Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX?) is a 2D arcade fighting game developed by Ecole Software and French Bread and published by Sega, which brings together selected characters from different light novel series published under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The project was a collaboration between Sega and Dengeki Bunko as part of the 20th year anniversary of the light novel imprint.[1] The arcade game was released on March 18, 2014.[2]

The game was later released for both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 13, 2014,[3] with Kawada Mami performing the opening theme song "belief".[4] The game is set for release on October 6, 2015 in North America and Europe.[5][6]

An updated Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION Dengeki Bunko Faitingu Kuraimakkusu Igunishion?), was launched on July 28, 2015,[7] bringing in additional characters and more balanced gameplay.[8]


The objective of the game is to defeat the opponent by either depleting their health as indicated by their health bar at the top or have the higher health at the end of a round as indicated by the counter at the top. To do this, the character use moves unique to the character to block, dodge, or attack the opposing character. A special bar located at the bottom of the screen fills up when attacking the opponent, which if filled can allow a character to use special attacks that yield greater damage than a regular attack after inputting the proper button combinations. The game uses a standard eight-way joystick and four buttons: A (weak attack), B (medium attack), C (strong attack), and D (support, to summon support characters). Players can also dash, back dash, and two levels of jump. The player can unleash special Impact Skill attacks and can use Blast icons for various Blast attacks.[9]

The player can also use Assist characters, which can be used to aid the player with their unique moves, for example Kamijou Touma can be used to either block an opponent's attack or punch them. The Assist Character can only be used after a certain amount of time has passed in a round, at which point if the Assist Character is summoned the player needs to wait again before being able to use the character.

By the time the game has been updated for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition, the game added new systems and re-balanced existing characters.[8][10]

Other featuresEdit

Apart from the classic Arcade mode, in the home version of the game, he Dream Duel is introduced, which includes new conversation events and battles. In Network mode, the player is able to face off against opponents across the country. The player is able to use in-game points to customize character colors and unlock special content, as well allow players to save data between PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.[4]

Character RosterEdit

Dengeki Bunko CharactersEdit

The roster consists of characters from light novel series under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. Although most characters come in pairs, some series included in the roster are exclusively assist characters. Special mention goes to Toaru Majutsu no Index, Sword Art Online, and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, with each series having two characters being playable. Each additional characters (playables and assists alike) are scheduled to be added to the roster, starting from Q3 2014. As of Ignition, some characters like Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei characters Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are both playables and assist, if one of the playable character are selected, player cannot use the playable character's assist counterpart.

A colored background indicates extra post-release content.

Series Playable Character
(Character Profile)
Assist Character
(Character Profile)
Toaru Majutsu no Index Misaka Mikoto
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Misaka
Kamijou Touma
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Touma

DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Accelerator

Shirai Kuroko
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Kuroko
Uiharu Kazari
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Uiharu
Shakugan no Shana Shana
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Shana
Wilhelmina Carmel
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Wilhelmina
Durarara!! Heiwajima Shizuo
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Shizuo
Celty Sturluson
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Celty
Orihara Izaya

DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Izaya

Accel World Kuroyukihime
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kuroyukihime
Arita Haruyuki
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Arita
Sword Art Online Yuuki Asuna
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Asuna
Kirigaya Suguha
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Leafa
Kirigaya Kazuto
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kirito
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Kousaka Kirino
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kirino
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kuroneko
Ookami to Koushinryou Holo
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Holo
Boogiepop wa Warawanai Boogiepop
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Boogiepop
Hataraku Maou-sama! Yusa Emi
DengekiBunkoFightingCimaxIgnition Emi
Maou Sadao
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax MaouSadao


Minato Tomoka
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax MinatoTomoka
Hakamada Hinata
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax HakamadaHinata
Golden Time


Kaga Kouko
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kouko
Kino no Tabi


DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kino
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo


Shiina Mashiro
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Shiina
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko


Touwa Erio
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Erio


Aisaka Taiga
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Taiga
Takasu Ryuuji
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Ryuji
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei


