voiced by Takaya Kuroda. It's not all that impressive considering Madarame's such an old man. The Patriarch of the Yamagasa Family, a yakuza group that controls the Nagasugai entertainment district in Fukuoka. After her death, it's revealed that her ex-husband, the one who wrote the letter, was none other than Goro Majima. Kugihara found out the hard way. Sato had a change of heart after Okudera saved his life, who was then killed by Yama-oroshi. He fights Kiryu after Aoyama fingers him for the attack on Madarame. Kurosawa clearly wasn't expecting him to interfere with his back-up plan. When she's ordered to kill Shinada because, She gets kidnapped by the Nagoya Family when Shinada learns too much. Despite being his secretary, Hana is very strict with Akiyama, not-so-gently reminding him about the payments he is late to collect and berating him for being lazy. And it was actually Kanai who tossed Horie off the roof, Kanai is fought right after Ogita's boss fight, When he later returns to interrogate her for the letter, he overdoes it and beats her to death by slamming her head into the floor repeatedly, He decides to see his job through to the end even after Park dies, When they and Haruka become DREAM-LINE, the red and white performing costume makes Asuza look a lot like, Mai destroys Haruka's gift to Park, and both are quick to shove Horie's trip to the hospital to Haruka's face, However, when the climax rolls in and merge with Haruka as DREAM-LINE, their performing costumes' second colour changes to white, making them, Following the Princess League finals, Haruka, Mai, and Azusa team up to form DREAM-LINE, Nakai didn't mean it when he made the deal with her to join them if she lost, but if she wanted to join Osaka Talents, they'd all gladly welcome her, They're also much nicer and look out for her when they perform in Tokyo together, they team up together to form DREAM-LINE in the game's climax, nothing more than a ruse to light up the competitive spirits in both teams. Also punched the hell out of Daigo for being a yakuza. Kurosawa clearly never expected Baba to form a kinship with Saejima. She feels guilty for deceiving Kiryu, as her feelings for him were real. They're not as strong as other weapons, but they can't be broken, allowing Shinada to almost have a, When he reveals the truth about himself and how he had been. After Saejima fights Kugihara for the last time, the latter pulls a gun, but Himura shoots him instead. When it's discovered she was actually murdered instead, Ogita reveals that he accidentally killed her by beating her head repeatedly against the floor, fueled out of revenge for screwing him over, This is the reason he went overboard in interrogating her for the letter, which killed her. Shinada uses weapons to supplement his weak fighting skills while Yagami uses martial arts and refuses to keep weapons on himself. Their marriage was happy until she had an abortion without telling him and he left her, believing he was holding her back from her dreams. The connections between them bring them together, but the conflict that unfolds is nothing any of them could have predicted. He was setup to take the fall for Fujita, his baseball trainer, who was involved in the gambling scandal. Tatsuo just regarded Daigo as a classmate. They used to be part of Dyna Chair, but Park's aggressiveness made them defect to her rival talent agency. It's evident that she wants to turn Haruka into the success she couldn't be, and achieve her own dream of creating an Idol success story, When Akiyama and Haruka compare the handwriting on it to her suicide note, it's clear the note was forged based on the handwriting of her right hand, which she couldn't use, indicating she was murdered instead, Prior to the events of the game, she borrowed 300 million yen from Akiyama, which required she pass his, She dies in Haruka's chapter shortly after the two become closer and go shopping together. And lastly, she and Katsuya are actually old friends and their rivalry is nothing but a ruse for the public; they had been working together from the beginning, Not only does her death have a huge impact on the story, but toward the end of the game, Akiyama deducts that Park and Katsuya were the ones who leaked Majima's letter in order to draw out their enemies, and that Park gave Haruka the pen for her safe knowing she could be killed, entrusting Haruka to finish what she started. Hello and... konnichi wa. An inmate who shares a room with Saejima. When Kiryu refuses to leave the orphanage and give up Haruka, she delivers an absolutely brutal one toward him, telling