Sega’s Yakuza franchise is getting a live-action adaptation before you assume referred to as Like a Dragon: Yakuza


Yakuza, Like a Dragon, Sega, Prime Video, Amazon

Pack your baggage for Kamurochō as a result of Sega‘s Yakuza series is coming to Prime Video, thanks to an upcoming live-action adaptation, Like a Dragon: Yakuza, on October 24, 2024! Based on the mega-popular Yakuza video game series, Like a Dragon: Yakuza follows Kazama Kiryu, the steadfast protagonist from the original games. Japanese actor Ryoma Takeuchi (Kamen Rider Drive) plays Kazama in the series, featuring plenty of street toughs feeling the wrath of Kazama’s mighty fists of fury.

Plot particulars concerning the present stay a thriller. However, it’s mentioned to have six episodes, with Kazama exploring the imply and unpredictable streets of the fictional leisure district Kamurocho. Like a Dragon: Yakuza is ready in 1995, just like the plot of the sport Yakuza Kiwami. It’s beneficial that individuals within the present play Yakuza Kiwami earlier than watching the present, although it’s non-compulsory. If you propose to play the sport, keep in mind that it could possibly take as much as 100 hours to see the whole lot in a Yakuza recreation.

Sega’s Yakuza sequence has grown in reputation lately. The first recreation, Yakuza, was launched in 2005. Many sequels and spinoffs adopted, however the sequence turned a mega-hit within the U.S. with 2016’s Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. The newest installment of the franchise, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, options Kazama Kiryu teaming up with Ichiban Kasuga, a frizzy-haired himbo with a coronary heart of gold and a Dragon Warrior obsession.

The Yakuza sequence is hard-hitting but additionally very foolish. In addition to the sport’s street-brawling mechanics and RPG parts, Kazama and Ichiban combat perverts, rescue runaway wigs, foil serial urinators, homicide karaoke machines, and spend far an excessive amount of yen on Gotcha machines. The recreation consists of mini-games to spice up character stats and introduce hijinks to an in any other case “serious” plot about loyalty, honor, and overcoming adversity in a metropolis attempting to kill you. The newest entry, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, is a delight. I’m in the midst of enjoying it now, and I’m having a blast! It’s unclear if Prime Video’s Like a Dragon: Yakuza sequence will carry the identical tone because the video games, however I hope it does to some extent.

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He began with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, earlier than launching the companion YouTube sequence Animation Movies Revisited. He’s additionally the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio present specializing in comedian books, movie, music, and extra. You’ll not often catch him with out headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.


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