We knew that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was going to be the most diverse game in history, but surely we didn’t think it would include over fifty playable characters and a full-blown anime series! That’s right, this time around there will be a whole lot of fighters from across the world to choose from as they battle it out on Nintendo Switch™. But which anime character deserves their spot among these dream matches? Let’s take a look at some amazing contenders for the next Super Smash Bros. installment.,
Super Smash Bros. is a long running series of games that are highly popular among Nintendo’s core audience and casual players alike. The protagonist characters from many different franchises, both old and new, make up the cast but not every character has made it into the game yet. Here we take a look at some notable anime protagonists who should be added to Super Smash Bros., now or in the near future
The “super smash bros anime version” is a game that has been in development for quite some time. With the announcement of the new Nintendo Switch, it seems like it’s finally time to release this game. The list features 15 characters from popular animes, games and manga.
Smash has a thriving competitive scene as well as a devoted and active audience (and memes).
But one of Smash’s most endearing traits goes beyond its gameplay brilliance:
The sheer variety of its cast of characters.
The addition of Sora to the lineup elicited euphoric reactions on the internet. But what if some anime characters were thrown into the mix?
That’s what we’re contemplating in this ranking: a range of characters (other than Pokémon) that may be terrific additions to the Smash lineup.
Gon Freecss is number fifteen.
Hunter X Hunter is a Japanese anime series.
Gon is the quintessential half-happy, half-nervous youngster.
Don’t let his little stature fool you: this kid can kick some serious ass.
I’ve lost track of how many grownups he’s humiliated in a fight, despite his age.
That includes a specific anthropomorphic cat that, despite being one of the bad guys, I (and several fans) can’t help but feel sorry for.
Gon’s moveset could be a little too Jajanken-centric. But if they’re included in-game, I’m sure they’ll look pretty dang awesome.
Yujiro Hanma is 14 years old.
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Yujiro Hanma, the “Strongest Creature on Earth” in his series, comes to mind when it comes to excessively powerful “fighter” characters.
Isn’t it a great title?
Although I believe Yujiro would be better suited as a Tekken character, he might still be a terrific addition to the Super Smash Bros. roster.
After all, he’ll surely contribute something to the game that only a select warriors like Sephiroth, Kazuya, and Snake do.
I’m referring to their character designs’ absolute badassery.
Alucard (age 13)
Hellsing Ultimate is a Japanese anime series.
What would we do if we didn’t mention the No Life King, the first vampire?
Alucard’s moveset would be incredibly versatile (not to mention look friggin’ fantastic) if he was ever included in, based on his exploits in his series.
Before anything else, I believe he should have his immortality nerfed to the ground — or the programmers should just ban him.
After all, nothing is more irritating than an opponent who refuses to die.
All of the healing items in the game are insignificant in comparison to this guy’s healing factor.
My Hero Academia is an anime series based on the manga My Hero Academia.
Few characters in MHA (including Deku at the present) are as renowned and beloved as All Might, the strongest hero.
He is the “Symbol of Peace” as well as the MC’s tutor. And he’s one of the best-conceptually-designed hero characters in anime, in my opinion.
But, putting All Might’s reputation aside, I believe we can all agree that he’s one of the few characters on this list that seems to be capable of laying a nice smackdown thus far.
And, I’m not going to lie, a Detroit Smash would be a fantastic in-game smash.
Not to mention his special moves, which are all themed.
Because of the Smash, you know? Okay, I’ll get out of here…
Kakashi Hatake is the eleventh member of the Kakashi Hatake clan.
Naruto is a Japanese anime series.
There are very few ninjas in Naruto who are as popular as this man, with the exception of the primary protagonists themselves (e.g., the famed friends/rivals combo Naruto & Sasuke).
He’s also one of the coolest anime characters I’ve ever seen.
Sure, we’ve already seen how ridiculous he can be at times. But what happens when it’s time to take things seriously and fight? I’ll tell you, Kakashi isn’t a slacker.
He’s a shinobi who’s fought hundreds (if not thousands) of battles, including many against terrifyingly strong opponents.
The only issue?
I suppose Kakashi would be a bit of a problem to include to the game currently, since he has so many possible moves/jutsus for the designers to pick from (try over 1000).
Sailor Moon (#10)
Sailor Moon is a Japanese anime series.
We’ve got the most famous (and powerful) magical girl in anime history right here.
I realize she doesn’t have the same “hard and gritty” character design as many of the others on this list. This charming character, like Kirby and Jigglypuff, should not be missed.
Usagi Tsukino (also known as The Guardian of Love and Justice) is the most powerful figure on this list.
She’s also the cutest, surprise, surprise!
I mean, am I the only one who wants to see this lovely magical girl’s abilities put to the test against some Nintendo characters?
Monkey D. Luffy (nine)
One Piece is a popular anime series.