him that by giving the kids (including Haruka) such happy lives, they've become afraid of losing that happiness and will do anything to cling onto it, even sacrifice their own individual aspirations and dreams for it. It is based in the Tokyo-Yokohama area and was one of the first yakuza families to expand its operations outside of Japan. It bites him in the ass. He doesn't seek money or power and only instructs those he see potential in. When Kosaka is stabbed by Kugihara during the outbreak, Himura reveals that Oshima managed to save him. Similar to past games, there are two components; being Adventure Mode and Combat Mode. He knew of the backroom dealings at the time, but he did what he was told to prolong his career. A typical hot-headed man from the mainland who tends to let his fists do the talking. Like T-Set, he resents Dyna Chair for its strong performance in the Princess League despite them being an underdog, but seems to respect Haruka and thinks T-Set could learn a few things from her. He accidentally kills her, fails to locate the letter, and gets both himself and Kanai an asskicking courtesy of Akiyama. immediately after Ogita. Kugihara was actually working under him the entire time, although he works for a man higher than him, He was sent by the Omi Alliance to control Saejima's sentence in prison and lure him to Tokyo, When Kiryu arrives in Tokyo, he tells him what his boss had planned for him and the others in the Tojo Clan, He's far more competent than he seems. Even when Saejima challenges him, he doesn't back down at all and can put up a decent fight against him, He fights Saejima at the end of his chapter, Kiryu in the beginning of the last, and is Shinada's, suiting Baba being very much conflicted over his mission to manipulate and ultimately kill off Saejima even though he's been so kind to Baba and even saved his life. But she couldn't share this with him, as she knew he would someday leave her. he took a knife to Madarame when he pulled a gun on Aoyama knowing full well that Aoyama had no intention of forming an equal alliance with him now that the more benevolent Daigo's "conveniently" gone missing. It turns out she is the daughter of Yamagasa patriarch Madarame, and serves as a mole for him. Enough to convince Kiryu that he's unintentionally setting up the kids at the orphanage for failure. He loses his left arm by having it crushed by a trash compactor operated by Kamon Kanai. He's set up to be one of the game's major villains that lures Kiryu and the others to Tokyo, but gets taken out long before they arrive, When Kiryu and the others finally reach Tokyo and are ready to face him, he's already dead. Shun Akiyama. This is a very large category! Before he could do that, he was shot through the chest by Himura. Characters that have appeared in the Yakuza series. Though not affiliated with the yakuza, he calls Saejima "Boss". His knife-wielding skills during Akiyama's finale prove to be quite a bit quicker and more aggressive and he doesn't slow much when he inevitably loses the knife halfway through the fight. He later formed formed the Nagoya family with locals who wanted to protect the peace in Nagoya. It's an act. As the new stars of Osaka Talent, he is already promoting them aggressively. A: Yakuza 5 is the fifth mainline story game in the Yakuza series by SEGA. Since his father's plans involves putting him in charge of both the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance, he's been training tirelessly to make himself physically strong enough to justify him standing at the very top of the yakuza criminal underworld. He survives, but spends the rest of the game at the hospital. They settle their rivalry with one last at-bat, with Shinada scoring a home run off his curve ball unlike fifteen years ago when it was a fast ball. Textures themselves are 4 times bigger. After Akiyama finds him in a junkyard with his arm crushed into a bloody mess, Ogita is told to run for his life while Akiyama stays behind to create a distraction during his hunt for Kanai. She's always the one to take care of the finances and keep the office clean. He planned to kill Daigo during negotiations with the Yamagasa family but Daigo caught on and went underground, but the truth is that he was ordered to bring Kiryu out of hiding, Killed by Morinaga before spilling the beans on who he was taking orders from. But she couldn't share this with him, as she knew he would someday leave her. knowing that the disbanding of the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance will result in utter chaos he somehow managed to