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J-Stars Victory Vs is a crossover video game published by Bandai Namco for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It was released in Japan on March 19, 2014. It was re-released in North America on June 30, 2015 and in Europe on June 26, 2015.

The game was first announced in December 2012 under the title of Project Versus J, in the second 2013 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. It was made to commemorate 45th anniversary of Jump, and is presented as the "ultimate Jump game". This is the fifth crossover Jump game. It was re-released for the western territories as J-Stars Victory VS+ for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, with an additional Arcade Mode for the international release.



J-Stars Victory Vs Logo

The game logo.

The game was first announced in December 2012 under the title of Project Versus J, in the second 2013 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. It was made to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Jump, and is presented as the "ultimate Jump game." J-Stars Victory Vs features main characters from Dragon Ball Z, One PieceNarutoTorikoRurouni KenshinBleachKochiKameGintamaYu Yu Hakusho, Hunter × Hunter. The first three characters used to promote the game, GokuLuffy, and Toriko, are also featured in a Toriko, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z Collaboration which aired on Fuji TV on April 7, 2013.


J-Stars Victory Vs lets up to four players battle it out against one another in a gameplay and graphical style similar to those of Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle. A team of two characters has the possibility to have a third support character in the battle. Fighters can move and fight in all directions of a 3D battle field, which is partially destructible. Characters have their own play styles too; for example: Goku and Ichigo are mobile fighters that specialize in battling in the air, Luffy and Toriko prefer to rush into combat and unleash barrages of attacks against their enemies, and Kenshin and Naruto specialize in fighting two opponents at the same time. Players should learn the lay of the land and formulate a battle plan with a character suited to it. A defeated character comes back after a set amount of time passes. To win the battle, all three sections of the WIN gauge at the top of the screen have to be filled; the gauge fills one section each time an opponent is defeated. The meter on the top left is Player 1 team's Win gauge and the meter on the top right is the opponent team's Win gauge, the bottom left shows the controlled character's life and stamina meters, and he bottom right has a map of the stage.

Fighters can use regular attacks, power attacks, area-based attacks, and finishing moves:

  • Normal Attacks: Fast attacks that do not consume stamina. They are the main part of the battle, and all combos begin with them. Normal Attacks can be done airborne or while dashing. An example of a signature character move is Toriko's Knife.
  • Power Attacks: Slow, but powerful strikes that can deal great damage and have a big impact if they connect and their power can be increased by charging them up. An example of a signature character move is Jonathan Joestar's Zoom Punch.
  • Area Attacks: Attacks that cover a wide area around the character. They use stamina but are very useful in close and mid-range battle. An example of a signature character move is Kenshin's Doryuusen.
  • Guard Break Attacks: Attacks that are able to damage the opponent even while they are blocking themselves. They use up stamina as well. An example of a signature character move is Gon's Fishing Rod.
  • Special Attacks: Special attacks are moves that have different characteristics depending on the character's specialty. They use up stamina, but allow to hit opponents at long range, do great damage, counter, perform special effects like stun or allowing access to a special transformation. Enemies can sidestep these attacks however. An example of a signature character move is Goku's Kamehameha.
  • Stamina Charge: Almost every character can full their stamina bar by using the charging command. Speed and amount of the stamina charging level depends on the character. Some characters are able to perform a special transformation when reaching a certain level of stamina. An example of a signature character stamina charge is Naruto's Chakra charge. An example of a signature character transformation is Ichigo's Hollow Mask.
  • Final Moves: Attacks that are super finishing techniques activated when the Voltage Meter fills up. It expands when team members deliver (or get hit with) attacks, and it packs enough wallop to decide the match if it can be pulled off. An example of a signature character move is Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Elephant Gatling & Grizzly Magnum.

By using different techniques, the player can lead his team to victory. Learning each character's different power, range, and effects is the first step towards being unbeatable.

Confirmed Playable CharactersEdit

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J-Stars Characters
Playable Characters
Monkey D. Luffy Boa Hancock Portgas D. Ace Akainu Son Goku
Vegeta Freeza Toriko Zebra Naruto Uzumaki
Sasuke Uchiha Madara Uchiha Ichigo Kurosaki Sosuke Aizen Kenshin Himura
Makoto Shishio Kankichi Ryotsu Gintoki Sakata Yusuke Urameshi Hiei
Younger Toguro Gon Freecss Killua Zoldyck Taro Yamada Medaka Kurokami
Tsunayoshi Sawada Tatsumi Oga Korosensei Jonathan Joestar Joseph Joestar
Meisuke Nueno Pegasus Seiya Kenshiro Raoh Bobobo-bo
Luckyman Arale Norimaki Kusuo Saiki Momotaro Tsurugi
Support Characters
Jaguar Junichi Rukia Kuchiki Kagura Hisoka Morow Misogi Kumagawa
Lala Satalin Deviluke Chitoge Kirisaki Neuro Nogami Tetsuya Kuroko Allen Walker
Sket Dan Shoyo Hinata Heihachi Edajima


Playable CharactersEdit

One Piece
Dragon Ball Z
Naruto Shippuden
Rurouni Kenshin
Yu Yu Hakusho
Hunter x Hunter
Chinyuki: Taro to Yukaina Nakama Tachi
  • Taro Yamada (Base, Mukii!)
Medaka Box
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Hell Teacher Nube
Assassination Classroom
Saint Seiya
  • Pegasus Seiya (Pegasus Cloth V1, Seventh Sense Mode, Sagittarius Cloth)
Hokuto no Ken
  • Kenshiro (Base, Shirtless, Musou Tensei)
  • Raoh (Base, Shirtless)
Tottemo! Luckyman
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Dr Slump: Arale-chan
Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Support CharactersEdit

Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar
Medaka Box
Nisekoi: False Love
To Love-ru
Kuroko no Basuke
Sket Dance
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
D. Gray - Man
Hunter x Hunter
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Other CharactersEdit



Project Versus J Scan 1
Project Versus J first scan.
Project Versus J Scan 2
Project Versus J second scan.
Project Versus J Scan 3
Project Versus J third scan (platforms, screenshots).
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 16
J-Stars Victory Vs. featured in Shonen Jump.