Shiba Miyuki
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Miyuki
Shiba Tatsuya
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Tatsuya
Shiba Tatsuya
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Tatsuya
Shiba Miyuki
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Miyuki
Strike the Blood


Himeragi Yukina
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Yukina
Akatsuki Kojou
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Kojou
Black Bullet


Satomi Rentaro
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Rentaro
Aihara Enju
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Enju
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan


Mitsukai Dokuro
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Dokuro
Heavy Object


Quenser Barbotage
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Quenser
Floretia Capistrano
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Floretia
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Asama Tomo
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Tomo
Iryia no Sora, UFO no Natsu Iriya Kana
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Irya
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Zero
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Zero

DLC CharactersEdit

These characters are available via downloadable content. Sega announced the DLC will be free for limited time weeks later after the DLC's release date.[15][16]

Series Playable Character
(Character Profile)
Assist Character
(Character Profile)
Sword Art Online Konno Yuuki
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Yuuki
Kohiruimaki Karen
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition LLEN
Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta? Tamaki Ako
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Ako
Nishimura Hideki
DengekiBunkoFightingClimaxIgnition Lucian

SEGA Guest CharactersEdit

In the arcade version, Yuuki Akira of Virtua Fighter was included in the game as a boss, with the character Pai Chan as an assist. They are later playable in the Console Version. With the appearance of Selvaria Bles of Senjou no Valkyria in the console version, they will be unlockable after beating Arcade Mode in certain ways. Akira can be unlocked if the Climax Art finishers are not used in any stages, while Selvaria can be unlocked if the Climax Art finisher are used in any stages. Apparently, they are confirmed unplayable in Arcade and Dream Duel Modes for some reasons, until the Sega characters became regular characters since the Arcade Mode is changed into those of Dream Duel Mode.[17]

Series Playable Character
(Character Profile)
Assist Character
(Character Profile)
Virtua Fighter Yuuki Akira
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Akira
Pai Chan
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Pai
Senjou no Valkyria Selvaria Bles
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Selvaria
Alicia Melchiott
DengekiBunkoFightingClimax Alicia


External LinksEdit


  1. Dengeki Bunko 20th Year Anniversary Collaboration Page, accessed October 11, 2013. (in Japanese)
  2. Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX to Follow in March from Shorkyuken. Retrieved on 2014/2/25.
  3. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax dated in Japan. From Gematsu. Retrieved on 2014/8/9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Dokuro-chan, Accelerator, Izaya Join Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Game as Support. from the Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2014/10/5.
  5. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Heads West This Summer from the Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2015/01/30.
  6. [1]|Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax release date set| fromGematsu. Published on August 6, 2015
  7. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition launches in Japanese arcades on July 28. From Gematsu. Retrieved on 2015/8/3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 FIGHTING CLIMAX』のアップデートを検討中!? 第2回全国大会決勝で寺田貴治さんがポロリ From Dengeki Online. Retrieved on 2015/8/3.
  9. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Arcade Game's Gameplay Video Streamed. From the Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2014/2/25.
  10. New Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Game Coming This Summer. From the Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2015/8/3.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Has Ro-Kyu-Bu, Kino’s Journey, And Golden Time Characters In It from Siliconera. Retrieved on 2014/1/28.
  12. 12.0 12.1 FIGHTING CLIMAX』の追加キャラが『魔法科高校の劣等生』の深雪と『とらドラ!』の大河に決定! from Dengeki Online(Japanese). Retrieved on 2014/5/10.
  13. 13.0 13.1 『電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX』に新キャラ追加! 『ストライク・ザ・ブラッド』雪菜と『ブラック・ブレット』蓮太郎が参戦
  14. 『電撃文庫 FC新作(仮)』に『ヘヴィーオブジェクト』の“クウェンサー”(声優:花江夏樹)が参戦. Retrieved on 2015/06/09.
  15. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition adds Sword Art Online’s Yuuki and LLENN via free DLC from Gematsu. Retrieved on 2012/12/9.
  17. Gameplay Information Released for Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX’s Tomoka Minato and Kirito from Shorkyuken. Retrieved on 2014/2/17.
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