contact Kiryu (who at that point is publicly believed to be dead) to act as a bodyguard, He ends up becoming the Chairman of the Omi Alliance in. Gameplay is relatively similar to the previous games in the series, though with a few changes. He batted fourth for the Wyverns when the gambling scandal took place 15 years ago. But he is. Like other Nagoya establishments, he provides breakfast for the price of a cup of coffee, so the cash-strapped Shinada is a frequent customer. When Shinada started to investigate the truth behind the scandal, he ordered his men to silence him, but they were too attached to him and couldn't do it. Was sacrificed to ensure Tojo and Omi would get the hell out of Nagoya, installing a long period of peace without Omi and Tojo duking it out in the streets. Who turns out to be his old friend from high school, Daigo Dojima. Yakuza 5 continued this trend and featured five playable protagonists; Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Taiga Saejima, Tatsuo Shinada, as well as the long running supporting character, Haruka Sawamura. But he won't be satisfied unless he's able to beat Kiryu. She feels guilty for deceiving Kiryu, as her feelings for him were real. The first time you fight him as Saejima is actually his most formidable since his healthbar is on par with some of the series', When Saejima calls him brother and still believes him to be one, and when he tries to kill himself the second time in the finale. That at-bat ended up getting him banned from playing baseball due to accusations of stealing signs from the opposing team, the Gigants. However, it was Daigo that requested they both look after Kiryu to protect him and his secret identity, In Kamurocho, he's fought alongside his grandfather. Current chief of Tojo headquarters, and assistant to Daigo Dojima. He attempts to kill Shinada when he starts going after the Nagoya Family, and later tells him that the team sacrificed him for the good of Nagoya. goes toe to toe with an Amon like the rest of the heroes. His primary motivation for wanting to take down Kiryu is to prove that he himself has the strength to rule over one of the strongest yakuza clans in the entire nation. A new character named Tatsuo Shinadais introduced. Yakuza 5 is the closest thing we'll get to a proper Taxi Driver video game. Majima's ex-wife. "End of Rematch", for the final battle against Akiyama. Then, under Baba's orders, he was to start a riot so that Saejima could get away easier, but his hatred drove him to try and kill Saejima instead. He swears revenge on the Tojo Clan and was prepared to go to war, but Kiryu convinced him to leave the fate of the Yamagasa family in his hands. Punches the shit out of Daigo when he learns he's a yakuza boss. After being fired by Park, he's coerced by Kanai into clearing his mounting debt to Osaka Enterprises and helping them by stealing Majima's letter to Park. Patriarch of the Kitakata Family, a yakuza group that controls Hokkaido's largest entertainment district, Tsukimino. Shared with Watase. In Yakuza 5 you'll probably notice the difference in shading the most. He was so disgusted with himself that he turned himself in immediately. Saejima still considers him a brother in spite of it all, which shocks Baba to the point where he can't shoot Taiga and pulls the gun on himself instead, He suffers from this again in the finale after he's defeated by Shinada, believing he's irredeemable and not worthy of becoming Saejima's sworn brother. He later formed formed the Nagoya family with locals who wanted to protect the peace in Nagoya. He actually knew Shinada from the day he hit his famed home run and was one of his biggest fans 15 years ago, and is clearly not pleased how he turned out. Before revealing the truth to Saejima, he's shot by Baba, going into coma. To Kiryu though it's possible he's just trying to taunt Kiryu and goad him into a fight. But then.. Before he can come out with the truth, he's shot dead by his boss. Games Movies TV Video. So it isn't money he earned that he is spending, but the money he owe at some point to another person or just used to pay off the tab on someone else's dime. The primary protagonist of the Yakuza series is Kazuma Kiryu, who is playable in every numbered entry through Yakuza 6.Some games, such as Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5, feature multiple playable characters, with players switching between them at predetermined points in the story. It turns out she is the daughter of Yamagasa patriarch Madarame, and serves as a mole for him. Main Series. Kanai later kills him for his