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  • In the game, some attributes and/or weaknesses of Devil Fruits are ignored. One perfect example of this is on the Planet Namek stage Luffy, Ace, Hancock, and Akainu can move underwater like any other character, despite the fact that these four are all Devil Fruit users and would normally drown and/or be weakened by it. Another example is Luffy is susceptible to electric attacks, which would normally be impossible due him being immune thanks to his Gomu Gomu no Mi powers. Luffy is also lacks his immunity to Hancock's Mero Mero no Mi powers. However it is likely that this was done so as to not effect the overall gameplay.
  • While all the characters during their respective introduction are named with Japanese nomenclature (surname, given name) and a translation in English (given name, surname) (for example, Goku's name is written in Japanese as "Son Goku" and "Goku Son" in English), One Piece characters translated names are written in Japanese nomenclature as well (for example, Luffy's name should be "Monkey D. Luffy" in Japanese and "Luffy Monkey D." in English, however the name appears as "Monkey D. Luffy" in both Japanese and English writings).
  • Luffy, Goku and Toriko are the only characters to have one picture in their portrait of the Character Select screen and other different picture in their Victory Burst activation screen. Any other character has only one for both ocassions.
  • Korosensei, Toriko, and Zebra are the only characters that cannot double jump. They have long jump instead.
  • Luffy is the only character that does not charge stamina. He enters Gear Second when he has four or more stamina bars instead. When entering Gear Second, Luffy's bar is fulled.
  • Several of the pictures used for the characters' lines in Story Mode or Victory Road Mode are taken from other video games.
  • Some characters state are taken from their most popular sagas instead of their current ones at the moment the game was launched. This includes Seiya (from Sanctuary Saga), Yusuke (from Dark Tournament Saga), Ichigo and Rukia (from Aizen Saga) or Goku and Vegeta (from Cell Games Saga) for example. Some others are taken from their current anime saga at the moment instead of the current manga saga. This includes Joseph Joestar (from Battle Tendency Saga), Toriko and Zebra (from Four Beast Saga) or Gon and Killua (from the Chimera Ant Saga), Naruto, Sasuke and Madara (from Ten-Tails Saga).


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Video Games
Japanese Releases: Nintendo
Game Boy Color: Birth of Luffy's Dream Pirate Crew!  •  Grand Line Dream Adventure Log
Game Boy Advance: One Piece - Big Secret Treasure of the Seven Phantom Islands  •  Aim! The King of Belly  •  One Piece: Going Baseball  •  Dragon Dream!
DS: Jump Super Stars  •  Jump Ultimate Stars  •  One Piece: Gear Spirit  •  Gigant Battle  •  Gigant Battle! 2 New World
3DS: Unlimited Cruise SP  •  One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure  •  Unlimited World Red  •  One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X  •  One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
Gamecube: Treasure Battle!  •  One Piece Grand Battle 3  •  One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!  •  One Piece: Pirates Carnival  •  Battle Stadium D.O.N
Wii U: Unlimited World Red
Japanese Releases: Sony
PlayStation: Set Sail Pirate Crew!  •  Grand Battle!  •  Grand Battle! 2  •  Ocean's Dream! - Oceans of Dreams
PlayStation 2: Round the Land  •  Fighting for One Piece  •  One Piece Grand Battle 3  •  One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!  •  One Piece: Pirates Carnival  •  Battle Stadium D.O.N
PlayStation 3: Pirate Warriors  •  Pirate Warriors 2  •  J-Stars Victory Vs  •  Unlimited World Red  •  Pirate Warriors 3
PlayStation Portable: Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
PlayStation Vita: Pirate Warriors 2  •  J-Stars Victory Vs  •  Unlimited World Red  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood
PlayStation 4: Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood  •  One Piece Grand Cruise
Japanese Releases: Microsoft
Xbox One: Burning Blood
Japanese Releases: Others
Arcade: One Piece Miracle Battle Carddass  •  One Py Berry Match!  •  One Py Berry Match IC!  •  One Py Berry Match Treasure World
WonderSwan: Become the Pirate King!  •  Legend of the Rainbow Island  •  Treasure Wars  •  Grand Battle! Swan Colosseum  •  Treasure Wars 2 Welcome to Buggyland  •  Chopper's Big Adventure
Smartphone: One Py Berry Match AR!  •  One Piece Grand Collection  •  One Piece: Dance Battle  •  One Piece Adventure Log  •  One Piece: Running Chopper  •  One Piece Treasure Cruise  •  One Piece Thousand Storm
English Releases
Game Boy Advance: One Piece
PlayStation 2: One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!  •  Grand Adventure  •  Pirates Carnival
PlayStation 3: Pirate Warriors  •  Pirate Warriors 2  •  Unlimited World Red  •  J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3
PlayStation Vita: Unlimited World Red  •  J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood
PlayStation 4: J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood
Game Cube: Grand Battle!  •  Grand Adventure  •  Pirates Carnival
Wii: Unlimited Adventure  •  Unlimited Cruise
DS: Gigant Battle
3DS: One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure  •  Unlimited World Red
Wii U: Unlimited World Red