"I'm going to use everything that I have!"
Batsu Ichimonji is the lead character of the Rival Schools game series. His mother, who works at Taiyo High as a clerk, is kidnapped when Justice High's students attack Taiyo High in Rival Schools, the first game in the series. This is Batsu's motive for transferring to Taiyo High at the beginning of the game's story.
In the subsequent game Project Justice (called Moero! Justice Gakuen in Japan), Batsu's pride is shattered when he loses a fight and runs off to seclusion. After several weeks of intense training in the mountains, he comes back to Taiyo High in time to save his friends from an assassin named Kurow.
Aside from his main roles in those games, Batsu, along with his classmate Hinata, also makes an appearance in Capcom vs. SNK 2, assisting his classmate Kyosuke in his Super Move "Final Symphony Remix." Another notable appearance of Batsu is in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash.
Batsu is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama, who provided Link's mature voice in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and has voice roles in other fighting games.
Selected game appearances
- Rival Schools: United by Fate (1997)
- Rival Schools: Evolution 2 (1998)
Neo Geo Pocket Color
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash (1999)
- Project Justice (2001)
- Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 (2001)