Luffy would die if he didn’t have his Nakama.
In a one-on-one combat, he can surely hold his own.
He may seem to be a total moron and a stubborn airhead most of the time, yet he’s a combat genius.
I mean, his extensive list of vanquished foes speaks for itself.
Crocodile? Doflamingo? Katakuri? It’s no issue!
Luffy can go toe to toe with anybody using just melee attacks (technically) since his Devil Fruit talent enables him to do so.
This aspect about him provides him a potentially devastating Smash moveset.
Toriko is a Japanese anime series.
From one glutton to the next, we have Toriko (meaning “The Glutton”), who seems to have the body to knock anyone about.
Toriko fights as much as he eats, which is remarkable given that he eats almost constantly.
And, like the most of the characters on this list, he has a plethora of special skills at his disposal. They’re all about food, and they’re all amusing. What a strange coincidence!
Natsu Dragneel is number seven on the list.
Fairy Tail is a Japanese animated television series.
Super Smash Bros. (particularly Ultimate) has a distinct absence of dragon-themed characters, which I observed.
Bowser and King K. Rool, for example, are dragon characters. But, let’s be honest, one resembles a turtle, while the other resembles a croc.
Furthermore, Charizard is no longer a selectable character and is now a member of the Pokémon Trainer’s squad (as of this writing).
This is when Natsu enters the picture!
His moveset should essentially include everything a dragon can do. Which, in any game, is always amazing to witness.
Kaneki Ken is number six.
Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese anime series.
Few characters in Smash (or even anime) can match this famous edgelord when it comes to heartbreaking backstories and character development.
Kaneki didn’t seem to be much until his life was turned upside down. However, he became one of the most dangerous warriors in his series after unintentionally sipping on the incorrect waifu.
He was the world’s first half-human/half-ghoul, and he’s encountered a slew of terrible foes since then.
I’m sure some of you dispute the developers’ ability to include such a nasty character in the game. However, bear in mind that they have done it before!
After all, isn’t Kirby already there? Kaneki, why not?
Hey, when it comes to devouring their buddies, they appear to have a lot in common…
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a Japanese anime series.
Yes, the most heinous Victorian vampire and the most vehement JoJo hater made the cut.
He’s here — Dio!
The most memed fighting game of all time is Super Smash Bros. There isn’t even a competition on that tier ranking.
Do you recall the memes “Wombo Combo” and “Everyone Joins the Battle”? All of these are true hood classics.
Without a doubt, JBA has built a similar reputation within the anime community.
And who better to add to the SSB roster than Dio? He’s the most meme-worthy character in the whole franchise.
Berserk is a Japanese anime series.
I admit that there are a lot of sword-wielding characters in Super Smash Bros.
Despite this proviso, I’ll argue that Guts is more than deserving of a spot on the roster.
That’s because he’s a freakin’ badass and wonderful!
When I think about it, that’s the exact reason I wanted Doomguy to be on the roster in the first place.
Regrettably, things did not work out in the end for myself and other admirers…
Edward Elric is number three.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese anime series.
This character is known for his adaptability.
Most of you can probably assume why Edward is on this list based on that.
Edward, with his alchemy-themed moveset, has the potential to be one of the most enjoyable characters to play.
His qualities as a combatant are also in line with the lore.
Edward is powerful, quick, and well knowledgeable in alchemy. He’s also a brilliant tactician who relies on his intellect rather than brute might to defeat his foes.
Also, I’d want to see more intelligent characters in the game.
Saitama is number two.
One Punch Man is a Japanese anime series.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, isn’t Saitama a little too much for Smash?”
Yes, you may be correct. But that’s when “character nerfing” comes into play.
After all, the roster already includes a fighter who can sprint faster than the speed of sound (Sonic) and another whose stomach can canonically morph into a black hole…
One of the numerous features that distinguishes Smash is its ability to make any character operate in-game.
Saitama’s issue is that he’s too strong – although there are ways around this, such as showing him as a younger (and less bald) incarnation.
Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series.
When it comes to anime fighting games, the Dragon Ball series is almost often mentioned as the “GOAT” of the genre.
After all, what can you expect from a program that is based entirely on combat?
Goku has battled everyone from simple street thugs to gods.
That’s why he’s consistently voted as one of the most battle-crazed anime characters of all time.
He also happens to be one of the most powerful.
I don’t know about you, but I think having Goku in any fighting game (let alone SSBU) is a huge advantage in my opinion.
So… Do you have your fingers crossed?
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Super Smash Bros. is a fighting video game franchise created by Masahiro Sakurai, released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999 and later on other consoles and handhelds. The series features various playable characters from Nintendo’s most popular franchises. The first game was released as an arcade title in Japan in October of that year, before it saw release worldwide in December. Reference: super smash bros dlc.
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