Shonen Jump J-Stars VS+ coming to the West

America can pit a Naruto against a Goku

Yes, the moment anime and manga fans in the West have been awaiting for quite some time is here. Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+, a game that combines heroes from a huge number of Shonen Jump manga with an overly complex name, is coming to North America in Summer 2015 according to Bandai Namco.

Coming to PS3, PS4 and Vita, the North American release will feature a new Arcade mode, free battle modes, a story mode, some kind of victory road, and online multiplayer modes. It also has over 50 playable characters from 32 different series. Time for an overly long list of fictional character names from the Japanese release.

The Japanese release roster:

One Piece – Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock, Akainu, Portgas D. Ace.

Dragon Ball Z – Son Goku, Vegeta, Freeza.

Toriko – Toriko, Zebra.

Naruto Shippūden – Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Madara Uchiha.

Bleach – Ichigo Kurosaki, Sōsuke Aizen, Rukia (support).

Rurouni Kenshin – Kenshin Himura, Makoto Shishio.

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo – Kankichi Ryōtsu.

Gintama – Gintoki Sakata, Kagura and Sadaharu (support).

Yū Yū Hakusho – Yūsuke Urameshi, (Younger) Toguro, Hiei.

Hunter x Hunter – Gon Freecss, Killua Zoldyck, Hisoka (support).

Chinyūki: Tarō to Yukaina Nakama-tachi – Tarō Yamada.

Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar – Jaguar (support).

Medaka Box – Medaka Kurokami, Misogi Kumagawa (support).

To Love-Ru – Lala (support).

Nisekoi – Chitoge Kirisaki (support).

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! – Tsunayoshi Sawada (with Reborn).

Beelzebub – Tatsumi Oga (with Beelzebub).

Assassination Classroom – Koro-Sensei.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar.

Jigoku Sensei Nube – Meisuke “Nuubee” Nueno.

Neuro: Supernatural Detective – Neuro (support).

Kuroko’s Basketball – Tetsuya Kuroko (support).

Saint Seiya – Seiya.

D.Gray-man – Allen Walker (support).

Sket Dance – Bossun (support), Himeko (support), Switch (support).

Fist of the North Star – Kenshirō,  Raoh.

Dr. Slump & Arale-chan – Arale Norimaki.

Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan – Kusuo Saikio.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.

Tottemo! Luckyman – Luckyman.

Haikyu!! – Shōyō Hinata (support).

Sakigake!! Otoko Juku – Momotarō Tsurugi, Heihachi Edajima (support).

Phew! Finally made it through that list. If you know who any of those characters are you can pick up Shonen Jump J-Stars VS+ in North America next summer.

Laura Dale