Top 5 Games Based on Manga [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Nico Nico conducted a poll asking Japanese salarymen which manga-based games they believe to be the best.
  • The selections turned out to all be games based on manga from Weekly Shonen Jump, demonstrating the popularity of the magazine among previous generations.
  • See the results below!

Top 5 Games Based on Manga


5. One Piece: Grand Battle!

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4.3%

Overview

Like the other grand battle games, the battles are character versus another character, the character that you choose each have different attacks, battle strategies and power to make the battle balance change. the winner of the battle will versus another character in the game. At the end, your character will battle a default boss which are set to complete the storyline.

The gameplay plays similar to the Super Smash Bros series, as battles take place on a 2D plane back and forth with platforms and various hazards depending on the stage. There are also various items to use and pick up as well as damaging-ringouts.

(Source: One Piece Wiki)

4. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

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7.7%

Overview

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm retains many of the gameplay elements from earlier instalments of the Ultimate Ninja series. The game features cel-shaded graphics that "will break the barrier between anime and video game". Although there is no online play, downloadable content is available in the form of extra support characters, alternative costumes, and new missions. Unlike previous games, where players fight on a two-dimensional background, Ultimate Ninja Storm allows players to fight in a completely three-dimensional setting. The story mode loosely covers the events of the anime up to episode 135.
(Source: Naruto Wiki)

3. Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage

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8.5%

Overview

Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage is a fighting game based on the popular manga written by Kentarou Miura Hack. This epic Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage is the US translation of the Japanese hit Berserk, a solo adventure set in medieval times. This game has a fighting game style combo system, which allows you to dole out the hurt with multiple weapons and attack moves. There's a witty elfin fairy, a tyrannical king, an insane girlfriend, and a land overrun by evil. Slash through more than 30 types of grotesque enemies, each with unique and fearsome attacks. There's two combat modes (including the devastating Berserk rage), unleash powerful combination moves, and wield four deadly weapons.

(Source: Berserk Wiki)

Screenshots

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2. Dragon Ball: XenoVerse

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17.1%

Overview

Battles are set in full 3D destructible environments. Fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater. They run when on the ground, and swim while underwater. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse has dialogue while fights go on, and fighters show facial expressions when they strike an opponent or take damage. In addition to the ever-present ki meter, there is a green stamina meter which can be used up to instantly disappear behind an opponent. This meter can also be used up by certain super attacks like the Kaio-ken.

(Source: Dragon Ball Wiki)

Screenshots

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1. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2

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23.9%

Overview

Super Butōden 2 features ten playable characters (eight normal, two unlockable with a code). The game's story mode covers the Cell Games Saga, as well as alternate versions of Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound and Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan/Broly - Second Coming. The story mode became very popular at the time because of its many different variations. Depending on if the player wins or loses a battle, the story will take a different turn, which leads to a lot of possibilities to experience. The official French translation was clumsy and most of the time hardly comprehensible for anyone unfamiliar with the Dragon Ball Z story. A significant number of sentences were grammatically incorrect, sometimes to the point of complete incoherence.

(Source: Dragon Ball Wiki)

Screenshots

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Source: Nico Nico News

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Dragon Ball XenoVerse is awesome...
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I want to play all of these!