repeated failures. Which is why he can't go through with killing Saejima, and after meeting Kiryu and Haruka, can't bring himself to kill the latter, Who would have thought shy, softspoken Baba was one of the best fighters in the story? If it's a true story, it apparently hasn't hindered his ability to kick ass though. But once Shinada's approached by a mysterious man who offers him a large sum of money for discovering the truth behind the incident 15 years ago, Takasugi takes it upon himself to see it through together with Shinada, and for more personal reasons beyond money. Yakuza Wiki. Explore Wikis; Community Central; Start a Wiki; Search This wiki This wiki All wikis | Sign In Don't have an account? He turned himself in at Ushijima's behest but was released soon after that. Please contribute information on Yakuza 5's characters by hitting an EDIT button on the page. The carp. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Characters / Yakuza 5 New Playable Characters The Tojo Clan Yamagasa Family Nagasugai Residents Tsukimino Residents Osaka Talents Kineicho Locals Omi Alliance He meets with Kiryu in Fukuoka and Saejima in Sapporo, and persuade both of them to go to Tokyo. Protagonists. When he's caught after Horie is thrown from the roof, he claims he wasn't at fault for what happened to Horie or Park, and was only acting on someone else's orders. He later arrives in Tokyo to attend the DREAM-LINE concert under orders to assassinate Haruka, but as the others saw something he didn't see in himself, he couldn't go through with it, He can't bring himself to kill Saejima due to his newfound admiration for him, and seeing as he'll be killed if he doesn't comply, he pulls the gun on himself instead. She also warns Haruka about the harsh consequences of failure and the hardships that come with being in the entertainment industry. 5 Yakuza Kiwami. In stark contrast to Akiyama, Hana is a very dedicated worker. To see more of it, click the links below for specific letters, or click the "Next" (or "Prev") links. This time, the game features 5 main protagonists/playable characters. However, it's revealed to be a cover up for a murder, It becomes evident in her final moments that she sacrificed, She's found dead near Dyna Chair's office by Horie in what appears to be suicide. A hostess at the Club Olivier in Nagasugai. When Akiyama tries to help Ogita escape, Kanai puts Ogita down for good. For Yakuza 5 on the PlayStation 3, Guide and Walkthrough by CyricZ. She discovered Haruka at a bookstore sometime before the fifth game, and took her under her wing to raise her into a successful Pop Idol. It makes a return in, he and Katsuya are betrayed by their boss, and especially when Katsuya, he's more than willing to get down on his knees out of gratitude for Akiyama saving Kamurocho, who the latter notes that not many men would do, He's the first that's fought on the roof of Kamurocho Hills, followed by Katsuya and either Kiryu or Saejima, He and Katsuya were used by the Omi Chairman to draw out Kiryu and Saejima and have all four of them face off against each other, in which the Chairman would step in and kill all four of them afterwards. One of the new playable characters who only appears in Yakuza 5. Yakuza; Yakuza 2; Yakuza 3; Yakuza 4; This page contains a list of characters for Yakuza 5, including names, actors, voice actors, and bios, images and video for each character. Despite the pressures of running a new taxi company in a place like Nagasugai, where competitions between rival cab firms is fierce, he always has a smile on his face. Supporting Characters. He displays a far colder side when Kiryu confronts him at the end of the game though he's still very passionate over his desire to solidify himself as the yakuza underworld's absolute strongest. He runs Osaka Talents, the leading talent agency in Kansai. My Essence of Whirlwind: With a longer weapon, Shinada can spin it around like a tornado to launch enemies and slam them down. Has some rather odd fluctuations in terms of his health bar at least. Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first game and sets the bar for how remakes of classic games should be handled by developers going forward. It was released in 2005. He will … With Aoyama though Watase's not particularly happy about it. Tatsuo Shinada. Kanai of Osaka Enterprises then hires him to retrieve the letter from Park's ex-husband in order to settle his debts. He used to be a street racer, but losing his wife in a traffic accident made him realize the risks of such an activity: he now promotes safe driving in his own taxi company. Daigo Dojima's. However, whereas Nishikiyama slowly loses control of his life which led to his fall. Given Shinada's reputation in the city, any time he fights the thugs chances are they know someone Shinada owes and the money is written off as an iou. He knew of the backroom dealings at the time, but he did what he was told to prolong his career. As Nanba says in one of those street conversations, Adachi has no filter. Someya on the other hand is a realistic "modern" Yakuza, uncaring who gets caught in the crossfire and only sees profits and status as what's needed to live the life. Welcome to my guide for Yakuza 5, the fifth mainline game in the Yakuza series, based in Japan and starring all around badass with the most unbreakable back, Kazuma Kiryu. Calls Daigo a weak leader and believes that someone truly strong like Kiryu should have been leading the Tojo Clan. Its current head (会長 oyabun) is Isao Seki. Important Characters. The Finesse to Watase's Force, using more graceful and precise punches and kicks compared to Watase's wild swings. Characters. It's staged to look like a suicide, and the note is burned, He's pretty much the cause of everything that happens in Shinada's chapter, past and present, He planned the gambling scandal and made sure Shinada would took the, He attempts to kill Shinada when he starts going after the Nagoya Family, and later tells him that the team sacrificed him for the good of Nagoya, He's crushed by a balloon light tower meant for Shinada, He pushes Shinada out of the way from getting crushed by a balloon light tower and gets crushed by it instead, He kills the shifty man before he can reveal anything to Shinada. While he's had a change of heart and has already decided not to assassinate Haruka, Shinada still insists on fighting him as a means of making him face the reality of his past sins as a manipulative assassin and receive retribution. Taiga Saejima. In Yakuza 5, Kiryu's bullet wound reopens in the final fight against Aizawa, and after defeating him, a battered Kiryu walks back to Kamurocho on foot while it's snowing (and he's still shirtless). Another inmate who shares Saejima's room. He was held responsible for Daigo's disappearance after the talks with Madarame in Nagasugai and searched the area for him frantically with Aizawa, and seeks Kiryu's help in finding him. Hana is r… Like many men from the mainland, he's laid back and loves to drink. He's something of a business rival with Mirei Park of Dyna Chair. When he discovered his wife left him for another man at the same time, he decided to turn himself in. The legends say that a carp can ascend into a dragon, symbolising Aizawa's desire to surpass Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima. Was supposed to be dead by Morinaga's hands but the truth is that Morinaga tried to stop him from being involved. He gets killed for the same reason, He feels guilty for playing a part in setting up Shinada 15 years ago, but doesn't regret it, believing it was for the good of Nagoya, He kills the shifty man by dropping several steel beams on him from the top of a building, and is later killed by a small vehicle that was dropped from the top of another building. All that time spent stealing from the corrupt rich had made him ignorant of the fact that someone was stealing his wife away from him. Yakuza 5 is a 2012 open world action-adventure video game developed and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3. Thankfully he survives but ends up in a coma, choking out and angrily dressing down Kanai for letting Akiyama get Haruka and the letter away from him, learning that his boss was the mastermind behind the numerous deaths and tragedies of the game, He actually has no yakuza ties and just uses rumors and intimidation to scare people into paying him back, When he reveals he has no ties to the actual yakuza, Uno calls him out for his bluffing and calls him a con-man, which makes him explode in anger, tied up and about to be executed by the Nagoya family, Takasugi, Downplayed. He had his eyes on Saejima as a potential troublemaker. She was a singer herself once, but now she works behind the scenes. When Shinada goes through a. voiced by Rikiya Koyama. They are based on the Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza family and have appeared more times than any other gang in the Grand Theft Auto series. Mistreating or taking advantage of women is also a good way to end up in the hospital. 