Jump Ultimate Stars

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Jump Ultimate Stars (ジャンプ アルティメット スターズ, Janpu Arutimetto Sutāzu) is a fighting game for the Nintendo DS. It was released only in Japan on November 23, 2006 and developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo.


Jump Ultimate Stars features characters from Weekly Shōnen Jump. It preserves many of the features in Jump Super Stars and improves upon them through sheer quantity, rather than deviation. Jump Ultimate Stars appears as an improved version of Jump Super Stars through the addition of many more Weekly Shōnen Jump manga series (such as Kinnukuman, Hokuto no Ken, and Ninku) and more abilities for characters of each major manga series (such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece).

There are no plans for the game to be released outside of Japan, largely due to international licensing issues for the plethora of series represented.

Character selection and usage is only possible through the koma in Jump Ultimate Stars. (Koma being structures that take up square areas on the lower screen on the Nintendo DS.) A koma depicts a character from a particular series with a simple picture (one square), or appearing to do something tied to a certain section of his manga series (detailed with a statement on the koma). Koma can be help komas (single squares; apply certain effects to battle komas through an arrow or provide extra energy for special attacks), support komas (two to three squares; appear on the battle screen once touched on the lower screen to do a type of attack, then disappear), or battle komas (four to eight squares; are controlled directly by the player for fighting and movement). Larger komas (taking up more squares) signify greater health (and power).

Represented manga series

Dragon Ball

Son Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball, is a major character in the game. He seems to have been the main character for Jump Super Stars also because he was the most prominent character on the cover. Dragon Ball is one of the most represented manga series in Jump Ultimate Stars, with Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Piccolo, Kid Boo, and Freeza being fully playable (have battle koma forms). Dragon Ball has a large role in the game (through Dragon Ball Z influence of characters), with Goku and Vegeta being among the most powerful characters in the game. Dragon Ball seems to emphasize its might among Weekly Shōnen Jump manga series with Goku having an eight square koma, the highest and rarest type.

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