reaches through 70s and 80s classics like Voltron and even the Smurfs, and beyond. If you’re new to this concept, take a look at this comparison video, and weigh in with your thoughts on the topic!

Toei and Orange bring us Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist

Toei and Orange bring us Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist

French fans of anime have a lot to be happy for! Orange recently with Toei Animation Europe to bring two hit animated series to their Video on Demand feature; Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist. Captain Harlock, also known as Captain Herlock, is as noble as he is rebellious, fighting against earth-born and alien regimes. Created by manga artist Leiji Matsumoto for 1953’s Adventures of a Honeybee, Harlock took the lead in 1978’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock. The character has appeared in Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey, and re-imagined as an Iron Cross fighter pilot and a gunslinger in the Old West. Ken, the Great Bear Fist, also known as Fist of the North Star, is Buronson and Tetsuo Hara’s manga series, later serialized by Shonen Jump and Shueisha. The story centers around Kenshiro, dedicating his life to fight those who threaten the lives of the weak and innocent through his fighting style, Hokuto Shinken. Anyone a fan of either?

Naruto Shippuden


The latest episodes of Naruto Shippuden will be available for free on the official Naruto website, with English subtitles, just a few days after it airs in Japan.  A new episode will be added every Thursday afterward. will be airing these Naruto episodes beginning January 15th.  On Jan. 2, VIZ Media will also be showing 8 episodes from the beginning of the Shippuden series, which will be added every Friday.

Hot on DVD – Bleach Vol. 11


More Bleach on DVD!  Here’s the official writeup:  “While trying to evade the pursuing Soul Reapers and rescue Rukia, Orihime and Uryu are confronted by the captain of Squad 12, the despicable Mayuri Kurotsuchi, who plans on using them as guinea pigs for his experiments! Meanwhile, Yoruichi has revealed her true form to the astonishment of Ichigo and the others, and must use all her tricks and skills to keep her fellow intruders from losing everything they’ve fought for.”

Check out the cover image after the break!

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