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For detailed information about this series, see: Rival Schools on Wikipedia

Batsu ichimonji art

Batsu Ichimonji, the main protagonist of the series

Rival Schools, known as Justice Gakuen (Justice Academy) in Japan, is a 3D fighting video game series by Capcom.

Video Games

  • Rival Schools: United by Fate (November 1997). Arcade, PlayStation. Re-released in 2012 for PlayStation Network.
    • Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2 (1998). Update of the first game, released only in Japan. Re-released in 2015 for PlayStation Network.
  • Project Justice: Rival Schools 2 (December 17, 2000). Arcade, Sega Dreamcast.
  • Moero! Justice Gakuen Takkyuu-bu (2003). A ping-pong game for mobile phones.


  • Rival Schools (May 17, 2006). A comic book series by UDON Studios.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Pocket Fighter199709 September 1997Tessa dress as Kyouko Minazuki from Rival Schools in one of her Hypers from Pocket Fighter.2


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Street Fighter199711 November 1997Sakura from Street Fighter is selectable in all Rival Schools games and Project Justice features a Street Fighter Zero 3 ad in the "Gorin Dome" stage, while Batsu and Akira from Rival Schools are selectable in Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation and many Rival Schools characters are selectable in Street Fighter × All Capcomand Hinata and Tiffany make a background cameo in Street Fighter V. Rival School characters also appear in the Street Fighter UDON comic book series.1

4Arrow L Kobun199711 November 1997There's a Tron ni Kobun chalk drawing in the background of the "Taiyou H.S. Classroom" stage from Rival Schools.2

4Arrow L Power Stone20001217 December 17, 2000There's a Power Stone 2 ad visible in the background of the "Gorin Dome" stage from Project Justice.2

5Arrow R SNK vs. Capcom200108 August 2001Various Rival Schools characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games, while Kyosuke Kagami is selectable in Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millenium 2001;. There's also a Capcom vs. SNK ad visible in the background of the "Gorin Dome" stage from Project Justice.1

5Arrow R Mega Man20011129 November 29, 2001A rescuable Reploid in Mega Man X6 is named after Batsu from Rival Schools.3

5Arrow R Capcom Fighting200410 October 2004Characters from Rival Schools make cameo appearances in Capcom Fighting Evolution.1

5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Kyoko and Hideo from Rival Schools are selectable in Namco × Capcom.1

5Arrow R Capcom Girl's Mind Puzzle2007 2007Capcom Girl's Mind Puzzle features appearances of Hinata from the Rival Schools series.1

5Arrow R Tatsunoko vs. Capcom200812 December 2008Batsu is selectable in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.1

5Arrow R Marvel vs. Capcom20111115 November 15, 2011Characters from Rival Schools make cameo appearances in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.1

5Arrow R Project X Zone20111011 October 11, 2011Project X Zone features Batsu from Rival Schools.1

5Arrow R Dragon's Dogma20120522 May 22, 2012The list of generic monickers in Dragon's Dogma features "Hideo", "Kyouko", "Momo", "Roy" and "Kyousuke" as possible monickers.2

5Arrow R Onimusha20120628 June 28, 2012Hinata and Akira from Rival Schools appear in Onimusha Soul.1

5Arrow R Minna to Series20121025 October 25, 2012Minna to Capcom All Stars and Street Fighter × All Capcom feature characters from Rival Schools.1

5Arrow R Otoranger20140221 February 21, 2014Natsu and Tiffany are featured in Otoranger.1

5Arrow R Dead Rising2014069 June 9, 2014Shoma from Rival Schools is featured as a costume for Chuck Greene in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha, along with his actual moves; Dead Rising 4 features Rival Schools Arcade cabinets, art books and banners in its backgrounds.1