The Jump Force roster is full to burst with characters from all across manga and anime. That’s… kind of the point! This crossover game is all about some of the greatest characters from mega-publisher Shonen Jump crossing paths in the most bombastic way possible.
But not every character is as famous as the last — not in the Western world, anyway. There’s bound to be a character or three that you just don’t recognize. The game does itself does an okay job of laying that groundwork, but maybe you just want a very simple breakdown. Well, that’s what we’ve got here. We’ve compiled a list of every major manga fighter in Jump Force, along with a very basic bio of who they are and where they’re from. So let’s dive right into this cavalcade of characters!
- Asta – A boy born without any supernatural abilities in a world where everyone can use magic. Despite this, he attempts to become the next “Wizard King.” He compensates for his lack of paranormal powers with training and keen physical prowess.
- Ichigo Kurosaki – The central protagonist of Bleach. He’s a “substitute” grim reaper that helps good souls pass on to the next world, and battles restless spirits that refuse.
- Rukia Kuchiki – The reaper that transferred her powers to Ichigo (a human). Despite originally giving him her powers out of necessity, she develops a deep friendship with Ichigo.
- Renji Abarai – Another reaper and Rukia’s childhood friend. He starts as a rival to Ichigo but, as these things usually go, becomes his good friend, as well.
- Sōsuke Aizen – The first major antagonist of Bleach. He’s a powerful, manipulative Soul Reaper that initially pretends to be a kind and assuming intellectual.
- Ryo Saeba – A private detective, fixer, and general mercenary for hire. He wields a .357 magnum with incredible precision and knows hand-to-hand combat. You could say Ryo is the most “normal” character in Jump Force, since he doesn’t have any special powers.
- Light Yagami – A cunning, but arrogant and fascistic high school student. He came into the possession of the titular “Death Note,” a book that allows him to kill anyone he pleases simply by writing their name in it. He abuses the book in an attempt to become a “god” of his ideal world, while being pursued by various detectives.
- Ryuk – The bored and flippant death god that intentionally dropped his Death Note for someone (Light) to find on Earth.
Dragon Ball Characters
- Goku – A terrible father from a dead planet, raised on Earth, that loves to fight. He’s basically Superman, but irresponsibly clueless. You probably already know him…
- Vegeta – The former prince of Goku’s home planet. Vegeta is competitive to sometimes malicious levels. He started as a villain, but slowly softened and eventually married one of Goku’s best friends.
- Frieza – The vain and super-powerful space racist that destroyed Goku and Vegeta’s home planet. He has died and been resurrected several times. He’s helped save the universe once or twice, as well, but is still mostly a villain.
- Piccolo – The (good) reincarnation of a villain Goku killed when he was a kid. He’s also an alien, but a different flavor than Goku and Vegeta.
- Cell – A genetically engineered bad guy. He absorbs people to gain their power and considers himself a “perfect being.” He’s one of the only Dragon Ball villains to never achieve any form of redemption.
- Trunks – The half-human son of Vegeta and Goku’s best friend, Bulma… but from the future. His timeline was recently erased from existence.
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
- Dai – A powerful boy raised by friendly monsters and trained by a hero.
Fist of the North Star
- Kenshiro – A taciturn martial artist that wanders a post-apocalyptic wasteland. His look is heavily influenced by Max Rockatansky, a.k.a. Mad Max. He blows up dudes’ heads by hitting their pressure points.
Hunter X Hunter
- Gon Freecss – An incredibly optimistic boy searching for his mysterious father. In the process, he discovers the world is full of strange abilities and dark, fantastical creatures.
- Killua Zoldyck – Gon’s best friend and partner. He’s the heir apparent to a family of rich, powerful, and abusive assassins.
- Kurapika – A good, slightly older friend of Gon and Killua. He’s on the hunt for revenge against the gang of thieves that killed his people (and stole their eyeballs).