1 Personality 2 Appearance 3 Yakuza 5 4 Gallery Kurosawa is the very definition of a more modern member of the yakuza. A young martial artist Kiryu meets in Nagasugai. "Dynamic & Magnificent" though it only plays during your second boss fight against him. He knew right from the beginning that she was a mole for someone, although her feelings for him are real, She's a mole for Madarame, who was simply sent to look after Kiryu and keep tabs on him. For the two playable characters that debuted in Yakuza 4, namely Taiga Saejima and Shun Akiyama, see the Yakuza 4 characters page. Unlike Katsuya, he had no idea what was going on. And despite saying she was looking forward to seeing Majima again, Akiyama believes she had no intention to, seeing as they were living in two different worlds after all these years, He's knocked off a roof by Kanai, who came for Majima's letter after Mirei Park's death. Owner of a dining bar in Kineicho. Uses a long, butcher knife with a pointed end when he's fighting Shinada. He's the grandson of Sotaro Komaki, having trained under him. He meets Akiyama in Osaka and warns him about Ousaka Enterprises' involvement, but tells him to stay out of it. The team did cheat; he just never knew about it, which makes him very similar to the famous American baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson. Wishes to be at the top of the yakuza world, and to this end he infiltrates the Tojo clan. After defeating Baba in the Japan Dome and hearing from Takasugi about him earning a special service from Milky for a good discount and how much the locals of Kineicho missed him so much. Something of an, When Saejima calls him brother, showing that he really cares for him, Baba shouts "STOOOOOOOP" as he starts crying, For Saejima. He fights Shinada after Ushijima fails to silence him, but loses on purpose so Shinada could learn the truth. Like many of Shinada's acquaintances from Kineicho, she is a member of the Nagoya family and lured Shinada into a trap when he got closer to the truth. He turned himself in at Ushijima's behest but was released soon after that. His stint as a villain brings him nothing but suffering. He gets shot multiple times by Aoyama with bloodshed and all. He was technically fighting at an advantage, since Kiryu was still recovering from a bullet wound he sustained the night prior, and also reopened mid-fight. Blood, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Where to Buy RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 Gaming PCs (Updated), Amazon's The Lord of the Rings Prequel: The Second Age Explained, Things Ghost of Tsushima Doesn't Tell You. He's the oldest of the group. She received a letter from Majima with how to contact him. But a couple of days after that, he shows up at the battle between the Tojo Clan and the Yamagasa Family like nothing happened to him. Like many of Shinada's acquaintances from Kineicho, she is a member of the Nagoya family and lured Shinada into a trap when he got closer to the truth. But seeing as Kiryu has lost his edge, he decides to help him get it back instead so he can fight him at his full strength. His stats make him about as tough as the average Yakuza, The rivalry between Osaka Talents and Dyna Chair (and by extension, him and Park) was nothing more than a ruse to create interest from the public, as he and Park were not only working together the entire time, but both of them and Majima go way back. A shrewd man who runs the Tojo Clan like a tight ship, eliminating any weaknesses. The fact that he doesn't recognize Baba, a supposed former member of his family, is a dead indicator that maybe they don't know each other at all. Taiga Saejima. Their final boss is a contrast in personality. The Force to Katsuya's Finesse, having a brutally strong and far less refined fighting style compared to Katsuya's more precise attacks. Kiryu is a idealized "romantic" Yakuza who abides by a Thou Shalt Not Kill mentality, noble behavior and keeping the streets clean. During the Akiyama's last fight against him, one of his knife-wielding attacks at the end of a combo string is to lodge his knife into Akiyama's gut before knocking him away with a headbutt. A famous dance instructor. This tells you that he is the strongest (and healthiest) of. He tried warning Shinada and tried to silence him when he didn't listen, but Takasugi saved the day. Yakuza 5 also features “Another Drama” which is a series of extensive sub-plots that focus on each protagonist. He's as strong and tough as his massive frame suggests, to the point where little fazes him. After Shinada's rescue, he and Milky convinced the others to turn themselves in, along with themselves. 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