Sakigake!! Otokojuku PS3's 3rd Promo Showcases Fighter Lineup
posted on by Egan Loo
Namco Bandai Games began streaming the third promotional video for Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Nihon yo, Kore ga Otoko Dearu! (Japan, These Are Men!) on Friday. The PlayStation 3 fighting game is inspired by Akira Miyashita's classic Weekly Shonen Jump action comedy manga Sakigake!! Otoko Juku about a boys' private school for delinquents.
The video showcases the character lineup: first, the students and rivals Momotarō Tsurugi, Genji Togashi, J, Ryūji Toramaru, Raiden, Hien, Gekkō, Omito Date, Gōji Akashi, Dokugantetsu, Henshōki, Baron Dino, Manjimaru, Senkū, Rasetsu, Eikei, and Jaki Daigōin. The video ends with the substitute headmaster Wang Ta Ren and the headmaster himself, Heihachi Edajima.
The game will arrive on February 27. A limited edition will bundle a 21-centimeter-tall (about 8-inch-tall) figure of the Otoko Juku Sango-sei and Chinju Chokurō Guard, "Hell's Magician" Baron Dino. The limited edition will also have a pop-up picture book and a visual case with an exclusive illustration by Miyashita.
The 1985-91 manga sold 26 million volumes and already inspired games for Famicom (NES), Game Boy, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2. It also inspired a 1988 animated television series and movie, as well as a live-action film by director and actor Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Death Trance, Shinobi).
Image © Akira Miyashita/Shueisha © 2013 NBGI