- Hisoka Morow – A very powerful fighter who dresses like a clown for no apparent reason. He’s sort of an “anti-villain” that wants to battle Gon to the death one day, but often helps him in the process of getting stronger. He uses a power called “Bungee Gum,” which possesses the properties of both rubber and gum.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
- Jotaro Kujo – A laconic delinquent who later becomes a marine biologist. He’s the longest-running protagonist of the JoJo’s franchise and aids several generations of his family in the fight against various supernatural villains.
- DIO – The adoptive brother of the original JoJo, Jonathon Joestar. He became a vampire, died, was resurrected, and gained the ability to summon a powerful spirit (called a Stand)… The he learned how to stop time. His powers are mostly identical to Jotaro’s.
My Hero Academia
- Izuku “Deku” Midoriya – A normal boy born in a world where almost everyone has superpowers. He was granted ungodly strength by the world’s number one protector, All Might, in recognition of his heroic spirit. He quickly joins a school for superheroes to learn how to control his powers (which tear his body apart when not kept in check).
Naruto & Boruto
- Naruto Uzumaki – A young, orphaned ninja whose body houses the spirit of a demon fox. He’s extremely brash and direct.
- Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto’s rival turned friend. A much more serious ninja about the same age as Naruto.
- Kakashi Hatake – An instructor and team leader to Naruto, Sasuke, and their partner Sakura.
- Gaara – Another young ninja: originally ruthless and violent, with powers based on sand. He eventually befriends Naruto.
- Kaguya Ōtsutsuki – The central antagonist of the Naruto series. She was once a good person, but became a twisted demigod over time.
- Boruto Uzumaki – Naruto’s son and the central protagonist of the third act of the Naruto series. He’s a lot like his father, but… with a slightly more stable childhood.
- Monkey D. Luffy – Luffy is a carefree pirate with a dream of one day becoming King of the Pirates. At the start of the series, he gains the ability to stretch his body, Mr. Fantastic-style, like rubber. He’s typically carefree, but becomes serious in combat.
- Roronoa Zoro – A trained swordsman and ally to Luffy. He’s known for a distinctive combat style where he wields three swords: one in each hand in one in his mouth.
- Sanji – A master chef, former prince, and skilled fighter that uses a combat style based on kicks.
- Sabo – Another former noble. He is Luffy’s sworn brother and a consummate revolutionary against the oppressive World Government, which rules the people of One Piece.
- Boa Hancock – A “pirate empress” with the ability to turn people into stone. She is in love with Luffy.
- Blackbeard – A murderous, traitorous pirate with the ability to summon black holes. He can also disable other supernatural abilities.
- Himura Kenshin – A former assassin for the Japanese government during the Meiji period. He attempts to atone for his sins as a non-lethal wandering swordsman. He’s a big goof on the outside, but deeply serious in the thick of it.
- Shishio Makoto – Kenshin’s successor as a government assassin. He was betrayed and badly scarred by his employers. Now he seeks revenge.
Note: The creator of Rurouni Kenshin is not a great dude.
- Pegasus Seiya – A fairly archetypal manga protagonist. He fights for truth and justice, is very determined, and wields the powers of Athena as well as cosmic energy.
- Dragon Shiryū – A… fairly archetypal secondary manga protagonist. He’s a lot like Seiya, but more serious and mature.
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi – A nice, nerdy kid who loves games. He came into contact with an ancient artifact that possessed him with a dark, vengeful spirit (Yami Yugi). While Yugi is meek, Yami Yugi enacts twisted punishments on the series’ villains — usually via the collectible card game at the center of the series.
Yu Yu Hakusho
- Yusuke Yurameshi – A punk kid who died protecting a much younger child. His selfless action encouraged the bureaucrats of the afterlife to resurrect him as a “spirit detective” and defend humanity from demons.
- “Younger” Toguro – A mostly honorable “villain” that’s smarter than he looks. He was in love with Yusuke’s mentor.