My 2nd GBA game.
I remember playing it on my GBA at E3 before the GBA came out in the states.
Waiting in line to win a GBA.
Then I won a GBA.
So I gave it to my (then)gf.
Then 4 years later she dumped me.
I hate her.
BAH! That generic anime style with the jailbait girlies and moptop boys was only used as a place-holder. In the days before Million (Technos Reborn!) and Atlus were able to snap up all of the properties from Technos Japan's locker, obviously, they wanted to make some good games, even if they didn't explicitly have access to the Kunio-kun license just yet.
That's the only reason why the style for "Dodge Ball Fighters" for the GBA was used as it was. Million couldn't do any better at the time, and so they had to just settle for it. Now that Million has since reacquired pretty much everything they could stand to need (or at least, Double Dragon and Kunio-kun, which were the most important any way), don't expect them to ever go back to the style from the GBA game. And I, for one, am glad about that. It's just not Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball without the title character.
Personally, I would rather see an update to Dunk Heroes (the one game that makes NBA Jam its bitch), or maybe another game like Kunio-tachi no Banka. I love my RCR as much as the next not-stupid person, but there's so much more to Kunio-kun besides that game, as great as it is. Or hell, maybe they could have Kunio and friends attack a sport that they haven't covered yet.
Kunio-kun no Fencing/Kendo? I like the sound of that...