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Update: If ArcSys were to give another anime the Dragon Ball FighterZ treatment, which one would you like to see?

There's obviously a near-infinite amount to choose from, so we've narrowed down our poll to some of the more popular and likely choices

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • May 2, 2018 at 7:54 a.m. PDT • Comments: 797

Update: The poll results are in! There were 15,539 votes submitted! Check them out after the jump.

Earlier: One of the biggest headlines in the FGC throughout this last year has been Dragon Ball FighterZ ever since its reveal, the hopes and hype for it as we built up to its release, and the great success it has seen since we could finally get our hands on it.

Honestly, even if the game didn't appeal to you personally, it's hard to argue against that this was going to be a slam dunk of big proportions - First, you bring in Bandai Namco, one of the most successful fighting game publishers in the entire world with the Tekken and Soul Calibur franchises under their belt.

Then, you add Arc System Works to the mix, developers of serious pedigree with Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and Persona 4: Arena all being highly successful in their own right, and you combine their efforts for a Dragon Ball game, one of the biggest multimedia franchises in the entire world.

It's not like Arc System Works are strangers to adaptions, either. The aforementioned Persona 4: Arena was obviously an adaption of the highly popular RPG franchise, but they also made a fondly remembered (yet also hilariously broken) Fist of the North Star/Hokuto no Ken fighting game back in 2005, as well as recent endeavors on the 3DS with both Dragon Ball and One Piece, including crossplay capability between the two.

So, with the company having such a storied history when it comes to adapting franchises, their most recent endeavor being to bring the world of RWBY to fighting game fans via their crossover title BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, the mind starts to wander when thinking of what other franchises they might be able to turn into gold if given the chance.

While it's hard to reach the fame and success of Dragon Ball, there are a lot of different manga series that have ended up being hugely successful not just in their native Japan, but on a worldwide scale as well. Some are obviously not very fit for a fighting game (Death Note FighterZ, any one?), but it's still commonplace for most popular series to have a strong battle element to them.

With that in mind, we decided to let you guys, our readers, have your voices be heard. We've compiled a poll with some of the biggest manga franchises in the world that Arc System Works could possibly make their next fighting game based on, and it's time for you guys to vote on them. For the poll itself and some more details about my reasoning for these choices, continue below.

If you're curious about the metrics of the series chosen for the poll, they obviously need to be popular enough to have a reasonable shot at being made into a high-profile fighting game. As such, the majority of the series are from Shonen Jump, by far the most successful manga magazine in Japan, though there are a few others included that have had a strong impact both natively and internationally as well.

Since most people who would be interested in voting here are inevitably going to want more than just one from this list, you're free to vote for up to 3 different choices - and, of course, if your favorites aren't in the list, there's an Other option to cast your vote for, and as always you're very welcome to let us know your hopes in the comments.

What manga/anime would you like to see Arc System Works tackle as a fighting game next?

1. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: 3650 votes / 23.5%
2. Bleach: 2620 votes / 16.9%
3. My Hero Academia: 1643 votes / 10.6%
4. HunterxHunter: 1308 votes / 8.4%
5. Yu Yu Hakusho: 1009 votes / 6.5%
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: 951 votes / 6.1%
7. One Piece: 917 votes / 5.9%
8. Naruto: 720 votes / 4.6%
9. Fairy Tail: 552 votes / 3.6%
10. Fist of the North Star (again): 468 votes / 3.0%
11. Sailor Moon: 439 votes / 2.8%
12. Saint Seiya: 402 votes / 2.6%
13. Other (Specify in comments): 317 votes / 2.0%
14. Rurouni Kenshin: 267 votes / 1.7%
15. Gintama: 259 votes / 1.7%

Total votes: 15,522

Voting has closed

Before letting you loose in the comments, there's been a lot of talk about just doing a full-on Shonen Jump crossover for the next game, and while that is an idea that a lot of people would obviously get behind, it also brings its own share of difficulties to the table that could (or also, could not) prove to be insurmountible.

I'm going to have an article out in the near future going in to more detail on what hurdles there would be for such a game, so hopefully we can save any crossover talks for that one, and try to keep this focused on individual IP fighting games.

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